How to tame flyaways

Want to ahcieve silky, smooth hair without weighing it down with heavy products? There are thousands of products designed to tame frizz, but relatively few designed to tame flyaways. Using a frizz product on flyaway hair can leave your hair looking greasy and weighed down, and feeling dank and lifeless.

So just how can you go about taming flyaways?

1. Establish a good routine

The best way to tame flyaways is to improve the overall health and condition of your hair. Use a deep conditioning treatment (such as hot oil or leave in, intensive conditioners) once a week to revive and nourish your hair. When applying conditioner in the shower, aim to leave it on for at least three minutes. Make sure that it's spread evenly by gently combing through with your finger tips.

2. Avoid hair breakages

One of the most common causes of flyaway hair is broken strands. To prevent these, go easy on heated appliances. Try to leave your hair to dry naturally overnight every other time you wash it. This will half the amount of hot air that's blown at your locks. If you straighten hair, only iron from the midlengths to the tips and only straighten the outer layer of your hair. Never brush or comb your hair when it's wet - this is when hair is at its weakest and it's likely to break.

3. Blowdry effectively

When you are blowdrying your hair, make sure that you only do so in one direction - and that direction should be down the cuticle.

4. Find the right products

Start with a decent shampoo and conditioner that are designed to tame flyaways. You may also use a light blowdrying or heat protection cream. When it comes to serum, less is more. Rub it on your hands and float over the surface of your hair, touching only the flyaways when possible. Then gently smooth hair with clear hands. A little hairspray can also work wonders for flyaways. Spray it on your hands and smooth lightly over the surface of your hair.

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