A third of us suffer from frizzy hair and will do anything to tame out-of-control tresses – so much so that we spent a cool £287 million in the pursuit of a pouf-free mane last year. Wild wintry weather and cranked-up heating make hair drier than usual. Here are the products you need for a plan of attack…
Sulphate-free shampoos are less harsh than regular ones – in fact they’re as gentle as baby shampoo – which makes them ideal if you’re prone to fuzzy hair. They’ll soon reverse any dryness and help your locks retain moisture. Try Sexy Hair Smoothing Shampoo, £9.95, which is packed with nourishing coconut oil.
Kerstase Bain Fluidealiste Sulfate-Free, £17, has a keratin complex to help smooth strands in a jiffy.
Once a week give your hair a hydration boost with an intense mask. Sachajuan Hair Repair, £23, specifically targets frizz or dry, damaged hair have moisturising ingredients such as avocado oil.
We like Trevor Sorbie Frizz Free Repair Mask, £6, that’s packed full of proteins to strengthen your strands and leave them more manageable. Apply at night for an extra hit of hydration.
The time to apply a smoothing serum like John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Crème Serum, £5.99, is straight after you’ve stepped out of the shower, when your hair is still wet.
Vigorously towel-drying your mane is roughs up your hair’s cuticles, meaning that you can wave goodbye to sleek hair. Instead, gently blot-dry with Microfibre Hair Towel Pink, £5, after you’ve used your serum. It’s softer than regular towels and also super absorbent.
A heat protector is a frizz-fighter’s BFF – you shouldn’t blast your hair with heat without some protection. Try V05 Nourish My Shine Bedazzling Oil Heat Protector, £3.99, which uses argan oil to condition your hair.
Save time and look for a styling cream that doubles as a heat protector like Bumble and bumble Bb. All-Style Blow Dry, £23.
Not only do you save time, but you cause less damage and encourage hair to dry flat with ionic styling tools. Try Nicky Clarke Diamond Shine Pro Salon Blow Dryer, £59.99, and always use the nozzle to direct heat downwards and ensure that your hair looks sleek and smooth.
If you’re hesitant of heavy oils, try the new spray-on ones such as Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Mist, £13.25, which adds shine and tames flyaways without weighing hair down.
Hair oil is like a trusty trench coat – it provides a protective shield against the elements by literally coating your hair stopping rain and wind from ruining your ‘do. Schwazrkopf got2b oil-licious dry oil mist, £4.07, is our fave budget buy!
Be prepared for rainy days and keep Ojon Rare Blend Tamer, £20, with you at all times. Small enough to fit in your handbag, it’s like a clear mascara for your hair which offers an instant frizz-fix on the go.