After talking to the owners and hair experts of Escape Uptown Salon and Spa, I asked about the common, but seemingly ignored problem of the dry frizzies in COLD DRY weather, not just humid.... they said that frizzy hair can be difficult to manage in any weather, but dry air in cold weather can exacerbate the problem. Before you hide under a hat, follow these steps to tame and smooth your out-of-control, frizzy locks in dry weather.
Even if you aren't washing your hair every day, you need to condition it each day without fail, particularly in dry weather with a MOISTURE conditioner, not a protein one. You need one that ADDS moisture. That's what repairs in dry weather, something like Aquage Hydrating Balm in the shower and after conditioning in the shower, rinse your hair with cool water (to seal down the hair cuticle), and follow up with a leave-in condition on damp hair. Biomega Moisture Mist is a must have standby that yields amazing results on frizzy hair by sealing and smoothing the cuticle.
Once a week, use an oil treatment or masque with Argan Oil or other heavy moisture ingredients to keep your hair shiny and reduce the frizzies or even smooth on a bit of Oil everyday (but just on the ends and lightly) I.C.O.N's India Oil is the bomb or for a really intensive moisture treatment Aquage Healing Conditioner as masque for as long as you like with a shower cap or plastic bag on your hair to heat the goodness in.
SKIP THE BLOW DRYER
Towel dry your hair by blotting it with a thick towel - don't rub it vigorously or just comb with a wide tooth comb after your leave in moisture or Oil and let air dry. Excessive rubbing can damage your hair and cause it to frizz out even more. If you absolutely don't have time to let your hair dry naturally, use a diffuser on your blow dryer to reduce any possible heat damage. If you long for straight hair, use a tourmaline or ceramic flat iron to get get silky straight locks for special occasions. However, you should avoid using any heated hair tools every day.
USE HAIR SERUM
Many hair serums are designed specifically to combat frizz and revive dry, damaged hair. I.C.O.N Anti-Age Therapy Serum is a high gloss, polishing serum that is enriched with vitamins and UV protection. It smooths away frizz, protects hair from the elements and leaves it incredibly shiny. You can also smooth a little oil and I mean little, like less than a pinky nail for long hair), rubbed between your hands to warm it, over the outer layer and ends of the hair, don't rub it into the scalp or roots, that's asking for droop !
FRIZZY HAIR STYLING TIPS
- Don't cut your hair too short. Short, frizzy hair can make you look like a clown.
- Get your hair cut often. A trim every 6 weeks will reduce split ends, frizzies and flyaway hairs.
- Splurge on a salon conditioning treatment and shine glaze (colorless color, in other words) or a semi or demi permanent color. All of these help fill and smooth the cuticle of the hair shaft and tame frizzes down
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