I received this question on my blog a couple months ago, and I found it hilarious because, as a girl who doesn’t blow dry my hair when I’m not going somewhere (re: hot bohemian tangled mess), I understand the struggles of the ultimate frizzy hair blowout when I do. I frequent Parlor KC a lot because they always seem to be able to tame my mane into something presentable, but when I just don’t have the time, I use one of three products that seemed to have taken the frustration out of the frizz.
Q: When I blow-dry my hair it ends up looking frizzy. What is a tip or product you use to avoid this? You hair always looks so good in photos. I use a normal hair dryer and a light serum that I use when my hair is damp.
A: The best blow-dry in my opinion involves little or no blow dryer. First go in with a frizz-defending serum like John Frieda Frizz-Ease. Then let you hair air-dry almost all the way. (If you’re in a hurry (who isn’t these days?, use a blow dryer, but don’t worry so much about styling. Just get it almost-dry.) Then use either a flat iron, a large-barrel curling iron or both. The iron (or irons) will give you the blow-dry polish you’re looking for without the extra frizz, not to mention all the elbow grease a good blow-dry takes.
My cheat sheet: