Best Ways To Control Hair Frizz
Methods for managing frizzy hair
Edited By:Alexandra Vaughn , MD
With spring around the corner, April showers don't just come with May flowers. Dewy weather and humidity can cause frizzy hair, and there are a couple of easy steps you can take to tame your fly-aways and achieve smooth, luscious locks.
Anti-Frizz Hair Washing Tips
The type and amount of product that you use in the shower can make a difference in the frizziness of your hair. First of all, using conditioner is one of the best ways to maintain your hair's moisture, which can help keep your hair smooth after it dries. Make sure that you don't apply conditioner too close to your roots to avoid oily and greasy appearing hair. As for shampoo, look for ones that have a high glycerin content. Glycerin is a humectant, which means that it locks onto water molecules to help the hair retain moisture.
Tips For Frizz Control and Heat Tools
Heat tools such as straighteners, curling irons, or hair dryers are great for styling hair, but using high heat is not healthy for your hair and dries it out, making it more prone to frizz. When using any hot tool, using the lowest heat setting possible is the best way to prevent frizzy and damaged hair. When blow-drying your hair, wait until it has mostly air dried first, and then finish off with a blow dryer as needed. If you are worried that your hair will look frizzy after you spend time on it with hot tools, plan to wash your hair the day before styling it. This might help because, after a day, your hair will be a little more moisturized thanks to the natural oils from your scalp. This will help hold your straightened or curled hair in place much better than hair that has just been washed and stripped of natural oils.
Heat protectants are also a great way to control frizz because they protect your hair from frying by heat tools. These products should be applied to the ends of your hair because applying them to the roots is unnecessary and will only make your hair greasy. It is also important to make sure that you wait for the heat protectant to dry before using heat tools, otherwise, it will defeat the purpose! Applying your heat tools directly to wet hair will definitely dry it out and actually fry your ends.
Anti-Frizz Hydrating Products
There are many products designed to keep your hair moisturized and frizz free. Hair masks are a great way to pack in extra moisture and nutrients into your hair to make it healthy and smooth. They can be applied before you get in the shower, and you can decide how long you want to leave them in for. For maximum nourishment, you can apply a mask before you go to bed and wash it out in the morning. You can wrap your hair in a towel to prevent the product from getting all over your sheets. Using a leave-in conditioner or hair oil before you style is also a great way of providing it with moisture.
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