Updated: Jun 15, 2019
Having stunning hair every single day is something we all dream of, but sometime the change in humidity level can take a toll on our hair, leaving us with frizzy hair aka messy hair. One of the most important causes of frizzy hair is a lack of moisture, which can make hair look dull, frizzy and lifeless. It takes place when the dry and spongy hair sucks up humidity from the air, leading the shaft to expand. Hair is made of thousands of cells which can make it complex. The cuticle is the outer layer of your hair and in curly hair, it is naturally open due to lack of moisture, leaving you with frizzy hair. Curly, coarse and thick hair is prone to frizz easily, particularly in the summer when humidity levels are at their highest. Many women opt for a weekly spa to control frizz but this is a costly and time-bound affair.
Causes of frizzy hair
Lack of moisture
Curly hair-Curly hair is drier than straight hair
Use of hot water
Lack of regular trimming
Overuse of styling tools such as blowers and straightener
Wet and dry environment
Swimming in chlorinated water
Usage of blow dryer
Brushing also causes the raising of the cuticle layer
Here are a few daily hair care routine to help in frizzy hair management.
Brush Before The Shower - Use a boar bristle brush before the shower to help lift the oils away from your scalp. Sebum is the natural anti-frizz serum provided to you and the structure of board bristle is such that it helps carry the sebum right till the end of your hair shaft. This way you can get a smooth deeper clean scalp and oil can nurture your hair strands in the process.
Conditioner Ingredients - Use a protein-infused conditioner in your hair as it caps the hair cuticle and stops moisture from getting into the hair. It will not just control frizz but will give you shine too. You can also dilute the conditioner in a small bottle with some water and then apply it to the tip of your hair using your hands.
Avoid Washing Hair Too Much - Washing your hair frequently can remove essential oil, which helps to hydrate and nourish. Use fingertips to shampoo your hair and massage the scalp gently.
After-Wash Care - Never rub your hair in the towel. Instead, wrap up your hair and squeeze the excess water out. This will avoid cuticle from opening up and getting frizzy.
Avoid brushing dry hair- Pat dry your hair after a shower and run a wide-tooth comb or you can also finger-comb. Add a touch of the conditioner of your choice or anti-frizz product to your hair. Avoid combing or brushing your hair after it dries. Doing so not only upsets your hair’s cuticle but it can also stretch hair, causing breakage.
Keep The Heat Down - Go easy on straighteners and other heating products as they can make the hair brittle and cause breakage. High temperature can cause your hair cuticles to expand, so bring down the temperature to about 365 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid frizz.
Shampoo Ingredients - Avoid buying shampoos having sulfate as they just dry your strands. Instead, go for a shampoo that is high in glycerine, it pelts the hair from the inside out to plug that outdoor moisture from entering.
Trim Regularly - Trim your hair frequently to prevent the hair from splitting and breaking on its own. It is advised to get your hair trimmed every eight weeks.
Don’t Touch Often - You are breaking up the natural pattern every time you touch your hair, which can indeed cause frizz.
Alcohol-Free Products - Alcohol swells the hair cuticle, which can dry your hair giving you frizz. So, use only alcohol-free hair sprays, conditioners, and shampoos.
Working Out Precaution - Your sweat has sodium, which can dehydrate your hair, so it is recommended to apply a leave-in conditioner to your strands before working out.
Avoid Chlorinated Water - Most of the pools have chlorinated water so restrict yourself to swim twice a week and cover your hair as much as possible during swimming. Wash your hair immediately after swimming with a mild shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair.
Bedtime Care - Wrap up your hair in a silk muffler to prevent your cotton pillowcase from extracting all the dampness in your hair. You can also switch to silk pillowcase as an alternative.
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