The arrival of autumn brings a whole new set of challenges for hair care, with frizz being the most common. When even the tiniest drop of rain can completely ruin your carefully straightened tresses, now is the time to adjust your haircare routine to keep your frizzy hair under control…
According to L’Oreal frizzy hair is a top beauty complaint for 30 per cent of women. Whilst there are some unavoidable causes like autumn drizzle, frizz prevention truly begins with you. There are a number of tricks for minimising frizz, as well as some products to help your hair stay as smooth as possible…
Build up resistance to heat
Frizz is mostly caused by a lack of moisture in your hair, therefore, if you continue to use a straightener or a high heat blow dryer every single morning, your hair will dry out even more, contributing to a frizzy mess.
Shampoo Truth recommends to dry your hair naturally, at least once a week, to build up resistance to heat. Even though the style may not be up to your usual standard, it will give your hair a rest from those thermal tools! It is also a great opportunity to experiment with hairstyles like braids and buns, for a relaxed weekend look!
When you do use heat, be sure to prep your hair with a protective leave-in conditioner to provide a barrier between the hair strand and the heat of dryers and irons. When you do use a straightener, dial down the heat and don’t hold it in one place for too long. Be kinder to your hair!
Choose the right brush
If you use a brush to straighten your frizzy hair while blow drying, use a natural boar-bristle brush like this one here. It will help carry your scalp’s natural oil down to the ends, keeping your hair hydrated and helping to block out humidity. This is very important as metal brushes with often uneven, jagged bristles can cause dry hair to tear.
As we are on the subject of brushing, remember to never brush your hair when it’s wet, as it is prone to being torn or broken with the bristles of the brush. Use a wide tooth comb instead and always use a leave-in conditioner or detangler to help smooth the way.
Choose the right shampoo
Anti-frizz shampoos are the best way to beat unruly hair. Look for one with glycerin in the ingredient list since it helps combat frizz by hydrating it from the inside out. It also creates a protective coating over the outside of the hair shaft so it doesn’t break.
To ensure you can see the full effects of your anti-frizz treatment, pick a few different shampoos and change them every now and then. Your body easily adapts to different ingredients, resulting in the loss of their effectiveness. A combination of different shampoos and different conditioners can be rotated with great success, for super soft and controllable hair!
Don’t forget to moisturise
Maintaining your hair’s natural moisture is the key to smooth and frizz-free hair. If you don’t give it the hydration it needs, your frizzy hair will get its moisture from somewhere else, like autumn drizzle and humidity in the air.
Look for a moisturiser that contains hydrating ingredients, such as shea butter and strengthening silk proteins. This will fill any holes in your hair shaft that absorb outside moisture, transforming your hair into silky smooth locks.
If you are looking to save money, try some homemade moisturisers including olive oil. Rich in healthy fats and vitamin E, it will leave you with deeply hydrated hair, healing split ends at the same time. This olive oil hair remedy mask will keep your cuticles smooth and healthy. If used regularly, it will leave your hair much stronger and healthier, preventing it from becoming too frizzy.
Remember that you are not the only one and many women struggle with frizzy hair. To keep your frizzy hair manageable, the key is to understand what causes it and keep up a hair care regime…