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Frizzy Hair Basics and Quick Tips

In the heat of summer, or really any time of year, frizz can become a real problem. What's causing it and what can you do to keep it at bay? Here are a few tips:

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 is a great choice for an at-home weekly deep conditioner.

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.

Simple style
Need an easy styling option to beat the heat and 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, twist into a bun or braid, and allow to air dry. You're done!

And for a second look, this is also an easy way to create beachy waves—just take out the braid or bun when hair is dry and you have instant waves, without the frizz and dryness caused by blowdryers and curling irons.

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