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Kelly Laybourne

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5 Tips For Flyaway Hair

We have all experienced the nightmare of flyaway hair. It can be the difference between a good and bad hair day, so let's discuss this annoying issue shall we…


What Is Flyaway Hair?

Flyway hairs are those strands of hair that stick out and refuse to lay flat, no matter how you try to control it. 

There are a number of reasons why we end up with flyaway hair including breakage, humidity, product build up and chemical damage. 

So what if we told you that there are a number of ways you can stop this? Yes really, hallelujah…

At Additional Lengths, we know that you always feel your best when your hair's on point so we’ve put together a guide on our top 5 tips to get rid of flyaway hairs so you can stop this for good:

 

Tip 1: Use Products That Are Tailored To Flyaways 

If unruly flyaways are a regular issue you come across, products that can help combat this are something to add to your shopping list. 

Products that promote sleek hair and smooth strands are your new must have products as these tame any upright hairs. Much like static hair and frizz, flyaways always benefit from a little bit of moisture, particularly if these are caused by heat damage or dryness.

Here is our advice for when when it comes to choosing the best products for flyaway hairs:-

 

Shampoo And Conditioner: 

  • If you suffer from dry and dehydrated hair, look out for products that promote moisture. When it comes to your routine, ensure that you always follow up after shampooing with a hydrating conditioner, to try and reduce the amount of time you wash your hair a week. 
  • If you have colour-treated hair, a lightweight conditioner that is rich in moisturisers is going to be your new favourite product. 
  • For you hair extension wearers, 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. 
  • Hair oil can help transform your locks and give them a healthy shine by reducing breakages and preventing shorter hairs from pointing outwards.
  • Remi Cachet Hair Oil is the perfect choice for smoothing and adding moisture to your hair or human hair extensions. To use this; apply it to damp hair after washing by sectioning your hair extensions and adding a generous amount of oil to the palm of your hand. Next, starting at the tips, rub the oil into your hair moving upwards avoiding the bonds and roots if you are wearing extensions. The oil will then dry into your hair giving it a moisture boost whilst smoothing those unruly flyaways.

 

Serum: 

  • An instant fix to make hair appear smoother and less flyaway, is a serum which is a great on-the-go product. 
  • Reducing the appearance of split ends as well as being good for controlling unruly wisps, it’s the perfect flyaway hero product. Don’t overdo it though, too much serum can make your hair appear greasy...you have been warned.
comb running through wet hair

 

Tip 2: Change The Way You Dry Your Hair

Your hair is at its most fragile when it's wet, so it’s really important to always thoroughly dry your locks, especially if you’re wearing hair extensions. 

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 even a cotton shirt. The fibres that are from a standard towel can cause friction and breakage to the hair which then 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 any 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 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.
putting wet hair into towel

 

Tip 3: Introduce Conditioning Hair Masks

A perfect step in your pamper routine, using hair masks and deep conditioning treatments are an important part of looking after your hair. Using weekly, these can really help to smooth and nourish your hair strands so you can look forward to perfect hair days, every day. 

If you’re using a conditioning treatment you simply just need to use it in place of your normal conditioner once a week. This will provide you with an intense treatment that softens and hydrates the hair whilst repairing any damage. 

As always, something to note if you are an extension wearer is to avoid your roots and bonds when applying the treatments.

 

Tip 4: Wrap Your Hair At Bedtime 

Dreaming of waking up without your flyaway hair issue? This can be done by 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 your hair from becoming a mess of unruly frizz. However, 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!

 

Tip 5: If In Doubt, Style It Out (and other quick hacks)

Flyaway hair can always catch us off guard when we least expect it and in these situations we say “embrace it”. There are a number of hairstyles that are great to style out flyaways for those days your hair just wont play ball. Messy buns and ponytails are great with a little bit texture so the odd flyaway won't harm the vibe you are going for. 

Messy look not for you? A slicked back look is also a great fix for unruly hairs. Introducing your new best friend.. hair gel to help style this look. 

For when you’re on the go and flyaways appear, you might run into the situation of not having a chance to style them out. So, here we have our flyaway SOS for quick fixes that will help carry your hair through the day:

 

  • 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 on the greasy side.

 

  • Anti-frizz hair 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. 

 

girl with braid in her hair



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