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How to tame flyaways

/ 01.13.2014
Taming flyaways is easier than you might think, gel isn't your only option!
Taming flyaways is easier than you might think, gel isn't your only option!

If you have hair or have ever tried to style your hair, the chances are you know what flyaways are. You know, those fuzzy, frizzy, weirdly persistent shocks of new hair, damaged hair and/or crazy curls that just appear out of nowhere. They're not always unwanted; after all, they can be kind of helpful when it comes to creating big, volumized hairstyles. However, when a sleek, smooth finish is required, flyaways become the absolute bane of everything.

The good news is that there are a few really useful styling tips and tricks that can help you to banish any unwanted flyways!

Introducing your new BFF

One of the easiest ways to beat flyaways is by using hairspray a little more creatively than you might have done before. To help smooth down a loose, straight hairstyle, spray your brush generously and then run it through your tresses. This will help flatten any flyaways and keep them under control.

For an updo, spray the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and then flatten the sides, top & any other offending areas. The hairspray will again flatten any flyaways and keep your 'do looking as smooth as you intended it to in the first place.

You can also use smoothing serums and frizz control products before you begin styling to help keep your hair looking perfectly well behaved. Try blow-drying with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream for a super smooth texture and use Strand-Smoother Serum Spray for an intantly sleek look.

Cause and effect

While hairspray targets the main issue, it's important to think about how to prevent flyaways, too. You should be using shampoo and conditioner that is right for your hair type and, if you have dry or coarse hair, products which really promote hydration and softness. Treating your locks to a mask every week is also a really good habit to get into when battling unwanted frizz.

In a similar vein, heat protectants are absolutely indispensable when it comes to heat styling. Your flatiron WILL frazzle your hair and cause flyaways (and other damage!) if you don't protect it first.

So, just remember to take care (of your hair) & happy styling!

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