How to Work With Frizzy Hair
Everyone has different type of hair textures. The hair texture is smooth for some, oily for others, and even dry for some. But many people face problems in managing frizzy hair, even people from the hairdressing business. The reason for this is rather simple. The structure of a single strand of frizzy hair is quite complex. It is made of multiple layers, of which the outermost layer, known as the cuticle, determines the texture of your hair. The cuticle is not a continuous layer, but made of sections layered on top of one another like roof tiles. For normal or moisturized hair, these cuticles lie flat and give it a smooth texture. Brushing dry hair causes these cuticles to rise up and give a frizzy appearance.
Dry hair spontaneously absorbs moisture from the environment and adds frizz to the hair. This is why many people complain of frizzy hair on a rainy day. Mentioned below are a few tips to manage and work with your frizzy hair on a “bad hair day”.
Never Brush Dry Hair
Brushing dry hair just accentuates the problem mentioned above. Most stylists recommend that you brush your hair or finger comb them after shower, when they are still wet. Avoid brushing your hair completely once they are dry. Also, do not forget to apply an anti-frizz conditioner or gel after shower.
Choose the Right Conditioning Product
Most stylists prefer conditioning frizzy hair after a shower. But not all conditioners are suitable for all hair types. It is very important that you choose the right conditioner to manage frizz in your hair. There are different types of conditioners available, such as the volumizing conditioner or the smoothing conditioner. Try to use a protein-rich conditioner, which will manage your frizz and also add luster to your hair.
Moisturize Your Frizzy Mane
As mentioned earlier, frizzy hair is dry as compared to normal hair, and tend to accumulate moisture leading to the frizzy texture. It is important to moisturize your hair as much as possible. Use hot oil to massage your scalp and rub it to the length of your hair. Dermatologists and stylists say that natural oils are always better than synthetic conditioners as frizzy hair readily absorbs natural oils.
Minimum Heat Exposure
Hair is a part of your body too. Hair cannot stand the heat, just as your skin cannot stand the heat. Using curling irons and straightners do more damage to your hair than you can imagine. Especially for dry hair, they damage the uppermost cuticle layer and rob your hair of all the moisture that it has retained, which increases the frizz.