How to Get Rid of Baby Hairs

get rid of baby hairs

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

• Breakage

• 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.


how to get rid of baby hairs



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 12 effects

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

paul mitchell 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

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.

View more on the Mud Mask




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.

hairspray and toothbrush


Option 2: Hairspray and a fabric softener/dryer sheet.

hairspray and dryer sheet


Option 3: Hairspray and a boar bristle brush.

hairspray and 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.




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.


[Some of my favorites are: Frizz Hair Lotion and Frizz Hair Treatment. The Frizz Hair Lotion is half the price of the treatment but they’re both amazing.]



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.


12 thoughts on “How to Get Rid of Baby Hairs

  1. Let me say upfront I am a male and do not have this problem. Or maybe I do.

    I do have a 17 year old daughter that has longish hair. So please tell me am I wasting money on the expensive hair care products that she just has to have?

    Some of these products are $40 a bottle. Are they worth it or is there a cheaper way to go?

    I don’t want to damage my daughter’s hair but don’t want to spend money I do not have too.

    So what do you say spend the money or look for cheaper and just as good?

    She will probably listen to what you have to say because what do I know about hair. No mom in the picture.

    • Barry,

      There are definitely cheaper alternatives. Since she wants the quality products and you want a cheaper price, check out Acure Shampoo and Conditioner. They are organic and natural while being amazing quality AND less than $10 per bottle. If you got them for her as a Christmas or birthday gift, I guarantee she won’t want to buy any other kind.

  2. Hey Gina
    Thank you for this information on baby hairs. I’ve always had this problem and it drives me crazy. I’ve found your tips very helpful.
    I’ve got to try that Milkshake Incredible Milk when I blow dry my hair. I think that would make a big difference for me.
    I also usually brush my hair when it is wet. I don’t thin I do it roughly, but maybe I should wait until it is dry before I brush it?

    • Lynne,

      The milkshake is truly incredible so I’m glad you’re looking into that.

      If you want to brush your hair while it’s wet, first put some milkshake incredible milk into it, then go through it with a wide tooth comb instead of a brush.

  3. Oh my goodness, thank you!! I have tons of baby hairs that stick up on the top of my head and they drive me absolutely crazy. I’m pretty stingy about buying beauty products unless I know they’re actually going to work for me. I’m going to try that Milkshake product for sure. Thanks again!

  4. I really like your tips on hiding baby hairs! Really easy. They help to keep them under control until they grow out. The prevention tips are helpful too to keep them from happening. What I would like to know is if coloring hair helps prevent breakage. My hair somehow fels stronger when its colored. Thanks.

    • Diana Worley,

      If your hair feels stronger when it’s colored it’s probably because you have naturally thin hair. Coloring hair damages it and it can become more coarse, possibly making it seem a little thicker and stronger. Here’s a post on how to prevent breakage if you’re interested in that!

  5. Hi Gina,

    This is so awesome – I have a niece who has such problems with her baby hairs and we’ve tried so many things that haven’t worked. You’ve given us such great tips and I can’t wait to show her your article!

    Just out of curiosity do you know why Kim K. regretted getting her baby hairs laser-removed?

    For myself, I know I need to take better care of my hair because I use hot styling tools a lot. I’m going to try the Milkshake Incredible Milk that you recommend before I use the straightening iron.

    Thanks so much for the wonderful advice!

    • Anna,

      Baby hairs can be annoying, but when they’re styled they make your hair look more full. I believe she felt she looked stiff and unnatural without her baby hairs.

      I’m sure you will love your milkshalke!

  6. Hi I have lot of baby hair and I have smooth ended my bangs once and latest I have done global keratin treatment but it lsted only for 4 weeks ? Can you please tell me how often one can do global keratin treatment ? Or is there any better hair treatments which can also add shine to my hair ?

    • Pooja Vora,

      Would you mind telling me more about your situation (hair type, details about your treatment..etc)? If your global keratin hair treatment was done in the salon it should have lasted a lot longer than 4 weeks.

      Is your problem with dry hair and wanting to moisturize and add shine to it? Explain more and I’ll get back to you ASAP. 🙂

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