Is your hair constantly in the state of frizz? Are you always trying to flatten it down, straighten it out and control stray strands?
Frizzy hair is a pain, but there are some amazing products available that can fight the frizz on your behalf.
But it does help to look at the reasons behind the frizz. Some of the reasons behind frizz (according to Stylecaster) include:
- Your shower routine.
For a more manageable mane, avoid extra hot—and extra long—showers. The hotter your shower is, and the longer it lasts, the more your hair is stripped of natural oils that keep frizz at bay and locks shiny and lush. Lukewarm water is your friend.
- Not brushing your hair before washing.
Raise your hand if you detangle your hair before stepping in the shower? No one? Not brushing before washing will make product distribute unevenly. Brush hair before washing to pull natural oils through to hydrate the hair before the water hits it.
- Shampooing too much.
Try and shampoo only two or three times a week to keep frizz levels down. Shampooing hair too often can dry and dull hair, leaving it frizzy. Your shampoo’s formula can also play a part. According to research, shampoo with too high of a pH level can actually cause frizziness and breakage. While many bottles won’t broadcast the pH on the label, you can look for a product that touts its low or balanced pH like a badge of honour.
- Your brush.
Not all hairbrushes are created equal—and different hair types require different tools for optimally smooth locks. An ion metal brush is great for combatting frizz in fine curly hair, for example, but those with fine straight hair should never use metal (or a brush with sharp teeth, no matter what material). If you have natural African American or Afrocentric hair, keep it from frizzing by using a plastic, bone, or tortoise shell wide-toothed pick or comb and don’t use metal or aluminum—the edges will actually shred your hair. No matter your hair type, stay away from thermal brushes — they are heat conductors and can curl the hair, leaving it vulnerable to frizz.
- Your blowdryer.
Upgrade your hairdryer, if you’re constantly battling frizz. Look for ionic technology devices. The ions produce a negative charge which flattens and smooths the hair cuticle. Technique also matters. When you dry your hair, the setting should be on low heat and use a diffuser for best results.
- Your hair’s lack of moisture.
Frizzy hair lacks moisture. Deep conditioners and leave-in conditioning treatments work well to keep frizz away. Argan oil (or any oil that is easily absorbed) will also help to protect the hair and eliminate part of the frizz—as well as keep hair from tangling. Also be sure to trim the ends of your hair regularly (once every six to eight weeks). When the ends of your hair and rough and dry, frizz happens.
La Biosthetique Serum Anti Frizz — Intensive Control is a controlling fluid to balance out structural damage and smooth troubled lengths and ends. Gets unruly hair under control giving it a silky gloss and elastic hold.
How to use:
Apply on dry hair paying particular attention to the lengths and ends. Leave in, do not rinse.
- Soft silicones make the hair less sensitive to the changing environmental conditions.
- Elastomer smoothes damaged sections and increases elasticity.
- UV filters protect against structural damage.