Lack of moisture in the hair follicles due to heredity, bad hair treatment or hot and humid climate can cause frizzy hair. Frizzy hair usually affects dry hair that may be thick, coarse, fine and thin as well as straight or curly. Although there is no real cure for frizzy hair, you can straighten it to decrease its effect. Make sure you always have a good hair day.
Preparing your hair properly is a key component in successfully straightening frizzy hair, even before you take out your flat iron. Choose a shampoo and conditioner that contain ingredients, such as vitamin B8 (biotin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), lecithin and protein that helps make your hair healthy and shiny. Vitamin E, panthenol and aloe vera will help hydrate your hair.
Applying shampoo gently by running your fingers through instead of rubbing your hair vigorously will help decrease the amount of frizz. Rinse thoroughly, but gently. Place a dab of conditioner on each palm and rub gently in a downward motion on both sides of your hair. Leaving the conditioner on for a few minutes before rinsing it out will give you best results. For extreme frizzes, let your hair soak by wrapping your hair in a towel with the conditioner on for about 10 minutes before rinsing.
Dry your hair by squeezing excess water. Avoid rubbing your hair because it will only increase the frizz and may cause tangling. Tousling and shaking your hair out will help loosen the curl.
Applying leave-in conditioner before blow-drying will help emulsify and keep hair from tangling. Blow dry small sections of your hair by going slowly over each section several times using a round brush. Hold the blow dryer away from your scalp when straightening frizzy hair. Use high heat if you have coarse, curly hair and low heat for fine-to-medium textured hair.
Heat and tension will help smoothen and straighten your frizzy hair. When brushing your hair, avoid dragging in any hair from other sections. Brush along the length of your hair in a downward motion while directing the flow of the air down. Do not let the tips of your hair to curve around the brush.
A flat iron provides better heat and tension than the blow dryer and brush combination. Applying a heat serum before using the flat iron will prevent damaging your hair. Use ceramic or tourmaline flat irons for better heat distribution. Place each section of hair between the flat iron plates; press the plates together while pulling the flat iron in a downward motion. Repeat the process three times on all sections of hair to diminish the frizzing effectively.
Emulsify a small dab of liquid silicone in your hands and gently smooth through the ends of your hair if you have fine hair. Use liquid silicone or pomade if you have medium-or-thick hair. Gel and/or mousse rich with moisturizers are ideal when styling your freshly straightened hair. When using hairspray, avoid brands with too much alcohol content. Using a wide-toothed comb when combing your hair will keep the frizz at bay.
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