Beat the fuzz with our top tress tips
The hot humid weather has been playing havoc with our hair. There is nothing more disappointing that spending an hour blow-drying and straightening every last kink out of your hair to step outside and see within minutes – nay seconds – that it has doubled in size and un-smoothed itself.
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It can sometimes feel as if you’re the only person with what can only be described as a bird’s nest perched on your head, but you’re not alone. 75 per cent of UK women suffer from frizzy hair. So what’s all the fuzz about?
As soon as hair comes into contact with humidity or moisture in the air, it will reshape and revert to its original form, i.e. fuzzy. This is exacerbated when your hair is particularly dry, damaged and broken so it’s important to treat your hair to plenty of conditioning treatments.
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So whether you just want to look more groomed at work, attend a wedding with a sleek undo, or are dreaming of glossy waves, here are the 14 tips and tricks you need to know to guarantee you get smooth, glossy locks that lasts all day.
Look out for styling saviours that contain nourishing argan oil. They’ll work wonders on rough cuticles so your hair is left soft and sleek. We’re big fans.
Always make sure your hair is properly dry before you leave the house, as damp hair will turn frizzy. Prep damp hair with Redken Pillowproof Blow Dry Express Primer, £12.75, feelunique.com,
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Spritz some hairspray onto your brush and comb through hair from root to tip to banish flyaways in an instant. It’ll last all day.
Look for styling products with silicones – think of them as a magic shield against humidity. Apply a blob of John Frieda Frizz Ease Original 6 Effects Serum, £6.29, to wet hair before styling
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Tossing and turning all night can end up in knots that cause breakage when you brush them out. Try switching your normal pillowcase for a silk one and you’ll have less frizz in the morning…hurray!
Curly hair can be especially susceptible to frizz which is why you should pick buys that contain provitamin B5, a well-known frizz fighter.
Smooth flyaways while you sleep with a hero hair mask! It will strengthen and moisturise dry ends so you’ll wake up to glossier, stronger looking locks. Apply a 2p sized amount and start a few inches away from your roots to stop them looking greasy!
If you’ve got curly hair, try using a control mousse to keep your waves at bay. And they’ll hydrate from root to tip, too!
Pick products that boast heat activating polymers and you’ll be guaranteed smooth, silky hair for days whatever the weather! They’re like an invisible shower cap. Our pick is Tressemme Treatment 7 Day Smooth, £7.29. It really works!
It might sound simple but being gentle when you brush your hair can make a huge difference. Pick tools with soft detangling bristles to reduce friction and give more shine in the long run!
Make sure you take a trip to your salon every 6-8 weeks for a trim. Say bye to split straggly looking split ends and get an inch or two cut off. It’s the easiest shortcut to healthy, strong-looking hair!
Look for hydrating shampoos and conditioners for an instant hit of moisture. When you step out of the shower, try and avoid rough drying your hair. Instead, gently squeeze out excess water to keep follicles lying flat and reduce breakage.
Be sure to protect your hair before you hit the heat. A styling spray can work wonders to lock out flyaways and stop split ends in their tracks.
With advanced ionic technology that minimises frizz and static, there are a wave of new hi-tech tools of the trade that will leave hair looking and feeling lovely and glossy.
Fight frizz on the go with a lightweight conditioning spray that won’t weigh hair down or leave it looking greasy. Dove’s Nourishing Oil Care Leave-in Spray, £3.39, will do the trick, Just pop on your desk or in your bag and spritz on when you start to feel frizz brewing.
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