Do's & Dont's With Frizzy Hair
Posted at 11:00 • 4 Apr •
But even when you use anti frizz products sometimes nothing seems to work on those scorching-hot summer days. One possible reason for a product fail? Waiting too long to apply it post-shower, which allows fuzz to start forming, especially in a steamy bathroom.
Another factor: Just as plant roots travel toward the nearest source of water in the soil, your hair reaches for the nearest source moisture in the air. The effect is a head full of frizz that can ruin even the best beauty look. While you can't take the moisture out of the air on a hot summer day you can apply enough moisture to your hair so it doesn't have to search for it elsewhere.
Regardless of whether you love your curls, your sleek as glass strands you ain’t got time for frizz. Fuzz and flyaway hairs make textured hair look messy, straight hair looks out of control and any hair type looks dry and damaged. So here are some dos and don’ts to help you take control of your frizz once and for all and restore smoothness and shine to your hair.
Rethink your cleansing regimen.
Start with your shampoo. If you’re fighting frizz, squeaky clean is not your friend. You want to use a shampoo that is rich enough to leave your hair feeling soft and supple. And unless your hair is extremely oily, skip a day or two between shampoos to allow your hair’s natural moisture to protect strands from the dryness that can lead to frizz.
Another solution that many frizzy haired girls embrace is adding a cleansing conditioner to their regimen—either as a permanent or “sometimes” shampoo alternative. Cleansing conditioners are gentle, low-lathering formulas that cleanse and condition in one step without removing hair’s natural moisture.
Always use conditioner.
Conditioners add moisture back into your hair after shampooing, and moisture is the number one weapon for fighting frizz. If your hair is fine, find a conditioner that won’t add unwanted weight. If your scalp is on the oily side, apply your conditioner to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Use a wide-tooth comb to distribute the conditioner while you’re in the shower and let it penetrate for three or four minutes before rinsing it out.
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Add a leave-in conditioning spray to your hair care routine.
Leave-ins are a blessing for frizzy hair. They provide all-day, lightweight moisture and frizz and UV protection. They also make your hair soft and shiny. Mist your leave-in through towel dried hair before styling.
Dont scrub your hair with your towel.
Doing so will rough up the cuticle surface, which in turn leads to strand swelling and frizz. Instead, gently blot your hair, then gather it into the towel and let the towel absorb as much moisture as possible. Consider, also, using a micro-fibre towel or even a soft t-shirt to blot—these fibres are much easier on frizz-prone hair than rough terry cloth.
Select a styling crème, serum or oil for your hair type.
Applying a hair styling product is a given for fighting frizz—it prevents hair from puffing up and provides a protective layer between your hair and the humid environment that leads to frizz. If your hair is thick or coarse, reach for a rich treatment oil or crème. If it’s on the finer side, opt for a lightweight crème or lotion. You may even consider a “cocktail,” such as a hair smoothing crème plus a heat protection spray. Apply the product to damp, not sopping wet, hair and proceed to style.
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Don’t raise the temperature on your thermal tools.
Let your hair air dry for as long as possible and then use a blow dryer on a cooler setting to avoid heat damage. Set flat irons and curling irons at low-to-medium temperatures as well so you don’t scorch your hair.
Use a deep-conditioning treatment once a week.
A weekly conditioning treatment or mask works as additional insurance against frizz. It will keep your hair deeply moisturised and supple, which leads to shiny, healthy hair that is armed and ready to resist frizz.
Fight your frizz overnight.
Lots of frizz-free girls have learned how to tame unwanted fuzz while they sleep. If your hair is curly, work in a butter-rich night crème, twirl and define each curl and hit the hay. The crème will be absorbed overnight and, in the morning, when you unwind each curl, your hair will be soft, smooth and defined. If your hair is wavy or straight, work a treatment oil formulated for your hair type through the ends and gather your hair into a loose, high ponytail or bun before bed. In the morning your hair will be smooth and silky.
You can always go with the flow.
If your hair is prone to frizz, trying to achieve smooth perfection will just lead to heartache. Instead, let it take on its natural texture, backcomb it a bit and put it up into a cute, messy bun, loose braid, ponytail or ballerina bun. Let a few wisps float around your face for an easy, relaxed, textured look