Losing the Battle
July 07, 2013

If I go to work with my hair down, by noon it's in a pony tail. Today is the first day I haven't done that. The battle of the hair frizz (i am losing)

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...



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