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Hairstyles to Tame Frizzy Hair

Lazy Girl’s Guide to Hairstyles to Tame Frizzy Hair

Summer provides the opportunity to opt for carefree looks and even go makeup-free. However, for many of us, our hair doesn’t want to cooperate. In fact, we have to double our efforts to ensure that the added humidity does not result in the annoying summer frizz. You might have spent hours styling your hair, but once you step out into the humidity, it instantly turns your hair into a ball of unsightly frizz.

As Barb has pointed out in her article Frizzy Hair Fixes with active use of moisture strategies, frizzy hair during the humid summer months can be prevented. You can also opt for hairstyles to tame frizzy hair rather than stressing over frizz when it shows up. It’s easy when you know how!

Pre-Styling Tips

To ensure that you can fight off frizz, here are some strategies that you can use prior to styling:

  • Provide a coat of armor for your hair; hence, using a frizz-free serum is a good start. You can also try using a leave-in conditioner. These products coat the hair cuticle to resist humidity and prevent frizz from forming as soon as the heat causes the hair to dry up.
  • In addition to using frizz-free serum and a leave-in conditioner, invest in a moisturizing cream for summer. This, too, provides a shield against humidity so your hair cuticle won’t expand. At the same time, it provides enough hydration for the hair so it is less susceptible to frizz.

Hairstyles to Tame Frizzy Hair

Hairstyles to Tame Frizzy Hair

Hairstyles to Tame Frizzy Hair

One of the easiest tricks for styling hair and hiding frizz at the same time is to go for a sleek hairstyle. It could be anything from a sleek top knot or ponytail, this will help to tame your hair and keep frizz from showing up. When you opt for a tight hairstyle during summer, it will discourage frizz as the humidity won’t be able to penetrate into the hair follicles. In order to get your hair to look sleek, it is recommended that you wash your hair every other day.

Hairstyles to Tame Frizzy Hair

Hairstyles to Tame Frizzy Hair

In addition to going sleek, styling your hair straight can also help to cope with frizz during summer. Use a temperature-controlled hair straightener. Try to limit one pass on each section of the hair because too much heat can also promote unnecessary frizz, of which you are trying to avoid. The goal is to get every strand to behave well and stay in place. You can finish off your style with styling pomade, which also helps add sleekness to your straight hairstyle.

Hairstyles to Tame Frizzy Hair

Hairstyles to Tame Frizzy Hair

You can also try adding texture to your hairstyle as the added texture will help camouflage any appearance of frizz. Go with a messy texture such as a beachy wave, which also fits right into the season. Simply apply an adequate amount of texturizing spray to create a textured look. It gives an added bonus of making hair look more voluminous.

Hairstyles to Tame Frizzy Hair

Hairstyles to Tame Frizzy Hair

If neither of the above suggestions suit you, why not try throwing your hair up? Any type of updo hairstyle will no doubt help control frizz during summer. At the same time, it is a good way to stay fresh even when you are out and about during the summer. Some of your chic choices include a messy bun or a textured ponytail.

Hairstyles to Tame Frizzy Hair

Hairstyles to Tame Frizzy Hair

Hairstyles to Tame Frizzy Hair

Lastly, go for the braids! Aside from the beachy wave hairstyle, this is a popular choice during summer . . . and for good reason. You won’t have to worry about frizz when you are braiding your hair because any strands that are out of place seem intentional and just fine as is.

Which of these hairstyles will you be wearing this summer?

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Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer who likes to write about topics relating to beauty, hair, and fashion. You can check her personal blog, Life in the Fash Lane, to read more of her works. Aside from fashion and beauty, Abby is also a hardcore basketball and tennis fan. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

 



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How To Lighten Hair Color That’s Too Dark

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Which hair color remover is right for you?

When the box of hair color you chose isn’t even close to the color you ended up with, your first reaction is to fix it . . . as soon as possible!  But, at this point, it’s better to take a moment and breath. Before diving into the process of color removal, which can easily end in more horrifying hair results, take some time to read product reviews from those who have suffered similar circumstances.  It’s always a good idea to talk with a professional who can assess your unique hair color situation, and this is especially true if you’re attempting to remove permanent dye from your hair.

Permanent hair dye removers contain bleaching agents and need to be carefully applied to remove dye evenly and still keep the integrity of the hair intact. Additionally, if a solution containing bleach gets onto virgin roots, it will lighten them as well, giving you “hot roots,”  that are lighter than the rest of your hair and another problem to deal with.

Removing temporary or semi-permanent dye is easier. These solutions are gentler on the hair and can normally be used more than once. It’s a good idea to buy more 2 or 3 of these products in case you’ll need them. They work by opening the cuticle and expanding the color molecules which can then be shampooed out of the hair. Conditioning in-between applications is important.

