Solutions for thick, dry, frizzy hair[ Edited ]
The title basically says it all. I have really long, thick, wavy hair--and I'd consider myself very lucky if it weren't for all the frizz! I suspect it's because my hair is dry. =/ Any suggestions? I'd prefer something that can be applied to dry hair to sort of "tame" it, but at this point I'm pretty much open to anything that works--conditioners, shampoos, relaxing balms, oils, anything!
Extra love if it smells amazing.
Thanks for the help. =)
I know exactly how you feel. You just described my hair when I was much younger.. and unfortunately I kept fighting it instead of embracing my beautiful curls. Over the years I learned to treat my hair nicely. Here is my advice to you. Pick any moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, something that you like (preferably for dry hair - personally I love PHYTO products), shampoo and conditioner do not have to match. Also, use a moisturizing mask once a week. Something like http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P78902&
Once your hair is towel dried, apply a dab of Phyto 9 http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P2891&c
Then use a few drops of Oscar Blandi Olio di jasmine http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P57300&
I did this for about a year and my hair became soft, shiny and very manageable - constantly getting lots of compliments. I hope this regimen will work for you too.
Living Proof "Wave Shaping, Curl Defining No Frizz Styling Treatment for Thick to Coarse Hair" is a great daily treatment for frizz-reduction and conditioning. It has a mild, but pleasant fragrance and it really does work. You can find it at: http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P231306
I hope this helps you.
If you have frizzy hair then use sulfate free shampoo! Seriously I changed over and it makes a HUGE difference. If you get silicone free conditioner then even better. I use everything by the Pro Naturals argan oil line and I really really recommend their stuff. Especially the leave in argan oil, total lifesaver for frizzy hair.
I would recommend to try the Brazilian keratin treatment. If possible. Makes life a lot easier, and less time styling and fighting the natural texture.
I have a few haircare products to recommend, but none are available here, and to show respect to sephora, I will only recommend products that you can purchase here.
I do like the Ojon haircare range. It also has the added plus of smelling yummy, while performing well.
Whatever you do please please DO NOT get brazillian Keratin done. It has high amounts of formaldahyde and you may well end up with no hair at all. If you are looking for anti-frizz and moisture, Keratin is awesome....just make sure its Keratin and not Brazillian Keratin. It will enable you to have the best of both worlds....You can curl your hair, straighten it, make it wavy...and once you have it done a few times, even if its humid ( our worst enemy) it wont matter.....
For me it is liquid hair crack!!
I've heard that using a satin pillowcase helps to cut down on frizz. I recently switched, and although I don't have super frizzy hair, I do feel like I have less fly aways and don't need to use the flat iron as much (I have mostly straight hair, so I just run it quickly through the ends so that they lie flat).
Try deep conditioning weekly or bi-weekly. The extra retained moistured will cut down on the frizz. I recommend Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner. It works great and smells heavenly!
Also, try sleeping on a satin pillow case. Cotton pillow cases suck out moisture, thus causing frizz.