How to Fix Frizzy Hair
I’m no stranger to frizzy hair. Don’t get me wrong, I love my naturally wavy hair. But with natural curls and waves has their own set of challenges. Over the years I’ve learned a few things about taming the frizz. Here are my top tips on how to fix frizzy hair.
What Causes Hair to Frizz?
Frizz is basically dry hair that is in need of moisture. When the hair is curly, it’s harder for all of the natural oils that your scalp produces to reach the rest of the hair shaft. And when the weather is humid, your hair tends to cling on to that moisture, causing it to swell.
Tip Number 1: Use a Good Quality Hair Mask
Using a good quality hair mask once a week works wonders on quenched hair. Find a hair mask for your hair type. Pro tip: if you have severely damaged and processed hair, the Olaplex No. 8 hair conditioning mask is to bond hair and add moisture back into it.
Tip Number 2: Use Conditioner
It’s actually surprising how many people skip this step in the shower. Using a good conditioner for your hair is going to help keep that moisture in your hair after you use shampoo. If you have fine hair or oily hair towards your scalp, focus on adding more of the product from mid to end of the hair shaft.
Tip Number 3: Use a Microfiber Towel
Regular towels is fine to use everywhere else but the hair. These towels tend to remove too much moisture from hair and have more friction. Friction = bad because it causes frizz. If you don’t have a microfiber towel, you can opt for a cotton t-shirt to get the job done.
Tip Number 4: Sleep With a Silk Pillowcase
Remember how I just mentioned that friction is bad? This is why you’ll want to switch to a silk pillowcase. A silk pillowcase is more gentle on your face and hair.
Tip Number 5: Use a Heat Protectant
This shouldn’t be new news. If you’re using flat irons, blow dryers, or any sort of heat to your hair, this is a step you can’t forget. Adding that extra level of protection is going to help prevent any further damage and dehydration to your hair.
Tip Number 6: Use a Hair Oil
My favorite is the Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil. The scent of this is fresh but subtle, and a little goes a long way. If you have fine thin hair like myself, you’ll just need the tiniest bit to add to the ends of your hair. Unlike most oils, this particular product wont leave your hair looking and feeling greasy. Instead, a good hair oil can leave that healthy shine to your hair.
Frizz is annoying, but can be tamed. I hope that these are the tip on how to fix frizzy hair will help you reduce frizz and have healthier, shinier hair.