Whether your frizz is caused by your natural hair texture or developed as a result of damage, there’s no reason you should have to deal with frazzled hair on the daily. Between serums, smoothing creams, and the correct styling approaches, there are countless ways to reduce disobedient, flyaway hair to a minimum with minimal effort. Celebrity stylist Marc Mena, told us everything (okay, well maybe not everything) he knows about how to get rid of frizz. We suggest you take notes.
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Increase shine like Kim Kardashian with a cool rinse before you step out of the shower. "Rinse hair with cool water after you condition—the cooler the better!," Mena advises. "This will seal the cuticle shut and give your hair beautiful shine.
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Squeeze, Don't Rub
If you want your hair to stay smooth like Gwyneth Paltrow's, you need to cut down on any excess friction in the styling process. That's doubly important when your hair is wet, as it's especially delicate and more prone to breakage. "When towel drying your hair, never rub your hair in the towel," Mena says. "Always wrap your hair and squeeze the excess water out." This will prevent the cuticle from opening up and getting frizzy.
Pick the Right Products
Styling products help protect your hair from heat and tame flyaways, making them a must for battling frizz. Just make sure you're using the right products for your hair type—otherwise you run the risk of your locks looking greasy, instead of fresh and bouncy like Katie Holmes's look. If you have fine hair, Mena suggests using a lightweight anti-frizz milk or lotion such as Klorane Leave-In Cream with Papyrus Milk. Those with coarse hair should opt for a thicker treatment oil, like Moroccanoil Treatment, to give frizz-prone manes the moisture they need.
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Be Brush Savvy
Not all brushes are created equal—some can pull, tug, and break your fragile hair, leaving you with a frazzled, fried look instead of a glossy hairstyle like Heidi Klum
's. "When blow drying, use a natural bristle brush such as Denman Grooming Brush with 100% Natural Boar Bristle
," Mena suggests. "It will polish the shaft and smooth the ends with very little effort."
Choose Your Tools Wisely
You could have the world's healthiest hair, but if you're using a subpar blow dryer, your hair will still end up looking fried. To keep your mane looking as healthy as Minka Kelly
's, Mena suggests investing in a professional blow dryer, preferably one with ionic technology and speedy drying time, such as Hot Tools Tourmaline IONIC Professional Dryer
. The heat and ionic technology will work together to help to seal the hair cuticle, leaving your mane looking lustrous.
All hair types need a little extra moisture from time to time, but deep conditioning is particularly beneficial to frizz-prone hair because it tends to be more dehydrated than other hair types. To keep hair soft like Selita Ebanks
, Mena says to use a deep conditioning mask, such as Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment
once a week—it'll help replenish any moisture that's been lost.
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Make the Cut
If your hair is already sporting serious split ends, it's only going to make your frizz worse. Take a cue from Kate Middleton's gorgeous layered 'do and schedule regular haircuts. "Get your hair trimmed every eight weeks," Mena says. "Cutting your hair regularly will prevent the hair from splitting or breaking on its own."
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Pamper Your Strands
You always pamper your skin, so take the time to pamper your hair, too. Putting that extra effort into your locks will help them to look and feel healthy, which will give you smooth strands like Victoria Justice. Mena suggests brushing your hair gently from the scalp to the ends every morning and night. "The oils from your hair will be distributed throughout the shaft, and will act as a natural smoother," he says.