The problem of frizzy hair can be faced by anyone. Whether your hair is straight, curly, thick or thin, unsightly fluff can form on it. What is its cause? Can it be prevented? How to deal with it? We uncover all the secrets!
Why does hair frizz?
We deal with frizz when the scales on the surface of the hair split open. Thus, due to moisture, our hairstyle can take unwanted shapes, and individual strands can catch on each other. This creates the impression of disorderly and strained hair.
What then causes the hair scales to split? Sometimes it is simply their natural tendency, such as in the case of highly porous hair. Sometimes chemical treatments are responsible for this condition, which cause dryness and damage to our hairstyle.
How to deal with frizzy hair?
Frizzy hair can be prevented. And as we all know very well, prevention is much better than cure. Here are 8 tips to help you tame your hairstyle.
Proper hair care
The first piece of advice should come as no surprise – the way to good-looking hair is proper hair care. It’s a good idea to include moisturizing products in your hair ritual, which are designed to close the hair’s scales. By using a full-length moisturizing conditioner, your hair will be perfectly smooth and strengthened.
Acidifying your hair
A lowering of the hair’s pH, or acidification, works on frizzy hair. It is especially recommended after treatments such as coloring, bleaching and decolorization. For this purpose, special rinses, such as vinegar rinses, which perfectly smooth the hair, are ideal. However, it is worth exercising a bit of caution to begin with, as each hair may react differently to acidification.
Oiling the hair
A good habit to introduce into your hair care is oiling your hair. This should be done once every few days or so, depending on our needs. Natural oils, such as coconut or argan, smooth the hair, nourish and moisturize. As a result, the scales of our strands are closed, and we get a perfect sheet on our head.
Proper combing of hair
Hair that tends to frizz needs to be combed in the right way. Using the first better brush or comb can only exacerbate the problem and further electrify our hair. With frizzy hair, it is best to use a boar bristle brush or its vegan counterparts for combing. Such a brush also has a soothing effect on our scalp.
Drying with ionization
An excellent way to close the scales of the hair is drying with ionization. This will keep your hair from frizzing and electrifying. If you only have time, let your hair dry naturally, but never go to bed with a wet head of hair. Damp hair is much more prone to damage and breakage.
Straightening with a flat iron
In taming unruly strands of hair, a straightener is ideal. However, remember a few rules that, even with daily straightening, will keep your hair in impeccable condition. First of all, do not use a straightener on wet hair, unless the manufacturer allows it. Also, use equipment with an ionization function and use a heat protectant.
Although frizzy hair can be annoying, there are effective ways to deal with it!
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