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.)