6 Tips for Taming Your Flyaways

6 Tips for Taming Your Flyaways

We’ve all experienced them at one time or another: flyaway hairs, those baby fine short strands that can pop up anywhere on your head and ruin an otherwise perfect hair day. They tend to frame your face, where you can’t ignore them, but while they can be frustrating, flyaways are easy to control if you have the right know-how.

The good news is you don’t need to make a major investment in hair care products or styling tools. These six tips for taming your flyaway hairs are simple, inexpensive, and totally effective.

The Down-Low

Where do these annoying little wild hairs come from, anyway? They could be a sign of new hair growth, which is good news for anyone, but on the other hand, they can also be broken strands, which indicate overstyling or too much heat.

Static is another cause of flyaways, especially in dryer, colder months, when any little hair out of place stands up for attention. You may remember running a balloon over your hair to make it stick out? You can thank static for that party trick as well as for your flyaways.

Straight, fine hair may see more than their fair share of flyaways, although they can plague any hair type. Even curly, thick hair can have them, especially if it is subjected to lots of straightening.

Flyaways are not to be confused with frizzy hair, which tends to occur when the temperatures heat up and bring increased humidity with them. Even though the causes of both frizz and flyaways are different, the tricks to train them may be surprisingly similar.

Straighten Up and Fly Right

These six tried-and-true tips are no-brainers for taming flyaway hair, so give them a try. You may want to start with one or two to see how they work for you; the last thing you want to do is overwork your hair and create a different hair don’t.

  • In conditioner we trust.  If dryness makes fine hair stand out, then a good moisturizing conditioner should help them lay flat. Look for one that is lightweight but hydrating to keep your hair soft and manageable. You can also use a deep conditioner once or twice a week.

  • No more towel tousling. Are you one of those people who vigorously towel-dries your hair before brushing and styling? It’s time to stop. Instead, wrap your hair in a microfiber towel, hair turban, or soft, clean t-shirt to gently absorb excess water and keep your hair smooth.

  • Go wide. A wide-tooth comb is your hair’s best friend. Use it in the shower to detangle while your hair is still wet. You can also opt for a wet/dry brush to gently work out tangles.

  • Don’t heat things up. You may not want to use your hair dryer, curling iron, or straightener every day to give your hair a break. When you do use heated tools, apply a heat-protectant product before and a lightweight hair oil after to prevent breakage and frizz.
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  • Perfect your up-do. A beautiful coif, sleek and shiny, depends on the right products. You may want to stick with gels, mousses, or sprays that match the texture and weight of your hair. You can go over any areas that are prone to flyaways with a little extra gel, but don’t thickly layer it on or those hairs could stick out and look stiff and crunchy.
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  • Repurpose your essentials. If you sense your flyaways are popping out, you can use a little hand lotion to get them under control. Rub it into your hands as usual, then run your palms across any wayward strands to get them to calm down.
  • Another easy trick is to use a toothbrush and a spritz of hairspray to carefully brush your loose flyaway hair into place. This a great use for any spare toothbrushes you may have lying around that you aren’t part of your dental care routine.

    Say Goodbye to Bad Hair Days

    And say hello to smooth, healthy hair that looks straight out of the salon. You can find all the hair care products you need to control your flyaway hairs at LaLa Daisy. Our selection of salon-quality shampoos, conditioners, and styling products can make every day a good hair day.

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