This might sound crazy, but often times I think my hair is more manageable in the winter than in the summer. Sure, the negative temps do a number on it, but the midwest humidity? That’s 100 times worse! Frizzy hair central!
That being said, finishing serums like Moroccan Oil have always been my best friend and go-to frizz fighter. But when I was given the offer to test out Redken’s Frizz Dismiss line, I figured–what do I have to lose?
A shampoo and dryer sheet-like contraptions that make your hair less frizzy? Skeptical, but worth a shot.
The line (which you can buy at Hair Cuttery) is comprised of a shampoo, conditioner, leave in treatment, and flyaway taming sheets (which totally look like dryer sheets. This version also smells lovely AND will get crazy looks from old ladies on the bus if you choose to use them on the go. Yessss.) It’s also Sulfate free, a common shampoo ingredient which can be damaging to your hair and is rumored (take it or leave it) to cause cancer. (Yikes!) It also has indicators on each product correlating to how much humidity protection the product provides. (Points for helpfulness!)
I gave the shampoo and conditioner a few weeks or so to really assess the results, and to be totally honest, I didn’t fully realize how much it helped the frizz factor until I went to the lake house this weekend, where I used good ole Herbie Essences for 4 days straight.
HOLY. FRIZZ. CITY. Woof.
So yes, I’m telling you–this does work! I notice a difference when I let my hair air dry alone, but for the best frizz free waves–here’s my step by step hair routine:
Step 1: Wash and condition hair with Redken Frizz Dismiss, following up with the Rebel Tame leave-in treatment.
(Okay, that was multiple steps, but showing you photos of me shampooing my hair in the shower would have been super creepy.)
Step 2: Starting with dry hair and a hot curling iron (I use this version, with a 1″ barrel), grab a section of hair about 1-1.5″ thick.
Clamp the iron in the middle of the hair, rolling it up toward your scalp. (Yes, there will be a little tail sticking out of the iron. That’s normal.) Work fairly quickly, so you don’t get a crease in your hair.
Step 3: Opening and closing the clamp of your curler every few seconds (so it doesn’t crease), inch it down your section of hair, and continue to roll it up toward your scalp.
Repeat: inch down, roll up; inch down, roll up. Do this until you get to the end of your hair. Release!
Step 4: Repeat until all hair is in loose waves!
(Dayum, you’re lookin’ good, lady!)
Tip: This is my fastest method for curling, and ideal if you’re in a hurry. Its not supposed to be perfect, in fact, it’s better if every curl is different! You want tousled imperfection, not Dolly Parton ringlets!
Step 5: Finish with Frizz Dismiss Flyaway Fix sheets.
Based on your frizzy needs, you can start all the way from the mid section of your hair and work your way through the ends, rubbing the sheet liberally through your strands. (However–do not start at your roots! This will make them greasy!) These little sheets are the best invention ever for stashing in your purse. Frizzy hair heaven. (Also useful for those pesky ponytail flyaways, too!)
That’s it! You’re out the door and ready to go!
If you’d like to try these products out for yourself, you can pick up Redken’s Frizz Dismiss products at your local Hair Cuttery!
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Hair Cuttery on behalf of Redken. All opinions are my own. GG does not accept sponsored posts without prior testing, and stands 110% behind the product and brands she promotes. Thank you for supporting the partnerships that keep GG up and running!
All photos by Blair