How To Prevent Frizz
Frizz is a common hair concern, especially for those with wavy hair.
This article reveals the 3 main causes of frizz and easy things you can implement to minimise frizz in your hair.
3 main causes of FRIZZ
1. Lack of moisture
When hair is dry or lacks sufficient moisture, it becomes more susceptible to frizz. Dry hair tends to absorb moisture from the air, causing the hair shaft to swell and create a frizzy appearance.
Damaged hair, often due to heat styling, chemical treatments, or rough handling, is more prone to frizz. When the hair cuticle is damaged, it becomes rough and uneven, making it easier for moisture to penetrate and swell the hair, leading to frizz.
High humidity levels in the environment can lead to frizz. The excess moisture in the air interacts with the hair, especially if it's already dry or damaged, causing it to frizz up.
3 tips to prevent frizz in wavy hair
1. Keep your hair hydrated
The first step in combating frizz is to ensure your hair is well-moisturised.
Choose products specifically formulated for wavy hair, as they tend to have more hydrating ingredients such as: glycerin and jojoba oil, which help to replenish your moisture levels. Essential for hair health and elasticity.
Regular deep conditioning treatments (ideally once a week) will provide your hair with a big hydration hit.
The hair shaft is made up of three layers: the cuticle (outer layer), cortex (middle layer), and medulla (innermost layer).
While regular conditioners mostly work on the surface level (the cuticle), deep conditioning masks are formulated to penetrate deeper into the cortex.
This allows them to address more severe damage and dryness.
2. Use a microfibre towel to dry your hair
Traditional towels are often made of terrycloth, which has a rough texture.
This roughness can cause friction when you rub your hair to dry it, leading to hair cuticle damage.
The hair cuticle is the outermost layer of the hair shaft, and when it's lifted or damaged, it can make your hair more susceptible to frizz and tangles.
In contrast, using a microfiber hair wrap or a soft cotton T-shirt for drying hair can be much gentler.
These materials are less abrasive and can absorb excess water without creating friction or stripping too much moisture from your hair, helping to keep the hair cuticle smooth and reduce the risk of frizz.
3. Sleep on silk
Cotton pillowcases, while comfortable, are highly absorbent.
They can draw moisture away from your hair as you sleep. This loss of moisture not only dries out your hair but can also lead to frizz.
Silk and satin, on the other hand, are less absorbent. They help retain the natural oils in your hair and maintain its moisture balance, which is crucial for keeping frizz at bay.
They also have smoother surfaces compared to the relatively rough texture of cotton.
When you toss and turn during sleep, a cotton pillowcase can create friction against your hair, leading to hair cuticle damage, which results in frizz and tangles.
Silk and satin pillowcases allow your hair to glide over the pillow with minimal friction, thereby reducing the risk of frizz and breakages.
If you want your waves definition to last longer, then sleeping on silk is a game changer.
don't fight frizz
Embrace it. It's totally normal for wavy hair to have fly away frizz. Learn to live with it. Accept it's simply part of your natural hair.
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