It is common for people to try to find out how to tame frizzy hair. Frizz occurs when the outermost layer of hair strands, known as the cuticle, becomes damaged or dehydrated, leading to cuticle shingles being lifted and creating bumpy flyaway appearances. Experts advise using products specifically tailored towards this goal – influencer-approved options are an ideal way of doing just this!
There are a few steps you can take to tame frizzing hair and here are some of the most popular methods:
1. Wash Your Hair Regularly
No matter if it’s humidity, not letting your protective style fully set, or damage, or simply having wavy, curly or textured hair that tends towards frizziness – one of the best ways to deal with unruly strands is regular shampooing with quality shampoo and conditioner that locks in moisture for frizz control.
Cleanse your hair no more than 2-3 times weekly in order to avoid overdrying and frizz-inducing overheat, and choose an anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner such as Bad & Bougie Amla Oil Deep Repair Shampoo and Conditioner when doing so.
Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm offers another effective solution for adding moisture and controlling frizz: using an anti-frizz mask like Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm on your ends will help smooth and manage frizz effectively.
Blotting dry your hair after showering may also help seal in moisture, since this method is less damaging on wavy or curly textures than towel drying it.
2. Condition Your Hair Regularly
Frizz-prone hair requires moisture in abundance to look its best, so begin your shower ritual by using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, such as Bad & Bougie Amla Oil Deep Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, followed by detangling, using leave-in conditioner (such as Monoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum), then finishing up with an anti-frizz smoothing serum such as Crybaby Anti-Frizz Smoothing Serum to keep it looking sleek all day.
One key way to prevent your hair from frizzing after showering is avoiding rubbing it with a towel after getting out. Doing this causes friction that stretches and breaks your locks causing breakage. Instead, use a microfiber towel or place your wet head inside an old T-shirt for quicker drying times to lessen frizzing and flyaways.
Once a week should be sufficient to keep your scalp from becoming overly oily; overwashing can strip your hair of its natural oils and lead to dry, frizzy locks. If necessary, clarifying shampoo should be used on more frequent washings in order to remove build-up on your scalp.
3. Don’t Overstyle Your Hair
Misconceptions about frizz stem from overstyling your locks; in reality, however, the cause lies within what we do or don’t do to our hair. According to experts, one way to eliminate frizz is embracing your natural texture rather than straightening, curling or coiling it – instead try defining your look using products designed specifically to highlight texture like Ciceron suggests.
Experts suggest using deep conditioning treatments on your hair once every week as another effective strategy to combat frizz. This helps protect it from frizz-inducing heat damage.
Hairspray may seem like an essential step when heading out in humid temperatures, but too much hairspray could actually exacerbate frizz due to drying alcohols that build up and cause cuticles to swell and puff up. Instead, try switching to lightweight misting hairspray without alcohol that applies only a light mist at the ends of your hair for maximum effectiveness.
4. Don’t Overdry Your Hair
Hair frizzing can occur for various reasons, including overwashing, overstyling and lack of moisture. At its core though lies your natural fiber makeup which may run in various directions creating uneven and rough looks.
To help soothe frizz and prevent further damage, opt for a hydrating detox shampoo or anti-frizz treatments tailored specifically to this problem. Be wary of products labelled sulfate-free, clarifying or dryness-reducing as these may strip away natural oils and moisture from your hair shafts – these may result in stripping away natural oils while adding chemicals which strip moisture from them as well.
When blow-drying your hair, use a diffuser attachment to reduce direct heat and forceful air hitting each strand directly. Furthermore, apply light-nourishing oil such as Monoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum to keep strands hydrated and smooth.
One way to prevent frizz at bedtime is with a deep conditioning treatment. Section your hair into large sections and apply a hydrating product like Black Vanilla 4-in-1 Combing Creme in each one, before wrapping your locks into pineapple or Bantu knots and covering it with silk scarf or bonnet for the night.
5. Avoid Heat Styling
As the old saying goes, every rose has its thorns. Yet even thorny locks can look thicker and healthier when given a break from heat styling, particularly with curly or wavy locks, where frizz may result from lack of moisture. Try covering your head at night (with silk scarf for example), or applying leave-in conditioner prior to blow-drying for thicker and healthier results.
Rather than giving up flatironing and curling wand styling tools altogether, consider trying a keratin treatment instead to tame frizz and smooth your cuticle layer and keep it from becoming rough and dry, which causes frizz to develop. These salon-quality treatments help smooth away frizz from within by smoothing away rough or damaged cuticle layers which lead to frizzy hair.
To maximize moisture, try the LOC method: Start with nourishing shampoo and conditioner, add leave-in conditioning treatments, use oil or serum, then seal everything in with styling cream to lock it all in. A great one to try is Bad & Bougie Amla Oil Deep Repair Shampoo and Conditioner which contains hyaluronic acid to weightlessly hydrate strands.