For all of you who suffer from frizzy, curly locks and salivate at the thought of a luscious, shiny straight do then these tips are for you…! My hair is naturally curly, but not a nice curly (oh no) but a horrid ‘in-between, messy, bird’s nest’ curly that needs a lot of sorting out in the a.m. After many, many years of trial and error and a lot of money spent on products that don’t really do what they say on the tin, here are my top products for your barnet…
1. Shampoo and condition your hair with light products that won’t weigh down your hair and make it look greasy. Try something like James Brown’s Richly Moisturising range – he’s Kate Moss’ personal hairdresser, so he knows what he’s talking about! Don’t use anything that claims to give you added gloss, maximum shine etc as this just means it’s full of silicone which will temporarily lift your hair before leaving it with a greasy, manky film that’s difficult to get rid of.
2. When your hair is still wet this is the time to add in some serum to really smooth out your tresses. My personal fave is Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum which is really light so it doesn’t give your hair a heavy look. I also mix this in with their Relaxing Balm for added smoothness… put 2 blobs of each on your hand, mix and run through your hair before blow drying. The perfect combination! These two products are quite expensive but they’re real value for money and worth the investment.
3. Once you’ve blow dried your hair/styled it/got your straighteners out on it then it’s always good to add a few squirtz of a shine spray. This will tame any stray hairs while fixing your style and giving it a layer of added gloss. Be careful not to add too much though or you’ll end up looking like a grease monkey! The shine spray I’m currently using is by Charles Worthington… it’s available on the high street and has a designer-stylist quality. Very light and smells delicious.
It’s easy just to default to John Freida’s Fizz Ease collection, but I find this is too heavy for my hair and ends up doing more harm than good if I use everything in the range together. The best way is to play around and find the right combination for you. Happy non-frizz day!