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Hair spray/gel with long hair?

Asked by mzehnich (277points) February 17th, 2010

I have long hair that I keep in a ponytail. After a shower, it tends to be slightly frizzy for 8 hours or so and rogue strands of hair will escape the ponytail no matter how tight I make it. For professional events, should I pursue the use of a hair product to keep it in line?

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Cruiser's avatar

Have you ever tried an after shower spray in conditioner while you brush and blowdry?

Or you might want to try a different conditioner. Do you have hard water where you live as that can wreck havoc on your hair after a while.

knitfroggy's avatar

Try hair spray. It should keep your little rogue strands in check. And maybe use some mousse to keep your pony tail from getting frizzy.

TheJoker's avatar

I’ve gotta agree with @Cruiser, find a decent (& that probably means salon) heat protecting mist/cream. I’d also recommend using a styling mousse after any heat treatment. Then you should just need a little styling product (perhaps a wax based one but be careful you dont use too much) to persuade it to do what you want.

partyparty's avatar

I always use Schwarzkopf products.
The mousse and gel are particularly good for keeping your hair smooth.

marinelife's avatar

You may not want to make the ponytail so tight. You could be causing breakage.

robmandu's avatar

Something light that gives control without weight. A good mousse or leave-in conditioner.

Just_Justine's avatar

A lot of hairdressers stock “puttys” or heavy wax hairstyling products for that.

mzehnich's avatar

@marinelife – breakage at which point? My hair is really thick in any case (thus the frizz) so I don’t think it’s too much of an issue. I don’t really keep it tight as far as “hair being pulled” but I do wrap my hair ties usually 3 to 4 times in effort to not let the hair escape.

JLeslie's avatar

If your hair is thin, mousse and hairspray. If your hair is thick you can try a pomade and hairspray, which will give you a wetter look.

marinelife's avatar

@mzehnich Well, that sounds like it is not the problem then.

gemiwing's avatar

I have tons of baby hairs and frizz that I like to keep tamed for special occasions. I put a mixture of water, conditioner and gel into a spray bottle and mist my hair while still damp. Then I slick my hands over my hair to put them in place.

The mixture is mostly water, next conditioner and lastly a bit of gel.

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Corawest's avatar

Use kerasilk mixed with water to manage your frizzy dry hairs.

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