1. With a lotion
You can’t go past a smoothing hair lotion that tames frizz and gives an all-round polished finish to your blow-dry, especially one enriched with softening argan oil. “On damp hair, apply two pumps of Moroccanoil Blow Dry Concentrate with one pump of Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion all over your mid-lengths and ends,” says Peter Beckett, hairstylist and brand ambassador for Moroccanoil. “This cocktail will give you lots of shine with sleek control.” Then, use a hairdryer and a paddle brush to dry and smooth hair.
TOP TIP: Use the Moroccanoil Blow Dry Concentrate a little at a time to avoid overloading your hair with product. Try half a pump for fine to medium hair, and up to a pump and a half for coarse hair.
2. With a serum
A serum is a lightweight solution to boosting shine in dull hair, and it can also make hair feel softer and become more manageable. “Work a mousse, such as Mr. Smith Mousse into towel-dried hair to create lift, then use a wand (such as Cloud Nine The Waving Wand) to wrap hair away from the face,” says hairstylist Elyston Hayden. “Once it’s all set, finish by spritzing your hair with O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum for a light hold with lots of high shine.”
Good to know: O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum is rich in macadamia and argan oils, which act as instant hair smoothers, but this product can also fight humidity, making it a top pick this summer season.
3. With a heat protectant
A heat-protecting spray can do much more than protect your tresses from hot tools. Hairstylist Renya Xydis explains: “Start with clean, air-dried hair and spritz it with Wella Professionals EIMI Thermal Image to protect hair from dangerously high heat and provide a light hold. Once hair has soaked up all of the heat protectant and dried off, run a flat iron over the roots and to the bottom of your ears for a smooth finish. Then, using a wide curling iron , wrap un-ironed hair around the shaft, hold for five seconds and release. Finish off by spraying hair with a flexible hold hairspray, allow to dry completely and then use a bristle pin brush to brush hair out for a soft, effortless and undone angel wave.”
This article originally appeared on BeautyCrew.