Expert Advice: Frizzy Hair
January 31, 2007
I’m ironing, conditioning. blowing out and nothing’s helping. I’ve got frizz. So I went looking for expert advice. My first stop was a chat with Antonio Prieto of the Antonio Prieto Salon not only has he been a leading industry stylist for twenty-three years – he’s also incredibly easy on the eyes!
Antonio is crazy for Kerastase saying that he ” trusts the products because it is a chemically-driven line. When you are dealing with an antagonist as unpredictable and unrelenting as the summerâ€™s heat and humidity, you want to make sure you have a product that you can depend on.”
He suggests these products to battle frizz: The Oleo Relax serum, for use before blow drying, and the Voile Oleo Relax, for smoothing after, are a wonderful combination, providing a sleek look and non-greasy texture despite summer’s humidity. If your hair is colored, I would substitute the Serum Apres Soleil for the Voile Oleo Relax, which contains not only antifrizz agents, but UV filters as well.â€
Next I headed uptown to see what Roy Teeluck, celebrity stylist and owner of the Roy Teeluck Salon in NYC had to say about fighting the frizzies:
1- It starts with a good haircut and style. The right shape should enhance your features, be easy to manage and simple to style. With a good cut, the frizz becomes easy to control.
2- New processes that are gentle and kind to your hair and scalp such as X-tenso Anti-Frizz eliminate frizz completely, making hair easy to manage. The process takes 1-2 hours, is inexpensive and cuts your styling time in half.
3- Using the right products helps too. Miguel Estrada, one of Royâ€™s senior stylists, suggests Phyto Phytojoba Gentle Regulating Milk Shampooor Phytonectar Shampoo to add moisture, conditioning regularly with Phyto Phytosesame Conditioner or Phyto Phytokarite to keep tresses hydrated and choosing a styling product without alcohol like PhytoDefrissant to help keep hair smooth without leaving it greasy, sticky or dull.