11 Great Frizz-Free Hair Tips

Hair is made up of three layers and thousands of cells, and the reason it gets frizzy is because your hair’s outer layer, the cuticle, looks kind of like a shingled roof. When hair is smooth, those shingles lie flat. But when you run a brush through dry, curly hair, those shingles lift.

To compound the problem, frizzy hair is often drier – and naturally tends to absorb moisture from humid air. Again, those “shingles” lift.

So how do you deal with this frizzy problem?

Here are just 11 tips to help you beat the frizz.

1.Don’t brush your dry hair 

Avoid brushing hair after it dries. Brushing not only disrupts your hair’s cuticle, it can also stretch hair, leading to breakage.

Towel-dry your hair after a shower and brush, comb, or finger-comb it. Next, add a touch of your preferred conditioner or anti-frizz product and just say no to styling with brush or comb.

2.Comb your dry hair with wet fingers.

If you shouldn’t brush, what can you do when humidity or a brisk day leaves your hair a frizzy mess? Water is the key. The problem with frizzy hair is that it’s dry. Water is a basic response to this basic problem. So wet your hands, then finger-comb to tackle frizz and tame tangles.

3.Tame your hair with a touch of conditioner.

Watering down a bit of hair conditioner and then use your hands to apply it to just the tips of your hair.

4.Use protein-infused conditioner.

A protein-infused conditioner will both manage frizz and create shine.

5.Don’t over-process.

Relaxers and straighteners can make hair brittle and lead to breakage, so go easy on these products.

6.Put the moisture back in your hair. 

Frizzy hair tends to be drier, so you need to put moisture into it. Use a conditioner, natural oil, or a frizz cream. However, natural oils are better than synthetic because they are absorbed into the hair. Synthetic silicon moisturizers, on the other hand, lie on top of the hair, making it appear dirty.

7.Stop cooking your curls.

Anything that would blister your skin doesn’t work so great on your hair either. Avoid flat irons and curling irons and limit heat sources to a blow dryer with a diffuser.

8.Use a round brush. 

Spin a round brush through your hair as you blow dry to help smooth the cuticles flat.

9.Dry only the roots.

Blow dry only your roots to give your hair lift and avoid drying your hair shaft and hair tips.

10.Go alcohol-free.

Alcohol can dry hair out, setting you up for frizz. So look for alcohol-free products. That may mean switching to salon-quality shampoos, conditioners, and hairsprays. Salon-quality products don’t have to last as long on the shelf, so they don’t contain as many harsh ingredients – like alcohol – as supermarket and drugstore products do.

11.Talk to your stylist.

If what you’re using works, use it, but remember that your stylist probably has a host of hints that’ll help keep you frizz-free from morning to night.

Information Source: webmd.com

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