Having naturally smooth or even somewhat controllable hair is not something we are all lucky enough to be born with. That doesn't mean that you have to let your hair control you, though. When it comes to having enviable hair, there are some products and processes that can go the extra mile without a huge time or money investment. Here are some tips for taming your hair and achieving the style you desire.
The gloss treatment is a service available at any salon. The basics are that your stylist mixes a clear gloss glaze up and applies it to your hair. This usually takes about 20 minutes to do, and you can then get whatever other services you need to be done. Just be sure to tell them you want the gloss coat so they can fit it in at the right time. If you are getting highlights or another color, they will apply it after or maybe on an upcoming visit in some cases.
There are at home gloss treatments out there, but if you have never had one, then you should have the first at least done at a salon so you can see what the results should be and compare it to what you can manage at home. At $30 and under this is a very affordable luxury that can prevent tangles and give you enviable hair all the time. Treatments last 4-8 weeks generally. For longer lasting results make sure to use a sulfate-free shampoo and don't overwash your hair.
Lose Some Volume
Many that suffer from frizzy hair also have some curl to deal with as well. A layered cut can help reduce volume and the big hair effect. Your stylist can help you get a cut that is flattering and volume reducing. It is not advisable if you have unruly hair to cut it yourself unless you are simply just cutting it all off.
One of the most popular salon services for unruly hair is the Brazilian blowout. The results are dramatic and can last for many months with proper care. Imagine walking into a salon with frizz and tight curls and walking out with silky smooth hair that you can then style however you choose? While this is not a cheap service and takes some time, it does offer ultimate results.
Keratin Smoothing System
Another treatment that is increasingly available is the keratin smoothing system. This treatment can take several hours, but it can totally straighten and smooth frizzy and damaged hair. At $150 and up with many charging $250, this is a major hair investment, but if you are spending a lot of time on your hair only to be frustrated or over processing your hair, then a keratin treatment may be just what you need to maintain your hair the way you want it.
Learning What Works For Your Hair Type
A deep conditioner weekly may be all that you need in some cases to deal with frizziness. However a gloss treatment may be lower maintenance if you are going to salons regularly for trims. More expensive keratin treatments are well worth it if they save you a lot of time and money on styling products, not to mention the boost in the self image you get from having the hair you want.