Tame Your Hair: How To Get Rid Of Flyaways
by BRENDA L. / JUN 6, 2022
Reading Time: 3 Minutes
Flyaways are the most annoying thing that can ruin your hairstyle. In this heat, it feels like getting flyaways is unavoidable: the humid climate, your own face and scalp sweating and aggressive styling can trigger your hair and give you the much dreaded "halo hair": a set of crinkly and often broken hairs that simply won't stay put. And not only they are annoying and visible in person, but they can also make tedious appearances on your vacay carousel.
But don't worry: today I want to share with you how to prevent frizzy hair and how to get rid of flyaways so you can have picture-perfect hair for the rest of the season. These tips have helped me when I have both curly and straight hair and I hope they help you as well.
Tip Number 1: Always Have Hand Lotion In Your Bag
This sounds weird but when you are out and your flyaways are driving you insane, it is the best option. Hear me out: as well as moisturizing your hands, a little bit of hand cream can help you add some moisture and weight to your hair, which in most cases is exactly what you need for a quick fix on the go. This technique works best on your hair and hair extensions when you have them down: rub your lotion into your hands first before you smooth over your hair.
Tip Number 2: Keep Your Old Toothbrush
This probably sounds even weirder than tip number 1, but hear me out. Make sure your old toothbrush is clean, then spritz some hairspray on the top of your head. The toothbrush is used as a mini brush to smooth down those little strands that are sticking up ready to ruin your style.
This works the best with half-up hairstyles and ponytails. Not every style works well with this tip but it works brilliantly with most up-dos. Also, you can use a toothbrush to tame your edges. Click here to know more about how to style baby hairs.
Tip Number 3: Use Lip Balm
This is another example of what you can use when you are on the go. Lip balm is a little greasier than most hand lotions, so I would suggest using it a little further down your hair and not directly at your roots to avoid getting an oily scalp. It is really simple, all you have to do is rub a generous amount of lip balm on your fingers and spread it down the length of your hair.
This also adds a little shine to your hair which is a welcome benefit to gaining healthy-looking, gorgeous hair. It is also great to use instead of wax, and easier to keep in your purse.
Tip Number 4: Do A Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment
The cause behind frizz and flyaways is obviously lack of moisture and the difficulty for porous strands to retain such moisture. Keeping up with your conditioner every time you wash your hair and doing a deep conditioning treatment once a week can help you get rid of dryness and breakage for good, but the real-life saver would be your deep conditioning routine.
Once a week, soak your hair in a good old hair mask - you can either buy a professional one at your local salon or experiment with DIY and go full natural. If you'd like to experiment in your kitchen, take a look at this article to know how to make a DIY hair mask at home.
Tip Number 5: Oil Your Tresses
This is something that I found great for frizz and flyaways. Some crazy strands don’t like to stay with the rest of your hair because they are too dry or coarse. I do this about once a month (sometimes more in summer) and I have really noticed the difference. Massage coconut or Argan oil into your scalp and through the length of your hair. Leave it on for a couple of hours then wash it out as normal. This will help your hair flow together much better.