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How to Tame Frizzy Hair

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BIG Hair

Let’s kick off with a shocker: I only wash my hair once a week. Ok, once every 5 days if I need the ‘I’m washing my hair’ excuse. I have wire-thick hair that could be used for string and I have a lot of it too. It’s fairly damaged from colouring and it’s hella frizzy when I first wash it.

If you have the same hair type as me, and want to tame that frizzy mane into controlled, yet still textured style, then this is for you!

First give it a well deserved wash. At the moment I’m using an Elvive shampoo after giving a magazine sample a go and loving how much conditioner there was in it. I then spray a leave-in conditioner by Aussie into the ends and when towel dry, sweep a few pumps of oil in.

hair oils in your hair

hair straightening kit

Then give it a blast with the hair dryer!

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Hmm, Let Me Fix That For You..

Using your nails, draw a horizontal band around the bottom of your scalp, leaving a quarter of your hair down. Tie up the rest on top of your head.

Liberally spray a heat protect spray through your hair. Prevent your hair from becoming crispy by using one that doesn’t have a holding agent in it like Tresemme Heat Protection.

separate your hair

spray heat protector in your hair

jewel coloured wonderland styler GHDs

straightening red hair with GHDs

Wonderland Styler

I remember buying my first pair of GHDs when I was about 15! It was the first expensive item that I bought myself but boy was it worth it! I’d always had frizzy hair but for the first time I could control it properly and not prat about with straighteners that didn’t work.

Miraculously mine are still going strong but when GHD suggested it, I thought I’d give this wonderland styler a go to see how they’ve changed over the last 8 years! The new styler comes with a very useful heat-proof bag for travelling, easier button function, smoother plates, heats up even faster, and has that incredible iridescent finish which quite frankly is reason enough to love it!

Slide the styler down small sections of your hair once or twice max so as not to completely sizzle your hair. Keep going round then section off another band of hair above.

Hair products for big hair

straightening red hair with GHDs

Define Your Tips

I don’t know about you but I sometimes feel a little ‘fluffy’  just after straightening my hair. I always get compliments when I add controlled texture back in, defining the tips for a bit of a rock and roll touch.

I use Tousle Me Softly, a styling creme by Herbal Essences which you just rub onto your finger tips and then comb through with your fingers and scrunch up into the bottom section of your hair. You can use it when towel dry too. Apply several times in small amounts so as not to drench the hair.

tousle cream to add texture to hair

scrunch hair with tousle cream

big red hair

Finish Off With…

If you still fancy a bit of volume in your roots then grab yourself some styling powder. It’s hard to describe how it feels ’til you try it – just shake a little into your roots in different sections of the top of your head then massage in. Miraculously your hair will rise up and mould into place!

Once you’ve styled your hair into place, give it a quick liberal once-over with a shine spray and there you have it, hair as wild as you want it to be!

resurrection dust powder for hair

shine spray

GHDs

Work those straighteners!
I’m really quite a novice when it comes to hair so next time I want to create a fancy style, I’ll be following a professional tutorial! How do you control your hair? I’d love to hear your tips on maintaining your mane if you have any!

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  • Maria December 30, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    I have very frizzy hair too, I try not to use too much heat on it but oils and serums seem to help!

    Maria xxx

  • winnie December 24, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    I wish I could wash my hair as little as you do – my hair is too used to being washed every day. It’s madness. Love how sleek your hair looks! Have a wonderful Christmas Lucy! xx

  • Rebecca Cinnamon December 24, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    still can’t get over how you wash it once a week! the longest i can go is 2/3 days! wow! x

  • Rebecca Cinnamon December 24, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    This is so helpful! my hair believe or not is the same as you FUZZY! not frizzy! like fuzzy! and I’ve managed to find a product that tames it! loving this post! x

  • Cindy December 24, 2013 at 3:19 AM

    I find that I get a headache if I don’t wash my hair for more than 2 days. That’s crazy how you only wash yours once a week! But hey, as long as it looks great! 🙂

  • Han December 23, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    I couldn’t dream of putting that much product in my hair!! I have very similar hair to you, though possibly not as thick.
    I was, until recently, a ‘no-poo’ gal and it did wonders for the health of my hair – then I tried lush shampoo bars they were great too but now I’ve switched (on a whim) to a sulphate free shampoo. It turns out that curly hair and sulphates don’t go – and I WISH i’d known it sooner. After three washes I’ve gone from blow dried frizz to proper curls just by removing the sulphates! (I used the loreal one – it was on offer!) I still use ACV for conditioner which lets me still wash my hair once a week! #lazy !

  • Lorna December 23, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Great post! x

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