The desire to Stop Hair Frizz or Stop Frizz seems to be a never ending battle. You have to pick your fights carefully based (as always) on a balanced approach between your time, your look, and the amount of money you are willing to spend. Of course, spending more money means making your life easier for you. And spending fewer dollars translates to a choice between spending more time and/or changing your look so that taming the frizz is more easily accomplished.
There are 3 basic in salon treatments: All 3 of these options reduce the amount of curl in your hair - these treatments are not for those who have curly hair and want to keep it curly. (curly hair see Deva Curl)
Keratin Complex Hair Therapy (the full treatment)
With Coppola - Keratin all 3 options bond keratin to your hair. Hair is naturally about 90% keratin --- so you are applying keratin additional keratin to the outside of your hair shaft and then using the flat iron to marry the keratin you applied to the keratin that already makes up your natural hair.
the Keratin Express Blow Out Treatment last 3 to 6 weeks & takes about 1-hour in the salon
the Keratin Hair Treatment At Home this is simple if you want "to try a taste" of the easier maintenance and home hair care you can start out with Keratin Infusion and INTENSE Rx and see how you like them. You will want both products to maintain wither the Keratin Blow Out Treatment or the Full Keratin Treatment - so you have little to loose by getting the keratin shampoo, Keratin conditioner with the Keratin Infusion and Intensive Rx - that extend the time you can go between in-salon visits.
Tips & Tricks
When Blow-Drying, use a diffuser on your dryer and angle the dryer down. Dry your hair starting at the root and moving down - no flipping your hair over drying it upside down. Using a diffuser concentrates the direction of the air flow, eliminating the chance that air might blow in different directions, which can help cause frizz. Be sure to use a dryer that has multiple heat settings. Dry your hair with low or medium heat only and finish with the coldest setting to seal the look and close the cuticles.
When Shampooing, you should choose a moisture rich shampoo, a straightening shampoo, shampoo for color treated hair, or a smoothing shampoo, just be sure to match your shampoo with your conditioner for best results.
Condition: Conditioning your hair is one key to fighting frizz. Frizz happens because your hair is dry and lacking moisture. Dry hair breaks, creating more frizz. Use a moisture rich conditioner that is right for all your hair needs: a moisture rich color safe conditioner for colored/dyed hair, a smoothing moisture conditioner for those wanting straight hair, etc. There are also conditioning treatments and conditioning hair masques that can be used as little as once a month or as much as once or twice a week that will deep condition your hair. Just pay attention and your hair will tell you how often to deep condition. These treatments can be done at your salon by a professional, or there are at home conditioning treatments that are just as effective. Salon treatments, like the Lanza Ultimate Treatment Kit, usually give enhanced result when you add the key element of heat. (We know some manufacturers say you don't need the heat, but we find even when the manufacturer says you don't need heat, results improve whenever we add heat to the treatments we have used.) You can buy a professional heat cap to use at home with your conditioning treatment and save a great deal of money by doing the treatments yourself.
Add an Oil Treatment to your hair regime. Whether it's a hot oil treatment or just adding hair-oil to your damp hair after you shower, hair oil can do wonders for your hair. The important thing to remember about these hair-hair oils is that they should NOT make your hair feel oily. A great hair oil will simply disappear into your hair, without weighing it down or making it greasy or oily. There are many different types of hair oil treatments that contain different types of oil, you might have to try a few out to find the one that is perfect for your hair. The Moroccan Oil Treatments, also called Argan Oil Treatments, are becoming more and more popular in salons, on the TV home shopping networks and at home. They smell great too! Today best kept secret is Orchids Oil, which will give you improved results, at about half the cost of the other hair oils, and in our experience, hair stays in better condition over an extended period of time with Orchids Oil..
Avoid Hot Showers. Though many people love hot showers, what they don't know is that hot water can dry out your hair. Make sure to use lukewarm water when washing your hair to avoid further damage. See How to Shampoo.
Avoid Brushing Your Hair. Comb out your hair with your fingers, a pick or a wide toothed comb. Start at the bottom of your hair and work your way up to the roots, gently working out tough snarls. If you have stubborn tangled hair use a leave-in detangler. This will help make your hair more manageable. Brushing your hair can cause a lot of damage and breakage, which can add to frizz. Most leave-in detanglers also help condition your hair, which can help replenish moisture to your dry frizzy hair. Also see How to Protect your hair.
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