photo by Mick De Lint for FashionGoneRogue.com post styled by Kristin Ess

Winter can be brutal. It’s amazing how a little flurry of snow or a tiny bit of drizzling rain can completely ruin your good hair day. We’re going to kick off a list of tips and tricks for minimizing frizz in the winter and then we want you guys to submit your own in the comment section below. We may be the “experts”, but you guys teach us new things every day and sharing helpful tips is what TBD is all about. Here we go!

  • Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you shouldn’t condition your hair like you did during the summer. If you have normal to thick hair, it can use the extra weight provided by deep treatments. For finer hair, just get the very tips with a deep treatment so it doesn’t get too heavy. Do a moisturizing conditioning treatment once a week and try to let it sit for 5-30 minutes before rinsing, depending on how much time you have.
  • Keep those ends CLEAN! Get a good haircut. Split ends are a major antagonizer of frizz.
  • Nice buns: If you’re trying to get a smooth blow out, do 2 “Princess Leia” buns after you finish your blow dry. There should be one on each side (we like to twist backward/away from the face). Clip them in place and let them sit while you get dressed. If you can let them set for at least 10 minutes it will minimize frizz in a major way.
  • Don’t forget to use a leave-in conditioner. That helps to seal the cuticle and de-tangle knots. I can’t tell you how many people say they just forget about leave-in conditioner. It’s really important and there are plenty of weightless ones out there that don’t make your hair feel too heavy.
  • If you’re at work, at your bf’s, or in a bind and don’t have access to any anti-frizz serum or argan oil, rub a tiny dab of hand lotion in to your hands and then smooth over the frizzy bits. It’s not ideal and you shouldn’t use hand lotion as a styling product, but it’s definitely a life saver if you don’t have anything else handy.

Okay– now it’s your turn to contribute a tip to the anti-frizz forum…