My whole life I’ve had unruly, frizzy and super thick hair that was left to the elements with zero guidance from anyone on how to take care of it. Looking at old family photos, I cringe at the giant lion’s mane I see and how unhealthy it looked. But I’ve learned so much since then on how to manage it and make it nice and silky. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve learned to love my curls and how to take care of them properly to have my hair looking it’s very best...but the frizz and damage? THAT can go!
- Cold Water - With winter fast approaching, this may be hard(or even flat out painful!) to do, but your tresses will thank you for your determination to keep them and your scalp healthy. SImilar to how washing your face with cool water is better for you than with hot water, your hair and scalp also benefits from a chilled out rinse. While hot water makes the hair cuticle open, cold water makes it close up and encourages your strands to stay smooth and flat.
- BLOT BLOT BLOT - While it may be tempting to rub your hair vigorously after showering, it’s best to refrain from the impulse to do so. Not only does rubbing your hair cause frizz, but it can cause breakage too. That’s why it’s always best to give the long parts of your hair a gentle squeeze to get rid of the extra water and resist the urge to scrub!
- Hair Serum - This may seem like an unnecessary step, but it’s actually my favorite. I love using the Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Restructuring Bond Repair 3-In-1 Sealing Serum, so much so that I don’t know how I did without it! While at first it may seem like it’s not doing much except making your hair shiny, with consistent use I have noticed that not only has my frizz calmed down even when I forget to use it, but my strands feel stronger and more manageable! This triple-action concentrate instantly repairs, protects and seals damaged hair and split ends in one fell swoop, and is an absolute essential for pretty much all hair types, but especially for dry hairtypesi! Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Restructuring Bond Repair 3-In-1 Sealing Serum $38 is available at www.alternahaircare.com
- Grab a Mistress! - Don’t feel like waiting for results and need something a little more instant? Well, this is where a mistress comes in handy. And no, I don’t mean a fling outside of your relationship...more like the hydrating hair balm called Mistress from IGK. Not only does it smell amazing, but it truly makes a difference pretty much the second you put it in your hair. It’s moisturizing and smoothing, and it also keeps your hair soft and light without the product making it feel or look weighed down...even on the most humid of days! Mistress $29 is available at www.igkhair.com