Welcome to another episode of Lazy Girls' Guide to Beauty, a brand-new, tip-filled show hosted by vlogger Jackie Perdue! This week, combat frizzy hair with these simple tricks! Watch now to learn how you can keep your style in check with a few on-the-go tips. And be sure to check out the newly launched POPSUGAR Girls' Guide channel on YouTube for more great videos.
Is there a hair woe that gives women (and men!) more grief than frizzy hair? Probably not. But before you slather a mess of so-called frizz-fighting products into your hair only to have them fail, you should probably get to the root of the problem. There are actually a whole host of reasons your hair is fuzzy, and finding out which one you're guilty of is your first step in winning the battle against frizz. Click on for 10 reasons why your hair is poofy, and then get to work fixing it.
Frizzed-out hair can be a result of a variety of things: humidity, dry weather, and too-hot styling tools, just to name a few. And while there are countless products on the market to keep frizz at bay, there's a quick and easy way to help stop the problem in its tracks: say no to regular towels and say yes to turban-style towels instead. To discover a few reasons you'll love them, read on.
Less worried about the weather itself than how you should style your hair in current atmospheric conditions? Then you might find this Local Hair Day Forecast useful. It's not the only hair forecast out there, as Weather.com has a five-day beauty forecast for both skin and hair. However, this particular one is unique because it's hair-type specific and gives you a practical styling tip for looking your best in the day's weather. Each forecast also comes with your city's current temperature and humidity index, so you'll know how to dress as well.
Frizzies got you down? No need to fret. Avon has partnered with Cosmopolitan to offer up free blowouts during their five-city Frizz-Free Revolution Tour. The beat-the-heat service will feature the beauty brand's new humidity-busting Lotus Shield ($12), a leave-in treatment that keeps frizz from happening.
You can also swing by to get tips from Avon's Global Stylist Advisor, Tippi Shorter (who's worked with stars like Alicia Keys and Rihanna). Or, simply stop by the glass-encased salon on wheels to receive a sample of the new antifrizz product. Find out if the tour is coming to a city near you when you read more.
Humidity plus hair can equal a frizzy mess, but it doesn't have to. When the heat rises, a few preventive measures can keep the flyaways and fluff at bay. Leonardo Manetti, co-founder of ION Studio in New York, has shared some pointers on doing so. "If you follow these quick steps," he says, "you will have frizz-free hair even on the most humid of days." For the scoop, just keep reading.
Have you noticed? The sun is sticking around a little longer these days and the temperatures are steadily rising. Does that mean we should be doing anything differently to take care of our delicate tresses? To find out, I've asked the advice of Herbal Essences stylist Charles Baker Strahan, who has styled the likes of Leighton Meester and Lindsay Price, to name a few.
"Hydration is key as we walk towards warmer weather," advised Strahan. The combination of being out in the sun, flat-ironing, blow-drying, and/or curling, robs hair of moisture, therefore causing hair to react more to the dryness and humidity in the air. "Healthy, well-hydrated hair responds better to heat styling and allows styling agents to do their job more effectively," he said.
To put moisture back into weak locks, Strahan recommends Herbal Essences Hydralicious Shampoo and Conditioner ($4.30 each). "There are three versions so regardless of your hair type, you can get the hydrated base you need," he added. So long, misbehaved manes.
All across America, the weather is in varying states of coldness. Brrr. And while I chowed down my morning breakfast, I took a peek at the forecast. Wind chills, negative temperatures, gusting snow? Yikes. Needless to say, I'm sure the cold, dry air wreaks havoc on your hair — particularly if you have curly locks that tend to frizz.
So, for today's reader review, I did a little searching on our Product Reviews website for some hair tamers. And reader Ameliajc thinks that her John Frieda Frizz-Ease Wind Down Relaxing Creme ($5.99) does the trick for keeping her curly hair straight. Here's what she had to say:
"I have pretty curly hair that I like to straighten every once in a while. This is a good product to help tame my curly hair for the day. I comb it through my hair, blow dry, and then hit it with the straightener. It definitely makes a difference and keeps my hair straight all day."
Want to add your own two cents? Check out our product reviews section to share your thoughts.
Fried frizzy hair isn't only a summer problem, winter weather can cause the same results. Since there is a lack of moisture in the air, often hair becomes prone to static and split ends. One way to ward off frizz is by using a good hydrating shampoo. Also, don't towel dry your hair too vigorously after a bath or shower and be mindful of over-blow drying. Weekly deep conditioning treatments are a must as are regular trims to remove dead ends.
For three more frizz fighting tips to follow, read more
I love when women take a casual approach to summer looks, especially when it comes to their hair. Beach waves have made a huge come back, but with humidity and scorching temps comes frizz, especially if you have curly hair. To learn some tips on keeping your hair under control this summer season, click here to read more