The struggle is real right? Most of us have it. Frizz. Rain, shine, snow, sleet, hot, humid, even the perfect day! Frizz is usually caused due to a lack of moisture in your hair but be caused by a few different factors. In this post I hope to break down the factors of frizz and offer some quick affordable solutions.
- Damage: can cause Frizz. Do you color your hair often? Highlights can dry out your hair which in turn causes damage and creates frizz.
- Weather: as mentioned earlier hot, humid, rain, shine, even the perfect day can create major fizziness. Any moisture in the air will kill your hair day!
- Heat Tools: Is your iron getting too hot and frying your hair? That causes breakage which will make you look frizzy!
- Hair Dryer: Does your hair dryer have a nozzle?
- Naturally wavy, curly, or straight: hair texture can determine how frizzy your hair is. Curly and wavy hair usually have a drier texture so they almost always are frizzier!
Ok now let’s be real, the above factors may be stating the obvious BUT they are the main causes of frizz! I’m not going to suggest you stop coloring your hair OR stop using your favorite hot tools but I am going to offer you some quick affordable solutions:
- CONDIOTN CONDITION CONDITION! When and wash your hair, you want to be conditioning every time you wash as well as leaving the conditioner on your hair for at least 5-10 minutes or longer! If your hair is super dry you may want to consider skipping the shampoo part and just use conditioner at least twice a week!
- If you feel like regular conditioner isn’t doing the trick invest in a good hair mask that you leave on for at least 2 hours. Take a shower, shampoo, put on hair mask, put hair in a wet bun or shower cap. It may be smart to invest in a shower cap so you can walk around the house. Also perks to the shower cap is trapping the heat from your scalp combined with the mask is literally giving yourself a salon treatment! I have gone to the gym in a wet conditioner bun before and it was a great treatment for my hair!
- This is a BIG ONE: Let your hair AIR DRY 90% before using a hair dryer. This will eliminate the time the dryer/heat will need to be on your hair as well as letting your hair stands get stronger. All hairstylists use this trick when blow drying hair! It may take some getting used to but IT WORKS!
- Invest in a nozzle for your hair dryer. The nozzle will help diffuse the heat and hair from blowing all over the place. Also, always point the nozzle downwards on the hair. If you point the nozzle up it will blow the hair up and cause frizz!
- COCONUT OIL. You can use this is SO many different ways. You can use it as a treatment in place of conditioner or you can use a pea size amount when wet or dry to take away flyways, fizziness, dry ends, or add shine. This stuff is really magic! A few weeks of using this will change your life!
- Use your heat tools on a lower setting or less frequently. You should not be using an iron on the hottest setting unless absolutely necessary! Try not to hold your hair on the iron too long or go over the section more than once. This is where hot rollers are a good investment. They still get hot but are not as harsh on the hair! Also try to recycle your hair i.e. curl it one day and embrace a looser wave the next day to avoid the over using the iron!
- Ask for an Olaplex treatment at your next salon visit. Olaplex is a treatment your stylist can add to your color that will help repair the bonds in your hair. It also has a shampoo, conditioner, and a treatment that can be used! So worth the money! It’s what all thecelebrities who change their hair up all the time use!
- Spray a comb or mascara wand with light hold hairspray or Aragon oil to control the frizzy spots and also avoid going over it 100 times with a hot tools.
- Give your hair a break. When you literally have nothing to do or nowhere to be just let it be. Go natural.
- Get a silk pillow case for sleeping and use
- microfiber towels for after washing!
Get a haircut every 10 weeks!
Back story: When I was in beauty school I FRIED my hair. I was coloring it weekly. I went from blonde to black to red to blonde. At the end of beauty school, I barley had any hair left it was so frizzy and FRIED. I had bangs without cutting bangs because it was all breakage! I thought there was no way it would ever go back to the way it was before but I did all of these steps and it worked! In all honesty, it’s not going to happen overnight! Having healthier/less frizzy hair is a process. Give some of these (if not all) a try for a few weeks and see if you get any results! Talk to your stylist and see if they can offer you any kind of add on treatment that can help while coloring! It’s important to remember that our hair changes every seven years so we constantly have to freshen our hair routines to see the results we want!!