Every curly-haired person's worst nightmare is frizz.
Curly hair is like a sponge. It swells when it absorbs water not only in the shower but in the air as well. To keep your hair from grabbing every bit of moisture in the air, you need to learn how to tame frizzy hair and keep it healthy.
Here are our top 5 tips for taming hair frizz.
1. Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
Are you using the right shampoo and conditioner for your curly hair? The wrong products dry your hair out, make it brittle, and cause hair frizz.
The first step towards beating frizz starts in the shower. When your hair is lacking moisture, it grabs whatever moisture is in the air, creating frizz. You can't get rid of humidity but you can use a shampoo and conditioner that locks the moisture in the hair cuticle and acts as a protective barrier against the elements.We recommend using the most natural products such as sulfate-free, non-drying shampoo. When you need some extra intensive care, treat your curls to a conditioning hair mask.
2. Lower the Temperature
Taking a hot shower strips moisture from your hair, again resulting in frizz, straw-like texture, and breakage.
Don't worry, this doesn't mean you have to take cold showers. Warm water (not hot) opens the cuticle and allows products to do their magic while colder water seals in moisture.
Colder water also helps to prevent the loss of natural oils and it may help keratin treatments and hair color last longer.
3. Microfiber Towels
Dry your hair with a microfiber towel instead of traditional cotton. Microfiber removes water from your hair more quickly and efficiently than cotton. Because hair is weaker when it's wet, removing water quickly makes sure your hair stays strong.
For the best results, wrap a microfiber towel tightly around your head after washing your hair for about 10 minutes before applying products.
4. Hair Oil
Each hair strand is protected by the cuticle. The cuticle is the outermost layer and it's made of overlapping, flattened cells. When the cuticle breaks down, your hair looks and feels dry and damaged.
Hair oils are full of fatty acids that lubricate and seal the cuticle down and should be added to almost everyone's haircare regime. There are different oils with different elements and you can choose based on your hair type and condition.
5. Avoid Heat
Blowdryers, flat irons, and curling wands all damage hair.
We mentioned that water temperature affects your hair but minimizing the use of hot tools helps reduce damage and frizz.
Avoid making it a habit to use heat on your hair every day. On days you use heat, apply a heat protectant spray before applying high temperatures.
Learn How to Tame Frizzy Hair
By learning how to tame frizzy hair, you greatly reduce your risk of damage and keep your curly locks healthy and shiny.
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