Let’s discuss flyaway hair. It’s the difference between a good and bad hair day and as loathsome as it is, it’s something that we can all experience from time to time. Flyaways are those annoying strands of hair that stick out and refuse to lay flat. Caused by a number of factors such a breakage, humidity, static, too much product build-up or chemical damage, they can really put a downer on even your most amazing hair days. But what if we told you that you could stop flyaway hair? Yes, REALLY! At Additional Lengths, we know you feel at your best when your hair’s on point, that’s why we’ve put together this guide on how to stop flyaway hair for good! Featuring the best flyaway hair products and some great on-the-go hair hacks, we’ll teach you just how easy it is to get rid of flyaways, for a future filled with good hair!
Top 5 Tips on how to tame flyaway hair
1. Use products tailored to flyaways
If you suffer from unruly flyaways, you need to use products that can help to combat this. Look for products that promote sleek hair and smooth strands, as these are the ones that will tame any upright hairs. Much like static hair and frizz, flyaways always benefit from a little bit of moisture, particularly if yours are caused by heat damage or dryness. Here are our top tips when it comes to choosing flyaway hair products:-
- Shampoo and conditioner: always rethink your shampoo and conditioner. If you suffer from dry and dehydrated hair, look for products that promote moisture and always follow your shampoo with a conditioner. Shampoo less often if you can and opt for good hydrating conditioners. For colour-treated hair, choose lightweight conditioners that are rich in moisturisers. If you’re wearing hair extensions, remember to always wash your hair in an upright position and avoid applying any conditioner to your roots as this can cause your bonds to slip or break.
- Use hair oil: A good hair oil can make a huge difference to flyaway natural and extension hair. Reducing breakages and preventing shorter hairs from pointing outwards, it can help to transform your locks and give them a healthy shine. Our Remi Cachet Hair Oil is the perfect choice for smoothing and adding moisture to your human hair extensions. Apply to damp hair after washing by sectioning your hair extensions and adding a generous amount of oil to the palm of your hand. Starting at the tips, rub the oil into your hair moving upwards and avoiding the bonds and roots. The oil will dry into your extension hair giving it a moisture boost whilst smoothing those unruly flyaways!
- Serum: An instant fix to make hair appear smoother and less flyaway, serum is a great on-the-go product. Reducing the appearance of split ends and great for something down unruly wisps, it’s the perfect flyaway hero product. Don’t overdo it though, too much serum can make your hair appear greasy.
2. Change the way you dry your hair
Hair is at its most fragile when wet, so it’s really important to always dry your lovely locks, especially if you’re wearing hair extensions. However, how you dry your hair can have a huge impact on preventing those awkward flyaways. Here are a few simple changes to implement to your routine, for the smoothest hair every time!
- Say goodbye to your normal towel and switch to a microfibre towel or a cotton shirt. The fibres from a standard towel can cause friction and breakage to the hair which ultimately can lead to flyaways. With a cotton t-shirt or a microfibre towel, the fibres are woven tightly together meaning that they won’t affect your hair’s surface fibres for fresh, frizz and flyaway free hair!
- Use a wide-toothed comb to remove tangles from damp, natural hair. Brushes cause instant static and can break fragile, wet hair, whereas combs are much gentler on tangles and knots. If you have hair extensions, a good hair extension brush can be just as effective, as it has been specifically designed to safely remove tangles from your hair.
- Always use heat protection no matter what your hair type. As the old saying goes, prevention is better than cure, so always opt for protection whenever you use heat on your hair. Heat protectors help to shield your hair strands from heat damage for a smooth and flyaway free finish.
3. Introduce conditioning hair masks
Using hair masks and deep conditioning is such an important part of looking after your hair. Introducing a weekly treatment can help to smooth and nourish strands for all-round better hair days. If you’re using a conditioning treatment, simply use it in place of your normal conditioner once a week, for a more intense treatment that will soften and hydrate the hair, whilst repairing any damages. As we always advise, if you’re wearing extensions, avoid your roots and bonds when applying any conditioning treatments.
4. Wrap your hair at bedtime
Want to wake up with flyaway free hair? Try wrapping your hair at bedtime. Wrapping your hair in a headscarf made from silk or satin reduces any friction between your hair strands and your pillowcase, preventing them from becoming a mess of unruly frizz. You can rise and shine every morning to perfect, manageable hair! Similarly, if wrapping isn’t for you, a silk pillowcase might be. Offering the same benefits, by switching up your regular pillowcase to silk and satin varieties, you’ll never have to deal with morning flyaways again!
5. If in doubt, style it out! (and other quick hacks!)
There’s no denying it, sometimes flyaway hair can catch us off guard when we least expect it! In these circumstances, we say embrace the flyaways! There are a few hairstyles that are a good go to for flyaway hair, for those days when your hair just won’t play ball. Messy buns and ponytails look great with a little bit of texture, so the odd dishevelled flyaway or textured wisp won’t harm your overall, spontaneous look. If you really can’t bring yourself to embrace a messy do though, a slicked back look is also a great way to fix those unruly hairs in place. In this case, make styling gel your best friend and own your look!
If you’re on the go and flyaways appear, you might not always have time to style it out. In this case, follow our flyaway SOS, for a quick fix that will carry your hair through until the end of the day (just don’t rely on them as a permanent solution!):-
- Hand lotion adds moisture to your hands, so once you’ve rubbed it in, simply rub your hands over your hair. The moisture from the lotion should temporarily tame those flyaways, adding a little bit of nourishment to your unruly hair.
- Ice cubes aren’t always readily available, but if they are, rubbing one over those flyaways can also add an instant moisture boost, flattening down those upright hairs
- Lip balm used sparingly is another good hack for taming a flyaway mane. Just don’t overdo it, or your hair could end up looking super- greasy.
- Anti-frizz sheets work just like a dryer sheet. Formulated using nourishing oils and moisturising ingredients, they hydrate the hair helping to flatten flyaways, static and frizz. They’re the perfect pick for hair care on the move!