Get Rid of Frizzy Hair: A Styling Guide for All Hair Types
A STYLING GUIDE FOR ALL HAIR TYPES
Hollywood stylist, Beau Dieda, owner of Beau Dida LA Hair Salon, gives us the inside scoop on frizz-free hair care for all hair types. That’s right! You’re about to uncover celebrity hair tips that will give you a soft, silky, red carpet-worthy blowout!
As a Hollywood stylist, I’ve noticed something that everyone struggles with — everyone wants to know how to get rid of frizzy hair.
Most of my clients tell the same story…
They’re standing in front of the mirror, fighting frizzy hair, hoping it will magically transform into the goddess-like style they envisioned.
Or they spend hours in the bathroom, blow-drying and straightening, only to step outside for their hair to go — POOF!
If you struggle with getting rid of frizz, you know how frustrating it can be.
You try tons of products, hoping for different outcomes — sometimes they work, and sometimes you're back to square one, trying to figure out how to get rid of frizzy hair once and for all.
But that's all going to change today because I’m going to spill my celebrity styling tips with you!
Here’s the most important thing to understand when it comes to styling WITHOUT frizz.
Each hair type needs different techniques, products, and care that helps you get rid of frizzy hair.
Let's check out the four main hair types to understand where you stand.
What are the Different Hair Types?
There are four main hair types but 12 in total because they can be broken down into subcategories.
Hair type comes down to genetics, with straight hair being the most common texture.
Still, it's helpful to remember that some people have a mixture of hair types (which we'll cover in a bit).
There are four main hair types:
Hair Type 1 — Straight Hair
Hair Type 2 — Wavy Hair
Hair Type 3 —Curly Hair
Hair Type 4 —Coily Hair
These four categories break down into smaller sub-categories, like 2a, 2b, and 2c.
It may sound a little confusing…
But don't worry!
We'll dive deeply into each hair type so you know everything you can do to kick frizz to the curb!
I’ll explain each hair category and how to get the perfect frizz-free blowout for your specific hair type.
Hair Type 1: Straight Hair
Technically, if you're dealing with super straight hair, you're dealing with limp hair — not a lot of texture and not a lot of volume.
You can get that extra volume with the right technique using the SRI DryQ — we'll touch on this in a minute.
However, there are still three type 1 hair categories to be aware of.
Type 1a — this is the straightest, finest hair texture. Frizz isn't a massive problem, but it can be a struggle with volume or holding curls.
Type 1b — this hair texture is still pretty straight, but you'll notice some bends here and there. With those bends present, oily roots can be an issue.
Type 1c — this hair texture is a little more coarse and prone to frizz and dryness.
Frizz-Free Blowout Tips for Type 1 Straight Hair
What I love about the SRI DryQ is that if you angle the brush just right, the negative ions help create that volume right on base for the hair.
When blow-drying this hair type, you want to get your round brush super close to the scalp.
When you have it right there, use the cool shot button. This seals the hair cuticle and essentially helps form the hair to the round brush, giving you a really nice voluminous look.
Other Styling Tips for Type1 Hair
- Adding volume is one of the biggest challenges for those with super straight, type 1 hair. This makes it extremely hard to get the style you’re trying to achieve. If you have this hair type, you might want to explore adding layers to your hair — it adds effortless volume and style!
- Oily roots are another issue type 1 hair deals with because the hair is fine and thinner, it accumulates oil much faster, especially if you touch your hair a lot. For this reason, you want to avoid shampooing your hair too often. If your hair still gets oily, it’s nothing that dry shampoo can’t fix!
Hair Type 2: Wavy Hair
Type 2 hair is what some like to call an "in-between" hair type — not super straight and not overly curly.
You can see a ringlet curl pattern with curly hair types, but type 2 curls are more shaped like an "s."
Type 2a — the texture is a little finer, similar to type 1 hair, but has loose "s" curls throughout.
Type 2b — with this hair type, we start to make our way into thicker hair textures, and frizz becomes an issue.
Type 2c — this hair type is much thicker, with pronounced curls, making frizz and styling more difficult.
Frizz-Free Blowout Tips for Type 2 Wavy Hair
So, we're going to use a different approach for our wavy hair ladies.
First, you want to come off base (away from the scalp), usually with a larger round brush, so more of the hair is covering the round brush.
You'll take your blow dryer and put the heat close to the scalp, maybe an inch or two inches from the round brush. Then you're going to pull to give some tension as you blow-dry — slight tension.
You want to roll the brush down with the blow dryer simultaneously in the same direction. This will give you volume, but seal the cuticle when you're blow-drying the hair downwards. Plus, this technique ensures you don't have any flyaways or frizzes.
