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.
Then give it a blast with the hair dryer!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Here are the products I use: