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I have got the most awful hair. It's thick and frizzy . I drag it back everyday into a type of bun and am aware it's awful. I've been trying to sort my appearance out recently and have lost a couple of stones but I think without sorting the hair out I'm getting no where!! It's shoulder length, I go to the hairdressers about three times per year but it always comes out the same - anyone remember crystal tips? I have highlights so the colours ok a reddish blonde. Does anyone have any advice? Maybe a hairdresser recommendation who is good with curly/ frizzy hair. I'm in east London I am relying on you all.
What do you currently do with it? Do you use any serums or anti frizz products? How often do you wash it? When you do, do you blow dry it or let it dry naturally? Do you always wear it curly or do you use straightners? Do you need to wear it up in a bun for work or would you rather wear it down?
My mate was same. She recommends you make a natural banana hair mask: place one ripe banana, two tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of honey in your blender and push the button. Apply this mix on your locks for 20-30 minutes, then shampoo and condition.
Thanks for the interest I wash it about once a week, this is part of the problem really on the day I wash it I use leave in conditioner and frizz ease mousse. I never brush it I partly dry it with a diffuser -for this one day it's reasonably ok. Spiral style curls. However, if I wash it more often it just gets fluffier and bigger so I cannot wash it everyday plus I leave v early for work and it takes eons to dry. So once I've slept on it I have to drag it back because the curls are now frizz. I look at people like Kelly hopped or Nadia sawahla and cannot work out how they keep the curls
Morrocan oil on wet, then blow dry straight ish with a babyliss big hair (watch YouTube for demo). If you don't want one of those - invest in a v powerful professional hairdryer from a hairdresser supplier. Ask your stylist what to get.
Wear straightish or curl with hot iron. More demos for beachy waves on YouTube.
If you want your hair to look great you need to put time and money into it. My hair looked frizzy and awful, but now I colour my roots every 3 weeks, and wash, blow dry And curl every two days. It takes about 45 minutes but I feel so much more confident.
I could have written this - yes yes to grow long - as long as possible to pull it down. Wash day - diffuse after leave in conditioner, oil and a glycerine not silicone thick crème product. That night pull up loosely on top of head with loose scrunchie to protect hair. 2nd day, lightly spray with water and then put a little more crème product in. 3rd day repeat day 2 Day 3 night - controversial but brush hair out with natural bristle brush, rub oil through and tie tightly at base of neck. Day 4 get a big wave tong - Glamorise or Babyish do good ones and tong wave the top layer after putting a heat protector in Kerastase nectar thermique is outstanding. Then you get that cool loose wave thing going on. Day 5 and 6 repeat day 4 Day 7 start again! This way you get two different looks throughout week - firstly bouncy curls then sleeker waves.
I've fairly recently given myself up to the curls. Experimented with Curly Girl Method, but didn't really buy into it wholly, largely because of the wanky name. I wash mine daily, alternating cleansing conditioner one day with sulphate/paraben/silicone-free shampoo the next. I don't brush it. Ever. Closest I get is raking it through with fingers while washing. I use a Bumble and Bumble light hair wax, which smells amazing, then I let it dry naturally, to do its own thing. Never heat-style it, and it's too short to wear up. I could wash it less frequently, but I like the routine of doing it in the shower every morning.