From battling the unruly static of winter to combating the frizz-inducing humidity of summer, flyaway hair can wreak havoc on even the most meticulously styled locks.
Those stubborn strands that seem to have a mind of their own are the arch-nemesis of a flawless hairdo. Thankfully, there are many effective strategies to help you tame flyaways for good!
How to Get Rid of Flyaways for Good
Sometimes, our flyaways are caused by baby hairs that are just growing in, but other times, it’s the direct result of dryness and hair breakage. Here are our top 10 tips to tame flyaway hair and boost your hair’s health for the long haul.
1. Use a Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
Flyaways tend to make their appearance when your hair experiences static or feels excessively dry. Achieving that perfect balance of well-hydrated hair with just the right amount of weight to prevent flyaways is the key.
This is where the magic of a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner comes into play. Gisou’s Honey Infused Hair Wash is a great example! This gentle cleanser effectively cleanses your hair without stripping it of all of its natural oils. The result? Silky-smooth, luxurious hair without those pesky flyaways.
But you need a good conditioner to go with it. You should always conditioner your hair after washing to replenish and hydrate your hair. Finding something with a balance that is both weightless and moisturizing is tough. Gisou’s Honey Infused Conditioner is a great choice because it works to detangle the hair and eliminate breakage while providing the hydration your hair needs.
2. Towel Dry with a Microfiber Towel and Perfect Your Blow Drying Technique
Using the right towel when drying your hair can make a major difference. While terry cloth towels tend to be very absorbent, the loops and weave structure are incredibly abrasive. This often leads to a lot of breakage and split ends that create flyaways. Instead, opt for a soft microfiber towel and try scrunching the hair rather than roughing it.
It’s not always possible to avoid using heat to dry your hair, which is why certain blow-drying techniques work better than others. A diffuser can be a great solution. When using traditional blow dryers, the hot air is aimed harshly at one spot. A diffuser helps evenly spread the air and heat, creating more volume and less damage.
3. Minimize Heat Damage with a Heat Protectant
Flyaways are usually a result of breakage that end up disguising themselves as baby hairs. Breakage is often a result of tight ponytails or too much heat damage. Since it’s not always possible to avoid hot tools, using the right heat protectant can be life-changing for your hair.
Gisou’s Propolis Infused Heat Protecting Spray is the perfect example. It protects your hair from up to 230 C/446 F and has additional strengthening benefits, making it the ultimate multi-tasker. Interestingly enough, Propolis is used by bees to create strong beehives. It's no wonder it also makes for strong hair.
It’s best applied to sectioned hair that is slightly damp from the shower. By using a wide-tooth comb to spread evenly, you can be sure that all areas of your hair are protected.
4. Prevent Breakage with Hair Serum
Another great option to prevent breakage is to pair your heat protectant with a repairing hair serum. Hair serums are slightly thicker than oil, adding a double layer of protection and moisturizing the hair deep within.
Gisou’s Honey Infused Hair Repair Serum is not only a preventative but also works to restore balance to the hair. This is thanks to the Mirsalehi Honey and Bee Garden Oil Blend that seals in moisture and acts as a natural humectant.
This hair serum is best applied to damp hair from the mid-lengths of the hair down to the ends before styling.
5. Tame Flyaways with Hair Oil
Hair oil is the perfect product for taming flyaways. When our hair is moisturized naturally, we see fewer flyaways. But sometimes, a few can sneak in anyway. Apply a small drop of hair oil to your hair and lightly brush down the flyways with a little hair oil magic.
Gisou’s Honey Infused Hair Oil is clinically proven to provide immediate results and give that luxurious shine we all crave. The best part is that a little goes a long way. You only need a few drops to tame the flyaways, and it can be used in perfect combination with heat protectant to promote overall hair health.
6. Detangle with Care to Avoid Breakage
We keep bringing up the wide-tooth comb and for good reasons. It’s the best option for detangling the hair to avoid damage and breakage, especially when used in combination with a leave-in conditioner. In contrast, brushing aggressively through knots can cause excessive breakage, making flyaway hairs worse.
A detangler such as Gisou’s Honey Infused Leave-In Conditioner serves so many purposes. Coming right out of the shower, you can use this powerhouse mix to undo some of the tussles the towel creates. It also serves as a defense barrier from pollution and heat and works to provide continual hydration to the strands.
7. Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase to Reduce Friction
If you are anything like us, then you may find yourself tossing and turning at night. Do you wake up with a bedhead? Constant friction against the pillowcase can lead to static and breakage, which is why using a silk pillowcase is a great solution.
The material is less abrasive, similar to why we should swap out our bath towels for something softer. Every little bit of effort can go a long way.
8. Deep Condition Regularly to Prevent Flyaways
Leave-in conditioner is a great option to keep your hair hydrated on a daily basis, but sometimes we need an extra boost. Gisou’s Honey Infused Hair Mask is infused with Mirsalehi Honey and is the ultimate multi-tasker. As an overnight treatment, it gives you intense hydration that will leave your hair feeling moisturized to help tame any flyaways.
But if you can’t make that time commitment, it’s OK. Our hair mask can be used as a pre-shower mask or even right in the shower when you have just a few quick minutes. The results speak for themselves when you see all your hair smooth, hydrated, and flyaway-free.
9. Prep for Styling with a Hair Primer
Hair spray isn’t the best answer for flyaways because it can be drying. It’s better to tame flyaway hair, with the right primer. Gisous’ Propolis Infused Polishing Primer is lightweight and offers the ultimate frizz control. It also has the remarkable ability to reduce drying time (less heat) and is able to give your hair just enough hold to style it. Say goodbye to crunchy hairspray that results in breakage.
10. Get Regular Trims to Minimize Split Ends
Last but certainly not least, getting regular haircuts and trims can minimize your split ends. The more the end splits, the higher the breakage goes and the worse your flyaways appear. This is why sometimes it looks like we have unexpected layers put in our hair. It’s actually just breakage. Getting trims every six to eight weeks can be the difference maker.
Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Flyaways
What Causes Flyaway Hair?
It’s worth repeating. Breakage and damaged hair are major culprits of flyaways. Ultimately, this is a sign of dry hair because weak, brittle hair is more susceptible to breakage than strong and moisturized locks. This is why it’s critical to provide moisture without overwashing, styling and stripping the hair constantly.
What Hair Types Are More Prone to Flyaway Hair?
The most common hair type to experience flyaways is actually wavy hair. However, keep in mind everyone is susceptible to flyways and should hydrate their hair to the degree or level needed to maintain optimal health. Wavy hair tends to have more open cuticles that result in moisture loss and drier hair.
What's the Difference Between Frizzy and Flyaway Hair?
Frizzy hair is not the same thing as flyaways. Flyaways tend to move away from the head, creating a 3-D alien look no one likes. Frizzy hair may look like flyaways but is more of a direct result of dry hair. Flyways tend to be more about breakaways or even new hair growth.
Trying Different Steps To Sort Your Flyways
Any of these tips can be used to help with taming your flyaways. By stocking up on your favorite Gisou Hair Care products, you can both replenish and style your hair without the stress of flyaways. A natural approach is always the best one because the results will be everlasting.
Putting a little time and effort into your hair care routine will eliminate multiple problems by reducing breakage and dry hair. All of these products will certainly help with that!