Frizzy hair can be very difficult to deal with if you don’t have the right information to guide you. You might even be wondering why you have frizzy hair despite all the great products you spend money on and all the care you give to your hair. Not to worry! In this article, we'll explore frizzy hair; what causes it, and what solutions you can try out at home. This article is more about daily practices and habits that will help you reverse and prevent frizzy hair. There's no easy way to say this, but there isn’t an instant cure, so you’ll need to make some changes and adopt some practices to save your hair from getting frizzy.
The best solutions are most times simple. This is true for your hair, when you pay attention to your hair and become intentional with your hair care you’ll see results. Keep reading and we’ll introduce you to ideas and practices that’ll help you handle your frizzy hair and avoid getting your hair frizzy in the future.
The first step in the process of handling your frizzy hair situation is understanding what causes frizzy hair. Three primary factors cause hair frizz:
Humidity is one of the prime suspects when it comes to frizzy hair. Hair fibers act like sponges when the humidity is high (and when your hair is dry and lacks moisture), absorbing moisture from the humid air around and swelling up, which is not good for your hair.
People with curly and thick hair are more prone to having frizzy hair. Compared to straight hair, curly hair is drier, this is because natural oils produced by the scalp can’t easily travel the length of the hair shaft in curly hair.
Hair damage like split ends, breakage, and cuticle damage give your hair a disheveled look because the damage doesn't allow your hair fibers to be uniform or aligned, giving a frizzy look. A raised cuticle allows moisture from the air to enter the hair shaft, causing it to swell.
Shampoos and conditioners are staples for a great hair care routine, but you have to watch the products you’re using to avoid damage to your hair. Avoid products with alcohol as they tend to dehydrate the hair, making your strands go looking for moisture, leading to frizzy hair. Our fermented rice water shampoo and conditioner bars are made with natural ingredients, no sulphates, parabens, phthalates, soap, or synthetic fragrances. The Yao women from Longji village in the province of Guangxi use fermented rice water to wash their strikingly long black shiny hair. These brilliant women learned from a young age how to best care for their hair and their methods are still effective today!
Your hair is very delicate and prone to damage when it is wet, you can cause hair breakage or induce frizz if you dry your hair with a rough towel. The goal is to absorb water from your hair without exerting any push or pull force on your hair strands. A microfiber towel or cotton t-shirt is a great way to achieve this goal and save your hair from damage and frizz.
Heat is damaging to your hair. If you can’t completely air-dry your hair, air-dry it till it’s almost dry then use a blow dryer with a diffuser to reduce the exposure of your hair to heat.
Your hair gets a frizzy appearance when your strands are misaligned. Adding a hair serum to your hair care routine and being consistent with it will keep your hair strands aligned and give your hair a smooth and cohesive look.
Any form of strain is bad for your hair. It is important to be intentional with how you handle your hair and the accessories you use. You can’t use a hairbrush for your curls. A better option is a wide-toothed comb, like our Wide Tooth Detangling Comb. It provides the best and most hair-friendly way to detangle wet (or dry) hair. It features a wooden design for ease of use and wide teeth that effortlessly glide through your hair to untangle any knots without causing damage or uncomfortable snags.
A fundamental rule to follow to keep your hair healthy and look great is to avoid exposing it to heat as much as possible. Avoid using heat tools on your hair, wash your hair with cold water, and use a diffuser when using a blow dryer (after you’ve let your hair air-dry).
If you have a habit of playing with your hair, and touching it all day, you have to find a way to stop the habit. The more you touch and play with your hair, the more friction you’re creating, which might put your hair in a frizz.
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