Although there are many hair styles and textures, frizz is common to almost all. Frizz can occur when there is too much humidity or rain, and it can make hair look almost impossible to manage. Many people search the shelves looking for frizz-reducing products. However, the answer lies not just in the right formula, but also in our daily styling habits.
What causes frizzy hair?
Frizzy hair is a common problem that both men as well as women experience. It’s important that you understand the reasons your hair frizzes from time to time.
Humidity: “Humidity has high concentrations water molecules that bind the hair and cause hair cuticles over one another, creating frizz,” says Andrew Fitzsimons a celebrity hairstylist from Los Angeles. “When moisture enters the hair cuticle, it causes the strand to swell or frizz up and then become fully grown.”
Over-styling: Hair will become frizzier if it is used too often with heat-styling devices like a straightener, curling iron or blow dryer. “Hot tools can cause hair to become weak, regardless of how advanced the technology is,” Nicolette Rauchut, a New York City hair stylist at LRN BEAUTY.
Porous hair: The type of hair you have can affect how frizzy it is. This is especially true for porous hair. Fitzsimons notes that your hair’s ability to retain moisture will determine whether you have high porosity or low porosity. Fitzsimons says that porous hair can absorb moisture much more easily than dry hair. This makes hair more likely to frizz up and react to high moisture levels.
Do you need a haircut? Did you know that hair can “frizz” and have “flyaways”, which are tiny pieces of hair that hang around your head, as it is a part of hair’s natural life cycle? Rauchut says that our hair tends to split at the ends because these parts are less nutritious and lighter. This frizz refers to the curling of split ends and their free form.
How to Prevent Frizzy Hair
These expert tips will help you to manage frizziness and smooth out strands.
Avoid sulfates and shampoo less
Over washing your hair can be detrimental, contrary to popular belief. Your scalp produces natural oils that nourish your hair. You can strip your scalp of natural oils by shampooing too often. This will cause your hair to become dry and prone to breakage. Sulfates are the main ingredient of many shampoos, which can cause frizz.
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Switch to a microfiber towel for your hair
“Wet hair is fragile. Don’t dry it with your towel. This can cause frizz to build up and can weaken your hair.
Because it doesn’t cause as much damage and breakage, this is an excellent alternative to traditional towel drying. You can also reduce drying time by half
Silk pillowcases are the best for sleeping.
Fitzsimons warns that constant tossing and turning at night can cause friction (and even frizz) especially if you are using a standard cotton pillowcase. Fitzsimons recommends that you invest in a slip(tm), pure silk pillowcase. This will reduce friction in your hair while you sleep so you wake up with a silkier, smoother ‘do.
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Use humidity-fighting products
It’s essential to avoid frizz by using products that reduce humidity. Rauchut says that when humidity is present, the top layer of the cuticle is slightly elevated and looks like shingles. The water droplets then get under the raised areas and cause hair to swell and pouf up.
Hair masks have more nourishing ingredients that regular conditioners, and are more concentrated. This makes them great for reducing dryness. Fitzsimons states that hair masks “lock in moisture within hair shafts.” This allows them to reduce frizziness due to heat damage or humidity and [improve] circulation.
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