I keep looking for that one product that will single-handedly de-frizz my hair and make it into the glossy and manageable hair I remember from my youth. Unfortunately, the more products I try the more I realize that it takes a village to get the result I’m after. My hair is fine, but there’s a lot of it, and because it’s double-processed, it’s quite dry and frizzy. I’ve tried many, many de-frizzing shampoos and conditioners, all kinds of oils and styling products and all kinds of drying/hot tool techniques. I find that while none of these works for me on it’s own, it’s really a combination of the right shampoo/conditioner, + the right styling product, + the right hot tool that gets the job done. When used together, and used consistently I can get my hair to look like… well, hair.
Here is my current hair-cair routine:
Step 1 ~ Wash: I recently switched my shampoo and conditioner from John Freida Full Repair to L’Oreal EverSleek, and from the first wash I felt my hair was less frizzy and more “sleek”. But now that I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks, I’m finding the shampoo to be really drying. So, now I wash my hair every other day with John Freida Full Repair shampoo, but condition with L’Oreal EverSleek. I apply the conditioner from the ear tops down and then comb through from roots to ends and leave it on my hair for 2-3 minutes.
Step 2 ~ Styling Products: I apply a dime size amount of One N Only Argan Oil to damp hair starting at the bottom and working it up to the roots, and comb that through with a wide tooth comb. If I want some curl, or root lift I apply a little Catwalk Root Lifter, or Tresemme Mousse and comb through.
Step 3 ~ Dry/Style: First, I use my blow dryer to rough dry my hair to 90% dry, and style my bangs. Then, I section off the top layer of hair and clip it on top of my head. I use the John Freida Salon Shape Styling Brush to smooth, dry and style the bottom section first, then let down the top section and repeat the process until the desired style is reached. It’s a really versatile tool — you can make big bouncy waves, or just a subtle curve to define layers.
Click the link below to watch my video demonstrating how I use the JF Styling Brush to get modern waves.