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Tamworth might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of high fashion--but the city is actually renowned for the textiles held in its local museum, and some of our homegrown designers are making some fantastic clothes as well. We're a group of three friends who love this city almost as much as we love fashion, and we wanted to start this blog to share what we know with you all. Read on for local guides, fashion tips and beauty hints galore, and don't rule out a trip to Tamworth to find out why we love it here so much!

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Beat the Frizz with these Useful Tips

Alfredo Mcdonalid

If you have wavy, curly or coarse hair in general, you will find that you have a high susceptibility to frizz. The reason for the increased fizziness is that these hair types tend to be drier than straight tresses. Moreover, living in Australia, the high humidity compounds this condition as your hair cuticles begin to rise in an attempt to absorb all the moisture that they can receive from the atmosphere. As a result, you find your hair becomes even frizzier during the summer. Luckily, the following useful tips can help you in taming your frizzy hair for good:

Ensure your hair receives adequate moisture

The first thing that you can do to reduce the occurrence of frizzy hair is to ensure you keep your tresses moisturised. One thing you may not realise is that you shampoo could be a significant contributor to dry hair. Shampoos that contain parabens and sulphates are quite harsh to the hair follicle as they strip the strands of all their moisture. Therefore, your tresses may be squeaky clean but the minute they dry, they become hard to style and handle. Instead, look for shampoos that contain ingredients such as glycerine, natural oils and are sulphate-free to ensure that your strands lock in moisture as you wash your hair.

Keep heat styling for special occasions

To try to tame the frizz, some people may opt to straighten their hair as often as they can through heat styling. However, what you are doing is creating a vicious cycle. Heat styling may provide you with straight tresses for a time, but before long the strands start to crave moisture since the heat evaporated whatever hydration the hair follicles had maintained. Thus, you find yourself needed to heat style your hair more, which only makes the problem worse. A long-term solution would be to try to lay off heat styling for as long as possible. By limiting heat styling to special occasions, you give your hair strands the chance to retain their hydration, which would minimise frizzing.

Invest in ionic hairdressing supplies

Going without heat styling your hair for good can be difficult for many people. If you have frizzy hair, you should consider ionic hairdressing supplies for the moments that you need to either curl or straighten your hair. Ionic tools are designed to break the water molecules contained in your hair into microscopic clusters rather than eliminating them. Thus, your hair will be dry, but it will not have lost its inherent moisture. 


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