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Welcome to Ask The Makeup Diva™! Our resident expert, The Makeup Diva, answers makeup and skin care questions sent in by readers just like you.

Q: My hair is very frizzy. I try to blow dry it but it just gets frizzier. Can you help? My hair isn't curly, it's just plain frizzy.

A: If frizzy hair is making you crazy, I'm happy to say the solution is fairly simple - you need an anti-frizz or smoothing gel or serum every day plus a round brush and a blowdryer. Products designed for controlling frizz and making the hair smoother work great in combination with your brush and blowdryer, since the heat from the dryer helps seal the hair's cuticle (the source of the frizz). One important side note: You cannot simply apply a anti-frizz product and expect it to do all the work for you (I'm sorry to say!); the heat from the blowdryer is the ticket to smoother, sleeker hair.

Apply the product of your choice evenly all over wet hair, comb it through with a wide-tooth comb, then blowdry. The best technique for blowdrying is starting when the hair is still rather wet, using the round brush to dry sections of the hair by starting at the root and pulling the hair down, pointing the dryer down the hair. This helps smooth the cuticle to prevent frizzies.

Here are a few styling products I recommend: Abba Straightening Gel, Rene Furterer Fioravanti No-Frizz Gel, Frizz-Ease Hair Serum, Laurent D. DeFrizz Relaxing Balm.

Another tip to help keep your hair looking great all day: apply a second product to your hair after it's dry. I like Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Styling Creme the best. A small amount run through dry hair keeps your hair smooth and frizz-free longer.


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