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.

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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

Summer Hair Tips by Joe Gibara

Hair know-how with Joe Gibara

Joe Gibara, the face of Braun Independent Steam has come to the rescue with these hot tips for sexy summer hair.?? ??

What are the key trends for the summer party season???

During the summer months, people tend to like their hair to be shorter and lighter. Summer 2003/04 will focus on choppy styles. The dry textured look will replace the waxy look. Undercuts are a great way of achieving this look as they reduce hair bulk, helping to maintain the textured finish.????

What styling products should we be asking Santa for???

When purchasing styling products it is important to make sure the products won?t dry or damage your hair. Braun has a range of steam styling products, called Braun Independent Steam. Featuring a steam curler and straightener and heated power brush, these products style hair at an ideal temperature ensuring hair isn?t damaged. The steam function provides extra moisture and helps control unruly hair.????

Do we need to change our cleansing and styling products to suit the season?????

No matter what season it is or how busy you are, try and find time in your daily routine to groom and style your hair. I recommend a visit to your hairdresser at least every six weeks for a professional cut and treatment.????During the summer months, treat your hair as you would your skin. Rinse your hair after swimming in the ocean and chlorinated pools, condition hair to replenish moisture lost in the heat, where a hat where possible to protect hair from the sun and use styling products that have a sunscreen component in them.????

What are your predictions for hair in 2004???

The fringe has been very popular over the past year. That trend is fading, so as fringes are grown out, they?ll be swept to the side of the face giving that edgy feel, a la Heidi Klum, and side parts will accentuate this stylish look.????

Waves and curls will also dominate 2004 and colours will move into warmer hues such as light brown and soft reds.????

Which celebrity do you think has the best hair and why???

Kylie has great hair, it is always styled beautifully. She adapts her hair to changing styles, but isn?t a slave to trends. Great colour, great length and she maintains it really well.??

December 9, 2003