Celebrity stylist Marc Mena has some easy tips on how to keep your hair looking sleek and chic like Selena Gomez's. His go-to product? Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Blow Dry Perfector ($10.99, Target.com): "It's the best DIY smoothing treatment because it's fast, easy and affordable on almost any budget! It leaves your hair silky and shiny for up to 7 washes." Read on for more of his frizz-busting tips!
If you want your hair to stay smooth like Gwyneth Paltrow, you need to cut down on any excessive friction. That goes double for when your hair is wet--it's very delicate and more prone to breakage. "When towel drying your hair, never rub your hair in the towel--always wrap your hair and squeeze the excess water out," says Mena. This will prevent the hair cuti cle from opening up and looking frizzy.
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Styling products help protect your hair from heat and tame flyaways. Just make sure you are using the right products for your hair type, otherwise you run the risk of your locks looking greasy, instead of fresh and bouncy like Katie Holmes'. If you have fine hair, Mena suggests using a lightweight, anti-frizz milk or lotion such as Rusk Str8 Anti-Frizz/Anti-Curl Lotion ($10, drugstore.com). Those with coarse hair should opt for a treatment oil, such as Moroccan Oil Treatment for Dry and Frizzy Hair ($15, moroccanoilproducts.com) to give their frizz-prone mane the moisture it needs.
Not all brushes are created equal--some can pull, tug and break your fragile hair, leaving you with a frazzled look instead of Heidi Klum's glossy hairstyle. "When blow drying, use a natural bristle brush such as Denman Large Grooming Brush - Natural Boar Bristle ($19.99, Buy.com). It will polish the shaft and smooth the ends with very little effort," says Mena.
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You could have the world's healthiest hair, but if you're using a bad blow dryer, your hair will still end up looking fried. To keep your mane looking as healthy as Minka Kelly's, Mena suggests investing in a professional blow dryer--preferably one with ionic technology and speedy drying time, such as Goody 4386 Fl ash Dry Hair Dryer ($39.99, Ulta.com). The heat and ionic technology will help to seal the hair cuticle, leaving your mane looking lustrous, says Mena.
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All hair types need a little extra moisture, but deep conditioning is really beneficial to frizz-prone hair, because it tends to be more dehydrated. To keep hair soft like Selita Ebanks, Mena says to use a deep conditioning mask, such as Phytojoba Mask - Intense Hydrating Deep Conditioner ($38.00, Baycitiesbeautystore.com), once a week--it will help replenish any moisture that has been removed.
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If your hair is already sporting serious split ends, it's only going to make your frizz worse. Take a cue from Kate Middleton's gorgeous layered 'do and schedule regular haircuts. "Get your hair trimmed every 8 weeks--cutting your hair regularly will prevent the hair from splitting or breaking on its own," says Mena.
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Addicted to Dakota Fanning's straight hair look? Flat irons are ok, as long as you minimize the amount of time the iron is in contact with your hair. "If you use a flat iron, keep it on the highest heat," says Mena. "Lowering the heat will actually do more damage because you have to run the flat iron over your hair over and over. On ce or twice per section is perfect if the heat is between 350 and 450 degrees." Also apply a heat protecting spray, such as TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray ($4.75, Drugstore.com), before ironing locks.
You regularly pamper your skin, so take the time to pamper your hair too. Putting that extra effort into your locks will help them to look and feel healthy, which will give you smooth strands like Victoria Justice. Mena suggests brushing your hair from scalp to ends every morning and night. "The oils from your hair will be distributed throughout the shaft, and will act as a natural smoother," he says.
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