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Transform frizzy hair into glossy waves

Cover Media logo Cover Media 21/08/2020
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Styling hair into glossy waves can be seriously frustrating for anyone fighting frizz.

Even if you’ve tried your best to calm flyaway locks, your sleek style can become untameable as soon as you leave home.

Those with fine, dry or curly hair are more likely to experience this hair nightmare, so what type of frizz leaves you frazzled?

First, there’s ‘halo frizz’, the unruly hairs around the scalp which result from hair damage or new growth. Then there’s the kinks that occur further down the hair due to split ends, excessive heat or colour damage. Don’t worry help is at hand!

If you want a plastic-free product try Biovene Damage Control solid Shampoo-in-a-bar, packed with coconut and macadamia oil, as well as shea butter and keratin to ensure shine. Each bar lasts longer than a bottle of shampoo. To use, simply wet your hair and the shampoo bar, then slide the bar from root to tip three to five times depending on hair length.

For a deep repair treatment, Biovene Hydrate Protect hair wrap treatment contains calming aloe vera and soya bean. Leave on for 20 minutes for a lustrous sheen, and the brand’s Hydrying Osmo Blinding Shine Serum is a lightweight formula with extracts of Moringa Oil and Silk Protein to tame unruly hair.

MONAT Studio One™ Frizz-Fix Smoothing Hair Primer is a leave-in pre-styling treatment that defends against humidity and promises long-lasting smoothness – ideal for humid summer days.

And Mashooq Deep Penetrating Oil is great for coloured or brittle hair and boasts a blend of six natural oils. A few drops go a long way, so use sparingly!

Here, Neil Maclean, owner of Neil Maclean Hair Studio in Edinburgh, shares his five simple steps for transforming frizz into glossy waves:

1 - Wash hair as normal but leave to towel dry. Consider applying a leave-in conditioner for between five to 15 minutes to keep hair full of moisture.

2 - Leave to air dry for as long as possible only blasting the hair last minute. ALWAYS use a heat protector regardless of how much heat you use. This will protect the overall condition and keep the hair looking healthy.

3 - People make the mistake of straightening all hair before curling - you only straighten the front and possibly the top slightly. Straightening the whole head of hair can often flatten it. Separate the hair into two or three layers depending on its thickness and take a large barrel wand or curler. Separate into large sections of hair, curling away from the face and wrap around the wand. Release each curl and leave to cool.

4 - Brush through with a professional wide toothed comb like my Neil Maclean one and spray with shine spray. This gives a gorgeous glossy feel.

5 - Finally, a quick blast of hairspray to secure any loose hairs and you've got the perfect glossy waves!

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