In addition to how it looks, frizzy hair makes your hair difficult to style. When you do not have enough moisture and protein in your hair, you get frizz, according to the Hair Care Hints website. Many women go for the quick fix of using straighteners or curling irons that literally cook your hair, or they will pile on the hair-styling products. These temporary solutions will only make your frizzy problems worse. You need to correct the problems that are causing your hair to be frizzy. You can do this without buying expensive products.
Care for It Differently
When you wash your hair, concentrate on the scalp, rather than the rest of the hair. Use a shampoo that doesn’t lather much. Typically, the shampoos for fine or damaged hair are the ones to choose. Apply conditioner, leave it on for a few minutes and rinse with cool water, according to the Hairstyles website. Do not rub your wet hair with a towel; press it instead. Comb, never brush, wet hair. You should only shampoo every other day at most. When you aren’t shampooing, just rinse your hair with water and condition the ends. If you blow dry your hair, blow downward and finish on the “Cool” setting.
Keep It Trimmed
Split ends are responsible for making your hair look frizzy, especially in the sunlight. If you keep your ends trimmed, this will help to keep them smooth looking.
Rub some oil in your hair. You can use olive, jojoba or coconut oil to add moisture to your hair to combat the frizz naturally. Put a few drops of oil in your hand, rub your hands together, and run them through your wet hair–not the scalp, just the hair. This will give you an immediate improvement in the frizz.
Combs and Brushes
Besides taking action to combat frizz, sometimes you have to stop what you are doing. If you have a habit of playing with your hair or brushing it all the time, you should stop, because that adds to the frizz. You will need to comb or brush your hair sometimes, though. It is best to use a good-quality comb made from wood, bone, horn or a high-quality plastic (plastic with no seams) to keep your hair sleek, according to the Hair Care Hints website. The better combs will keep damage down. Cheaper combs with seams tend to break the hair. Use a plastic-bristled hairbrush, instead of horsehair or other types of fiber bristles, according to the Misikko website. Plastic creates less static.
If you use fabric softener sheets in your dryer, take one and run it over your hair. The frizz and flyaway hairs will improve.
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