Frizzy hair can be difficult to tame and can leave you feeling frustrated. You start to live in fear of humidity and rain so that your hair does not get even wilder. But, you do not have to live like this. Fortunately, there are simple things you can do to get smooth and sleek tresses.
Less is more
Before you take drastic measures to tame your unruly hair, examine your hair care routine first. Rather than using every smoothing product you can get your hands on, consider cutting back to the basics. Use one type of shampoo and conditioner, and reduce the frequency you use heating tools. Loading your hair with too much product and heat can lead to frizz.
Try something new
Change up your routine to figure out what does and does not work for your hair. If you usually shower in the morning, try switching to showering in the evening instead so that you are not heading out the door with damp hair. Play around with different anti-frizz products and see which works best for your hair. Consider using a leave-in conditioner to add more moisture to your hair after you shower.
Moisturize your hair
Most of us remember to moisturize our skin, but our hair needs to quench its thirst as well. If your strands are left too dry, they will try to get moisture wherever it can like the humidity in the air. Use a hair mask at least once a week to strengthen, revitalize, and nourish hair.
Try long or short-term relaxers
If you use your hair straightener every time you wash your hair and cannot live without it, consider having your hair permanently relaxed. Short-term treatments can even last up to six months. If you do choose this treatment, be sure to use hydrating masks, hot oil treatments, and other moisturizing products.
Brushing your hair
Avoid brushing your hair while it is dry to prevent breakage. The outer part of a hair strand looks like a shingled roof, with many overlapping layers. On smooth hair, these layers stay flat, but when you brush hair, it can lift them. Use a wide tooth comb to brush wet hair to keep breakage to a minimum.
Choose the right bristles
Use a natural boar-bristle brush when blow drying frizzy hair. It helps moisturize your hair by carrying your scalp’s natural down to your ends, reducing oil buildup at the roots.
Choose the right products
You will need to use moisturizing shampoos and conditioners to moisturize frizzy hair. Salon-grade products are specially designed to address common hair issues. Drugstore brands usually contain sulphites and alcohol that can dry out hair. Use a clarifying shampoo now and then to remove product buildup from hair.
Wash less frequently
Doing so may seem like the opposite of what you should be doing, but washing your hair too often can take away its natural oils. This makes your scalp go into overdrive producing more to make up for the oil that gets stripped away with each wash. Try to wash your hair two to three times per week at the most. Your scalp will eventually stop producing as much oil, and you can always use dry shampoo or baby powder between washes.