September 10, 2014

How to tame the morning frizz

Nobody wakes up in the morning looking glam and fabulous with perfect skin and hair - not even celebs  – there is a God after all! 

Its hard to believe but my hair has a life on its own - where do I begin! I was born with a baby fine, somewhat wavy hair that poofs up like a balloon when it's humid and wet outside.And if that was not a curse enough,   my hair is also oily at the roots and dry at the ends, mostly because of all the hair bleaching ( I do love my Ombre Hair though, so its worth it!)  And I also tend to sweat in the night like a horse, so that's not helping my case either (I know to much information... sorry!).  I try (emphasizes on try here) to blow-dry my hair thoroughly in the evenings, but still manage to wake up with frizzy head. Every. Single. Morning.  I suppose this is what they call frizz prone hair - I might offer myself as be a guinea pig for all the anti-frizz product companies out there – it would be kind of public service really - and I could make some serious money!! Jeez, this business plan is writing itself.

Now, in the mornings, I defiantly have no time to spend hours fixing and styling my hair, it has to be ready in seconds.

What a girl's gotta do?

Here are some of my first aid tips to combat frizz very last minute. 

Smooth it!

Apply small amount of hair serum into palms and distribute evenly through dry hair, concentrating on hair ends. My favorite hair serum is the Kerastase Elexir Ultime - its very light weight and doesn’t weigh my hair down at all and it also adds shine  without making it look greasy. 
If you don't have any serum at hand, you could also just some plain olive or coconut oil. Same thing. 
Then, spray some hairspray onto your palm and smooth over your hair too make the tiny hairs lay flat - you can't beat Redken Controll Addict 28 for that, best smoothing hair spray ever!
The combination of serum and hairspray leaves my hair looking much better-behaved and sleeker after a wild night of tossing and turning in my bed. 

Bun it! If everything else is not working put your hair in a top knot – this one never goes out of style. This will take you a minute and the frizz will be nowhere to be seen. I am rocking one just right now! ( Yes, you guessed it right - bad hair day!) 

Or just plait it!

If you don’t like the idea of the bun and it reminds you to much of your former primary school teacher, then you could also plait your hair, this will also hide the frizz and make you look so stylish. Perfect! And besides there so many plait combinations to choose from: French Plait, Fishtail Plait, Dutch Waterfall Braid...

Top Tips

Avoid heat-based styling tools like curling irons and straightens which create more frizz.

Always finish the hair wash with a final cold water rinse. 

Try to eat tons of fruits and veggies and drink loads of  liquids (yeah,no, coffee and fizzy drinks don't count - if anything, they will dehydrate your hair and skin even more, so cut them out!) Sorry, that was just a note to myself!

Is the frizz your biggest styling challenge too? 

Then please share your tips for taming the frizz sista!!!

xxx Marina

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  1. I just loved all your suggestions! you looked gorgeous in all styles!
    wish you a fabulous upcoming weekend! kisses

    1. Thank you! come back soon again! xxx Marina

  2. the information provided by you is good, it is good ,like this blog,,,,,,,,,,,, :)

    1. Thanks Kelly! Glad to hear you like my blog! xxx Marina

  3. Anonymous15:10

    Ugh you're so pretty!
    What are you wearing on your lips in the second photo? I love that colour!

    1. Awh, thanks for the compliment! I am wearing Lasting Finish Lipstick Matte by Kate Moss # 01. Its a classical red with blue undertones - this is the shade that Kate is wearing in her promotional shoot. x Marina

  4. I have been dealing with my frizzy hair for so long and I have tried a number of products that did not work for me. I am guilty of what you said about using too much curling iron and I would try to refrain from using them anymore. I will try to do the things that you said and I would come back to your site about what happened. Thanks Marina! :)

    1. Good to hear you liked the post Melissa! Please do come back and tell us how you get on! x Marina


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