How to Stop Your Hair From Being Frizzyby Doug Hewitt
Your hair's characteristics are linked to your genetic background, but whether you have naturally curly hair or straight hair, you could be challenged by your hair becoming frizzy in certain circumstances. Although curly hair is generally thought of as being more susceptible to frizzing than straight hair, straight hair can turn frizzy, too. Either way, one of the causes of hair becoming frizzy is dryness, which promotes split ends, turning hair frizzy. However, you can take steps to keep your hair smooth and silky.
Items you will need
- Mild shampoo
- Light conditioner
- Deep conditioner
- Silicon-based hair spray or gel
Avoid curling your hair if you have straight hair or straightening your hair if you have curly hair. Attempts to alter the basic nature of your hair will increase its risk of frizziness.
Minimize the frequency of shampooing your hair. Hair becomes frizzy when it becomes dry, and the best moisturizer for your hair is its natural oil, which shampoo washes out. If you need to wash your hair daily, use a mild shampoo.
Use two types of conditioner. For daily or more frequent shampooing, use a lightweight conditioner, one that does not condition deeply. Use a deep conditioner once per week, and make sure it is formulated for your type of hair.
Move the setting on your hair dryer to a lower temperature or abandon blow-drying altogether if you can. Heat is an enemy of moisture, and creates frizzy conditions. If you must blow-dry your hair, do it as infrequently as possible to reduce dryness.
Apply a silicon-based hair spray or gel that is designed to combat frizzy hair. Use the product as directed on the packaging.
- When you use a light conditioner for your hair, whether it's daily or less frequently, leave the conditioner in your hair for two minutes before rinsing it out.
- You may find success with using a small amount of skin lotion on your hands and sweeping your hands through your hair to moisturize it.
- Products that combat frizz may work but can build up over time and weigh down your hair. Use them as sparingly as possible.
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