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When you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror, do you wonder who that frizzy mop belongs to, only to be shocked when you realize it's your own hair? Do your split ends make the ends of your hair knotty and hard to manage? When your hair is dry and frizzy, it's hard to feel your best. Make yourself look and feel better by fixing your broken hair.

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Get your hair trimmed. Split ends are a major source of flyaways and frizz, and they cannot be fixed, short of cutting them off. If your hair is long and the damage is concentrated in the bottom 2 or 3 inches, consider getting a shoulder-length cut. You'll get rid of all the damage and have hair that's easier to style. If you decide you want it long again, it can grow it healthier if you keep up with regular trims.

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Apply a deep-conditioning treatment once a week. This will help moisturize your dry hair and make it softer and shinier. You can buy a deep conditioner at the drugstore or salon, or make your own from mayonnaise, olive oil and eggs. Apply it to all of your hair, but more heavily on the damaged parts. Cover your head with a shower cap and wait for 20 minutes before rinsing it out.

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When styling your hair, use a hair product with silicone in it to control frizz. It will smooth down any flyaways on straight hair, and get rid of frizziness in curly hair.


If your hair is naturally curly, you don't need to wash it every day. Washing your hair every day can strip away the natural oils that hair needs to stay soft and retain moisture.


Blow drying your hair too often on high heat can further damage it. Try using cool air and the low setting if you must blow dry your hair to style it.

About the Author

Alexis Vega-Singer

Alexis Vega-Singer has been an editor for ten years, doing general copyediting and developmental and production editing for ESL textbooks. She has an A.M. from Harvard in Greek and Latin Philology.