Something that many women put up with are baby hairs/flyaways. They’re either taking over our forehead, sticking up at the lining of our hair part, or both. It’s a good idea to learn three things when it comes to dealing with this problem: What causes them, how to prevent them in the future, and how to tame the ones you have. (There are ways to completely remove your baby hairs but I don’t recommend doing this. Kim Kardashian got hers laser-removed and immediately regretted it. I know that some people also pluck the hairs on their forehead or shave them but it’s just a bad idea… not something you want to start because you can’t really go back) Anyways, I’m going to show you some ways to ‘get rid of baby hairs’ by learning damage prevention and ways to tame them.
What’s Causing Them?
• Natural hair growth
• Straightening and/or curling with hot styling tools
• Excessive blow drying
• Brushing your hair incorrectly
• Roughly brushing wet/dry hair
Baby hairs can be both natural and caused by damaging your hair. Everyone has naturally occurring baby hairs since hair is always growing but some people have it a lot worse than others. If you take care of your hair properly, you won’t have to deal with the frizzy-flyaway baby hairs that are caused by breakage. The breakage-causing habits above are what you need to be careful about: straightening and/or curling with hot styling tools, excessive blow drying and roughly brushing wet/dry hair.
Preventing Baby Hairs
HEAT PROTECTION. The #1 breakage-causing habit is using hot styling tools and blow drying hair without using a heat protectant. If you already use one and still have this problem, I would stop using it and get one of the ones I recommend. If you’re motivated to get rid of baby hairs, this is something you must do. Protecting your hair from heat damage is so important. It’s the difference between having nice healthy hair or… not having nice healthy hair. Of course there are other components that go into it as well but heat protection is HUGE. I’ll list my two favorites below. (Heat Protecting Treatment is best for thick or curly hair)
Milkshake Incredible Milk
Milkshake Incredible Milk is what I put in my hair after the shower to protect from blow drying heat damage. It’s also one of the products I use before straightening my hair. Milkshake is seriously the best smelling thing to put in your hair plus it works amazingly. It’s a salon exclusive that’s worth way more than it costs.
Find out more about it on my full review: Milkshake Incredible Milk Review
Hot Off The Press
Hot Off The Press by Paul Mitchell is a misting hairspray that I use before curling or straightening my hair. I use the word ‘misting’ because this stuff comes out in such a soft, even, and misty spray. It really coats your strands and makes sure the heat from your styling tools doesn’t damage your hair at all. It also holds your hairstyle because it’s part hairspray. Hot Off The Press is another one that stylists love at the salon.
Find out more information on my full review: Hot Off The Press Review
HAIR MASKS. Treat your hair like someone you love: with care, love, respect…etc. That’s why you should use a good hair repairing hair mask to take care of it. They’re good for making your hair silky, smooth, hydrated, soft, and more.
Volcanic Mineral Mud Repair Mask
This Volcanic Mineral Mud Repair Mask is a hair mask that you can use whenever you feel your hair needs a health boost. It’s made of volcanic mud and natural plant extracts. It will strengthen your hair, ease your baby hairs, soften and smooth your hair, and most importantly, LOVE your hair.
Get Rid of Baby Hairs/Hide Them
This is the section where I share some tricks on how to hide your baby hairs when styling your hair. There are several ways to stick the flyaways down and get rid of baby hairs.
Option 1: Hairspray and a soft toothbrush.
Option 2: Hairspray and a fabric softener/dryer sheet.
Option 3: Hairspray and a boar bristle brush.
How to: For each of the options above, you use the same method. Lightly spray whichever tool you choose to use (toothbrush, dryer sheet or boar bristle brush), then use it to stick down your baby hairs/flyaways. Go in the same direction as your hair grows. You’ll see how wonderfully this works. It might be a good idea to try out all 3 options and see which works best for your hair type.
HAIR LOTION OR SERUM.
Option 1: After the shower.
On damp hair, use a tiny tiny bit of hair lotion or serum on your hairline to smooth hairs down.
Option 2: On dry hair.
On dry hair, apply dry shampoo to your roots and massage it in. (This is so the serum/hair lotion won’t make your scalp get oily or have an oily looking effect.) Then use a small amount of the serum or hair lotion to smooth down the baby hairs.
I hope I could help you solve some of your BIG baby hair problems. To get rid of baby hairs just takes a few tricks and learning how to take care of your hair. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below! I’d love to know what worked best for you.