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The Hair Care Products and Techniques That Tamed My Frizzy Mane

February 7, 2018

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When it comes to my hair I have for the most part always been pretty low maintenance. In fact the less “done” the better. Hello messy bun! Aside from my early high school years love affair with Aqua Net (yes, I was one of those!) hair care products have pretty much been a minimal in my stash.

Unfortunately over the years the texture of my hair has evolved into a big frizzy, weird curly mess. #momlife And the days of no product had to come to an end. Today I’m sharing the products and techniques that have helped me maintain a frizz-less mane.

MY MUST HAVE HAIR CARE PRODUCTS:

Simply Smooth Xtend Keratin Reparative Magic Potion

This is basically the nutrients and conditioning tool for healthy and smooth looking hair.

Application:

After I wash my hair I rub about 9 squirts of product in my hand and simply run my hands throughout my hair while wet. I refrain from applying any near the crown of my head to avoid an oily appearance near the roots. I then brush through my hair for an even distribution. Note: I have a lot of hair so adjusting the number of squirts will be based on the amount of hair you have.

Redken Frizz Dismiss FPF 30 Instant Deflate Leave In Smoothing Oil Serum

I used to use this product a few years back for easing my frizz and was quite pleased with the results. However my hair stylist has since guided me towards the Redken Frizz Dismissal. And since he is the.hairboss and all, I willing obliged. I must say I am so glad I did. I have noticed a significant decrease in frizz with and without a blow dry.

Application:

I use the same method explained above by applying about 5 squirts of product throughout my hair while wet.

BaBYLISS Pro Nano Titanium Dryer

I cannot express enough how this hair dryer has been life changing for me! My drying sessions went from 45 long awful minutes to only 10 minutes once I started using this thing!! Who has time to dry their hair for 45 minutes?? I know I didn’t! Which meant prior to owning this dryer it never got blow dried! The only regret I have is not getting it sooner. LIFE CHANGING!

Paul Mitchell Pro Tool 427 Paddle Brush

This brush has been wonderful. I don’t experience my hair getting caught in those annoying little ball tips anymore. And the bristles just seem to run so smoothly through my hair. Highly recommend.

 

HELPFUL TECHNIQUES:

Wash Less Frequent

It’s no surprise that too much product can be harmful to our hair. And that includes shampooing as well. To avoid stripping away healthy oils, I try to limit washing my hair to only 1-2 times a week.

While some swear daily washes are an absolute must to prevent a greasy mess. It’s actually the excessive washing that is creating the excessive oily mess. In doing so, it triggers the body to go into over drive to replenish healthy oils that we keep stripping away with each shampoo. I have found if you can withstand skipping a wash day or two (pick a lazy weekend at home) you can gradually train your hair to require fewer washes in the long run.

Cold Water Rinse

I recently read in a blog (wish I remembered who’s so I could give props :\) that after washing and conditioning your hair it is best to do a final rinse with cold water. I know….I was like “wait what?”. Basically cold water causes the cuticles to close which then seals all moistures in. Whereas hot water relaxes the cuticles causing the added moisture and conditioner to just roll right off.

So I decided to brave the suggested cold water technique. And surprisingly I noticed a significant difference in moisture concentration immediately after rinsing with cold water. The water absorbed was so concentrated it was actually kind of a challenge to wring the water out of my hair.

I don’t always brave the cold water technique (because IT IS FREEZING!). But when I do, I really do have smoother results after my blow dry.

UNIQLO Men’s Supima Cotton Crewneck T-Shirt

A few years back I read that using a towel to dry your hair contributes to frizz. SO since I struggled with frizz already I definitely didn’t want to add to it. In that article it explained that using a t-shirt (versus a towel) absorbs only excess moisture while leaving the necessary moisture to prevent drying out and frizz. The article also explained that it is best to gently squeeze and pat the hair versus an aggressive movement up and down. I am no science friction whiz, but that makes since to me!

This t-shirt is my husband and I’s favorite everyday t-shirt. They are extremely soft and hold their shape nicely. Highly recommend for those classic basic t-shirt needs. Since it holds its shape and affordable I keep one designated for my hair drying needs as well.

Well hopefully these products and techniques will be helpful to anyone seeking some assistance in similar areas.

What hair care products can you not live without and why?

Annette ♥

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55 Comments

  • Reply Carolyn February 7, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Thanks for sharing this! I definitely get a lot of frizz with my curly hair and these are good techniques.

    • Reply Annette February 7, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      So glad it was helpful Carolyn. Let me know if you give any a try and they work for ya. Or if you discover anything new that I need to know. xo

  • Reply Oh to Be a Muse February 7, 2018 at 11:50 am

    I love hair products with keratin in them. And good time about washing less often. I also wash my hair less frequently.

    • Reply Annette February 7, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you for reading. xo

  • Reply Rita February 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    You have beautiful hair. I am always searching for next best product for frizzy hair. Love Redken products!

    Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

    • Reply Annette February 7, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Thank you Rita. The frizz struggle is real! :/ Thank you for reading. xo

  • Reply Emily Wilkinson February 7, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    I don’t suffer from frizzy hair, but I don’t washy hair often either and it helps with my hair issues!

    • Reply Annette February 7, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Yes, it really does.

  • Reply Madeline February 7, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Great post! I don’t use many hair products but would love to give some of these a try!

    • Reply Annette February 8, 2018 at 8:45 am

      Thank you Madeline. I hope you find them helpful.

  • Reply Stephanie February 7, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    I have never heard of using a t-shirt to dry my hair. I should definitely try that out, because while I may have very thin and fine hair, it does get frizzy quite easily. Thanks for these fabulous tips!

