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How to Control Frizzy Hair in 7 Ways

We promise to get these posts back on schedule. The intern is goingto gettrained tonight.¬† Meanwhile enjoy this week’s fashion post a few hours late (ok, ok 12 hours late). ūüôā

How to Control Frizzy Hair in 7 Ways
By Sylvia L Moore

Only those with frizzy hair know the envy of seeing someone with tame, manageable hair passing right by. Why couldn’t we be blessed with good hair like virtually everybody else on the planet? Just think about all the different styles we could try – if they would just do as they’re told. But they don’t.

Fortunately for us, not all hope is lost and we can someday achieve sleek-looking hair ourselves. All we’ll have to do is to dutifully adopt a few practices when caring for our frizzy, beloved hair.

Here are 7 ways that will help bring us closer to hair happiness, and perhaps make the decision to let our hair down a much easier one.

How to Control Frizzy Hair

Hydrating shampoo: Using a shampoo that hydrates and repairs will make it better adjusted to the humidity outside, which causes hair to frizz. That said, shampooing should be limited to once every two days or even less frequent in order to let the natural oils in your hair to condition your scalp.

Moisturizing conditioner: If you have frizzy hair, you cannot do without a conditioner! Most conditioners have dimethicone, which is a type of silicone known for coating hair, conditioning and giving you a great shine. Leave your conditioner on for at least five minutes before rinsing. Be sure to occasionally use a clarifying shampoo alongside it to get rid of any buildup.

Serum: Silicone also exists in styling serums which can do wonders to even the most uncontrollable hair. Apply this onto clean, wet hair for better application and absorption. Putting it on dry hair can make hair greasy instead.

Blow-dryer: Although frequent blow-drying and on high heat can cause hair damage in the long run, blow-drying generally can reduce frizz. Air-drying hair will absorb humidity and thus, cause hair to frizz. Therefore, be smart about blow-drying, and do it until your hair has completely dried.

Good brush: One brush that’s good for frizzy hair is the boar bristle brush, which smoothens and straightens hair. It also adds volume to it! Be sure to use this when blow-drying your hair.

Hot oil: A weekly oil treatment such as one with Jojoba oil can make hair cuticle stronger, which will prevent your hair from frizzing up.

Hairspray: Annoying flyaways can be dealt with using an anti-frizz hairspray. Spritz on lightly – and you’re done!

If these products seem overwhelming to you, there are also remedies you can make at home to help smoothen hair, such as ones with carbonated water, beer or coconut milk. Find what works for you and stick to it to see results!

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Clean Your Stinky Head Scarf…and other things – Part 2

Two weeks ago in part 1 we listed the beauty and other items you should clean at least weekly and promised a more detailed breakdown.  Going back to the main item on the list, the head scarf just toss that thing in the washing machine then dryer once a week and you should be good to go.


Combs and Brushes


Very often we’ve noticed ladies that have combs and bushes that appear to have¬†never¬†been cleaned…SCARY!¬† We’ve seen young and old drop their hair tools on the floor and simply pick it up and start using it again…SUPER SCARY!

At least once a week you should take your combs and brushes and wash them in hot water using some antibacterial soap.  For your brushes if you want to be a cleaning superstar, check with your local beauty supply store for some brush cleaner.  This will remove those strands of hair that always seem to be lodged in your brush despite your best efforts to get rid of them.

If you drop your comb or brush while styling your hair go ahead and wash it immediately and dry it off with your hair dryer just to be safe.  You never know what nasty little buggers may be lurking just waiting to attack your precious scalp and hair follicles.

Cartoon germ courtesy of J_Alves

Check this prior post¬†for things to look for at your favorite salon to make sure they’re not passing on someone else hair strands and hair problems via unclean combs and brushes!

Hairstyle Appreciation Day

So here’s another celebration we found that went along with the topics we talk about here at ECV Talks, Hairstyle Appreciation Day. If you follow us on Twitter you saw a couple of random hairstyles we liked. Below you’ll see a few that Ms. ME has done in the past.

Rear view
Side view






Color & style

Show some appreciation for hairstyles you like by posting a pic in the comments.

Weekly Beauty Tip #7 – Picking a Good Salon

You’re visiting or move to a new city and need a new hair or nail salon or risk ¬†starting Hair-mageddon or Nail-pocalyse. You get a suggestion from someone and try it out only to end up in a horror story. How many times has this happened to you?


Being a semi-retired cosmetologist, this rarely has happened to me. But earlier this month I failed to follow my own rules for picking a good salon and ending up paying the price in more ways than one. ¬†So as a reminder to self and to help the loyal ECV Talks readers, this week’s beauty tip consists of those rules. Continue reading Weekly Beauty Tip #7 – Picking a Good Salon