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Frizzy Hair 101: Taking Control

No one likes frizzy hair, but what's causing it and what can you do to prevent it? Here are a few tips:

 

Get a fresh cut

Some frizz is caused by unkempt ends in need of a trim. These flyaways and split ends can easily be fixed by cutting off an inch or two. A haircut, or at least a trim, every 6-8 weeks will keep your ends looking and feeling healthy—and help keep the frizziness down.

 

Undo the damage

Frizz can also be caused by over-use of heat-styling tools, chemical damage, over-exposure to the sun, or chlorine from pools. You can begin to mend the damage with a salon-quality cleansing system (and ask your stylist if Malibu conditioning services are offered in their salon), followed by a deep-conditioning treatment. Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Super Treatment Mask is a great choice for an at-home weekly deep conditioner.

 

Use the right stuff

On a daily basis, the shampoo and conditioner you use make a big difference. Using a texture-balancing shampoo will give your thirsty strands the moisture they need. DESIGNLINE Texture Balance Shampoo and Conditioner are popular picks. And to complete your style, opt for DESIGNLINE Texture Balance Infusing Oil for added shine and to seal out humidity.

 

Style simply

Need an easy styling option to beat the frizz? Since blow-drying makes hair more susceptible to frizz, use a leave-in treatment (like Paul Mitchell Full Circle Leave-In Treatment) or a styling cream (like Redken Frizz Dismiss Rebel Tame) on damp hair and let it air dry.

 

Smooth it out

Calm frizz and flyaways with styling products that smooth out the unruly locks. Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum is a multitasking serum that tames frizz and leaves your hair shiny and healthy looking. Or try a pomade like American Crew Pomade to control flyaways and give your hair more of a sleek style.

 

If frizzy hair bothers you, talk to your stylist about ways to tame it. Since they know your hair well, they’ll be able to offer advice that should work for you.

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