Sunday, 15 April 2018

How To Deal With Fluffy & Frizzy Hair


best products for frizzy hair

When it comes to my hair, there are two issues that continue to blight me and that is frizz and fluffiness. If left to it's own devices my hair literally looks like it, and I, have been dragged through a hedge backwards. Seriously, I'm not over exaggerating here! Practically every hair is out of place and it somehow manages to look even fluffier and frizzier after I brush it. Occasionally I'll stumble across a product which helps to tame the frizz and fluffiness at one stage of the styling process but I've never had a full routine where from start to finish I've been tackling those issues, that is until now.

So let's see what my new frizz battling routine comprises of;

shea moisture smooth and tame review

Shea Moisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Shampoo* - Shea Moisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Conditioner*

I tend to switch out my shampoos and conditioners every few months as I find that after a set amount of time it's almost like my hair gets so used to it that none of it's magic continue to work. Having never tried Shea Moisture before, I was very happy to be sent a shampoo and conditioner from them last month, ones that were specifically designed to smooth and tame hair.

I've really enjoyed using these, particularly because of the pump applicator on the conditioner (why doesn't every body moisturiser, shampoo, etc. come with a pump applicator?!) and the smell of these. It's also 100% tailored to my hair instead of only slightly. I normally find that products designed to battle frizz are often tailored to those with colour treated or damaged hair, which mine isn't. And for that reason, they often don't do everything that they claim to on the bottle.

I normally just pick up whatever shampoo (since I don't think I've ever finished a full bottle of conditioner) is on offer at the likes of Boots or Superdrug, to try something new but I think I might need to start putting a bit more thought into what I buy and even invest in some really good products, such as these. I mean, I only have to live with and look at my hair everyday so surely that warrants treating it with a bit more R-E-S-P-E-C-T (try not to sing that word out loud)!

You'll find Shea Moisture at Boots, Superdrug, Look Fantastic and Feel Unique here in the UK.

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Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint Conditioning Leave-In Spray*

After I've towel dried my hair (should I potentially look at investing in a good microfibre towel for said hair drying?) this is the first thing that I apply. A little goes a long way with this and I can see a noticeable difference in the way in which my hair dries naturally when using this product.

I'm seriously tempted to try more from the Lavender Mint range and as I always say when I use Paul Mitchell, 'why have I been using drugstore products that leave my hair looking lacklustre when I should have just put my hair into the hands of a professional?!' If you haven't tried the Paul Mitchell Dry Wash Dry Shampoo, for example, you are seriously missing out! Nothing from the drugstore or the High Street really competes or compares.

Umberto Giannini Frizz Control Miracle Styling Milk*

In contrast to the Paul Mitchell Leave-In Spray, I use this Styling Milk from Umberto Giannini when I'm blow drying my hair. Again, I apply it to towel dried hair and style as I would usually do. If you're looking to recreate that just out of the salon blow dry at a fraction of the price, you've simply got to try this out! It's what I now use when I'm looking for a sleek and frizz free, straight style. It's also a pretty adorable bottle, if like me, aesthetics and product packaging often sway you into trying something new.

If you follow me on Instagram you might already know that I'm now one of the Umberto Giannini #UGGirls. This means that I'll be trying out some of their latest launches and best sellers and sharing them with you both on here and on my social channels. I'm already looking forward to sharing a dry shampoo foam (yup, you heard me right; FOAM!) with you very soon. All I can say now is; it might just be a real haircare gamechanger!

igk laid back defrizz and anti-static spray review

IGK Hair Laid Back De-Frizz & Anti-Static Spray

Ever since IGK Hair launched in the US, I have been seriously swooning over the brand and every product that they have released. My prayers were thankfully answered as IGK Hair is now available from Space NK here in the UK, both in-store and online. As someone who's spent what feels like hours stalking the Sephora website only to find out that they don't ship aerosols (aka. all the products that I really wanted to try) overseas, this is an incredibly exciting beauty moment.

I may or may not have bought three of my most wanted products from them, so expect a blog post on those other two IGK Hair buys sometime soon but until then, I just had to share how much I've been loving the Laid Back Spray. Not only does it deal with frizz like you'd hope and expect it to but it also leaves my hair looking incredibly shiny and smelling great. If your hair often looks like candyfloss on day one after washing it, this is definitely one to try.

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So there's how I've been dealing with my frizzy and fluffy hair recently. If you saw my What's New In My Wardrobe For Spring post (be sure to check it out as it contains a Ray-Ban sunglasses giveaway too!), you will have also seen that my hair is a lot shorter and less frizzy than it was earlier in the year. It's altogether more manageable and easier and quicker to style.

What's your hair dilemma? And what do you use to sort it out? Have you tried any of the brands in today's post? If so, what do you think of them? And is anyone else as excited as I am about Space NK stocking cult US brands such as IGK Hair, Herbivore and hopefully very soon, Drunk Elephant?

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