Contrary to popular belief, no hair type or texture is immune to having to deal with frizz. But don’t worry: We’ve got you covered with these helpful hair smoothing tips and tricks, plus the best hair product picks.
What Causes Frizz?
Dry hair and frizzy hair go hand and hand. When your hair is dry, moisture in the air penetrates the hair cuticle, causing the hair to swell and expand, and get frizzy and fluffy. It’s a basic law of science that moisture will always move from areas of high concentration to low concentration—which is also why muggy, humid weather can mean major frizz.
Start in the Shower
It’s not just styling products that can help you manage frizz; using the right system of shampoo and conditioner makes a huge difference. The more moisturising the better. Try Frizz Dismiss Shampoo and Frizz Dismiss Conditioner, which provides humidity protection and hair smoothing.
How You Dry Your Hair Matters
Step one: Swap your usual towel for a microfiber one or even a cotton T-shirt; both are softer and gentler on the hair, and will help keep the cuticle smooth and closed. (A closed cuticle means less moisture can get in and your hair is more likely to stay smoother looking.) Step two: Be gentle, instead of aggressively rubbing it all over your head, think of blotting or lightly squeezing out the water. The less you can rough up the cuticle during the drying process, the better. And the same applies once you reach for your blow-dryer. Avoid flipping your head upside down or working your fingers throughout your hair. Lightly comb or brush your hair downward as you blow-dry, and finish with a shot of cool air to help seal the cuticle. Go slowly and take your time, and ultimately, your result will be hair that appears less frizzy for longer.
Layer Products for the Best Results
Cocktailing the right frizz-fighting products is the best hair smoothing secret. Frizz Dismiss offers options for all kinds of textures; try the Frizz Dismiss Anti Static Oil Mist Spray if you have fine hair, the Instant Deflate Leave-In Smoothing Serum if you have medium hair, or the Rebel Tame Leave-In Smoothing Control Cream if you have coarse hair. Either way, keep them near your shower and apply right after you get out. The drier your hair gets the harder it becomes to change the style. So, if you get dressed or put on makeup first, by the time you finally get back to your hair, it may have already started to frizz. Once your hair is dry, look for a finishing product to add extra shine. Diamond Oil Glow Dry Oil or the smoothing and heat-protecting Iron Shape Thermal Holding Spray.
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There is nothing quite as unpredictable as the weather. Now, however, your hair can be prepared (even if you’ve left the umbrella at home)! The new Frizz Dismiss collection from Redken provides frizz control, humidity protection and smoothing for all hair types in an instant, come rain or shine.
Frizz Dismiss Prize:
x1 Frizz Dismiss Shampoo 300ml
x1 Conditioner 250ml
x1 Mask 250ml
x1 Rebel Tame 250ml
x1 Instant Deflate 125ml
x1 Anti-static Oil Mist 125ml
To win the whole collection, simply enter below by telling us which product you’re most looking forward to trying:
T&C : Entries close midnight 30/09/2019, UK only. One winner will be chosen at random from all entries via the allbeautyHQ Blog Page. The winner will receive x1 Frizz Dismiss Shampoo 300ml, x1 Conditioner 250ml, x1 Mask 250ml, x1 Rebel Tame 250ml, x1 Instant Deflate 125ml and x1 Anti-static Oil Mist 125ml. We regret no alternative is available. We reserve the right to re-draw a winner if we do not hear from you within 3 working days. Please note that the winner’s address may be passed on to a third party supplier of the prize for the purpose of dispatching the prize only. No details will be retained by allbeauty or the supplier.
Redken Blondage is the new range just for blondes, to fight brassy tones, strengthen hair and keep colour bright. Here’s the low-down on the affordable hero that’s here to stay.
You can shop Redken Blondage online at allbeauty.
JULY UPDATE: Due to massive demand, we’re currently out of stock – don’t panic, fresh supplies are en-route right now.
Ah Redken, how we love you. You created a sheet mask just for our hair. You made a micellar water that cleaned all the pollution and built-up product right out of our tresses. And then there’s Pillow Proof, Diamond Oil, and the ultimate hero One United. Just when we thought you’d done it all, you release Redken Blondage onto the scene. We collectively salute you!
Redken Blondage: The low-down
So what is this amazing new product? Well as every blonde knows, fighting brassy tones is a daily struggle. The Color Extend Blondage system contains ultraviolet pigment (yes it is purple) to neutralise and reduce brassiness. While Triple Acid Protein Complex fortifies the hair cuticle to minimise breakage. Oh and it also smells incredible, with top notes of crystal water, cooling breeze, apple and pear, and middle notes of white lotus, white jasmine and green lily (have we strayed into a fragrance post?!)
Watch below to see Stylist Claudia Cruz, after using Redken Blondage on her client:
Redken Blondage: Tips
- Does it contain sulfates? Yes, the new range from Redken DOES contain sulfates, to ensure the best possible cleansing experience. If you prefer a no sulfate option, Redken recommend using Color-Extend Magnetics.
- For maximum benefits, Redken recommend leaving your second lather on for 3-5 minutes. Toning is completely customizable, meaning you can tone more often and longer for a cooler, ashier effect, or less frequently and for a shorter period of time for a quick anti-brass treatment for every level of blonde.
- If you’re a lightened brunette, you’ll also love Blondage – you’ll still see a similar anti-brass effect, with the strengthening properties.
Shop Redken Blondage online at allbeauty, and let us know in the comments if you’ve tried the new range!
Men’s styling products are available from every chemist, supermarket and salon. But which are the best hair styling products for guys? We reveal all!
All men’s styling products available from allbeauty.com with worldwide delivery. Can’t find a product featured? Drop us a line, we’ll let you know when it’s back in stock.
Label M Matt Paste << Shop
If Label M Matt Paste hadn’t made this list, something would have been seriously wrong! Don’t use it? Where have you been????! An ultra-matt texturiser for dishevelled hair with light hold. This is the go-to daily product for thousands of guys. It’s also one we gift like crazy because frankly, you can’t go wrong.
TIGI Bed Head Manipulator << Shop
Wow is this a popular styling product! Body, texture, hold, it does it all. Use wet or dry, on all hair types including afro. Gives body to everyday styles and hold to extreme looks, with a natural looking matte finish.
KMS HairPlay Messing Creme << Shop
Actually we’d like to give a shout-out to ALL KMS styling products. They’re super popular with male Vloggers (including Robin James) so check out the whole range. Messing creme gives medium hold with a ‘day after’ look. Can be applied wet or dry to give great results like these. For more tips and info, follow KMS on Instagram
Redken For Men – Maneuver Working Wax << Shop
When it comes to men’s styling products, Redken’s whole ‘for men’ range is a goody, featuring shampoo and other styling products. Maneuver Working Wax is an every day product that gives a natural effect with texture. Apply to damp or dry hair and re-work as you like. This style was finished using Redken For Men Maneuver Working Wax – great natural finish, especially for younger guys.
American Crew Fiber << Shop
American Crew’s top selling product for men, containing beeswax to help condition the hair. Best for shorter hair, this gives serious texture and hold with a natural finish. It also increases fullness in the hair for extra volume (who’ll say no to that?!).
There you have the current top 5 mens styling products available from www.allbeauty.com. Honorable mentions also go to Paul Mitchell, TIGI Bed Head for Men and Schwarzkopf. If you have favourite men’s styling products you can’t live without let us know! Comment down below and don’t forget to tag us in your Instagram pics @allbeautyhq