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Frizzy hair!

(36 Posts)
Iloveweetos Mon 17-Nov-14 12:27:32

So how do you deal with it?
I have v frizzy hair, abit of rain and wow it just does what it wants!!!
I don't mean flyaways etc I mean proper frizzy hair. I'm sick of my hair looking like shit all the time

Didactylos Mon 17-Nov-14 13:20:05

what is your hair like - straight? wavy? curly?

Want2bSupermum Mon 17-Nov-14 13:33:54

I have wavy hair and get it chemically straightened. Costs a fortune but I have to do it. I go twice a year so annual cost is $550.

Lottapianos Mon 17-Nov-14 13:36:34

My hair goes crazy in the rain too. Its a right pain in the butt.

I have curly hair which is very coarse and dry and I have had great success with coconut oil. Whack it onto damp hair, strand by strand, taking a bit of time to work it in. Leave on for as long as you can but an hour would make a difference. Shampoo out and style as normal. It makes mine behave much better, look smoother and less frizzy. I try to use once a week.

cardamomginger Mon 17-Nov-14 13:42:04

Brazilian blow dry. It's the only way. I pay £100 and it lasts about 3 months. You have to be prepared to have straight hair though, which might not be what you want.

Mitzi50 Mon 17-Nov-14 13:44:31

My frizzy hair has improved considerably since I've started using leave in conditioner - Aussie Miracle leave in cream conditioner is great.

lisej Mon 17-Nov-14 14:06:01

If your hair is thick, I can't recommend the Brazilian blow dry highly enough. I've had it down twice and it completely eliminates frizz for a couple of months at a time. Unfortunately, my hair is thin yet frizzy (lots of volume, not much hair), so it makes my hair look too thin really.

specialsubject Mon 17-Nov-14 15:40:35

wellastrate. Done properly it will last a year.

swish... smile

MonstrousRatbag Mon 17-Nov-14 15:42:31

DD has very fine, curly, dry hair that frizzes easily. Putting L'Oreal Elvive Miracle Oil on it while wet worked wonders.

Didactylos Mon 17-Nov-14 15:47:02

Im probably being a bit of a cult member here but after years of a halo of frizz, lots of miracle products that never worked and on occasions allergies to antifrizz products I have started using curly girl, changed the whole way I do my hair and am losing the frizz week by week as the condition of my hair improves and the broken/damaged ends grow out
admittedly this means changing to a curly/wavy look but its really helped me

avagosling Mon 17-Nov-14 16:22:17

Try adding the moisture back in with oils, my fav is the really good hair oil by fushi

AWholeLottaNosy Mon 17-Nov-14 17:35:32

What shampoo/ conditioner and hair products are you currently using OP?

Iloveweetos Tue 18-Nov-14 07:05:55

I'm using Pantene smithing shampoo etc. I was using treseme the red one but it made my hair fall out and gave me patches of baldness. So v reluctant to mess around with shampoos now lol
Is oil my hair once a week which helps but nothing like to how I woud like. Serums don't do a thing!! I've looked at Brazilian blow dry but scared haha
Did you just go to your regular hairdressers?
Also what is wellastrate?

Iloveweetos Tue 18-Nov-14 07:06:24

Sorry for taking ages to come back. Couldn't view any of the posts!!

velourvoyageur Tue 18-Nov-14 12:31:52

If you're cheap like me you could check out frizz ease conditioner which has made a nice difference to my hair....

I would love one of those pro blow dry things but I can't imagine spending so much on my hair (no judgyness, I'm a student that's all!). Already spent half a year dithering on GHDs.

MonstrousRatbag Tue 18-Nov-14 13:01:18

I would see your GP about the hair loss, actually. And stick to very mild shampoos until you feel your hair and scalp have recovered-like baby shampoo, or a Philip Kingsley one.

Take fish oil capsules too, or eat lots of oily fish. That helps.

AWholeLottaNosy Tue 18-Nov-14 13:10:34

It could well be worth trying a shampoo without sulphates ( they are harsh detergents and dry out the hair) as well as a conditioner without silicone ( silicone is like a form of plastic coating the hair, it gives the appearance of shine but over time builds up and can prevent the hair from absorbing moisture )

My hairdresser who specialises in curly hair recommended Bodyshop Rainforest range. I've been using this for a year and my hair is in much better condition and less frizzy. Check there are no silicones in any products you're using too!

Lottapianos Tue 18-Nov-14 13:20:10

Another vote for Body Shop Rainforest range. I use the moisture shampoo and the Hair Butter as a leave in. Also a fan of TreSemme Naturals range - no sulphates or silicone in there

I avoid silicone like the plague, so that's no Frizz Ease, Extraordinary Oil or anything like that

Fabulassie Tue 18-Nov-14 13:22:36

I have been VERY happy with John Frieda 3-Day whatevertheycallit. It's a spray that you put on wet hair before straitening and it really does work: my hair will stay straight for three days. I have been outside when it's been a bit misty/spitty and my hair coped with it. (I haven't gotten actually wet through.)

SirChenjin Tue 18-Nov-14 13:29:46

Watching with interest...

How does the no silicone thing work? It's only silicone that keeps my thick, frizzy, wavy hair in check - that and my Babyliss Big Hair <mwah mwah mwah>

Iloveweetos Tue 18-Nov-14 14:37:07

Body shop rainforest? Will have to have a look.
Hair loss stopped as soon as I fell pregnant. Had baby so don't wanna risk it happening again.
This might sound dumb (I've never checked ingredients) but does it say silicone on ingredients?

ZaraW Tue 18-Nov-14 14:54:14

water soluble silicones are ok to use

Didactylos Tue 18-Nov-14 16:59:28

i think the science goes that the silicone products coat the hair strands and smooth the cuticle, giving it shine and sleekness to a degree. but being water repellant they can build up and prevent your hair getting hydrated by other treatments thus paradoxically making it more dry, brittle and flyaway
but everyones hair is different - mine certainly got worse when using products with lots of silicones and has improved when i stopped but some people dont get the same effect at all- perhaps better hydrated hair to start with? and some find water soluble silicones work for them

how old is your baby - you will have increased hair loss (telogen effluvium) at about 3-5 months post delivery as a standard thing

Iloveweetos Tue 18-Nov-14 18:39:11

She's 8 months now. I did have hair fall out but no patches thankfully!

Justgotosleepnow Wed 19-Nov-14 04:48:01

Hi avoid silicones! A short term fix but long term will make your hair much worse. On the ingredients anything with 'cone' at the end is a silicone. The only brands silicone free I have found are body shop rainforest range, or naked at boots or green people (online). Green people is the best, but most expensive. But it's coz the quality of ingredients is a lot higher.
Ditch all the serums too, use sparingly coconut oil or a body shop hair wax. Weekly condition with coconut oil, and NO straighteners.

The high heat of straighteners makes the silicone on the hair boil and changes the structure of the hair. Any hair dye you have will be fixed into your hair.

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