I’m shedding a tear writing this right now! You are all ready for a night out, the outfit is perfect, the makeup is on point. The hair? Attacked my humidity and the size up Jupiter… I have a head full of dry, ringlet curls so trust me when I say ‘been there, done that.’ It is time to take control of your hair and say goodbye to the frizz.
Cold Water Showers
Everyone and their mother knows this trick but unfortunately it’s true! Hot showers will dry and frizz our hair. So, after your soothing soak make sure to finish off with a quick cold water rinse. This locks in the cuticles and de-frizzes your hair. But, if you’re not willing to give up your warm showers make sure to tie up your hair ( if you’re not washing it ) to prevent hot water damage.
Conditioning hair products
Frizzy hair is usually the product of misaligned hair fibres. A conditioning shampoo is the best start to taming the frizz. It helps to detangle hair and realign the hair fibres. Taking care of your hair when it’s in the wet phase, like while you’re in the shower, is the easiest way to prevent frizz later.
Shampoos and Conditioners can actually be super drying and damaging. Try swapping your hair care products to items that promote moisture control or frizz control. These products are moisturizing and will help realign your hair fibres!
Use a Microfiber Towel or Cotton T-Shirt to Dry Hair
Who knew friction caused frizz… We all know this, so stop using your towel to dry your hair! Switch to a microfiber towel or cotton t-shirt. These have thinner and smaller fibres which will cause less friction.
Less friction = Less frizz.
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Detangle Hair With a Wide-Tooth Comb
Using the wrong type of hairbrush can be damaging and can rough up your hair. The best tip when it comes to brush’s is to never use a boar bristle brush to brush wet hair. Instead, use a brush designed for wet hair! But ultimately we suggest using a wide tooth comb. These leave more space for your hair to pass through.
Also please start cleaning your hair brushes! Your brush can be left with product and residue that will not be helping the frizz or your general hair health. Click here to find out how often you should be cleaning your hairbrush
Hair Serums are Key for Removing Frizz
Serums are great for an immediate fix. Many of them contain silicone, which acts as a chain-like material that aids your hair to realign leaving your hair with a smooth appearance. When choosing a serum look for ingredients like Dimethiconol, which smooths and realigns hair fibres as well as giving hair a soft feel.
Trim Your Hair Regularly
Split ends, we hate them. But that is why we recommend getting a trim as often as you can. Split ends can climb up the hair shaft creating more frizz. Have a chat with your stylist about the best haircuts for frizz prone hair and they might be able to help you out.
Written by Sophia Ivory
Curly hair and she don’t care, this stylish babe plays by her own rules. With a love for dance and all things body positive, you’ll usually find her searching out the latest fashion trends and digging through local thrift stores. Word of warning, don’t bring your dachshund around her, she’ll want to keep it.
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