The One Thing You Should Never To Do To Frizzy Hair Is Not Something You'd Guess

Frizzy hair is never fun and can sometimes seem impossible to quell. If you're struggling, make sure you're not accidentally making your hair even more electric with the one thing never to do to frizzy hair. A professional stylist spoke to me about the harsh hair faux pas, but even if you're a culprit of the bad habit, there are ways to make your hair smooth and soft again.

I spoke with Cutler/Redken stylist Fatima Sheikh (follow her on Instagram at @fscharlie) to get the professional word on how to dodge frizz. She tells me that heading to work with wet hair is really the worst thing for frizzy hair for two reasons. First, she tells me "air conditioning blasting on your poor cuticle causes instant fray. That's where you create that halo of hair that we are too familiar with." Yeah, on top of the office being too cold, it could also wreck your 'do.

Additionally, those last-minute slicked back wet ponytails are also wreaking hair havoc. Sheikh explains, "Pulling hair very tightly back while wet puts a lot of strain on the already soft roots and creates the breakage around the hair line that is super frizzy." To help solve the problem, she advises, "Try to leave hair in a loose braid or, if you are leaving it down and wet, use a [smoothing] serum throughout [and pay] close attention to the ends."

Beyond Sheikh's advice, I've pulled together a few extra hacks for keeping your hair soft and frizz-free no matter what the day brings.

1. Razor Edges Correctly

Unisex Razor Comb Home Hair Cut Scissor, $9.99, Univeral Tool

"Correct razor cutting is not bad for hair, however incorrect razor cutting can really create some bad damage to the hair!" Eufora National Trainer and hair stylist, Dana Hodges Caschetta told me. "The razor isn't bad—it's how it is being used ... By ruffing up the cuticle from incorrect razor cutting the client will experience a multitude of things from excess fuzz to broken and frayed ends."

If you want texture, make sure your stylist reaches for the right pair of shears.

2. Get A Microfiber Towel

Aquis Lisse Luxe Microfiber Hair Towel, $30, aquis.com

Consider using a microfiber towel to dry your hair, since the smaller fibers won't tug and irritate strands.

3. Use Hydrating Masks

One 'N Only Argan Oil Hydrating Mask, $10.50, Amazon

Nourish fried hair with an oil-intensive mask like this argan one above.

4. Consider An Egg Treatment

Allure shared "the egg is a mighty protein that will give your hair the strength, shine, volume, and texture of your dreams." Whisk one up, leave on your hair for fifteen minutes, and rinse for a smoothing treatment.

5. Keep Hair Serum Or Oil On Hand

Verb Ghost Oil, $14, sephora.com

According to Cosmopolitan, "If you get caught in the rain and your hair poufs out, hair serum will be your BFF. Apply to finer hair (or a cream or oil formula for textured hair) over your fuzzy trouble spots ... while it's still damp to smooth it back down."

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