Hair that is prone to frizz can be the ultimate beauty frustration. You spend hours smoothing, but the slightest hint of moisture in the air and your sleek locks become a lion’s mane—in serious need of taming! Of course, frizz can also be the result of dry hair. First it’s too much moisture, then it is not enough. Is there no way to win the battle against frizzy hair? Of course there is! Try out some of these frizzy hair tips.
Turn Down The Heat
The high temperatures of your styling tools can cause the hair cuticles to swell that will let in the dreaded moisture. Try to keep your styling tools below 365⁰F to prevent frizz and damage to hair. Additionally, use a heat protector spray on damp hair and when possible let you hair dry naturally most of the way before styling with a hair dryer. This will prevent your hair from becoming too dry and therefore frizzy.
Choose The Right Products
Avoid shampoos that contain sulfates or alcohol. Sulfates dry out the hair, resulting in the strands absorbing water, which leads to frizz. Alcohol causes hair cuticles to swell, which causes them to draw in moisture, also leading to frizz. Instead, look for shampoos that contain glycerin, as it coats the hair strands with moisture from within, which stops moisture from the air from getting in.
Condition, Condition, Condition
Choose a conditioner that contains nourishing ingredients, such as argan oil or shea butter, to keep your hair moisturized. Don’t think that skipping conditioner will help with flyaway locks. Actually a few times a week you should wash your hair with conditioner alone instead of using shampoo. Washing hair too often with shampoo can strip the hair of its natural oils, which leaves the hair prone to drying out. Not only does conditioner moisturize the hair, but they contain some surfactants, which cleanse the hair, but not so much that the oils are stripped. If you suffer from very dry, frizzy hair, use a hydrating conditioning mask once a week.
Using the right brush at the right time will help to prevent minimal damage to the hair, stopping breakages, split ends and frizz. Pus you should really regularly brush your hair to evenly distribute the natural oils – this stops the roots from appearing greasy and the ends dry and frizzy. If you hair tends to be extra dry with limited natural oils, brush a dry oil treatment through wet hair with a mixed bristle brush. Otherwise, wet hair should be brushed minimally, and only with a wide toothed comb. Dry hair should be brushed with a Boar bristle brush as they are gentle on hair and great at lifting oils away from the scalp, for a deeper clean when showering.
Girls With Curls
Curls can be prone to frizz, but they can be tamed with a good quality curl cream and by drying the hair using a diffuser. On wet hair, apply the curl cream by squeezing it onto the hair from root to tip. Shape and smooth curls with your fingers and allow to air dry until it is 90% done. Finish off your curls and add bounce and shine with a diffuser on a high heat, low speed setting.
On The Go Tips
Make that ponytail, or parting super sleek by smoothing with just a small amount of hand cream that has been rubbed between the palms. Or, for small areas of frizz in hair that has already been styled, spray a small amount of hairspray on a clean mascara wand and brush it back into place.
Treat Your Locks to Tame Them
All the above frizzy hair tips will really improve the condition and manageability of your hair. But, there is no reason not to treat your hair, and yourself, to something a little special. Take yourself off to your favorite salon and enjoy a professional quality deep conditioning treatment. Your hair will thank you for it. Plus you deserve to get a little bit of pampering, too.