Isn’t hair frizz an issue we’ve all faced at some point in life? A few of us have to go through this hell almost every day, especially when it’s humid. Here, not only will we be discussing how to tame frizzy hair but we will also look at what causes frizz and the different types of hair frizz.
What causes frizzy hair?
It is important to know that there are several reasons that cause hair to become frizzy but they all intersect at the level of dryness of your hair. If you have seasonal frizz, it has definitely got to do with the humid weather. Humidity means a lot of moisture in the air and when dry hair is exposed to the moisture, it causes your hair to become frizzy and wild. Thirsty hair or dry hair will try to soak up moisture wherever it can find it. Dryness of hair is another reason for frizzy hair because such hair is more susceptible to absorbing humidity. Naturally curly or wavy hair is also prone to hair frizz. Damaged hair is most vulnerable to hair frizz since hair damage means excessive heat or too much hair colouring leaving it dry. Heat, UV rays, and friction from combing and brushing weakens the hair, which also makes it frizzy.
Types of Frizz
Now let’s look at five different types of hair frizz:
Pouf ball frizz
This type of hair frizz begins at the roots and goes all the way to the tips.
The halo frizz gives the illusion of a crown, it’s at the top of your head, near the roots.
Like the name suggests, this type of hair frizz is inside the hair locks and usually targets curly or wavy hair.
Frizz at the ends
This is probably the most common kind of hair frizz. It occurs at the ends of your hair.
How to Tame Frizz?
Believe it or not, hair frizz is usually a result of one’s own bad hair habits. You should be mindful of what you’re putting in your hair and how you’re damaging it with excessive styling.
Since the cause of hair frizz is dryness, look for a shampoo that has a higher concentration of glycerin. Glycerin not only moisturizes the hair but it also helps lock the moisture in your hair. Unfortunately, sulfates strip your hair of natural oils, so the amount of times you shampoo your hair in a week should also be considered.
Make it a habit to always condition your hair after every wash but make sure you never apply the conditioner to the roots. This will cause hair breakage. The ingredients of your conditioner also need to be considered, look for ingredients that include hair food like Shea butter and glycerin. While conditioning, make sure the cuticle of your hair is conditioned well so that moisture can be retained, this will help reduce hair frizz. Conditioning will help stop the cuticle from opening up and absorbing moisture from the air.
Organic coconut oil without any preservatives has a lot of benefits along with frizz control. Apply it overnight to the length of your hair or a few hours before you shower. Your hair will feel soft and hydrated even to touch. If you need frizz control on the go, take a pea-sized amount of coconut oil, rub it on your hands and run your fingers through the tips of your hair.
Let your hair air dry
Even if you feel the need to blow dry your hair, let it air dry before you use a blow dryer. This technique will help keep the hair smooth. This will also help reduce the damage from the heat of the blow dryer. Hold the dryer at least 6 inches away from your hair and at low heat. Also use a diffuser while blow drying. This will limit the amount of direct heat your hair receives while blow drying.
Use post shower hair oils
Post-shower hair oils are ones that stay in your hair and nourish them. Hair oils help moisturize your hair and kick the frizz out. If you have dull hair, hair oils will help bring gloss/shine to them. Like skin serums, hair oils penetrate deep into your hair cuticles and help nourish them. Make sure you do not apply hair oils at the roots of your hair, they are usually only used on the length or tips. HH
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