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Does your hair look like you’ve recently hugged a Pikachu (or just stuck a fork into an electrical socket)? Read on to learn how to combat frizz even on the worst of hair days!
Know Your Opponent
Frizz is caused by a lack of moisture (aka dry hair). The cuticle opens up as hair dries out to let the moisture from the outside air in. So overly dry or humid air can trigger this reaction. If your hair is chemically processed, very fine/curly, or is subjected to frequent hot tool styling, then your hair is going to be drier and more naturally frizz prone.
Train for Battle
Making sure your hair is properly hydrated (just like your body or skin), is going to be the most effective plan of attack.
Here are the essential weapons you’re going to need in your toolbox for frizz-free hair, all day, everyday:
–Sulfate-free shampoo helps to not strip hair of moisture
-Regular deep conditioning treatments ensure your strands are getting the hydration and care they need. Applying it to the bottom 2/3 of your hair and letting it sit 5-10 minutes will not only intensely smooth and soften your hair, but, since it’s not applied at the roots, it won’t weigh your hair down in the process.
-Ditch any hair product containing alcohol as alcohol dehydrated hair and can leave it brittle.
-Carrying around dry oil or lightweight styling wax/cream can help you navigate the day with perfect hair. When you notice it beginning to frizz up, just smooth hair back down with a little moisture (even hand cream can be used in a pinch).
Learn Some New Moves
-Wait to blow dry until your hair is 80-90% dry. The direct heat dries out hair…which leads to you know what!
-Just like you would your face, don’t rub hair with a towel. Gently wrong out excess water, then wrap up in a towel to let it absorb the rest.
-When hair is damp, apply a leave-in conditioner (or even a lightweight hand cream or lotion!) to the ends of your hair as that area tends to be the driest and most frizz prone.
-Start experimenting with heat-free styling methods. There are so many ways to get beautiful curls or smooth strands without the blow drier or iron of choice!
-If your hair is wavy/curly, or just very fine or brittle, finger comb out of the shower, and avoid brushing hair while very wet. For wavy-curly hair, brushing while dry can create a frizzy mess. Make sure you finish brushing hair when 80-90% dry; finger comb instead as it is much gentler than just tearing a brush through your hair!
Gotta Catch ‘Em All…flyaways that is!
-Try using a dry oil (like Argan oil) or alcohol-free hair wax warmed up between your palms to help smooth hair and unwanted fly-always after blow drying.
-An old toothbrush sprayed with hairspray is a super easy to smooth rouge baby hair and frizz away.
And remember, any bad hair day can be disguised under a hat!
Now you can relax and enjoy life-frizz free!