Master The Art Of Dealing With Frizzy Hair

Frizzy hair can be a big problem especially for those with curly hair and is among the biggest style spoilers. Frizzy hair is often a result of a dehydrated cortex (the inner layer of the hair shaft). Frizzy hair can be caused by many things: from lack of moisture to applying too much styling products. Fortunately there are a few simple things you can do to tame your frizzy hair and too keep it under control. Taking a proper care of your hair, using de-frizz products and following these simple steps will keep it healthy-looking and will ensure always looks its best.

CAUSES:

  • abuse of heat appliances – curling irons, flat irons, blow-dryers
  • applying too much styling products
  • improper hair care
  • frequent perming, bleaching, coloring
  • using harsh chemicals
  • lack of moisture
  • stress, illness, some medications
  • poor diet
  • brushing wet hair
  • touching too often during the day
  • high humidity in the weather
  • excessive exposure to the sun, tanning beds
  • towel rubbing after shampooing
  • imbalance of the pH level
  • washing too often with improper shampoo
  • pulling back tightly
  • constant blow-drying and straightening
  • static elasticity

The most common cause of frizzy hair is moisture deficiency. If you don’t take a proper care it can become porous and can lose its ability to retain its natural moisture. Just like your skin, needs moisture too, in order to look and feel healthy and beautiful. That’s why using a moisturizing and nourishing shampoo and conditioner is essential.

Chemically treated hair often looks frizzy. If you color, bleach and perm frequently you may seriously damage it, causing dryness, split ends and frizziness. Chemical treatments deplete the hair of its natural moisture which usually leads to damaged and dry hair.

Frequent usage of heat appliances can also cause it. Constant straightening or curling with a curling iron or with a flat iron damage the hair shaft and contribute to the problem of frizz, especially if you don’t use a heat protecting product. Blow-drying every day is more likely to cause frizziness and split ends even if you use a protective product.

Another cause is using improper hair care products for your type and for your needs. For example if your shampoo is too harsh it can cause dry hair, split ends, frizzy hair and even dandruff. If is prone to frizziness you should use a moisturizing shampoo that is appropriate for your type. Your conditioner should also be moisturizing, containing more natural ingredients – honey, chamomile. Frequent washing can also lead to this because you will strip of its natural oils.

It may also be a result of stress, illness, lack of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and poor diet. Recent studies show that some medicines and hair care products can also contribute to, such as oil-based conditioners, relaxers, gels, mousses, foams. Frizziness may also be hereditary – if your mother is prone to frizzing you are more likely to have a frizzy hair too.

High humidity also causes frizzy hair, making it look frizzy even after a few minutes being outdoors. Exposure to humidity in the climate can cause coarseness and damage to the hair, because it absorbs water through the cuticles, causing it to revert back and become kinky looking. Using an anti-frizz product before going out may help you, since these products provide excellent protection from humidity.

Brushing wet hair with a plastic hair brush combined with touching too often may also cause frizzy.

HOW TO TREAT AND TAME PROPERLY:

  • The most important thing in treating is to use appropriate hair care products. Your best choice will be a moisturizing shampoo and a moisturizing conditioner. A good shampoo will cleanse well and will keep well-moisturized and healthy-looking. These shampoos contain more moisturizing and nourishing ingredients that intensely hydrate and restore the hair as they seal in moisture, restore shine and manageability. If it is prone to frizzing you shouldn’t wash every day as doing so can damage and dry it even more. Washing twice a week should be enough to keep it clean and healthy-looking. Rinse with cold water after the conditioner to lock down the cuticles and prevent frizzing.
  • Cream conditioners work best in controlling frizzy hair – they help repair damaged cuticles, improve elasticity and the general appearance. Apply the conditioner every time you wash and leave it on for a few minutes to penetrate deeply into the hair. Leave in conditioners are also good in controlling frizziness as they rehydrate the hair during the day. Don’t use oil-based conditioners because they can contribute to frizz.
  • Apply a hair mask once or twice a week to condition and nourish. Look for a moisturizing and nourishing hair mask containing natural ingredients and apply the mask generously to the hair, concentrating on the ends. Leave the mask on for approximately 10/ 15 minutes and rinse it thoroughly.
  • Doing a deep conditioning treatment once or twice a month is the best way to tame frizzing. A deep-conditioning treatment will restore and repair, making it smooth, soft and well-hydrated.
  • Limit blow-drying to once or twice a week because frequent blow-drying, curling or straightening can seriously damage and cause frizzing, especially if you don’t use a heat protecting product. Never run the dryer over the hair up and down as doing so may cause split ends and frizzing. Choice a ionic blow-dryer as it’s less damaging.
  • Style with silicone-based products but never apply too much as it can make it look greasy, dirty and can make it frizz even more. There are some great de-frizz (anti-frizz) creams, serums, gels on the market that reduce frizzing. Apply the product only over the problem areas and distribute it evenly. The de-frizzing products remove frizz permanently and restore the shine of the hair, providing protection against humidity. They can be applied on wet or dry hair.
  • Never brush if it’s prone to frizzing even if it is straight. Instead use a wide-toothed comb to style. Using hair brush may cause split ends and can make your frizz even more.
  • Use pomade, designed for curly hair to tame frizzing and apply only a small amount, spreading it evenly throughout the hair. Apply the pomade on slightly damp hair and allow it to dry before styling.
  • Get your hair trimmed regularly to prevent split ends and frizz. A good hair cut can tone-down frizz.
  • It’s better to let dry naturally – don’t use blow-dryer and don’t run with a towel.
  • Use products especially designed for your type.
  • Look for products containing moisturizing agents, vitamin E, Aloe Vera, honey, chamomile, olive oil, panthenol and glycerin.
  • Always apply de-frizz products before styling.


