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October 28, 2020
Wavy hair can often be frizzy too. Unfortunately, it’s made much worse by poor haircutting, and by many of the hair products that tame frizz for today, but create more frizz tomorrow. (Silicone-rich anti-frizz products in particular)
If you’re resigned to thinking you’ve got bad hair, help is at hand. We have the techniques and the products to care for wavy or curly hair and banish frizz. But first the cut.
The cut is the most important part of your hairstyle and should do most of the work. Badly cut hair will quietly drain your confidence, and dry or wavy hair will look much frizzier, as with Jess’s hair before we went to work.
Jess’s haircut was typical of the corrective work I do for new clients. It had a steep A-Line outline with no layers at the back, but a chunk taken out below the chin that left the front tips dangling long, wispy and frizzy. Correcting Jess’s meant removing excess length at the front and layering the lower layers properly at the back.
Diana, our talented colourist added lighter pieces through the lengths to create lift, depth and contrast especially around the face. Then used a warm toner on the ends that had become flat and pale.
After the haircut and colour we took the effortless styling route, which was to apply our amazing LifeSaver UV, comb through and leave to dry naturally. Once dry, we applied a tiny amount of Ten Second Transformation for definition, protection and shine.
Jess was surprised at how easily LifeSaver UV transformed her hair frizzy hair into soft waves when she wanted to leave it to dry naturally.
Then we showed Jess a smoother look. We blow dried with a large round brush and used large round tongs to give soft waves.
“I’m totally in love with my new hair! Michael and his team completely transformed my flat, shapeless cut into one with more movement, body and bounce, and Diana picked the perfect warm, golden tones to lift my hair and complexion. The Lifesaver UV has also become an absolute essential in my daily routine - finally no more frizz! Thank you to everyone in the Michael Van Clarke team for making me feel proud of my hair.”- Jess
For Jess’s hair we prepared with a LifeSaver Prewash Treatment to rehydrate, then UV Protective Shampoo and Conditioner after the colour.
To natural style, we used LifeSaver UV Leave-in Styling Treatment and once it had dried, a little Ten Second Transformation to feed and smooth the hair giving a little shine and texture too.
To smooth style, we used a little Thicker Quicker Volumising Spray on the roots and Volumising Mousse on the mid length and ends. Then we blow dried smoother with our Large Round Bristle Brush and spritzed a little Holding Spray at the end to give texture and hold.
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