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Puffy hair is cute — on a poodle. But when it comes to humans, the puff needs to be given the old send off. And even if you can't tame your wild mane, you can style or cut it in a way that is flattering. So look out world, your puffy hair is no longer a source of low self-confidence, it's actually beautiful and pretty darn enviable.
Fight the Puff
If you're sick of that puffy hair, there's a trick that will likely tame it and get it sleek. Odds are that puff is caused by frizz. So to keep that nasty stuff in check, apply some silicone-based serum to your 'do when it's damp. The silicone creates a barrier on your tresses, which shields them from the frizz. Dry your hair with a blow dryer, and voila! Your hair is likely sleek, chic and shiny.
Is your hair puffy because you've got crazy, unmanageable curls? Send that puff packing with a little help from some products. Detangle your tresses in the shower with a wide-toothed comb, then squeeze — don't rub — the moisture out of your hair with a towel. Work some silicone serum through your locks, then allow them to air dry. The serum helps your curls look defined instead of frizzy. If you don't have time for your hair to dry in the air, use a blow dryer with a diffuser attached. It won't blast your tresses and leaves your hair looking runway-ready.
Puffy hair calms down when it's fitted with some layers. Thick, frizzy hair tends to puff up when it's given a blunt cut. But when you work layers throughout your mane, you help it to thin out some, which helps it not look so puffy. Regular trims every six to eight weeks, or as your stylist recommends, keeps your hair looking healthy and your layers in the right place.
If you're in the mood for thick, cascading curls, enlist the help of rollers. Not only do they give your hair the right kind of body, they create gorgeous curls in your mane. Wash your hair, then work the serum through your locks. Roll your hair in large rollers, then hit them with the dryer. The serum keeps your puff to a minimum, while the rollers get your hair looking uber-glamorous. A spritz of shine spray at the end keeps your hair — and you — looking hot and sexy all night long.