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
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
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.
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