You know those pesky little hairs at your parting or hairline that look frizzy? These rogue hairs are often harder to coax into your hairstyle and can create frizz.

Here’s some of the reasons you may have flyaway hairs…

It could be new growth

Good news! Those rebellious strands might be a sign of new growth, which is a natural and health process. Embrace them!

It’s breakage

Unfortunately, on the other end of the scale, those flyaways can also be caused by breakage. This can be because of overuse of heat styling to wearing tight hair styles.

It’s genetics and general frizz

Some people are genetically predisposed to frizz, you just need to work out how to manage it.

It is worth noting that functional frizz is also the key to having volume in your hair… so if you love that voluminous look, a little bit of frizz will only enhance this.

The environment

Its not you, its what’s around you. Sometimes those flyaways are caused by environmental facts like rain, humidity and more, causing that halo of frizz.

It could be caused by static electricity too.

Here’s what you can do about it…

Look for a frizz free shampoo and conditioner

Frizz is one of the main culprits for flyaway hairs, so looking to tackle this is the first step… and that starts in the shower or bath.

A good shampoo and condition can help smooth hair texture as well as fighting the frizz. Look for something moisturising to help nourish those strands and keep them in their best condition.

Product buildup can also negatively affect your hair and cause flyaways and frizz, so you can also to use a clarifying shampoo regularly to deep clean the hair and scalp.

Curlsmith Frizz Control Cleanser

curlsmith cleanser

Curlsmith Frizz Control Duo Conditioner

duo conditioner

Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Hair Masque

Detangle Gently

Look for a wide tooth comb brush to help work out the tangles, starting from the ends up.

If you have curly hair, always detangle when your hair is wet using conditioner to help detangle your hair.

If you have straight hair, always detangle when your hair is dry using a styling cream to help protect the hair.

Wetbrush Go Green Curl Detangular Hairbrush

Flora & Curl Rose Water Detangling Lotion

Mauli Rituals Detangling Neem Comb

Oil your hair before shampooing

Before shampooing, you can treat your hair with an oil treatment which provides a protective barrier against breakage. This is particularly useful if you’re experiencing lots of flyaways due to damage.

You can use other pre-shampoo treatments to strengthen your strands.

Hair Syrup Watermelon Milk Pre-Wash Treatment

hair syrup

JVN Complete Pre-wash Scalp Oil

Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate

Use humid-resistant hair products

The humidity can be causing your flyaways to go a little crazy, so using a leave-in treatment or hair spray that fights humidity can keep those strands in check.

You should also make sure to use heat protectants too if you’re using any heat, or going to be out in the sun.

Amika The Shield Anti-Humidity Spray

Color Wow Dream Coat

Virtue Frizz Block Smoothing Spray

Use protective styles and tools

So you’ve managed to tame those flyaways after your latest hairwash – that’s great. The best way to keep it that way is to use protective tools to help keep your hair in place. This can include:

Sleeping using a silk pillowcase or hair wrap to minimize the friction between your hair and the pillow, as this causes static and breakage.

You could also try a protective hairstyle when the weather is less than optimal. For example, braiding your hair when it’s windy to protect it against the elements.

Flora & Curl Sweet Hibiscus Twist & Braid Cream

Only Curls Satin Sleep Turban


Dry Gently

Don’t scrub your hair with a towel, be gentle with a microfibre towel. Scrubbing your hair or being too rough with it can also cause frizz and those pesky flyaways.

Leaving your hair to airdry for hours can also lead to breakage and frizz, so you could diffuse your hair to dry it quicker.

Use a Hairspray and Hair Gel

Hair sprays are a great way to keep your flyaways at bay, giving a flexible hold that’s easy to brush through.

Gels are also a great way to keep your hair in place as they provide a stronger hold and more structure to your strands.

Curlsmith Flawless Finish Hairspray – Strong Hold

flawless finish

Curlsmith In-Shower Style Fixer

hair gel

Boucleme Super-Hold Styler


Try a hair serum / oil

Hair oils and serums are a great way to smooth those hairs, as well as nourishing them too. Look for one that works with your hair type to smooth those strands.

Sometimes even just a little water can help to smooth those strands – your hair needs hydration.

Briogeo Style + Treat Yuzu + Plum Oil Sleek Stick

Curlsmith Frizz Rescue Finishing Serum

Philip Kingsley Bond Builder Lipid Shield Oil

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Use Bobby Pins

Need a quick fix? A bobby pin are a great way to keep those flyaways pinned down… just simply smooth down those hairs (perhaps use your hairspray or serum for extra hold) and pin them in place for maximum hold.

Say goodbye to unruly strands and tackle flyaway hairs like a pro!