If Your Hair is Fine & Frizzy
1. Use a moisturizing shampoo to help hydrate hair and calm frizz.
2. Apply conditioner from the mid-shaft to the ends to seal the cuticle and promote shine.
3. Towel-dry, then apply a lightweight mousse from roots to ends to increase volume.
4. Split hair into three sections (back: hair near the nape of neck; center: ear to ear; top: temple to temple).
5. Blow-dry the back section first with a large round brush (use one with both boar and nylon bristles to help smooth hair while adding volume). Guide the brush and the nozzle of your blow dryer from roots to ends to get the cuticle to lie flat. Repeat these steps for the other two sections.
No, No, No! Stay away from sticky hairsprays—they’re too drying for fine hair. Also, wash your hair every other day so you don’t deplete natural oils that fight frizz.
Pro Tip: To restore volume and make a blowout last longer, sleep with hair in a high, loose bun. In the morning, release the bun and shake out hair with fingers.
If Your Hair is Thin & Flat
1. Begin in the shower by washing with a volume-enhancing shampoo.
2. Apply a small amount of conditioner to just the ends so hair won’t get weighed down—especially at the roots, where you need lift.
3. On towel-dried hair, apply a volumizing spray along the roots at the crown of your head.
4. Flip your hair over and apply a texturizing spray to just the ends.
5. Blow-dry while your head is upside down and work your fingers from back to front, gently massaging the roots. when your hair is completely dry, flip it back over and use your hands to help shake up hair and create a piecey style.
No, No, No! Too much pomade or conditioner can make fine hair look greasy fast.
Pro Tip: Keep a travel size can of hairspray in your bag to quickly perk up limp hair and absorb scalp oil.
If Your Hair is Coarse & Curly
1. Wash with a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner (sulfates can strip hair of natural moisturizing oils).
2. Nourish and hydrate hair by applying a generous amount of leave-in conditioner to hair.
3. Using a wide-tooth comb, work the conditioner from roots to ends.
4. Divide damp hair into several small sections, and finger-comb a hydrating styling cream through to fight frizz while hair air-dries.
No, No, No! Steer clear of any styling products that can cause curly hair to dry out and frizz quickly, like alcohol-based sprays and heated styling tools.
Pro Tip: To boost the health of curly hair, look for products that contain aloe vera (promotes healthy hair growth), panthenol (vitamin B5, which improves elasticity) and silk protein (penetrates the hair shaft and strengthens hair).
Source: Women’s Day, Summer Hair Care Tips