For many people, frizzy hair becomes a problem after chemical treatments like bleaching, hair color, highlights, and lowlights.
Frizzy hair is much more prevalent during the summer months. It's like dry hair because it lacks the proper lipid balance.
Excessive use of some types of styling products may also lead to build-up and dryness.
Tips For Fighting Frizz
Consider the following tips for fighting frizz. They will work all year round, including the hottest and most humid months.
1. Never over-cleanse. Find a cleansing schedule that keeps your hair as frizz free as possible. Depending on your Hair Profile, your program might range from every other day to once a week.
2. Convert to a frizz-fighting cleansing schedule. Experiment with cleansing with a non-traditional cleansing system such as diluted shampoo or alternatives.
Note: Non-traditional cleansers include diluted shampoo (1 teaspoon of shampoo to 1 gallon of lukewarm water shaken to form a suds), low poo, no poo (water only), conditioner only (CO), or a combination.
Experiment to find the best solution for you and your hair to block frizz. Use a shampoo that helps balance and restore moisture.
3. Always shampoo or cleanse in lukewarm water. Hot water will contribute to a dry, itchy scalp and dry strands, which are more prone to frizz.
4. After rinsing out shampoo, low poo, or diluted shampoo, rinse well with lukewarm water. Gently squeeze excess water out with fingertips and then apply a rinse-out conditioner designed to deter frizz and dry strands.
5. Apply from the earlobes down to the ends of the hair. Use fingers or a wide tooth comb to detangle from the ends up to the roots.
6. Rinse out the conditioner. If you wish, allow just a very slight coating to remain to help block frizz.
7. Finish with a cool or cold water rinse. This will close the hair cuticle and help block frizz from forming.
8. Towel blot with a towel that is hair friendly. Avoid any towels or clothes which has rough edges or nubs, which can rough up your strands.
9. Apply a leave-in cocktail of defrisant and/0r leave-in conditioner. You may also want to mix in gel, mousse, or styling cream, depending upon your Hair Profile.
10. If you can air dry without frizz, it's best for the hair. Depending on the length of hair, wrap it into a bun to air dry or opt for rolling hair in soft rag-style rollers. You can also allow short hair to air dry without curling or wrapping the strands.
11. When hair must be dried, use a blow dryer with the latest ionic, ceramic, and related advancements, which are designed to minimize frizz. Always use a heat protectant spray before using hot tools.
12. Partner the dryer with an anti-frizz brush with ionic and ceramic properties. A 100% boar bristle brush with both ionic and ceramic properties is a great bet. The bigger the brush, especially the round brushes, the more volume and sleekness embedded into the blowout.
13. Monitor your heat levels. Use your blow dryer on the lowest, coolest settings to avoid heat damage, also known as bubble hair.
14. Once your hair is 100% dry, avoid playing with it or touching it. Opt for low-frizz styles such as messy buns, braids, ponytails, or other hair twists. This should be your backup plan for days when the heat index is off the charts or humidity is guaranteed to encourage frizz.
15. Seal in moisture. Prevent frizz by finishing your styling process with 1-2 drops of shine serum or similar.
16. Massage into the palms of your hands. Swipe over the top of your finished hairstyle.
Other frizz-fighting steps include utilizing deep conditioning treatments designed specifically for your hair type, texture, condition, and length.
Not all deep conditioning treatments work the same for all hair. Investigate in-between conditioning treatments as well. Keep ends trimmed to avoid encouraging frizzy ends.
It's often best to opt for a cream conditioner as oil-based conditioners may contribute to frizz.
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