Monday, November 25, 2013

Three Common Hair Issues & How To Zap Them


We all have bad hair days. It's part of life, but let's face it - they suck. So when a bad hair day strikes, depending on the cause, you can make it better using these tips.


Frizz

So let;s say frizz is your problem. First things first, put down the blowdryer. Good girl. Now take a step away from it, nice and easy. All that hot air is only going to make frizz worse, so crack open a window or turn on a ceiling fan to cool down your scalp. The hotter your scalp temperature, the worse the frizz gets.

Now, if the frizz wasn't terrible, the cool air might have fixed it. But if it's still there, get yourself one of these and always have it around.

John Freida Full Repair Touch Up Flyaway Tamer ($9)

This bad boy sends even the worst frizz running for the hills. It looks like a mascara tube full of gel, but it works better than any other frizz product I've tried.

Quick Fix: If you don't have quick access to one of these, spray some strong hold hairspray on a clean toothbrush and run it over the frizzy spots. It won't work quite as well, but it'll get you through the day.

Tangles

Sometimes, hair simply refuses to cooperate, no matter how many times you try to brush through knots and tangles. You tug and yank and pull at the brush and those tangles just. will. not. come. out. Nope, not gonna happen. To prevent this exact situation, get yourself this hairbrush:

Conair Detangling Brush ($7)

Nothing can properly express my love for this brush. It smooths through any size tangle or knot without a single snag or pull, and it makes the hair stay smooth and soft all day long. Don't believe in me? Just read some of the reviews! Seriously. Get yourself this brush.

Quick Fix: I'll admit, this brush is difficult to find, so if you can't get your hands on it immediately, put a little hair oil directly on the knots to give the hair a little slip. Then use your fingers to gently loosen it, and finally brush through them. It's a bit more time consuming, but it works!

Oiliness

Oiliness is one of the easiest things to get rid of in terms of bad hair days. All you need is a heavy duty dry shampoo, and you're good to go! Unfortunately, a lot of them aren't strong enough to handle really bad oily days, but this is one I rely on:

John Freida Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher ($7)

This is one of those amazing dry shampoos that soaks up any amount of oil and adds volume, while still remaining invisible. I'd be lost without it.

Quick Fix: Although it's harder to blend in, baby powder - when used sparingly! - is a great substitute for dry shampoo.

Lainey L.

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