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March 3, 2016

How To Tame Unwanted Flyaways

Frizzy hair and flyaways often creep along and ruin any chance of a good hair day. But did you know that there are many ways to keep your hair frizz-free without being strapped for cash? Follow just some of our tips below so you can have a killer hairstyle sans-frizz or flyaways.

DON’T: Rub your hair

Instead of rubbing the towel on your hair, simply pat it gently over the ends. This is one of the most common ways to avoid having flyaways, since the static from the towel interacts with the cells in your wet hair. Try and wring out as much water as you can, then gently pat downwards to remove any excess moisture on your hair, before applying a serum.

RELATED: Check out 5 Of The Best Products To Reduce Frizz here

DO: Use a serum

Apply a serum to the ends of your hair before using any heat products to style those out-of-control locks. Hair serums and oils are important because they help to lock-in moisture, and will leave hair looking sleek once it’s finally been dried and styled.

Use: Goldwell Ultra Rich Keratin Care Oil, $32.95

DON’T: Brush wet hair

Even though it’s very tempting since many knots and tangles can develop once you’re out of the shower, it’s best to avoid brushing or combing hair when it’s wet. It will only lead to faster split ends, and make your hair brittle once it’s been dried. Once your hair is completely dried, use a soft-bristle brush or comb and carefully brush through the ends before making your way to the scalp.

DO: Use a hair pomade

Hair pomades are specially formulated water-based styling products which help to reduce the frizz caused by heat. Massage the product into the ends of your hair just before leaving home to carefully tame any impending flyaways.

Use: Uppercut Deluxe Pomade, $24

DON’T: Forget to condition your hair

Conditioner is just as important as using a shampoo, since this short little treatment gives life to dull or problematic hair. Look for conditioners which are silicone-based since they coat the hair follicle, which makes it less prone to damage. Leave-in for 3-5 minutes before washing out with lukewarm water.

DO: Use an anti-frizz shampoo

These products actually work quite well at eliminating frizz, since they are packed with moisturising ingredients such as aloe vera. The only way to have frizz-free hair is to keep your locks hydrated and avoid using too many heat or styling products directly onto unprotected hair. Anti-frizz shampoos will work as a temporary solution since they replenish hair without drying out the ends.

Use: L’Oreal Paris ELVIVE Smooth-Intense Anti-Frizz Shampoo, $13.95

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September 25, 2014

The Best Styles For Curly Medium-Length Hair

We all want what we don’t have right?  Those who have curly hair wish they had straight hair and those who have straight hair long for a natural wave. My hair is naturally curly but most mornings I tend to break out my trusty iron and straighten it – why?  Probably because I haven’t yet found a hairstyle that suits my curly hair.  I’ve now realised that the trick to a great curly hairstyle begins with the perfect haircut.  It seems logical but finding a stylist that can competently cut curly hair can be difficult but if you can find a hair stylist that has a similar textured hair to yours they’re probably going to know how to cut curly hair better than straight hair.

After you’ve found a stylist, they should be able to recommend what cut is going to suit your hair the most.  Depending on whether your curls are tight or loose, how wide the curls are and how much spring they have, are all going to be factors in determining which cut will suit you the best.  A popular cutting technique for curly hair is the ‘Carve and Slice’ which removes most of the bulk to avoid the pyramid look, whilst leaving the curls to fall gracefully in their natural pattern.

Once you’ve decided on a cut with your stylist the next important thing to remember is to use the right products to tame the frizz and manage your curls, as curly hair tends to dry out more than straight hair.  There are an abundance of products that are suitable including Moroccan Oil that nourishes and conditions dry hair without weighing it down or making it stiff.  Great product can make the difference between an ok hairstyle and a great hairstyle, so make the investment.

So here are some curly medium length hairstyle ideas, from tight curls right through to waves, to prove that curly hair doesn’t need to be an unruly mess.

Best Hairstyles For Curly Medium Length Hair

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The Best Styles For Curly Medium Length Hair

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Best hairstyles for curly medium length hair

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July 24, 2014

5 Of The Best Products To Reduce Frizz

We can all agree that frizz is an inevitable part of washing, blowdrying and styling hair; but it doesn’t need to be. Switch up your usual shampoo and conditioner combination and you will see immediate results, which when used with a specialised serum leave hair feeling silky smooth and frizz-free. If you’re looking to tame the frizz, try out these holy-grail products which are sure to transform the state of your hair in no time.

L’Oréal Paris Elvive Smooth-Intense Anti-Frizz Shampoo 250ml, $5.95

Packed with argan oil, this shampoo is an absolute lifesaver if you’re looking to tame the frizz without over-treating your hair. Argan oil helps to provide an added shine and smoothness from root to tip, and prevents damage to the hair cuticle without weighing it down.

Kérastase Sérum Oléo-Relax 125ml, $29.95

Serums help to tame unruly baby hair and split ends by moisturising the parts which need it most. Leaves hair with a glossy shine and long-lasting frizz protection, even against humidity or rainy weather. Simply apply onto damp hair and focus on the ends.

Fudge Textures Anti-Frizz Deconstruction Spray 150g, $20.69

French green clay helps to fight off unwanted frizz and leave hair looking silky smooth regardless of how you style it. Whether the texture of your hair is straight, curly or somewhere in between, spray generously to avoid frizz and maintain your preferred hairstyle.

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Smooth Start Repairing Conditioner 250ml, $15.99

Contains a frizz-mending complex which targets vulnerable hair and defends against the possibility of frizz. Apply onto hair after shampooing, and use on roots and ends before rinsing well. Safe for all hair types, including colour treated hair.

V05 Smoothly Does It Frizz Free Creme 100ml, $4.89

Works best when applied on freshly towel dried hair, paying special attention to ends and other problem areas. Section off hair and blow dry from root to end, since this will decrease the amount of frizz in your hair.

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By Felicia Sapountzis

June 11, 2014