Yikes! Summer is almost over, yet your hair is still feeling the heat. Frizzy hair can be such a drag – constantly checking how humid it will be or if it is going to rain. Don’t worry, you aren’t alone in this ongoing battle of hair frizz.
So, “What is frizz?” “What causes frizzy hair?” According to Monica, hairstylist and founder of MoKnowsHair, “Frizz occurs when the cuticle layer of your hair is raised, allowing moisture to pass through and swell the strands. As a result, your hair appears dry and frizzy instead of smooth and defined.” Knowing this information, we can look into products that give our hair more moisture, talk about what makes frizz worse, and remedies to help tame the mane.
Keep in mind, not every product will work for everyone. With hair being so versatile – thick, thin, coarse, etc. – it is hard to find a universal product. Make sure to have fun and experiment with different hair products to find what works best for you!
John Frieda Frizz Ease 10-Day Tamer
This is a great product that is affordable and so easy to use. Apply it to your dry hair before you shower and bam – your hair will be silky smooth for 10 days. It works because it gives your hair the moisture it is dying for, acting as a miracle shampoo.
Rusk Anti-Frizz Spray
We all love our hair spray, so this is a great product to have on-the-go and is so quick to do its job! Use this to lock in smoothness to your hair, and try each one of the products for the ultimate heat-fighter. One reviewer said, “I get fly aways really bad … this stuff tames those, smells great, and it’s light!”
Pantene Pro-V Smooth & Sleek Anti Frizz Shampoo
With this product, you don’t have to do any work! Do your regular shampoo and conditioner routine, and let it do its magic. This shampoo will have your hair looking shiny and healthy. Pantene is available at most drugstores, with a whole array of anti-frizz formulas.
Though products are important, routines are essential as well. Here a couple of tricks to tame your frizz and prevent it from getting worse.
Don’t Brush Your Dry Hair
When you brush your dry hair, you are disrupting your cuticle. With the stretching of your hair, you are making your hair frizzy. To prevent this, first towel-dry your hair, then gently brush or comb it while it is still damp. Experiment with different moisturizing products and see what works for you and your locks in the process.
Braid Your Hair After Showering
This is a secret tip we have discovered. After showering, place your hair in as many braids you prefer, and leave it in for a few hours or sleep on it. When there’s not much time to get ready in the mornings, like during the school or work week, this is our go-to. Your hair will come out looking like it was curled and you don’t even have to use any product!
There you have it! A compiled list that lets you feel better about going out into the heat. Don’t let a few fly aways or frizz keep you from enjoying each day. Feel free to also ask your hairstylist for their recommendations. They can look at your hair and refer you to what they think will be best for you and your mane.
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