FRIZZY HAIR HACK THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE – NO HEAT!
Fighting frizzy hair has been a struggle of mine all my life. Especially after I moved to Barcelona, where there is a lot of humidity in the air. In fact, when my mom came to visit me from Norway last week, she noticed her hair changed here (we have similar texture) and was all out of control!😆
I’ve been searching for a while for a solution that actually REALLY works for me, and I have finally found one that I think is awesome and I want to share it with you! It gives instant gratification by eliminating the appearance of frizz, but it also helps in the long run, because it eliminates the necessity of using hot tools. 😊
What we often do when we struggle with frizzy hair is to heat style it, because that seems the only way we can tame it. We may be getting rid of the appearance of frizz in that instant, but in the long run we’re just contributing to the problem. The best thing we can do to handle the problem long term, is to stay away from heat all together, at least for a while.
My favorite frizzy hair hack
This involves hair mousse and a particular way to apply it. The best kind is one that is meant for defining curls or waves, and it should have a good medium hold. The one I’m loving at the moment is this Wella Professionals Boost Bounds Wet curl enhancing mousse.
A little disclaimer: This might not work great on all hair types (or hairstyles that you’d later want to achieve) or haircuts. In my opinion it’s best suited for:
- wavy hair or at least hair with some natural movement
- all types of curly hair
Probably not so great for:
- stick straight hair
Usually people with this kind of hair don’t struggle too much with frizz, at least from my observations. However if you have very straight hair that likes to stay that way no matter what you do, and for some reason it’s frizzy (maybe due to chemical processing), and you’d like to give this method a go, please let me know how it went and what you think of it. 🙂
In most cases though, even if your hair is fairly straight, you’ll be able to enhance a little bit of wave and movement in your hair with this method, apart from getting rid of frizz.
Watch the video below to see me explain how exactly to apply the mousse for it to work (and a bit about my hair and what I’m dealing with). You can also read the short outline below.
- After you have washed and conditioned your hair, gently detangle it. Your hair should still be wet, but not dripping wet. If you’re worried about volume, make a parting on the opposite side of where you wear it or in the middle, so you can later flip your hair to either side.
- Apply a generous amount of hair mousse to your hair, distribute it evenly all over your hair, concentrating it on the most frizzy areas. I like to apply the mousse generously on the top of my head as well, and really smooth it down. As for the ends and mid lengths, scrunch the hair from the ends in an upward motion.
- Wait until hair dries completely! Then brush it out gently! I like to use the tangle teezer for that purpose.
- Enjoy your shiny, frizz free hair.💁
I like to put my hair behind my ears as that helps me control the frizz near my hairline in the front. Even though I dry it while it’s almost glued to my head, I can regain volume once it’s dry and I’ve brushed it out.
In fact, the mousse coats the hair and makes it feel thicker and I feel I have much more volume than I normally would. This will also depend on your cut and how you like to wear your hair. My hair is normal to fine, and I personally love having a blunt cut at the bottom so my ends look thick and healthy. I don’t care all that much about volume at the top.
Tip for fine hair
If your hair is on the finer side and you don’t like the idea of having it dry so flat against your head, try applying the mousse with your head upside down and really scrunching it all the way to the scalp. That way you’ll smooth and lock the hair cuticle in place without laying your hair flat against you head.
It’s essential to be patient and wait until the hair is completely dry before you brush it out. Even if you feel like your hair looks like a lump of grease! The mousse smooths down the hair cuticle and all those lovely baby hairs that like to stick up. It locks the hair in a certain shape until it has dried completely. Be careful not to overdo it with the amount of product though and keep in mind you still need to be able to brush your hair out. As you can see in the video, with that amount of product I’m brushing my hair out with complete ease and without risk of breakage.
If you’re in a rush, you could blow dry your hair with a diffusor, but I encourage you to try and wash your hair when you have the time to let it air dry as much as possible. Your hair will thank you!
If you have curly hair, you will NOT want to brush out your hair once dry at all. You could even use a stronger hold hair gel. I know Christina Butcher – the curly hair guru from hairromance.com uses this technique. If you have curly hair, you should definitely watch her video below.
I hope you found this frizzy hair hack helpful! Let me know if you try it!
Until next time lovely! Love your hair and it will love you back 😘