Even on a superb day, my hair continues to be just a little frizzy. I spend an excessive amount of time styling it to attempt to minimize the frizz round my waves and at my roots. A big chunk of the merchandise in my lavatory have the buzzwords “smoothing” and “humidity-fighting” scribbled throughout them, and whereas I’ve actually discovered issues that work for me (particularly, a good hair oil), I nonetheless sometimes discover myself out and about with flyaways and no technique to repair it.
I do know I am not alone in my battle as a result of movies relating to the subject on TikTok have thousands and thousands of views, however one frizzy hair hack particularly blew my thoughts and had me operating to the lavatory to strive it. I stumbled upon a video by the NYC-based hairstylist behind the account @mattloveshair and in it, they have been utilizing a chunk of dental floss to easy frizz.
“Considered one of my fave #hairhacks is utilizing dental floss for #sleekhair,” states the caption within the video, which, on the time of penning this, has 2.9 million views. I can truthfully say that placing floss in my hair has by no means crossed my thoughts, however I used to be prepared to strive it after seeing simply how nicely it smoothed flyaways within the video.
I grabbed a container of floss from my lavatory — the one sort I had was Listerine cool mint — and ripped off an additional lengthy piece. I labored on one aspect at a time and, beginning at my half, pulled the string of floss tight in opposition to my head in a downward movement. The preliminary outcome wasn’t as noticeable as I hoped for, so I did a number of extra passes earlier than transferring to the opposite aspect.
It felt bizarre to place a dental product in my hair — particularly one which smelled of mint — however I stored going till many of the frizz at my roots was gone. Although I am no knowledgeable, I can assume the floss works to eliminate flyaways as a result of it has a waxy coating on it that covers your hair and the stress from the string seals it down.
Whereas the outcomes have been delicate, the floss positively did make a distinction on the quantity of frizz I had. It made my hair look considerably easy and glossy for all the day that I used to be working from dwelling. (Granted, I did not step exterior on a moist day, however I will take what I can get.)
Whereas I am unable to say that I will be placing floss in my hair often, I am way more more likely to have floss in my bag than I’m a complete bottle of hair oil, so in a pinch, I might completely see myself pulling this hack out of my again pocket.
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