Let me start by saying that I love summer – trips to the beach, BBQs, sunny weather – but one thing I’m not excited about is what it does to my hair…. makes it frizzy! Let it be known that there is nothing wrong with having frizzy hair, it’s natural and nothing that needs to be ‘”tamed” or “controlled”, but having frizzy hair, flyaways or even wispies for that matter and is instead looking for ways to get rid of them, then I get it. There is nothing more annoying than spending hours styling your hair for only it to frizz with just a tiny bit of wind or humidity.
As it isn’t that easy to get rid of flyaways or frizz, i thought i would go ahead and write today blog post around helpful tips and tricks for you to refer to next time you want to try creating a smoother style. But before we drive in any futher, heres a quick refresher of what causes frizz and what leads to frizz.
What causes your hair become frizzy?
When your hair becomes damaged, dry or is/has been chemically treated, then the cuticle (outer layer of the hair strands) raises and opens up, this lets in moisture and causes it to swell and this creates frizz. Understanding this is the key to smoothing frizz and making your hair cuticles as flat and sealed as possible.
The the really question is, how exactly do you achieve that? And this is where the following tips and tricks come in to play. So if your goal is to smooth out those annoying flyaways and frizz, then get reading and take notes.
Take your time blow-drying your hair
Haphazardly blow drying your hair, there is a high chance you’ll have knots, frizz, tangles and flyaways. To avoid this take your take time, put your hair into sections and use the nozzle attachment that comes with your hairdryer – this can make all the difference. Also when your blow-drying, concentrator nozzle – helps you to control the direction of the airflow – and point downwards, this encourages the cuticle to lay flat.
Apply The Hair Oil On Damp Hair / Finish Styling With Hair Serum
This stuff is a lifesaver! Using any hair oils that is lightweight, will not only add a shine to your have but will also lay down the frizz without making your hair look greasy – just make sure that you don’t put too much on your hair – 2-3 drops- otherwise your hair will look like you haven’t washed your hair in forever. If you have the finer texture, I would use less oil, whereas if you have thicker texture hair, I would use a little more, but still don’t go overboard.
If you prefer hair serums over hair oils, then they are great to get rid of the frizz and flyaways but are often filled with silicones. Whilst, certain hair types may find silicones is beneficial for heat-styling protection, conditioning, adding shine, and smoothing the cuticle but if you are trying to avoid products containing silicones (as people with curly hair and fine probably would opt for silicone alternative.
Hemisqualane – a plant sugar-derived silicone alternative that provides both colour and heat protection, as well as getting at reducing frizz.
Stick The Frizz With Smoothing Sprays
These smoothing products are ideal for smoothing down the annoying flyaways and frizz, but remember that what works for thick, coarse hair won’t work great for think or fine hair. If your hair strands are thick and you have a lot of them – smoothing hair balm that has a bit of weight is ideal, whereas if your hair strands are finer or you don’t have a whole lot of density – lightweight smoothing spray will reduce the frizz and flyaways but still gives your hair volume.
Humidity is another huge reason for unwanted frizz, but since you can’t control the weather, the next best thing is to use anti-humidity sprays. It not only reduces the frizz but also helps to shield your hair from any heat that you might encounter throughout your day.
At-Home Smoothing Treatment Kit
Looking for a long-term solution to reduce frizzy hair, then an at-home hair smoothing treatment might just be the answer. There are several different smoothing treatments from keratin and formaldehyde-free options. Formaldehyde-free treatments that smooth frizz without removing texture away and also help to soften and elongate the texture in your hair – leaving no damage.
Keratin treatments help your hair to retain its natural curls when you air-dry, but also still make your hair look smooth and sleek when quickly blow-dry too.
DEEP CONDITION YOUR HAIR
Hair that isn’t properly hydrated and moisturised, you’ll have a harder time smoothing frizz with styling products later on….this is why opt for a smoothing shampoo and conditioner whilst your washing your hair and then add in a deep-conditioning mask that suits your hair needs.
Use A Silk Pillowcase For Smoother Hair
Are you sleeping on cotton and then waking with frizzy hair? Well if so, it’s time to change your pillowcases to silk ones. Did you know that silk pillowcases actually help to protect your hair while you are sleeping. This is beacuse, it maintains your hairs nautral oil, that is especially important when your hair is fragile from chemical treatments.
Dry Your Hair With A Mircofiber Towel
Some may already know this, but if you don’t then your hair is at its most vulnerable state when it’s wet, so using the wrong towel could mean, breaking your hair. This is why choosing the right fabric is so important. Cotton towels create friction leading to frizz and breakages, whereas microfibre technology prevents friction, instead helps to dry hair faster.
What products do you used to fight frizz and flyaways? Also leave all your best tips and ticks in the comments below….