If you are struggling with frizz and flyaways, the colder, drier fall air is to blame, both directly and indirectly. Low dew points, in tandem with the humectants in your products can zap the moisture from your strands. This problem is further exacerbated by scratchy hats and scarves, forced heat, and more frequent use of diffusers on a warm setting (all thanks to chillier days). With a few simple adjustments to your regimen, you can get your curls back on track for all the fall festivities.
1. Snip away any split ends
If the ends of your hair are difficult to moisturize or detangle, and they feel drier than the rest of your hair, snipping them off will not only get rid of the frizz, it will improve the overall health and integrity of your hair. You will find that styling is easier, too, because split ends will wreck your curl clumps.
2. Determine if you need to clarify
If you don’t regularly clarify at least every four weeks (and more frequently if you have finer strands and are low density), it is a good healthy hair habit to start. Failure to clarify can lead to product build up which can present as frizzy, flat, greasy hair. Clarifying is also important for a healthy scalp.
3. Use a creamy leave-in
While light, spray leave-ins might be perfect at other times of the year, when you need lasting hydration in your hair, swap out your leave-in for a richer formulation. This is especially important if you feel that your regular regimen isn’t working for you despite your best efforts. A good choice is The Mane Choice Tropical Moringa Sweet Oil & Honey Endless Moisture Rinse Out or Leave-In Conditioner. This moisturizing and strengthening formula restores life and bounce to brittle curls and keeps them feeling soft and hydrated.
4. Use the cool shot on your hair dryer
After you have diffused, remove the diffuser, adjust the settings on your hair dryer to low, and then press the cool shot setting while you pass over any areas of your hair that have frizz and flyaways. The NuMe Blowout Boutique hair dryer has a cool shot to seal the cuticle to lock in moisture and eliminate frizz.
5. Tweak your curls to perfection
After your hair is dry and you have scrunched out the crunch, rub a pea-sized amount of Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper Tweek between your palms and smooth it over any flyaways. This water-based product washes out easily and will not weigh-down your hair, yet it gives you flexible, reliable hold and frizz control.
6. Moisturize those flyaways
As the day progresses, if you have a few dry curls that are reaching into the air for moisture, give them the hydration that they seek. A spritz or two of CURLS Aloe & Blueberry Juice Curl Moisturizer and those curls will be redefined, and as fresh as they were when you began the day.
What is your favorite cold air frizz buster? Let us know in the comments. For tips on frizz-proofing your routine, click here.