|Aaron asks: |
My name is Aaron and Iíve been growing out my hair for at least 9 monthís and my goal is to reach 3 years of hair growth. Unfortunately at the moment right now my hair is medium long as in, the back of my hair is long and reaches to my shoulder and my sides cover half of my jaw line but my front is still short. The main problem is that my hair is curly wavy and extremely frizzy and no matter how much I try to maintain it there is always those extra bits of flyaway hair. I shampoo my hair every 2 or 3 days because my scalp is were dandruff occurs most often. I have tried finding products that decrease frizz like conditioner or leave in spray but so far nothing has worked and the pain hurts so much when itís a very windy day and my hair ends up looking like a total bush or birds nest. Please give me any tips of how to get rid of this uncontrollable nonsense please!
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Hi Aaron, This is a tough one because you seem to have tried most of my suggestions! Have you considered having the unruly front relaxed a little, so one of these new smoothing systems but only to relax the natural curl? I would have some off the back and sides too, this will make the overall shape of your hair look better and then you will see the front is growing but not quite as fast as the back. Try taking a hair supplement as well this will help the hair stay strong as its growing and provide vital nutrients. Good luck
|Michele asks: |
I have naturally curly have that I straighten daily but it is starting to look frizzy. I really want to get beachy waves and wanted to know the best way to achieve this look?
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Beachy waves are a gorgeous look for summer: theyíre so Instagram-mable and they never seem to go out of fashion. Unfortunately, achieving the perfect beachy wave on naturally curly hair, that has a tendency to frizz, isnít so easy - however with a few extra steps there is no reason why it canít be achievable.
There are two potential routes to beachy waves. You could either use a salt spray, to create the wave, definition, structure and texture of waves that have been formed in the sea. This is the Ďtrueí form of beachy waves, however going down this route does require a little extra effort when starting with naturally curly hair.
The other way you can create beachy waves is to opt for a smooth blow-dry, using a smoothing creme, to take away the natural curl and frizz from your hair and give you a smooth straight hair foundation to begin with. You can then add loose, natural-looking waves, using a large-barrelled tong on the mid-lengths and ends of the hair. Tong the hair in different directions and start at different sections of the hair, but never higher than two thirds of the way up, to keep the waves looking as naturally-formed as possible. This will give you that gorgeous beachy wave, but without the texture and definition that you would get from a sea-salt spray. If you then want to add a little definition to create that Ďbeachyí texture, try rubbing a little bit of wax between your fingers and carefully adding to a few of the waves.
If you do wish to go down the sea-salt spray route, there a few things to bear in mind. Firstly, the minerals in salt spray (the key product for beach waves) can be really drying, and as curly hair has a natural tendency to be drier and coarser than straight hair, this isnít ideal. Curly hair follicles donít behave in the same way as straight ones, and drying curly hair out will lead to frizz Ė not the desired effect when creating beachy waves. To stop salt spray from drying your hair, the key is to add a few extra steps designed to add moisture to your hair. Start with a co-wash (conditioner-only washing), rather than a traditional wash, and then continue the moisturisation process with a leave-in conditioner and a few drops of a light oil on damp hair. Use a salt spray as the final step in the process. Additionally, look for a sea-salt spray with added moisturising ingredients, to nourish the hair, smooth the follicle and reduce frizz, while adding body, wave and texture.
|Louise asks: |
In the last six months Iíve found that my hair is greasy immediately after washing it and nothing I try to solve this seems to be working. Iíve changed to sulfate free shampoo and conditioners, diluted apple cider vinegar, rinse in cooler water, even had a water softener fitted as I live in a hard water area. But as soon as I go to use a hairdryer there are patches which look worse than before I got in the shower! Any suggestions would be great, itís really starting to get depressing.
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Hi Louise, I would try a clarifying shampoo to gently strip out natural oils as well as minerals, medication and product build up. Do two shampoos leaving the shampoo on for 5 minutes before rinsing both times. Then invest in a clear protein based shampoo and spray on leave in conditioner, then you wonít have any build up or residue from the shampoo and conditioner. What do you use styling wise as that could be causing a problem, make sure whatever you use that you donít apply to close to the root area. Hope this helps!
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