Having problems with frizzy, crazy hair? Blame it on the moisture and humidity of Singapore’s tropical climate. (Wintry weather can cause frizz too, but that’s really a non-existent problem here.)
Face it: gorgeous hair doesn’t just come to those who dream of it. Most of us normal people have to spend time, effort and money to keep our manes in check. I used to have hair as big as a Greek wedding too; and even now, it is a constant battle to keep frizzy hair at bay.
So here are a few simple tips on how to turn your lion’s mane into a crown of glory:
- Don’t just stop at rinse-out conditioners. Use a leave-in as well. I find the Kerastase series very effective.
- Use a wide toothed comb to brush your hair to decrease “static”.
- Avoid too much heat when drying your hair, be it with hair dryers or curling and straightening irons. You may choose to air dry your hair or use cool blowing.
- Dry your hair neatly. You may brush it while blowing or twirl it into 2-3 neat locks of hair if you’re air drying.
Many hair products contain synthetic molecules or silicone to help smooth out frizz but my personal favourite is a dollop of extra virgin olive oil right before the hair dries– works like a charm.
The type of brush you use matters too. My personal favourite is the boar bristle brush that gives your hair a shine that doesn’t come from heaping on an overload of hair products!
And there’s always that last resort of going to the hair salon for a “permanent” fix, like rebonding your hair or doing a keratin treatment– which I do not strongly advocate since the chemicals they use are harsh (damaging hair further) and it’s not quite a permanent solution (you can’t just keep doing it forever). It’s definitely more worth your while working out the best home based method to keep your hair glowing and flowing! :)
So. Bad hair days, bugger off forever! ;) (I wish.)