I've had uber frizzy hair for ages and hate it. Does anyone know of anything that helps tame frizz that they know works (shampoos, systems, etc.)?
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1. Look around for monoi oil. I know you can get it over here from The Body Shop but I don't know what you have over in the US. Have a look on the internet and you should find some. You can rub a little bit into your ends (a REALLY little bit, otherwise it'll look greasy) like it'll probably tell you to, or you can do what I do: pick a day when you're not going anywhere so nobody will see if you look like crap. Gently massage the oil from root to tip in little sections of your hair until you've got your whole head covered. It'll look really greasy, yeah, but this is why you've picked a quiet Sunday! Leave it in your hair (you might wanna tie it in a bun or wear an old headscarf or something) either all day or overnight. If you do decide to sleep on it, put a towel over your pillow or an old jumper or something. I have one specifically for oil treatments. Then you wash your hair as many times as you need to - usually takes me 3 or 4 - to get all the oil out. You usually won't need to condition! After that, your hair will be pretty darn amazing, I guarantee it. One a month will keep it in top condition.
2. DO NOT BRUSH. Seriously, throw it away! Get yourself a wide-toothed comb, one with no seams in the plastic or anything, and be gentle with your hair. The less aggressive you are with it, the less likely it is to break off and look frizzy. Always comb in small sections, starting with the end and gradually combing more of it at once. Try not to comb when it's wet, unless you have conditioner in, but always be extra gentle if you do. Sometimes a spray-on detangler can help, or a leave-in conditioner. One way to do it is to try to comb as quietly as you can - that sound you can hear, it's your hair breaking! Some hair ill always break and fall off, but you can minimise that by being as gentle as possible.
3. Avoid heat-treatments as much as you can. If you must (I know I do!) use a good heat protection spray or serum. Don't blow-dry - just gently towel dry (no rubbing, this will break it!) and tie it up, then when its air-dried it'll be much softer. Comb it out gently, apply some heat protection spray/serum and use the curling/straightening irons as you usually do. Just, don't tug on your hair too hard with them, and don't hold them on your hair for too long. This will minimise any damage cause.
4. Don't use uncovered elastic bands. They'll snag your hair and rub it up the wrong way.
5. Condition every time you wash your hair, and leave it in for a little while. I usually get in the shower, wash my hair, put conditioner in, gently comb it and tie it to one side, then wash everything else, then rinse out the conditioner. This way it's been in there for a little while.
6. Make sure to eat lots of protein! Sounds weird but it'll keep your hair nice and strong. And your nails, too!
7. Tie it up when you go to sleep. The less you rub it in your sleep, the less the hair shaft will get rubbed up the wrong way. Be kind to your hair and it'll be okay!0