Be sure to read all of the product information before purchasing a color remover. I’ve generally found the folks at Sally’s Beauty Supply to be helpful and knowledgeable about the products they carry. Talking with someone who is experienced and well- informed can be extremely helpful for your unique situation.

Here are some effective hair color removers you should be able to find at your local beauty supply stores;

  • Color Oops –  A top selling product that removes permanent and semi-permanent color without the use of bleach or ammonia.  To assure the effectiveness of this product, you should use it within 48 hours of coloring your hair.  It will lighten your hair to it’s lightest shade. That means if you’ve used a permanent hair color that lightened your hair, it will lift to that shade and not to your natural hair color.
  • Ion Crystal Clarifying Treatment Packet – This product is formulated to remove hard water buildup, mineral buildup and product buildup. It can be effective at lightening hair color and it’s gentle enough to use multiple times when conditioned in-between applications.
  • One N Only Colorfix Removes permanent hair dyes without the use of ammonia.  Read the directions extremely carefully and follow their suggestion of doing a strand test to determine the length of time to leave the solution on your hair.  I believe the only hair color this product says it will not remove (in fine print) is color that contains metal dyes.  It’s possible that your hair can redarken after 24 hours of lightening with this product. The directions will tell you to repeat a couple of steps, but if you read the reviews, you’ll find that fully rinsing the product from your hair may be the crucial step to success in the first place.
  • L’Oreal Effasol Color Remover  – This product contains bleaching agents and can be used to remove permanent hair color. It can be used with warm water (more gentle) or a developer (more drying) and it works well at getting rid of old layers of dye or color build-up on the hair. Effasol is also believed to be the only remover to get rid of henna dye.
  • Ion Brilliant Color Corrector A non-bleach formula that removes permanent hair color. Open the box and read the instructions before purchasing to see if you are up to the process.  It is a multi-step process that requires patience, but it’s been given good reviews for hard to remove hair color.

 

Note: For successful color correction always perform a strand test prior to application. The ends of the hair are normally dryer and more porous than the rest of the hair, consequently they absorb more dye resulting in a darker color. So, when lightening hair color, the ends are typically the most stubborn and will require more time to lift than the rest of the hair.

To avoid problems like this in the future formulate 1-2 levels lighter than your desired end result. Or, take a look at Why Home Hair Color can be Such a Disaster.

  



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Hair Styling Tools Trade in Offer

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Sally Beauty’s Clash for Hair Styling Tools Clunkers

New hair styling tools for less. Sally Beauty Supply has recently started their own ‘cash for clunkers’ deal. Sally Beauty Supply will give you $5 toward the purchase of a new hair styling tool when you trade in your old one. This is a great opportunity for those with old flat irons, curling irons or hair dryers that aren’t working as well as they used to or for those wanting to trade in traditional hair styling tools for newer ceramic or tourmaline versions.

So what’s the catch? The new hair styling tool must cost at least $29.99 before tax and must be purchased by October 31.  But keep in mind that you can get an additional discount if you have a Sally Beauty Club Card, which costs about $5. The card is good for a year and gives you a 5% to 30% discount on regular priced merchandise. You can locate the nearest Sally Beauty to you by visiting their store locater.

Dry Shampoo Evolution

New Dry Shampoo Hair Product

Many brands are offering new dry shampoo hair products. It seems that every new hair product brand is jumping on the bandwagon and creating its own dry shampoo. I can remember when my only choices were Klorane (which I still use) and Bumble and Bumble (I was a big fan of this one too). Klorane is a spray-in dry shampoo and Bumble and Bumble was a powder that came in a variety of colors. Now many new hairstyle brands, such as Renee Furter, TIGI Bedhead and Shuga Complex offer dry shampoos.

Many of these work the same as the originals, by refreshing dirty, greasy strands and adding volume, lift and a pleasant aroma. I suggest a dry shampoo to many of my clients as a quick and easy way to freshen up second and third day hair!. Which one should you choose? The choice is yours! However, I tried the TIGI Bedhead Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo recently and although it worked well, I still favor the Klorane brand . . . mostly because I like the smell better.

New Hair Product Deals: Best Bargain Shampoos & Conditioners

New Hair Product

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Full Clarity Purifying Shampoo. If you read my articles, you know how much I love John Frieda’s Luminous Color Glaze. This is another great new hairstyle product find from John Frieda’s line. This product will give you lots of volume, but even better it will clarify your hair of all that old product build-up and leave you with squeaky clean hair!

New Hair product

L’Oreal EverPure Smooth Shampoo. This is a new hair product by L’Oreal. The EverPure Smooth Shampoo is sulfate free which means it’s good for color treated hair and free of harsh cleansing agents. If you have a sensitive scalp, this gentle cleansing shampoo might be right for you. Check out all the good reviews here. There are more and more ‘green’ products popping up everywhere. It’s really nice to find new hair products at an affordable price. For all you who are going ‘green’, this product is also 100% vegan.

  



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