As many of you know, I reside in NYC. It's winter time here and although we're experiencing a relatively mild winter (compared to last year), this is my first winter and the cold can be BRUTAL at times. We've had snow twice already and it's crazy how that can take a perfect hair day and turn it into a horrendous one.
Frizzy hair can be the bane of natural's existence. You do so much work to get the perfect twist out or wash and go and before you know it's all ruined. I came across an AMAZING article on one of my favorite blogs thebeautydepartment.com (in case you didn't know, the creator of this blog is the amazing Lauren Collins of the highly acclaimed reality show, 'The Hills'. LOVE HER.)
The author, Kristin Ess, gave some phenomenal tips that can transcend to natural hair and even those transitioning. Check them out below:
- Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you shouldn’t condition your hair like you did during the summer. If you have normal to thick hair, it can use the extra weight provided by deep treatments. For finer hair, just get the very tips with a deep treatment so it doesn’t get too heavy. Do a moisturizing conditioning treatment once a week and try to let it sit for 5-30 minutes before rinsing, depending on how much time you have. (I suggest deep conditioning with heat (under a hooded dryer) to allow your follicles to lock in the moisture!--NB)
- Keep those ends CLEAN! Get a good haircut. Split ends are a major antagonizer of frizz.
- Nice buns: If you’re trying to get a smooth blow out, do 2 “Princess Leia” buns after you finish your blow dry. There should be one on each side (we like to twist backward/away from the face). Clip them in place and let them sit while you get dressed. If you can let them set for at least 10 minutes it will minimize frizz in a major way.
- Don’t forget to use a leave-in conditioner. That helps to seal the cuticle and de-tangle knots. I can’t tell you how many people say they just forget about leave-in conditioner. It’s really important and there are plenty of weightless ones out there that don’t make your hair feel too heavy.
- If you’re at work, at your bf’s, or in a bind and don’t have access to any anti-frizz serum or argan oil, rub a tiny dab of hand lotion in to your hands and then smooth over the frizzy bits. It’s not ideal and you shouldn’t use hand lotion as a styling product, but it’s definitely a life saver if you don’t have anything else handy.
Definitely learned something new after reading this. That tip about using a dab of hand lotion over your frizzy hair could be totally CLUTCH!
Hope you ladies enjoyed! Please comment below with your own tips & tricks to alleviating frizzy hair during the winter!!
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