Last updated on November 12th, 2022 at 08:13 am
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If you ever had to fix your poofy hair, you know what a pain in the ass it is.
It’s not only people with wavy hair or curly hair that has to deal with this issue, people with straight hair also have this problem as well.
It gets pretty bad during the summer but frizzy hair can happen all year around. In places like Hong Kong where it’s almost always hot, you have to deal with this problem 24/7.
Thick hair and humidity do not go well together.
There are so many great things about HK like the shopping and millions of restaurant options.
One of the not-so-great things is the weather. The humidity drives people nuts, even the locals. Your frizzy hair will always pop back to say hello just in case, you know, you ever forget about it.
When I moved back to HK, my hair is so poofy I look like a poodle. Seriously!
It’s not a good look.
Even the people around me noticed my hair. They would point it out to me (as if I didn’t know already) and it made me that much more self-conscious.
Fortunately, there are ways to deal with frizzy hair. This blog post will talk about the hacks to keep your hair in check.
1) Buy The Right Hair Products
Let’s start with the basics and what everyone needs – shampoo and conditioner.
Pick ones that fit your hair type.
For example, if you have oily hair, you shouldn’t buy ones that are for dry hair.
The same goes for frizzy hair.
Look for shampoos and conditioners that cater to frizz. The bottles usually have the word ‘frizz’ or ‘smooth’ somewhere. Those are the keywords to look for because that means these products are intended to help those with frizzy hair.
These specifically formulated hair products have moisturizing properties that will help combat frizz.
2) Weekly Hair Mask
If a weekly hair mask isn’t in your hair care routine yet, consider getting one.
You leave a hair mask on for a certain amount of time then wash it off with water right after.
A hair mask is similar to a face mask in your skincare routine. You don’t use one all the time but when you find the right one, you’ll notice a difference.
A weekly hair mask is something that can help tame your frizz.
There are tons on the market you can check out.
Think about your shower routine. How long are you usually in the shower?
As a part of their self-love routine, some people like to stay in the shower longer for some quiet time.
Then there are the quick-shower people. For this group, search for hair masks that need to be in your hair for 5 minutes or less (it might be slightly harder to find because a lot of hair masks are usually for around 10-15 minutes but they are out there).
I personally prefer quick hair treatments. My showers are usually about 10-15 minutes long. I can’t imagine staying in there longer just for my hair.
The right hair mask will nourish your hair, keeping it smooth and soft.
How to Fix Poofy Hair #3- Clarifying Shampoo
People use a clarifying shampoo once a week to wash away the build-up of oil, dust, and product in their hair.
It does a deep cleanse so it allows your hair mask and other products to penetrate better. Your hair will feel cleaner too.
Although it might be tempting and you get addicted to the feeling, don’t overuse clarifying shampoo.
It can remove the natural oils from your hair and dry it out. Then, soon you’ll find your flyaways are getting even more out of whack.
Using a clarifying shampoo once to twice a week will suffice.
4) Hair Serum
The heading says hair serum but it’s a loosely used term. This can be an oil, cream, or spray.
They are leave-in treatments you put on after the shower while your hair is still wet.
(It depends on the brand and product. Some brands suggest using their products on dry hair so read the instructions on the back of the bottle to make sure you’re following the correct directions.)
You squeeze a few drops onto your palms and rub them together. Start at the end of your hair before working your way up. Do one final smooth down from your scalp to the hair ends as a final step.
There is a strong emphasis on a few drops because using too much can lead your hair to get greasier faster.
This process is extremely fast and takes about 5 seconds or less.
How to Fix Poofy Hair #5 – Get A Haircut
All of the above hair products tame frizz but a haircut is also important.
Getting a routine haircut keeps your hair healthy and light.
Especially for people with thick hair, you’ll be surprised at how much lighter your head feels after getting your hair cut off.
Even if you’re trying to grow out your hair, make a trip to the salon. Getting trims is good for flyaways, dry ends, and split ends.
While you’re at the salon, you can also consider getting professional treatment like keratin to make your hair more manageable.
6) Tie Your Hair Up
The hair might start out fine in the morning but as you get to the afternoon at work, you’re staring at your reflection in the mirror where the view is practically yelling at you to tie up your hair.
Throwing your hair up will help with the frizz. Girls who have medium or long-length hair usually carry hair ties around so it’s not like you have to make a huge effort.
Tying your hair up doesn’t have to be a boring hairstyle like a ponytail (but if you do, you go girl! Me too). There are different types of styling you can experiment with.
It’s also a way to change up your appearance mid-day.
Pulling your hair back is probably one of my favourite ways to tame puffy hair. It’s fast, you can do it anywhere, and most importantly, it’s a simple solution.
You can be anywhere and as long as you have a hair tie, it can be anyone’s go-to method. The result is better than desperately trying to keep the frizz down by patting down your hair (it doesn’t work).
7) Hand Cream to Tame Frizzy Hair
This is another quick solution.
Grab a bottle of hand cream and put a drop of it on your palms. Rub them together before smoothing them down. The process is exactly like the leave-in hair treatment I talked about earlier in this article.
It tames flyaways and works like a charm.
This little hack has saved me many times throughout the years.
Hopping in the shower to do all the hair care she-bang is great but what can you do when you’re not at home?
Grab that hand cream for a quick fix for more manageable hair.
Final Thoughts – How to Fix Poofy Hair
The combination of all these techniques will smooth out frizzy hair.
No need to constantly keep checking a mirror to see if your hair is poofy yet.
Feel more confident with the way you look with these hacks!
Now to You – How to Fix Poofy Hair
How do YOU fix your poofy hair?
Let me know in the comment section down below!