    • Reply Annette February 8, 2018 at 9:44 am

      Yes, definitely give it a try. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. 🙂 Thank you for reading Stephanie.

  • Reply Kasey | Running in Heels February 7, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Your hair looks great I would have never thought it was frizzy! I didn’t realize the water temp could have an effect on the frizz!

    • Reply Annette February 8, 2018 at 9:45 am

      Thank you Kasey. I didn’t realize it either, but I am a believer now! 🙂

  • Reply Kait Elizabeth February 7, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    The cold water rinse is magic! Hugs, Kait

    • Reply Annette February 8, 2018 at 9:46 am

      YES! That is the perfect word for it…magic! Thank you for reading Kait.

  • Reply Helen February 8, 2018 at 12:09 am

    These are great tips! Thanks for sharing this to us. Will definitely try all of this!

    • Reply Annette February 8, 2018 at 9:46 am

      Sure – I hope you have great results as I have. xo

  • Reply Kileen February 8, 2018 at 12:57 am

    Such a great post girl!! These sound like awesome tips and awesome products, I’ll have to do more cold water rinses!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Reply Annette February 8, 2018 at 9:47 am

      Thank you Kileen. That cold rinse really does work. xo

  • Reply Laura February 8, 2018 at 3:01 am

    These are such great tips! I haven’t ever tried any of the products you suggested so I’ll have to give some of them a try because my hair can definitely get frizzy!!!

    xo, Laura

    • Reply Annette February 8, 2018 at 9:48 am

      Thank you Laura for reading. I hope they are helpful for you as they have been for me. xo

  • Reply Marcie February 8, 2018 at 9:52 am

    I used to wash my thick, frizzy hair everyday. Now, I just wash twice a week and my hair looks SO much better! Sometimes I do dry shampoo, which helps too!

    • Reply Annette February 8, 2018 at 11:40 am

      Less washing really does help. I have tried dry shampoo, but I’m still looking for one I like and doesn’t leave a yucky residue.

  • Reply Megan Elliott February 8, 2018 at 10:50 am

    These are amazing tips!! I’m all about the cold water rinse. It helps so much!

    • Reply Annette February 8, 2018 at 11:41 am

      Yes, it really does help. Thanks for reading Megan.

  • Reply Liz February 8, 2018 at 11:36 am

    These sound like amazing products! I need to check them out!

    Liz

    • Reply Annette February 8, 2018 at 11:41 am

      Thank you.

  • Reply Sam | Away She Went February 8, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    I need to get that hair dryer! I hate spending so much time drying my hair, but it’s a complete wreck if I don’t. Thanks for the suggestion!

    • Reply Annette February 9, 2018 at 8:04 am

      Highly highly recommend. Life is too short. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by. xo

  • Reply Amy February 8, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    I have been fighting with my hair my whole life and am always up for new suggestions! Thanks for sharing some new ones (at least new to me)!

    • Reply Annette February 9, 2018 at 8:05 am

      I hope you find them as helpful as I have. xo

  • Reply Greta February 8, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    I struggle with frizzy hair! Definitely going to try this product soon.

    • Reply Annette February 9, 2018 at 8:05 am

      I hope you find them helpful. xo

  • Reply Denise Kokinis February 8, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Ever since I started coloring my hair frequently, I live by some of these tips! The cold water rinse is a lifesaver! I will need to check out some of these products that you recommended, as your hair looks so smooth!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Reply Annette February 9, 2018 at 8:07 am

      Thank you Denise. Yes the cold water rinse is a total game changer. I hope you find the products helpful. xo

  • Reply Amanda February 9, 2018 at 3:14 am

    Thanks for sharing such awesome tips- especially the cold water technique!! I hope i can brave it out on the next run

    • Reply Annette February 9, 2018 at 8:08 am

      Your welcome Amanda. Good luck…it’s cold, BUT thankfully a “quick” rinse is all it takes. I believe in you!!:) You will be so glad you did. xo

  • Reply Nataly February 9, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Your hair looks fabulous and I needed these tips! My hair is so frizzy sometimes.

    • Reply Annette February 11, 2018 at 10:53 pm

      I hope you find them helpful Nataly. xo

  • Reply Jasmine Vargas February 9, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Cold water rinse! I need to try that. I always shower with hot water so maybe if I rinse my hair with cold water it may help my hair.

    • Reply Annette February 11, 2018 at 10:54 pm

      Definitely give it a try. After you wash and condition…do one last final brief rinse all over with cold water. There will be a difference. 🙂 xo

  • Reply ForgetMeKnotBlog February 9, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Love this. My hair is always crazy each season. Love the products!

    • Reply Annette February 11, 2018 at 10:55 pm

      Thank you! I hope you find it helpful.

  • Reply Naomi Trevino February 10, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Such good tips. Thank you!!

    • Reply Annette February 11, 2018 at 10:56 pm

      Your welcome Naomi.

  • Reply Brooke February 11, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    As a hairstylist, I’m always a sucker for good product!! Your hair looks aH-MA-zing!

    Xo,
    Brooke
    Charmedjerseybelle.com

    • Reply Annette February 12, 2018 at 8:50 am

      Thank you Brooke. Have you tried these?

  • Reply Lacey February 12, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Your hair is seriously gorgeous!

    • Reply Annette February 12, 2018 at 8:50 am

      Thank you Lacey.

  • Reply Chloe February 13, 2018 at 11:00 am

    I need to update my hair products. Thanks for the tips!

    • Reply Annette February 14, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      Your welcome. xo

  • Reply Cara Newhart February 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    These are some great hair tips!

    xo, Cara
    https://brighterbold.com

    • Reply Annette February 14, 2018 at 4:53 pm

      Thank you Cara.

  • Reply Julia Comil February 15, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Love your hairstyle!! So pretty

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