The beach, tropical humdrum to the south or the harsh, parched climate to the north, living where we live, the puff, the fuzzy, and the frizzy ends come as a gift with the land. Dry and frizzy hair is clearly a cry for oil nourishment and moisturizing and fighting frizz comes down to two keys: keeping your locks hydrated along with reducing friction. So we’ve got the best hair care tips to not let you get swept up in the frizz and you can wake up with smooth voluminous hair and be stress-free.
Why So Frizzy, Huh?
Here are some of the most common hair culprits:
- Dryness and dehydration also causes the hair to absorb excess moisture. Curly and wavy hair is more vulnerable to dryness, which means it is more prone to frizz. When your hair is dry, frizz can happen when moisture is absorbed from the atmosphere. Even for healthy hair, high humidity can contribute to frizz as your hair absorbs excess moisture.
- Over-styling damages the hair cuticle and causes frizzy hair. Heat damage and styling is another common cause. The high heat from blow-drying or flat-ironing can damage the cuticle of the hair, causing frizz. Dying, bleaching, and other chemical treatments also weaken the cuticle, causing brittleness and dryness, a formula for frizz.
- Friction raises the cuticle of the hair and produces frizz. If your hair is curly, wavy, or frizz-prone, brushing when it's dry is a major no-no. Brushing raises the cuticle, producing a frizz. Sleeping on a rough cotton pillowcase or vigorously towel-drying can also soften the cuticle layer. So, in order to prevent your hair from behaving like a sponge or a misbehaved, rough bundle, it's important for you to take good care of your hair.
Get A Hair Cut
Get rid of the dead, dry ends. Split ends will move up the hairline causing more harm and frizz, so it's best to get a haircut when you start to see the frizz. If you live in an area of high humidity, it is recommended that you get a haircut with blunt lines. This helps keep weight in the haircut, and also helps maintains the hair down.
Have Lukewarm Showers
While a hot shower will feel good for your body, but it doesn't do much good for your hair and scalp. The high temperature of the water can cause the cuticle to raise and when the cuticles are raised, hair needs more moisture than usual. This does not necessarily mean that you should suffer from a shivering cold shower: just turn the knob down a notch or two so that your shower is lukewarm, but not boiling hot.
Often hair products with a high alcohol content start to dehydrate the hair, which causes the tresses to look for moisture. To minimize frizz, use shampoos
with hydrating ingredients such as glycerin, which is a great moisturizer, which ensures that it absorbs extra moisture in the air to produce a protective layer over the strands.
Condition And Condition
You might assume that every time you shower, you need to shampoo your hair, but that's just not the case. Also, the best frizz-fighting shampoos will still remove the natural oils and moisturizers from your hair. Instead, switch between using a shampoo and the best conditioner
for dry hair one day and only conditioning the next day to lock in your natural moisture. Often, make sure that you only have to condition from the nape of the neck to the ends of your strands to prevent a greasy scalp.
The Sleep On It Trick
The best trick to tame the stubborn flying halo would be to actually sleep on it. If you don't have time for a morning styling session, shampoo and condition your hair at night. Enable your hair to dry a little after your shower, and then apply a styling cream or hair serum from the roots of your hair to the tips. For even better results, tie your hair in a tight bun on your neck's nape and then sleep on it. When you wake up, simply undo this bun and run your fingers through your hair for a perfectly stylized look.
Another must-do for all hair types, particularly frizzy hair, would be to take your time out every week and treat yourself with hot oil
or deep conditioning treatment.
In essence, both treatments will help restore moisture to your hair and fix any associated damage. These treatments are perfect to avoid frizz by restoring the condition of your hair and reinforcing the cuticle. Because either treatment is not as heavy as a full-length mask, you will still be able to maintain your natural volume and bounce while at the same time handling your hair better.
Use these easy-to-do methods to turn the frizz down and enjoy safe, well-nourished, resplendent tresses.
Hope the article helps you out tame that frizz!! If I missed out any other pointers or you have some secret tips of your own don’t forget to drop them in the comment section below. Looking forward to it.