4 Ways to Nurture Frizzy Hair Into Submission

By on August 1, 2012
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Taming Frizzy HairGuest Post by Ann Allen

Climate has a huge impact on our hair; it plays a major role in appearance – especially level of frizziness.  Depending on the climate where you live, every season might be damaging for your hair. For the luckier individuals who live in more humid climates, you really only have to worry about frizz during the winter months.  Either way, frizz sucks.

Usually, hair lies flat and smooth during warm and humid times of the year.  However, hair gets extra frizzy between November and February because the outer layer of the hair shaft (or cuticle) lifts up and frays. In the hair industry, we refer to the hairs that lift up and fray as fly-aways.  These fly-aways can make you look as if you took a helium balloon to your head and rubbed fast. Processed hair is especially vulnerable to frizz because all the chemicals can damage and destroy hair cuticles, making frizz and fly-aways more likely.

Below are four ways to get rid of winter frizz for good.

Put down the towel.  You’ll want to avoid towel drying your hair. This process can tangle already sensitive hair.  And sensitive hair is more likely to break when you comb out the tangles. The intense rubbing can also separate the cuticles, which is another frizz factor. Instead, let your hair air-dry. Or, squeeze out extra water and pat dry before styling.

Invest in your hair. Good, quality hair care products can be expensive.  If you can’t afford to purchase the best quality for all your products, only shell out the big bucks for shampoo and conditioner.  It will make a world of difference.  The formula in a smoothing shampoo will help to moisturize dry hair and help to repair the damaged cuticle.  Invest in a good leave-in conditioner too. Leave-in conditions can help to smooth out the fly-away strands with ingredients like dimethicone, which coats your hair and makes it soft.

Replace natural oils.  While you’re at the beauty supply store, grab a hot oil treatment.  Apply the treatment every third wash.  A hot oil treatment replaces the natural oils which have been lost to wind, water, and sun exposure.

Get a hair cut.  Long hair tends to be frizzy hair.  Plus, regularly cutting your hair helps eliminate split ends (which can add to the frizz effect).

Try a home remedy.  Vinegar is a great frizzy hair cure (and preventer of dandruff).  It conditions hair and restores shine.  Massage one tablespoon of vinegar into your hair and then rinse thoroughly.  If you don’t like the smell of vinegar, try an egg.  Whip an egg into tepid water.  Massage the concoction into your hair.  Rinse with tepid water.  Make sure you avoid hot water or you’ll end up with scrambled eggs!

Don’t let the winter blues get to your hair, too. Remember to keep it moisturized and focus on hair health; even if it takes a little extra time, the end results will be well worth the effort.

Blogger Ann Allen recently went through a hair restoration process (these wonderful people made it happen!).  While she would prefer to have manageable, frizz-free hair, she is simply happy to have luscious locks again!

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