Definition of flyaway in US English:



  • (of a person's hair) fine and difficult to control.

    • ‘For flyaway hair you can use mashed avocado and 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixed together and applied to washed hair, leave on for 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly.’
    • ‘A man with flyaway hair was digging through a desk drawer, scowling.’
    • ‘What good is a mirror if you can't fix the flyaway hair it reveals?’
    • ‘Once she composed herself, and tried desperately to straighten her flyaway hair, she reached out a trembling finger and rang the doorbell.’
    • ‘Her hair was messy from the writhing mass of bodies that had been the ‘dance floor,’ and the flyaway hairs seemed to catch the firelight and form a halo around her head.’
    • ‘In general, washing your hair every day isn't good for the hair cuticles and can cause dry, flyaway hair.’
    • ‘Frizz, flyaway hair, lack of body… the list goes on and on.’
    • ‘Jeff had a long slender face with blonde, flyaway hair and sky-blue eyes.’
    • ‘I have extremely fine flyaway hair, and it dries in a giant ball of frizz.’
    • ‘If you have fine, flyaway hair use some mouse for a firm hold.’
    • ‘Also, I have fine, flyaway hair that no haircut can fix.’
    • ‘Secret: clean, healthy hair in a simple ponytail looks 100% better than dry, damaged flyaway hair that's been tortured and lacquered into place.’
    • ‘Just as Thomas approached the counter, a tall, lanky woman with flyaway hair popped up from underneath.’
    • ‘I don't think we'll be using it again,’ I pointed out as a fresh onslaught of raindrops flattened his flyaway hair to the tops of his ears, rather endearingly.’
    • ‘Sutaakingu bowed low, brushing back a strand of flyaway hair.’
    • ‘She could imagine Liz with her flyaway hair and oversized tee shirt on her hands and knees scrubbing at the dirty carpet.’
    • ‘Bianca clutched Marcia's flyaway hair for dear life.’
    • ‘Overdrying or overbrushing can easily lead to flyaway hair.’
    • ‘She leaned over and hugged him, her silky, flyaway hair getting in his mouth and eyes and sticking statically to his hands as he hugged her back.’
    • ‘He was just as defiant, hand resting upon her shoulder and moving up towards her neck, lightly grabbing some of her flyaway hair and making to put it behind her ear.’
    thin, light, delicate, wispy, floaty, feathery
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