Whether your hair is straight or curly, take the other F word out of your A.M. styling session.
Tweak Your Technique
After you shower don’t towel dry hair or wrap it in a towel on top of your head, says Ana Paula Cota, a senior stylist at Devachan Salon in NYC. “Both rough up the cuticle, leading to frizz before hair’s even dry.” Squeeze out water with an old T-shirt. “It’s softer and gentler.” For sleek strands, blow-dry with a boar-bristle brush-it’s a must. “Boar bristles are natural oils from root to tip,” says Mark Garrison, owner of the Mark Garrison Salon in NYC. “They make hair shinier and cut down on frizz even if you don’t use styling products.”
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After you’ve finished styling, dip a clean makeup brush into translucent face powder; blow off excess, then dust it along your hairline and roots at the top of your head, says Jet Rhys, a hairstylist in San Diego. “ You give hair natural lift without creating more flyaways, which you get from flipping hair upside down to create volume.” To get rid of flyaways, you need a brush that grabs stubborn strands-and the smaller, the better, like a toothbrush. Short bristles can scoop up small sections of hair, which is critical when fixing cowlicks and frizz as well as getting bangs to lie right, Rhys says.