As much as you want to embrace your curly hair or wavy hair, constant frizz can make it difficult to do so. Styling can become a nightmare if you still haven’t mastered how to treat your fabulous yet volatile strands, and second-day hair is even more of a challenge. However, the solution can be summed up in one word: moisture!
Here are the best ways to tame frizz and count on more great hair days.
Shampoo less often. Sounds gross, right? But the truth is that most shampoos are made with sulphate. (This is the part that causes the suds to form). While it’s a good cleansing agent, lathering up too often can actually strip your hair of the oils that your scalp produces naturally that help coat each strand and fight frizz. So if you’re shampooing every day or every other day, try stretching your wash cycle to three or four days.
Use a t-shirt to dry. Tousling your wet hair with a towel can actually cause more frizz because it encourages your strands to stand up instead of lying flat. Using a t-shirt, which has smoother fibres than a towel, to squeeze the water out of your hair instead of rubbing it dry can help reduce frizz and make styling easier.
Deep condition like a fiend. Even those who don’t have frizzy hair should deep condition at least once a week. But if your hair always feels like straw or is full of flyaway strands every time you style, you might want to consider performing this moisturising routine every time you shampoo. Find a rich conditioner like Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Intensive Masque, which has natural moisturisers like avocado oil and vitamin E.
Use styling tools on low settings. Having frizzy hair can be a vicious cycle in which you get frustrated with frizz and decide to straighten it, only to cause heat damage and make it frizzier in the end. To avoid the irreversible effects of heat damage, never use your flatiron, curling iron, or blow dryer on the highest heat setting. Also, applying a heat protectant before styling can provide a barrier between your hair and heat damage.
Touch up the rough spots with a curling iron. This doesn’t mean that you should avoid heat styling tools altogether to get the look that you truly want, however. Just make sure to minimise the amount of stress that you put on your hair. One way to do this is to air dry your hair and wear it naturally wavy or curly. Once it is fully dry, it’s OK to touch up a few locks here and there to give your style a little boost and shine.
Use organic hair care products. Sometimes even our best efforts result in more of the same problem we aim to fight. Using hair products can help fight your frizz, but sometimes it actually makes it worse. Look for styling agents that don’t contain alcohol since it can dry out the hair. And if you have a silicone-based styling product, remember to use it sparingly; silicone is great at coating the hair shaft, but this can become a problem when you condition and you want moisture to be able to get in.
With these styling and treatment tips, you’ll never have to leave your home again frustrated with your hair. Remember to moisturise and treat your hair gently, and the payoff will be day after day of frizz-free hair.