Poofy hair is a common problem that occurs when you are trying to straighten your hair. You’ve probably tried to combat this by using hairspray or serum like Pantene’s Design series products, but these can often be too heavy and cause your style to flatten.
Mixing in some light-hold styling lotion can help add volume without weighing down your locks. Try Bumble and bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible oil or Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk for the best results on dry, damaged, dull and lifeless hair.
Why Is My Hair Poofy After I Straighten It?
Your hair is at its driest when it’s wet, so the amount of moisture in your hair will affect the amount of poof. The more moisture there is, the less curly and poofy your hair will be. If you have fine hair, that is prone to getting puffy or flat when it’s dry and curly, keep a can of dry shampoo on hand to use after styling. If you want to try using a leave-in conditioner spray, do not use one with alcohol in it. Alcohol can cause the cuticle layer of your hair to be rough instead of smooth and healthy-looking, which means more frizz.
If you have thick, coarse hair that is prone to pouffiness and poof, it’s probably because you’re using a comb instead of a brush. Using a comb when taming your mane can cause breakage and make the problem worse.
To help add volume and eliminate the dreaded poof, try sectionsing your hair into half-inch sections while blow drying with a round brush. You’ll want to keep the dryer on its hottest setting to assist in straightening. Give each section of hair several minutes to dry before moving on to the next section.
There are also many styling products available that are designed to fight poof and help your style last longer. They usually contain sea salt or other minerals that add texture, volume, lift and shine.
Why Does Hair Become Dry After Straightening?
The proteins and lipids in your hair which provide its natural moisture are denatured by heat, so hair is less able to retain moisture after being straightened.
To protect and restore the springy, healthy look of your hair, try using a leave-in conditioner spray or deep conditioner once your style is complete. These products can be found at most beauty supply stores or you can find them at Sally’s Beauty Supply on our website. Most leave-in conditioners contain oils like jojoba and coconut that penetrate deep into the cuticle of the hair to seal in moisture.
How Do I Fix My Poofy Hair After Straightening It?
Here is one way to control the poofy hair you often get after straightening your hair.
Take a small amount of anti-frizz serum, apply it to your hands and rub them together. Then apply the serum to your fingertips and work it through the areas where there is most frizz. Do not use too much product or it will weigh down your hair.
You’ll instantly notice your frizz problems are solved! And if you have fine hair and don’t want to put oils in it, you can use an anti-frizz serum instead. It works by creating an invisible barrier that keeps moisture in so that fine thin hair doesn’t become dry and poofy after styling.
How Do You Get Sleek Straight Hair With A Straightener?
When you straighten your hair, you want to give the hair sections a few “mini-curling” sessions to hold it in place and help it stay under control. In between those mini-curling sessions with the straightener, try not to run your fingers through your hair too much. This usually takes care of the bulk of the frizziness.
How Do I Stop My Natural Hair From Frizzing When I Straighten It?
After you straighten your hair, you’ll probably want to put some sort of product in it, whether it’s a gel or something more heavy-duty. Products like the Big Sexy Wig Growth Fibers will help add moisturization and soften the appearance of your natural curls.
The easiest way to get rid of frizz is to get your hair wet first then let it air dry. With very fine and dense curly hair, you might want to just braid or pin it up when styling so that you can easily run a brush through it without any frizz.
How Do I Stop My Hair From Being Fluffy?
To help your style last longer, try using products from the Design Series or Bb. Thickening cream. These products can weigh down your hair and give it the extra boost you need to hold your style.
How Can I Make My Frizzy Hair Look Smooth?
There are several options for getting rid of frizzy hair when you are trying to keep your style looking sleek.
A common option is to use a flat iron on very low heat to get rid of the excess frizziness and leave a nice, smooth finish.
How To Stop Straightened Hair From Frizzing?
When it comes to getting rid of frizzy hair, there are many options. The trick is to use products designed for your hair type. For example, if you have very thin hair, try using Kerastase Elixir Ultime Smoothing Serum with silk proteins to help smooth your hair and add shine.
For thicker or coarser hair that is prone to frizz after straightening, try Pantene’s Design Series shampoo and conditioner or the Big Sexy Wig Growth Fibers. These products won’t weigh your style down and will actually help add texture and volume without making it look poofy or flaky.
Home Remedies For Frizzy Hair After Straightening:
- Take egg whites and rub the mixture on your hair. This will help give you smooth and silky hair. Mix 1 egg white in 3 tablespoons of rose water and apply to your hair as a leave in conditioner
- Mix a teaspoon of mayonnaise in 3 tablespoons of rose water and apply to your hair as a pre-shampoo conditioner
- Apply olive oil and lavender essential oils to your hair before doing your hair
- Massage coconut oil on your scalp before shampooing it, leave it overnight and wash it off next morning. This will make your hair smooth, shiny and bouncy.
- Wash your hair once every month with an egg yolk or with any shampoo containing eggs. This will make thick, curly, frizzy or coarse hair smooth and silky.
- Take one egg white and beat it well till it is in foamy consistency, now apply the foam to your wet hair and wrap a towel around your head. Leave it like this overnight and wash off in the morning. This will help you get rid of frizzy hair and also will prevent split ends to a great extent.