The current state of my hair is LONG. Possibly the longest it's been in over a decade. Remember when it was really short and I was cutting it myself? That seems like it was SO long ago. I guess it's a good thing I took photos.
Part of the reason I had cut it all off was because my hair has a mind of its own. At certain lengths, it just refuses to behave. In it's current state, it's weighty enough that it just sort of hangs there, which is actually what I wanted. Which is great and all, but now I'm fighting the battle of the frizz. It seems that regardless of what I do, my hair wants to be big. In the last few months, these are things I've used to try and combat the frizz:
Some of these things work, sort of. My stylist ended up advising against using the anti-frizz shampoo/conditioner because it didn't protect my color, so I had to nix that (it didn't seem to be doing much anyways). I'm not using all of the styling products at once, but I'm trying them for a week at a time, to see if I notice a difference. So far I think I like the Bumble and Bumble Straight the best. My stylist thought the Kerastase would be exactly what I needed to defeat this frizz, and it does help. For about half an hour. And then it's back to big.
I'm almost at the point where I just have throw my hands up in defeat and accept that this is my hair and it will never achieve Pantene commercial levels of sleekness. I really should just be thankful that I have hair to complain about.
However, if you have suggestions for products/techniques to help tame the frizz, I'd love to hear them...