PLAN AHEAD WITH THE OVERNIGHT SYSTEM
Some people have naturally straight hair that only requires the brief caress of a flat- iron to get to Gwyneth-level glassy shine; others need more elbow grease to get there. “If you find it very difficult to round-brush blow-dry your hair, it probably has to do with the fact that you have too much bulk,” says Josh. “What you can do to make your life easier is to break it into steps.” So for the thick, coarse, curly and frizz-prone among us, here’s his step-by-step to sleekness.
1. Wash your hair at night using anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner
Using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner suited to your hair type is key. “I was just working on a Victoria’s Secret commercial in Miami; it was humid and the model had a lot of frizz. The first day she used the hotel shampoo and the second day I gave her a frizz-reducing shampoo, and it was a radical transformation.”
2. Blot (don’t rub) with a towel
A quick, gentle blot is all that’s needed before you apply an anti- frizz product on wet hair. “People tell me they get out of the shower, put their hair in a towel turban, go have coffee, and then take it down and put product in. Guess what? Too late,” says Josh. And never rough-dry your hair with a blow-dryer. As soon as the air hits your hair the cuticles will expand and puff up.
3. Apply product evenly Separate hair into quadrants before you work in a serum, cream or balm, to ensure even application. Josh likes John Frieda Frizz Ease Thermal Protection Serum (“the orange one”) because its lighter
texture means you can go longer before having to wash your hai r. If you have fine hair, Josh recommends layering mousse for lift and then serum for definition.
4. Brush it out
Right after you put in your product, comb or brush it through your hair a few times “so curls and kinks don’t have a chance to form,” says Josh.
5. Go to bed
Your work here is almost done. “Watch a couple episodes of TV while your hair is damp, then put a towel on your pillow and go to bed when it’s 50 per cent dry.”
6. Wake up and style
“In the morning, you’ll have a lot less volume because your hair didn’t have a chance to puff up,” says Josh. Your hair will be more brushable, less frizzy and easier to style than when you blow-dry it from soaking wet. “You can just put the heat on dry hair; you don’t need to re-wet it,” he adds. Blow- dry it with a round brush and run a good singlepass flat- iron overtop for a smooth finish— especially important if you have coarse texture or wiry grey hairs. “It will be less work and you’ll resent it less.”