Has Your Hair Always Been Unruly

By on May 19, 2015


http://www.vogue.com/13261631/easy-hair-air-dried-waves-frizz-proof-how-to-tutorial/My hair has always been unruly—slightly puffy and slightly feral, the type of mane that, since middle school, has cost hundreds of dollars in smoothing products and even more in flat irons that burn and fry, creating split ends that go up to the root. So how does this texture fare in the humid summer weather? It doesn’t—once the temperature goes up, there is no straightening iron in the world that could keep my untamable strands under control.

And it isn’t easy to deal with. My coworkers have that covetable wash-and-walk sort of hair—obedient lengths that are shiny and soft, which have never been touched by a silicone serum or 480-degree heat-up device. Until recently, I wrote off their good fortune as the luck of the genetic lottery and resigned myself to a life of frizz. But during a recent appointment at the Flatiron District’s Butterfly Studio, hairstylist Amanda Colihan—whose red hair resembles mine in texture—shared a dependable technique that I could do on my morning subway ride or while eating breakfast in the morning.

1. Take a break from the age-old rule of brushing your hair after you get out of the shower. “The more you mess with curls, especially, the straighter and frizzer they will get.” says Colihan. In other words, do not do anything that will tamper with your natural texture from wash to finish. Read more…

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