When it comes to our hair, there’s something we think we can all agree on: Frizz—regardless of what causes it—is so unbelievably annoying. And when you don’t feel your best about your hair, it can seriously throw you off your game. Whether your hair is naturally prone to frizz or humidity is to blame, it can be difficult to style your strands if you don’t have the right tips (or products!) in your arsenal. The good news is that making your hair look smoother and feel more manageable is possible. Yes, really! Want to know how? Keep reading for tips that will help you manage the frizz.
1. AIR DRY YOUR HAIR TO PERFECTION
It might be tempting to blow-dry your hair immediately after you hop out of the shower, but hear us out: Letting it air dry could be the best gift you give yourself for prettier hair.
2. BRUSH UP ON YOUR BRUSH KNOWLEDGE
It’s important to be mindful of the brushes you use. After all, not all brushes are created equal, and using the wrong ones could lead to knots, tangles, and possibly even breakage (ouch!). When your hair is wet, it’s especially fragile—so use a brush specifically designed for wet hair. This will make detangling easier. Meanwhile, when your hair is dry, consider using a boar bristle brush to help smooth strands.
3. PAT—DON’T RUB—YOUR HAIR WITH A TOWEL WHEN IT’S WET
Being gentle is the name of the game. If you tend to aggressively rub your hair with a towel when you shower, it’s time to switch up your technique. Instead, just squeeze out excess water with your hands and use the towel to pat your hair dry.
4. USE PRODUCTS FOR FRIZZ-PRONE HAIR
Just like you’d use skin care products formulated for oily skin if you had a shiny complexion, you should consider using products formulated for frizz-prone hair if this is a hair issue you experience.
5. BRUSH YOUR HAIR BEFORE BED
You wouldn’t go to sleep without taking off your makeup, would you? Nope, we thought not! So, why would you hit the hay without brushing your hair? We get it: This might seem unnecessary, but it can actually help. When you brush your hair, you’re distributing your natural oils from root to tip. Now that’s something you can have sweet dreams about!