Remedy for Frizz and Split Ends?

What can I use to help my frizz and split ends on my shoulder length hair?

By Mandie B from Empire, AL

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December 1, 20120 found this helpful

Hi Mandie: I am not a hair stylist, but for your split ends, I suggest you have your hair trimmed as I believe this hair is already damaged and with trimming your hair, not only will your split ends be gone, but your hair will look more healthy and smooth when you style your hair. I myself have very frizzy hair and depending on the humidity, it can be quite frizzy at times. My hair is almost shoulder length.

This is what I do: I shampoo and use a conditioner in the shower and then comb out my hair with a wide-toothed comb. I apply a leave-in conditioner. I have tried many brands and some work better than others, but it definitely does not have to be an expensive leave-in conditioner. Tresemme, Herbal Essences and Pantene. I do not honestly notice expensive brands working better for me than inexpensive.

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However, the amount I use definitely makes a difference. I apply the conditioner in my hands and work through trying to avoid the scalp/roots and focus on the ends and length of my hair. I then use my fingers to just separate my hair and the other thing that helps the most - let your hair air dry.

Don't use a blow dryer; this just frizzes it more. I then periodically check my hair in the mirror. If there are spots that are starting to frizz with the conditioner already applied, I have to apply more. I personally have to reapply several times while my hair is drying, but do this in small amounts. Your hair may not be as stubborn as mine. I also try not to mess with it too much and I definitely do not comb it anymore.

After my hair is completely dry, I just bend over and fluff it up a little as I do not have a ton of hair and like it to be a little curly. You would probably have to play with it a bit to see how you like it. On days my hair is still frizzy or possibly the next day, I might touch it up in some spots with a curling iron, either a large or small barrel one depending on the type of style I am going with.

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You may not like having to wait until your hair dries, but I just give myself plenty of time or shampoo and style the night before. I even color my hair and my hair is in good shape because I use very little heat. I also do not wash my hair every day. I have dry hair so I can go 3 to 4 days.

I hope you are able to use some of these tips. But for me they work and I have had stylists (I think newer stylists) insist on blow drying my hair dry because they don't realize how frizzy it will get and then end up using a straightening iron and they end up messing with it forever with tons of hairspray trying to get it the way it looked when I walked in. Also you will benefit from possibly not getting split ends from damage done to your hair with overstyling/heat. Just make sure you keep the leave-in conditioner away from your roots and scalp so that your hair will not be weighed down.

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Don't worry about brands. I have even seen 'recipes' for leave-in conditioner you might like to try. I also sometimes put a tiny bit of coconut oil that you can buy at The Walmart and it melts quickly and I apply very sparingly for shine and it also tames things a bit, but be very careful not to overdo this either! I sure hope this helps you, Mandie! I actually joined Thrifty Fun to answer your question as I really feel my regimen is what works the best for my hair.

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December 3, 20120 found this helpful

If you have a Sally Beauty supply near you shop there for Beyond The Zone's Protein Cocktail, if you don't have one nearby, go online & take a look. I have naturally dark hair, but 2 years ago bleached it & have since kept it blonde & this stuff is a miracle!

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I just discovered it few weeks ago but wish I had it over summer because the hard water did a number on my blonde & naturally curly hair. Hope this helps!

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December 4, 20120 found this helpful

My hair is below my waist, finally. First, there is no cure for split ends; that part must be cut. Prevention is the next step. As others are saying, condition, condition, condition. Allow your hair to air dry rather than using any kind of dryer. Don't wash your hair every day, or at least don't use shampoo; a water rinse will be enough in very hot weather if your scalp gets sweaty. Also use gentle shampoos and follow the directions others have posted. I have used most of those and they work.

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