12 Tips on how to Manage Frizzy Hair
You might wonder what causes hair to frizz. Hair is made up of three layers. The outer layer is also called cuticles and it’s the one that suffers from frizz. This is because it tends to be dry and it absorbs moisture from the humid air. Once hair is dehydrated, it lifts up allowing moisture to get in which causes the hair strands to swell. All this ends the hair frizzed. Below are tips you can follow to manage your hair if it suffers from frizz.
1. Never brush dry hair
Brushing dry hair stretches the hair which leads to breakage. Place a towel on top of the hair after washing it and gently comb it. You can use a comb or use your fingers to comb it. Use anti-freeze to help straighten it.
2. Avoid washing your hair often
Too much washing strips off hair its natural oils leaving it dry. Hair has natural oils that are produced naturally by our bodies. You can use a dry shampoo if your hair tends to be too oily.
3.Use shampoos with glycerin as an ingredient and are sulfate free
Glycerin helps to lock in moisture since it forms a protective coat. It prevents moisture loss to the environment and at the same time prevents moisture to get in. Sulfate on the other hand dehydrates the hair.
4. Deep condition your hair after washing
Giving your hair a deep condition prevents humidity from getting to the hair and retains its moisture. Apply conditioner thrice a week without shampooing and later rinse it off. It will as well cleanse your hair since it contains small amounts of surfactants which are contained in shampoos for cleansing.
5. Use wet fingers to comb
Use some water to wet your hands and use your fingers to untangle the hair. Be patient as you slowly do this and do not use force as this will cause the hair to break.
6. Use a hair mask
Use a hair mask once a week. You can purchase a mask containing castor oil or coconut oil. Coconut oil hydrates and softens the hair. Sleep in the mask overnight and use a plastic shower cap to prevent soiling your pillow.
7. A cream hydrator will do magic to thick and curly hair
Use a cream hydrator for hair from the roots to the ends after shampooing and conditioning your hair. Apply it when the hair is still wet. Shape the curls and then let the hair to air dry.
8. Brush your hair regularly
Brushing your hair with a boar bristle brush will allow distribution of oils from the roots to the rest of the hair. Your hair needs to be well hydrated all the time to block humidity from entering it.
9. Use a dry conditioning spray
Use a dry conditioning spray in case you get rained on or the humidity gets really high. It should be oily blend to help quickly dry out the hair.
10. Apply leave-in-conditioner before workout
Sweating during workout may leave your hair really frizzed. Sweat contains sodium which causes the hair to lose moisture. Use a cotton wrap to soak in the sweat.
11. Sleep in a silk scarf
Tie your hair in a bun and wrap it in a silk scarf at night to avoid moisture loss. Cotton wrap will suck up the moisture leaving the hair dehydrated.
12. Get a haircut once in a while
YES a haircut! Split ends are a major cause of frizz. You can get a haircut every two months. Frayed hair tends to dry up losing moisture easily hence giving you a frizz.