Fighting the hair frizz when the weather in your country turns humid or maybe you are living as I do in a tropical country such as Singapore where high humidity is an everyday norm, that’s when the terrible hair frizz starts making its self known to you.
Here are a few tips n tricks that will hopefully help you gain better control of your hair.
Hair Is Like a Sponge.
Dry or porous hair will suck in moisture from the humid atmosphere, this causes the hair shaft to swell and kink out all over the place. To prevent your hair acting like a sponge you can look at using a hydrating product such as Aveda Smooth Infusion, Living Proof Frizz Styling Cream or Moroccan Oil.
Fight The Hair Frizz When Washing Your Hair.
- Most shampoos contain a Sodium Sulphate this is an effective cleaner but can also over the long term tend to leave the hair dry and frizzy. Try using a Sulphate free shampoo instead.
- After applying your hair treatment or conditioner make the final rinse a cold one as this will help smooth down the scales of the cuticle on the hair.
- Try not to rub your hair to much when towel drying as this will rough up the cuticles. Blot dry instead.
- If your hair is very dry take a hair mask or deep treatment and massage about a 50 cent coin size amount through your hands and then run your fingers through your hair to get even distribution, comb through with a wide toothed comb and then leave to dry or blow-dry do not rinse out you will find that your hair will suck the product in as it needs the moisture. Doing this each time after you shampoo your hair you should be able to notice that each individual strand will tend to look fuller, when the hair has retained enough moisture and the product is just sitting on the hair it will be apparent as the hair will be difficult to dry.
- After washing use your fingers to comb through the hair and then a large toothed comb never a brush as this will have a tendency to stretch and break the hair.
Fight The Hair Frizz Give Your Hair a Weekly Boost.
For Fine Hair – use a hot oil treatment as this is not too heavy so it will not weigh your hair down and try and find one with Jojoba oil as this will help strengthen the cuticle. Apply this before shampooing your hair but make sure you avoid the roots and scalp area.
For Medium to Thick Hair – Use a good Hair Mask/Deep Treatment as the ingredients are concentrated and they leave behind a smoothing film that will help prevent frizz, in fact why not leave the product on overnight? To prevent a mess just cover your pillow with a towel when you sleep.
Fight The Hair Frizz When Drying Your Hair.
- Do not have your hair dryer on to hot as this will damage the cuticle, take a bit longer and keep the heat on medium, ensure you keep the nozzle of the dryer about six inches from the hair at all times. Finish by drying your hair with cold air for a couple of minutes as this will also help close the cuticle.
- Ensure your hair is 100% dry before you venture out into the humidity remember if the hair is slightly damp it will react much faster in sucking in the moisture and going frizzy.
- It’s best to use a pure bristle brush for blow-drying as this is kinder on the cuticle.
- A small pump (say 5 cent piece size) of Moroccan or another Argon oil based product rubbed through the hands and then finger combed through the hair before blow-drying. This would help calm the frizz and offer some protection from humidity as these products also contain a small amount of Silicone Polymers.
- If using tongs or irons on your hair for the finishing effect use a protective spray or a small amount of Argon oil as this will protect the cuticles from the heat of those tools. This is especially important if you have fine hair which can be more prone to cuticle damage which leads to frizz.
- Fine frizzy hairs around the front hairline can often be difficult to tame, I would suggest lightly misting shine spray onto a small brush and then skimming it over the frizz for more control.
- Try to avoid brushing the hair to much when it is dry or for that matter using a fine tooth comb as both can cause the hair to stretch which in turn can cause breakage.
I hope that at least some of these tips will help put you a step closer to having better control over your hair and the frizzes