Other Styling Tips for Type 2 Hair
- Moving into type 2 hair, you’ll notice a wavier hair texture and patterns. One-length hair cuts are better suited for type hair, so you can have versatility when you want to go between straight and curly hairstyles.
- If you want to rock your curls, try adding a curl-defining cream and using your diffuser attachment to create frizz-free curls.
- For curlier type 2 hair textures (2c), use a t-shirt or a microfiber towel when drying your hair. This method creates less friction, which equals less frizz.
Hair Type 3: Curly Hair
We've officially entered curly hair territory!
Type 3 curls are typically shaped like a spring, but some curly girls have a combination of all three — ringlets, s-shaped curls, and waves!
Type 3a — this hair type has a more delicate texture making these waves and loose curls sensitive to humidity and dryness.
Type 3b — this curl type is much tighter than the 3a curls. It's not uncommon for this texture to have thicker, coarser hair.
Type 3c — these curls are much tighter, giving this hair type plenty of volume. It makes managing 3c curls harder, especially since they're prone to more frizz, dryness, and breakage.
Frizz-Free Blowout Tips for Type 3 Curly Hair
Curls are beautiful, but they're also a lot of work!
That said, if you're a curly girl who loves rocking an occasional blowout, we've got some tips to make it happen.
First, you want to use a heat protectant of some sort.
Doing this allows you to put the blow dryer on the highest heat setting to knock out that frizz.
One of the main things I tell people with this hair type is tension, tension, tension!
When using a round brush, you need to roll that hair into it and pull as you blow-dry in a downward direction. Again, blow-drying downwards seals the cuticles and ensures that you're not getting any of those flyaways.
If you use your hair dryer in the opposite direction or straight on, you'll actually create more frizz and flyaways.
Plus, if you're using a hair dryer like the SRI DryQ, you'll also have negative ions to help reduce frizz.
Overall, you need lots of tension and a heat protectant to achieve a gorgeous blowout with curly hair.
Other Styling Tips for Type 3 Hair
- Type 3 hair should also use the t-shirt or microfiber towel approach to ensure you don't create unnecessary frizz.
- Try co-washing your hair (with conditioner only) to hydrate and cleanse your hair without stripping all of your natural oils.
- The LOC method works well for type 3 hair. This hydrating process involves layering liquid to hydrate the hair (like a leave-in moisturizer), oil to lock in moisture and curl cream to prevent moisture loss.
- Use your hair dryer and diffuser attachment for beautiful, bouncy, defined curls.
- Want to straighten your hair without frizz? Start with clean hair, section it off, and use your Infrarose Styler to straighten!
Hair Type 4: Coily Hair
Coily hair, aka "kinky-curly," has tight coils, but the curl texture can vary quite a bit.
For example, type 4 coils can be z-shaped, s-shaped — or a mixture of the two!
As versatile as these curls can be, this hair type is prone to severe dryness and breakage if the hair isn't properly oiled.
Type 4a — this curl pattern has super tight curls — the tightest ringlets of all curl groups. Sometimes 4a curls have type 3 curls intertwined too!
Type 4b — this hair texture exhibits a different kind of curl: z-shaped curls. These coils get super dry, and they're prone to extreme shrinkage.
Type 4c — these coils are tighter than 4b curls but have fewer layers on the hair cuticles. This means this hair type needs intense hydration to prevent damage and breakage.
Frizz-Free Blowout Tips for Type 4 Coily Hair
I love the beautiful coils of type 4 hair because you can style with so much versatility.
If you want to stay on a more natural path, you can use a heat protectant and diffuser.
To fight frizz, gently diffuse until it's almost dry, then let your hair dry the rest of the way. This helps fight humidity and the frizz that can come along with it.
On the other hand, if you want to go sleek and straight, grab a big round brush and use a lot of tension with the blow dryer on high heat — stretching the hair out as much as possible to elongate the hair.
You don't want it super flat, so use the round brush to get a nice, soft wave
Other Styling Tips for Type 4 Hair
- Maintaining moisture can be challenging for this hair type, so avoid products with drying sulfates and parabens.
- Utilize a daily leave-in conditioner and weekly deep conditioning treatments.
- Try protective styles to help retain moisture and protect your hair from damage — also helps your hair grow!
Wrapping Up: How to Get Rid of Frizz
No one likes fighting with frizzy hair! There are tons of tips, tricks, and products that you can incorporate into your daily hair care routine, but understanding your hair type is the first step towards achieving a healthy, frizz-free style. So give these tips a try and let us know what you think!
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