Posted by All-Nutrient Professional on Jul 12, 2016
There are many reasons for frizzy hair. The first, of course, is curl. Others involve damage, your hair’s condition, the air’s moisture content, and even how you dry and style your hair.
And there are solutions to frizzy hair at every step, from the cut you get to the products you use to how you dry and style the hair for frizz control. It's time to understand the basics and how to control it depending on hair type.
How Big Is Your Frizz?
There are actually more than one type of frizz. If you have straight or subtly wavy hair, frizz can come from hair damage, rough drying, over-heat styling, over-bleaching or even medications. Even super static can look like mini frizz. Hold your hair out and run your fingers up it, against the cuticle direction. If your hair feels rough or you feel “drag,” you may have porous, damaged hair that shows some frizz. Why? The cuticles overlap one another and can lift up when hair is dry, damaged or even exposed to hard water with a high mineral content.
If you hair is curly to super-coily, frizz happens because your hair is fragile at each twist and turn, where the cuticle opens. When moisture gets in, the cuticles lift and you’ve got super-frizz!
The shorter your hair is, the more likely it is to frizz, because it has more spring. Longer hair is heavier, so sometimes it can help “weigh down” frizz. Also, if you razor-cut curly hair, this enlivens ends for an edgy and intentional curl explosion, which makes frizz stand out. Keeping up with trims always minimizes frizz.
Frizz Control Starts Now
The first frizz-fighting tactic is to use the right frizz control products. If your hair feels dry, create a hair moisturizing mask cocktail. First use a hydrating shampoo, then cocktail a few drops of oil into your conditioner and work a generous amount through your hair. Cover your hair with a plastic cap and wait 15 minutes. Once you rinse it out, follow up with a leave-in conditioner. Dry hair needs restorative care!
If you have curly hair, start with a frizz control shampoo and work the same cocktailing magic with a smoothing conditioner. Using the right products has a cumulative effect. For this reason, always follow-up with a leave-in conditioner and at least one frizz-fighting stylant, like a pomade or serum. They a long way to keeping frizz at bay.
In general, avoid very heavy products in spring and summer. But during the winter, your hair needs extra moisture, and you should deep condition your hair at least once a week. Avoid too much heat drying at high temperatures and over-bleaching, which both can damage hair. As the seasons move into spring, the air is less dry and frizz fights can be more about keeping too much moisture out. You can get a semi-permanent smoothing service at a salon, or combat the coming humidity with anti-humectants.