Saturday, March 23, 2019

Dealing with Frizzy Hair

They say nothing in life is certain except for death and taxes…add frizzy hair to that list. Your hair can be straight, wavy or curly...thin, thick or coarse; no one is free of frizz.  But don’t worry: We've got some tips to help you tame that frizz.

Dry hair and frizzy hair go hand and hand. When your hair is dry, moisture in the air penetrates the hair cuticle, causing the hair to swell and expand, and, you guessed it, get frizzy and fluffy. It’s a basic law of science that moisture will always move from areas of high concentration to low concentration—which is also why muggy, humid weather can lead to majorly frizzy hair.

It’s not just styling products that can help you manage frizzy hair; using the right system of shampoo and conditioner makes a huge difference. The more moisturizing your shampoo and conditioner are, the smoother and silkier your hair will look and feel. Once you are done with shampooing & conditioning:
  • Step one: Forgo your usual terrycloth towel for a microfiber one or even a cotton T-shirt; both are softer and gentler on the hair, and will help prevent frizzy hair by keeping the cuticle smooth and closed. (A closed cuticle means less moisture can get in and your hair is more likely to stay sleek and smooth.) 
  • Step two: Be gentle. Instead of aggressively rubbing the T-Shirt all over your head, think of blotting or lightly squeezing the water out. The less you can rough up the cuticle during the drying process, the better. 
  • Step Three:  Once you reach for your blow-dryer, continue with the gentle approach. Avoid flipping your head upside down or working your fingers throughout your hair. You can’t rough up the hair and then expect a smooth end result. Try lightly combing or brushing your hair downward as you blow-dry, and finish with a shot of cool air to help seal the cuticle. Go slowly and take your time while blow-drying your hair, and ultimately, you will have beautiful, frizz-free results.
    • Applying a smoothing cream to your hair as you blow dry will significantly enhance your style and reduce your frizz.  There are many that even do double-duty like adding shine or improving the look & bounce of curls.  Shop Smoothing Creams.
Once you begin to style, if you really want to be thorough, opt for a humidity resistant hair spray as the final touch.  You can find them in every hold, from very light to extreme hold.   

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