5 Tips To Fight Frizzy Hair
Spring showers bring May flowers! But they also bring something a little less welcome; frizzy hair. Of course, there are many frizzy hair causes so we won’t just blame the rain. Take heart, though–there is help out there! There are ways to get rid of that frizzy hair, and even ways to prevent the frizz from starting to begin with. Follow the steps below via Allure to smooth, shiny hair come rain, sleet, snow or shine.
1. Go Rich: Unless your hair is extremely fine, load up on a deep conditioner each time you shampoo. Be sure to leave it on for at least five minutes in the shower—it really makes a difference. And when drying off, blot—don’t twist or rub—your hair with a towel, which can break the hair and lead to flyaways. The pros also recommend using a microfiber towel, since it produces less friction.
2. Sleep On It: If you don’t have time for morning styling sessions—and to limit the damage caused by the blow-dryer—shampoo at night, and then apply a styling cream from roots to tips. Comb your hair into a tight bun at the nape of your neck, and secure it with an elastic. When you wake up, simply remove the elastic and run your fingers through to separate your new smooth waves.
3. Protect Against Heat: Before you even think about going near your hair with a flatiron or blow-dryer, spritz on a heat-protective spray. This is important for all hair types, but especially for those with fine hair, which is more prone to the kind of cuticle damage that leads to frizz.
4. Skip Hair Spray: Too much alcohol can leave your hair with a nasty hangover in the form of frizz. The biggest boozy culprit: hair spray, the alcohol content of which can swell up the hair cuticle, causing puffiness.
5. Work It Once a Week: Depending on your hair type, there are different ways to give your hair a weekly boost.
For Fine Hair: Use a hot-oil treatment once a week—it’s not as heavy as a mask, so it won’t weigh down your hair. Here’s the key: Slather it on before shampooing, but avoid your roots. Make sure to pick one with jojoba oil to help strengthen the cuticle.
For Medium to Thick Hair: Here’s why you need a deep conditioner: The ingredients are much more concentrated, and they leave behind a smoothing film that prevents frizz. If you have severe damage, consider leaving the product on overnight—just place a towel on the pillow to prevent a mess.
Now you can properly deal with the Spring showers that are inevitably coming your way soon. Make sure to head over to Stock N’ Go for the cheapest prices on health and beauty products. Let us know if you have any more tips for how to avoid frizzy hair in the rain.
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