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How to Combat Frizzy Hair

There are few things more annoying than end-of-day frizz. Whether you have curly hair, straight hair, or something in between, static and humidity can conspire to make your locks look like they’ve been hit with a blowtorch. And unfortunately, this is something that many of us have to deal with regularly. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to combat this problem, so you don’t have to spend your entire day worrying about how frizzy your hair looks. Here are some tips for tackling frizz, so it doesn’t get the best of you.

Causes of frizzy hair :

While it’s just a part of some people’s DNA, frizz typically affects those who repeatedly alter their hair texture with heat styling and harmful grooming habits. This can cause breakage, tangling, and split ends, making your hair look dry, dull, and frizzy.

At a microscopic level, frizzy and damaged hair has undergone excessive weathering that’s worn down the outermost layers of your hair shaft, known as the cuticle. Once this is removed, the inner cortex layer is exposed, which can lead to hair breakage. In other words, having frizzy tresses is a sign of significant hair damage that has compromised the structure of your hair strands and stripped its hydration away.

Tips to get rid of frizzy hair

1-Dry your hair properly

As tempting as throwing your towel over your head and running straight into the shower, your hair needs to be dry before you touch it. Yes, it’s a bit of a pain, but it’s essential for healthy hair. If you don’t dry your hair correctly, you run the risk of frizzy, brittle, damage-prone locks. So, ditch the towel and grab a comb instead. Comb your hair from root to tip using wide-toothed combs. Wide-toothed combs help to break up dense hair so that it dries faster and more evenly. If you own a flat-toothed comb, switch to it once your hair is mostly dry.

2-Use a leave-in conditioner

These products are like a magic potion for your hair. When you use one, it locks in moisture, which makes your hair less frizzy and more manageable. You can find these products at any drugstore, grocery store, or supermarket. They usually come in a bottle, have a pump, and can be used as a leave-in conditioner, styling product, or both. Because they’re designed to be left in your hair, they don’t clump, weigh down your curls, or make it look greasy. If you’re looking for a way to combat frizz, a leave-in conditioner is a great product to try.

3-Don’t touch (or touch as little as possible)

As tempting as it is to run your fingers through your hair while it’s still wet, do not touch your hair while it’s still wet. This puts a lot of stress on your hair and can lead to breakage, frizz, and damage. When your hair is still wet, it’s at its most fragile and prone to damage. So, be gentle, touch as little as possible, and don’t touch your hair until it’s dry. You can also try using a wide-toothed comb to part your hair and let your hair air dry while you do other things. This will help to prevent touching your hair and keep it frizz-free.

4-Use the right tools

There are many styling tools on the market designed for curly hair. Some are better suited to frizz-proofing than others. One of the best tools for frizz-proofing your hair is a curly hair brush. If you don’t have one, you can easily find one at almost any drugstore or supermarket. A curly hair brush is designed to help your brush through tangles and unruly curls while distributing the product evenly. It’s also an excellent tool for detangling your hair while it’s still damp. While curly brushes are great for detangling wet hair, they’re also great for combating frizz. This is because they help to smooth and define curls, making them less frizzy.

5-Be careful of your products

Be careful not to use too much product when you’re in the shower or shampooing your hair. This is especially important if you have frizzy hair. Too much product can weigh your hair, making it even more prone to frizz. And when your hair is too frizzy, using the right tools to combat frizz like a curly hair brush is almost impossible. A good rule is to shampoo your hair as if you’re not fighting frizz. Once you’ve shampooed your hair, use a wide-toothed comb to separate your curls and help to smooth your hair. Then, use a leave-in conditioner and a fluffier style to help to define your curls and add volume while they’re still damp.

Reauty Recommends for you:

Kérastase Discipline Sulfate-Free Smoothing Shampoo

Kérastase Curl Manifesto Lightweight Conditioner for Curly Hair

OUAI Detangling and Frizz-Fighting Leave-In Conditioner

NatureLab Perfect Smooth Hair Oil

PATTERN by Tracee Ellis Ross Wide Tooth Comb


Frizzy hair is something that happens to many of us at some point in our lives. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to combat frizz, including dry your hair properly, use a leave-in conditioner, and don’t touch your hair as it’s still wet. If you follow these tips, you’ll be able to combat frizz and keep your hair looking great!

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