Frizzy Hair Day Do’s & Don’ts Did you wake up this morning with your hair a frizzy, wild mess? Chances are, if your hair has even the slightest wave or curl, it's susceptible to frizz. We’re all about embracing your natural hair texture, but there are always days when it’s just totally out of hand! Here are some do’s and don’ts for turning the frizziest hair day around to get a great look you’ll feel great about.
Do’s for Frizzy Days The most important Do is to love your hair. Many are jealous of the regal quality of curly and wavy hair!
Drink a lot of water. The health of your hair also comes from within. Buy a showerhead water filter. It gives you chlorine-free and harsh mineral-free water that helps make the products you use more effective. Massage your scalp and hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. Natural oils will remain in your hair, relaxing the frizz. Use a big, round brush to smooth your hair as you dry. The advantage of aluminum brushes is that the inner core warms with the heat of the dryer, providing the double advantage of heat and styling at the same time. Blow-dry in a downward motion. Running the hair dryer over hair up and down causes the cuticle to frizz and split. Divide hair in sections with curler pins and dry one section at a time. Carry an umbrella if you think it might rain. Wet hair leads to frizz. And wear a hat to cover your head in the sun and the wind. Consider hair products that protect against UV rays (they have an SPF, or Sun Protection Factor).
Frizzy Hair Day Don’ts Avoid overusing blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons. The more heat you use to style your hair, the more you are drying your strands out. If you must use one, set it at a lower temperature than you normally use, and use a thermal protectant on your hair before you begin. Don’t shampoo every day. Shampooing more than three or four times a week dries out and damages hair over time. Don’t rinse with hot water. Rinse with the coldest water you can stand, as cold water locks down the hair cuticle and makes hair look sleeker and less frizzy. Avoid drying your hair with a towel. Let your hair set in the towel for 10 minutes instead, then take the towel off. Use a hand towel to squeeze the hair up from the ends to the roots. Don’t frequently touch your hair. Don’t use fine-tooth combs and brushes. Don’t use styling products with high alcohol content or shampoos with sulfates. Don’t skip haircuts. Have it trimmed regularly. Split ends are a big factor in frizz problems. Don’t let your hairstylist use a razor to layer your hair. Although layering is good, razors contribute to split ends. Looking for frizzy hair remedies? Get helpful hair care tips and advice from BeingGirl.