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Straighten Hair – The leading cause of your still frizzy locks may be your grooming and styling routine, which is not optimized for taming curly hair.
Are you ready to learn how to tame dry and frizzy hair and get rid of it once and for all? Read on for my top tips for taming curly hair and the best anti-frizz products for frizzy hair.
What Causes Frizzy Hair?
Here are the basics on what causes dry and frizzy curls: When your hair is damaged or dry, the hair strand’s cuticle (also known as the outer protective layer) opens up, allowing moisture to penetrate and plump up the strand. When the hair strand frizzes, the hair becomes dry, frizzy and unruly—what a hassle.
You Have Curly Or Fine Hair
Fine or thin hair is also more prone to frizz. Because these hair types are finer and, therefore, lighter, the frizz is not “weighted down” and can get frizzy. But even if you have curly, fine hair, you can still get straight hair by following my tips below to tame frizzy hair (and using the best curling products for dry and frizzy curls!)
Your Shower Is Too Hot – Straighten Hair
I love a hot shower as much as anyone, but unfortunately, hot shower temperatures aren’t great for taming frizzy hair. Hot water opens the cuticle of the hair shaft, drying out the hair and depriving it of long-lasting moisture (resulting in curly hair).
You Wash Your Hair Too Often
Even the best shampoo for frizzy curls can dry out if you use it too often. Washing your hair daily (or multiple times a day!) strips your hair of its natural moisture, leaving it dry and frizzy.
To get the most out of curly hair, shampoo your hair no more than 3 to 4 times a week. If you must wet your hair between shampoos, wash with conditioner instead.
You Overdo It With The Flat Iron
Just as hot temperatures in the shower open your cuticles, so does the heat of styling tools. If you regularly use heat styling tools or (cough your throat) no heat protectant before styling, you’ve got your hands on the receipt for dry and frizzy hair or curly locks.
You Use A Cotton Towel
Your fluffy cotton towels? They’re great for drying off after a shower but can also damage your hair. Rubbing wet hair with a cotton towel roughens the hair shaft’s cuticle, leaving frizzy curls. Instead of wrapping your hair in a bamboo towel turban and letting it dry on its own, try it. In this way, you avoid additional strain on your hair.
You Comb Your Hair Too Much
Just as rubbing cotton towels can lead to curly hair, brushing your hair too much can become too much. While brushing your hair is essential to detangle and evenly distribute natural oils, too much brushing can rough up the hair cuticle and result in dry and frizzy hair.
Brush your hair twice daily to tame curly hair, and always brush as gently as possible. Also, try to minimize brushing on wet hair. Hair is most delicate when wet, and touching in this state can tear the light strands, causing damage and breakage. No, thank you! To detangle wet hair, use a damp brush or a comb explicitly made for brushing wet hair (or gently use your hand!)
Proven Tips To Tame Frizzy Hair – Straighten Hair
While it’s perfectly normal to have curly hair, I know that sometimes you want to achieve a straight, frizz-free look. You want your hair to look healthier. These curly hair-taming tips are your new game plan for softer, smoother hair.
Start With A Frizz-Proof Haircut
First things first: eliminate any split ends. Split ends can travel up the hair shaft, causing even more damage and frizz. Regular trimming is essential to keep your hair healthy and the key to taming frizzy hair.
Tip: Consider a haircut with blunt ends if you live in a particularly humid climate. It will help weigh down your hair and tame frizzy hair.
Use A Shampoo For Frizzy Hair
As I mentioned earlier, try not to take a hot shower but have a comfortable, lukewarm temperature. Then choose a shampoo formulated with hydrating glycerin to tame frizz, like Hairlust Split Fix™ Shampoo.
Conditioner Is Your Best Friend
I can’t repeat this enough: NEVER skip the conditioner after shampooing. As I said earlier, even the best shampoos leave your hair dry. Conditioners are formulated to complement shampoos and restore moisture to the hair lost with washing (that’s why we sell our shampoo and conditioner as a twin pack!) It keeps your hair healthy and has the added benefit of frizz-free hair to tame hair.
Any conditioner is better than none, but if you have dry, curly hair, you need a conditioner that will add extra moisture to the hair. I recommend the Hairlust Split Fix™ Conditioner, formulated with Gluadin® Kera-P LM, a plant-based protein that rebuilds the strand to help strengthen your hair.
Use A Mask To Tame Frizzy Hair
In addition to your usual shampoo and conditioner routine, you should add a mask to the mix to tame frizzy hair. Apply the Split Fix™ Hair Mask to damp, freshly washed hair once a week. Let the product sit for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing it out.
I mentioned earlier that drying your hair with a cotton towel can leave a frizzy bird’s nest on your head once your hair is dry. Our reliable solution? The Bamboo Hair Towel Wrap. Bamboo fibres are smoother than cotton fibres and far more absorbent, allowing your hair to dry faster and with less frizz. A win-win situation! In addition, bamboo is a more environmentally friendly material.
Change Your Pillowcase
Straighten Hair – Just as cotton towels can dry your hair, cotton pillowcases can also dry out your hair. If you’ve ever woken up with messy, curly hair (aka a bedhead), you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Luckily, the answer to this frizz hair problem is straightforward. Swap your regular pillowcase for a Silky Bamboo Pillowcase. It’s an easy way to tame frizzy hair while you sleep.
With the matching Silky Bamboo Duvet Cover, I guarantee you an excellent beauty sleep.