Summer if finally on its way, but with it comes heat and humidity which can give you frizzy hair. Here are some tried and true tips and techniques to help you get a handle on your frizzy hair and turn it into the beautiful curl it can be. Have a great tip to add? Leave a comment and let us hear your best frizzy hair solution.
Lather Up a Few Times a Week.
Washing every day dries out your hair. Naturally curly hair is already moisture deprived so only washing it every few days allows your natural oils to be natures best frizz fighter. If your root area looks or feels oily, try using a dry shampoo between washes. Be sure to use sulfate free shampoo on your washing days.
Lots of Conditioner!
Regular conditioning is crucial, NEVER skip the conditioner. Unless your hair is extremely fine or just slightly wavy, use a deep conditioner every time you shampoo and leave it 3-5 minutes focusing on your mid-strands to ends. Frizz happens when dry, porous hair sucks up moisture in the air, causing the shaft to swell. This heavy dose of conditioner coats the hair shaft, making it harder for moisture to sink in.
Comb Conditioner Through Hair in the Shower.
Using a wide-tooth comb or pick, distribute conditioner through hair applying more conditioner if needed. Be gentle, don’t tug too hard or you could cause breakage.
Rinse with Cold Water.
Rinse the conditioner out with as cold of water as you can tolerate, this will help smooth the cuticle, reduce frizzy, flyaway hair. Cold water also locks the follicle, which keeps the hair sleeker and shinier.
Apply Styling Products to Soaking Wet Hair.
Apply a leave in conditioner from mid strands to ends then apply your favorite serum directly over the conditioner. Work products through your hair with your fingers. Try not to over work your hair. You can use an absorbent towel and squeeze excess water out so your hair isn’t dripping.
Never Brush Curly Hair. Repeat NEVER Brush Curly Hair
Don’t touch your hair.
Once you hair is dry refrain from touching it. This will only expand and frizz your hair. If this happens wet your hands and gently run them over your hair.
Alcohol can dry hair out, setting you up for frizz. So look for alcohol-free products. That may mean switching to salon-quality shampoos, conditioners, and hairsprays. Salon-quality products don’t contain as many harsh ingredients — like alcohol — as supermarket and drugstore products do.
Use a Heat Protectant.
Heat damage can cause hair to look frizzy and frayed, so spritz on a heat-protecting spray before blow-drying or styling with a flatiron or curling iron. Try to limit your use of heat styling when possible to help maintain your hair health.
Invest in an Ionic Blow Dryer.
Ionic dryers do make a difference. They reduce frizz by compressing the cuticle, which locks out puff-inducing moisture. You should be able to find one for under $50.
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written by~ Holly Blomquist