Taming the Tresses

I'm blessed with thick hair. Some days I'm so grateful for its wavy/curly texture. Other days, I wish it was stick straight and required zero effort.

Curly/wavy hair can be tricky. Sometimes it turns out perfectly, but most times it looks good for about an hour and then becomes a frizzy half-curly, half-flat disaster.

Did I mention that warm, humid air only compounds this effect? Luckily, it's winter, so the battle isn't too bad for the moment. That is, unless I'm in a bar or event space crammed with a ton of people and there's not enough air-conditioning. Then, it might as well be mid-summer with a humidex of 40 degrees.

I had one of those encounters this week. I was at an event, with quite frankly the worst hair of my life. I actually didn't realize how bad it was until I got home and saw myself in the mirror. And I wondered, why didn't anyone I was with warn me? Or just suggest that I put it up?

I've decided with spring and summer around the corner, I need to get my hair under control. I will need to spend more time blowdrying/styling my hair in order to deliver on my good hair promise.

There are two products in my styling arsenal that will be playing a big role in helping me achieve many more good hair days. They are:

John Frieda Frizz-Ease 3-Day Straight semi-permanent styling spray

This product has changed my life. It makes it easier and quicker to straighten my hair and then it lasts 3 full days! Essentially it works with your flat iron to block out frizz using a blend of polymers and keratin protein to wrap each strand, sealing in a straight style for 3 days. Love it.

The Original Moroccanoil Oil Treatment

I use a small amount of this oil after towel-drying and it makes detangling a breeze.

I know it will take more time on my part to have more good hair days, but that's the thing with thick, wavy hair. If you want it to look good, you can't go halfway. You have to invest.

What are your must-have styling products?


  1. You don't have to tell me about frizz. I'm with you on John Frieda 3 Day Straight - it's amazing!

  2. I tried the John Frieda 3 Day Straight and not 10-15 minutes later it made me look like a burn victim with redness at every point where my hair touched my neck. Approach with caution.

  3. @Zoey

    It really has changed the at-home blowout!

  4. @Em

    I'm so sorry to hear you had such a bad experience! It's a good rule of thumb before using any new product to do a patch test first. Especially if you've had a bad reaction to a product in the past.

  5. I've got thick wavy hair too, so I can totally relate. Thanks for the product recommendation. I haven't tried John Frieda's 3 days straight so I'll be on the lookout for it when the humid days return -- can't wait for warmer weather. I can wait for frizzy hair days, though ;)Moroccanoil is great stuff!

  6. moroccanoil is a staple in my hair product collection!

  7. @aira177

    I love it too! Definitely one of my faves!

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