How Do I Tame Puffy Hair?

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  • Last Modified Date: 16 September 2019
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The best ways to tame puffy hair can depend on the exact type of hair you have, though there are a number of different products and methods you can try. If your hair is puffy due to being excessively dry, then you may want to try using a moisturizing shampoo or conditioner when you wash it. You may also want to apply a leave-in conditioner or oil to help deal with the dryness. There are also a number of different styling methods that can help tame puffy hair, including professional or do-it-yourself straighteners. One option to try if you have a natural curl is a flat iron, though it is important to remember that the regular application of heat can be damaging to hair.

Puffy hair is often seen as undesirable due to the fact that it can be difficult to style, and it tends to have a frizzy, unkempt appearance. A number of different factors can lead to puffiness, though hair that is especially dry or curly often ends up like this. In order to select the best method for taming your puffy hair, it is important to first determine what type of hair you have. After you have done that, there are a number of methods you can use to try and improve the appearance of your hair.


If your hair is especially dry, which means it lacks the natural oils typically generated at the follicle, one solution is to change the type of shampoo you use. Some shampoos are designed specifically for dry hair, and they may help you retain more of your natural oils. It may also help to use moisturizing conditioners, which can add body and softness to hair that is normally dry and stiff. If you do not see the results you want from shampoo and conditioner, another option is to try a leave-in conditioner or oil product.

Curly hair is another type of hair that commonly has a puffy appearance. In order to tame this type of puffy hair, you may want to consider straightening it. This can be done professionally, though you may also want to try using a flat iron at home. Since heat can damage hair, it is important to use a heat protectant spray if you use a flat iron regularly. If you would like to avoid heat, or cannot afford a flat iron, you may want to consider simply putting your hair into a ponytail before you go to bed at night.


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