Use the right product
If you have wavy or curly hair, use moisturizing cream-based products that smooth and define your hair texture, such as Living Proof No Frizz Wave Shaping, Curl Defining Styling Treatment ($24, sephora.com).
“Once your hair is completely dry, then apply a pomade or paste for hold, but only use it when hair is completely dry – otherwise hair becomes frizzy,” says Serafino.
Artec Texture Line Paste ($14.99, amazon.com).
Whether you have straight or wavy hair, if you want to go sleek, use an anti-frizz product, such as Moroccan Oil Hydrating Styling Cream ($32.98, amazon.com), and blow dry hair straight, aiming the nozzle down to smooth the hair shaft and prevent frizz. Next, run a straightening iron through your hair.
Serafino raves about SalonTech Silicone 450 flat iron ($200, www.salontech.com), which has silicone bars to hold hair in place and straightens hair in one quick pass, reducing damage. “It’s the best straightening iron – it heats up quickly and you can get your hair bone-straight or use the iron to kick out the ends or roll them under.”
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Rachel Grumman is a freelance health and beauty writer based in New York City.