Dehydration. According to hairstylist and salon owner Nunzio Saviano, when hair is dehydrated, it becomes more prone to breakage and frizz. "Aggressive heat styling, chemical services, and harsh hair products can rob the hair of moisture that's needed to keep it looking smooth [and frizz-free]," he says. Environmental conditions such as high humidity can also be a culprit, as water molecules in the air can attach to hair strands and trigger them to frizz.
Curly and coily hair types are more susceptible to frizz than their straight or wavy counterparts. This is because curly textures are naturally drier, and they look to the environment to make up for the lack of moisture in their hair. Bottom line: Think of frizzy hair as your hair's way of begging you to step your hydration game up.
Below are tips to help with the frizz
𝟭. 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗺𝘀 The only thing more difficult to style than frizzy roots? Frizzy ends. Thankfully, there's a cure for that, and it has to do with a little thing we call trims every six to eight weeks to nix dead ends—this will keep the hair well-formed and remove dry, split ends that may be guilty of causing additional frizz.
𝟮. 𝗗𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗹𝘀 Next to dehydration, public enemy No. 2 when it comes to frizz is friction, which cotton towels are notorious for causing when used post-shower. Using a microfiber hair wrap to absorb water after getting out of the shower is a better solution.
𝟯. 𝗨𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗯𝗿𝘂𝘀𝗵 Hairbrushes are like skin care products—you'll need to use the right one for your specific type to yield optimal results. Opt for an extra-soft boar-bristle brush to help gently lay the cuticle down if you have straight, fine hair. Curly, coarser hair types may find that using a hairbrush may add to the frizz, but if you're prone to tangles, a wide-tooth detangling comb is your best option.
𝟰. 𝗗𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗿𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗿 Have curly or coily hair? Don't rinse out 100% of your conditioner. Conditioner helps to coat and detangle the hair and seal the hair's cuticle, preventing moisture from being absorbed and puffing up strands. Comb the conditioner through the hair using a wide-tooth comb and not fully rinsing it out to keep hair smooth, detangled, and ready for styling.
𝟱. 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗵𝘆𝗱𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮 𝗵𝗮𝗶𝗿 𝗺𝗮𝘀𝗸 Hair masks are to healthy hair what oat milk is to coffee: a must. Since frizz and flyaways are your hair's desperate call for moisture, hair masks should always be on the menu, particularly if your hair is dry or chemically processed. Curlier hair types should opt for lightweight, humectant-containing formulas that won't loosen the curl pattern or grease up the strands. Masks containing natural oils such as coconut, argan, and moringa are game-changers when it comes to restoring moisture and strengthening the hair.
𝟲. 𝗦𝗸𝗶𝗽 𝗮𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗵𝗼𝗹-𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝘀 It may be hard to part ways with your favourite extra-hold hair spray, but products containing a high amount of alcohol can lead to dry, frizzy tresses. Try an alcohol-free hairspray.
𝟳. 𝗥𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗯𝘆 𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗮 𝘀𝗶𝗹𝗸 𝗽𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗰𝗮𝘀𝗲 As we've learned with cotton towels, friction can cause hair to frizz up. Enter silk pillowcases, which are gentler on the hair, help induce shine, and reduce the risk of cuticle-roughening friction.
𝟴. 𝗔𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗹𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗱𝗿𝘆 Messing with your curls as they're drying can disrupt the curl pattern and make way for flyaways to rear their head. Remember, curls are a pattern of the cuticle that need to lay on top of each other in order to appear shiny. Since the cuticle is going around and around (think of an individual curl), if you disrupt it, it will expand and lead to frizz.
𝟵. 𝗟𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲-𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗼 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘀 Avoid sulfates and parabens in your shampoo and conditioner formulas. Instead, look for an alternative that contains natural humectants that cleanse without stripping the hair of its natural protective oils.
𝟭𝟬. 𝗨𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝘇𝘇-𝘁𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲-𝗶𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗿 Moisturised hair is less likely to depend on humidity for moisture, so apply a hydrating leave-in conditioner applying it from the mid-shaft down to the ends, avoiding the scalp to avoid weighing the hair down (and the grease that comes along with doing so).
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