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45 Comments »
    • sarah wrote:
      i have frizzy hair.

    • Silvia wrote:
      With that picture, I feel like I am a total loser! that's funny!

    • Ashley wrote:
      How do u put on the creme??

    • Hello wrote:
      Hey! Try using Herbal Essences shampoo. It's really good! It gives you volume, makes your hair shiny and soft, and DOESN'T frizz. Frizzy hair can also come natural. I have unbelievable straight hair. I don't straighten it, and It's sometimes frizzy, especially in Calgary. But the shampoo I told you of is really good. TRUST ME.

    • Sarah wrote:
      My hair is really frizzy and I HATE it... I have done literally done everything and nothing has worked but the best thing I have figured out is to not use shampoos and conditioners that is made for frizzy hair it just makes your hair worse. You should simpily use shampoos that are all natural or organic they have no chemicals and don't damage the roots of your hair.

    • angela wrote:
      my hair is frizzy and people at scholl make fun oof it no matter how much i try it never works

    • Sarah wrote:
      my hair is really frizzy to!!! To make your hair less frizzy use shampoos and conditioners that don't have any chemicles in them... I swear it works. Don't worry about people making fun of you trust me I know how it feels and it is not fun. If it annoys you a lot you should ask a professional hair dresser... they know what they are talking about!

    • jade wrote:
      i have afro hair and i have relaxed it 4 times and my hairrs frizzy still all the girls at my school have long straight hair and i feel very ugly my hairs up alll the time i can never find a nice hairstyle except from haveing it up :(does anyone have any tips

    • Gill wrote:
      Hi i'm 27yrz old and my hair is VERY frizzy and to make matters worse its really really thick! When i was a child i had allopicia and lost alot of hair and it grew back thick and frizzy, belive me ive tried EVERYTHING to tame my hair over the years allsorts of expensive shampoo's and products but the only thing thats tamed my hair is a really good set of hair straighteners and baby oil. i wash my hair twice a week blow dry straighten then i use a couple of drops of baby oil rub into my hand then through my hair belive me if it works on my hair it wil work on any!

    • Amber wrote:
      Hi, my hair is frizzy, but is also curly, oilly and i have A LOT of it, as well it is in fine strands (i compared it to my friend who is Asian, and it was thinner than hers.... weird) anyway, i'm told but my friends that my hair is FRIZZY, it sticks out like an afro some days, so i have to constantly tie it back in a ponytail with a braid or two. I go through A LOT of stress (considering I AM at school, and i'm highly strung (as some people tell me)) for years, or as long as i can remember, I've had hairdressers tell me what i should do with my hair, such as hydrating shampoo, hydrating condition, and moisturizing creams and combing my hair. But i have TRIED all of them, and they don't last long... At school, i feel as though i stick out a bit, because my hair as to be neat, so it doesn't look like I've just dragged myself from a cyclone! Also, i might add, from a young age, i use to do swimming 5 nights a week (i also had to do school work, but this was when i was in primary) after a year or two, i notice the change in my hair colour, my hair went from dark brown, to a golden, then to a dirty blonde at the ends of my hair. My hair, mind you were quite long, when i notice... and a few years ago, i decided i had had enough with my hair, as it was unmanageable, so i cut it short, a bit below the shoulders to be precise.... i regret that decision, since this day, as it has gotten WORSE! and there is nothing i can do about it.... I HATE MYSELF FOR DOING SUCH A THING...

    • Phunie wrote:
      UGH~! I hate frizzy hair....that's why I straighten it, but I'm only making it worse

    • kknkmmn wrote:
      i am tikked of about my frizzy and curly hair this better work

    • ravie wrote:
      hi, i have a very huge problem with frizzy hair and i dont know how to control it.i need help with it

    • antu wrote:
      hi. my hair is VERY i tried every product bt didnt work,,,,,,,,however i think am gonna use straightners.

    • jamie wrote:
      Try usibg lorel sulfate free shampoo and conditioner

    • Joy wrote:
      Does this really work?

    • jessica wrote:
      my hair is so firrezy i hate my hair but i am so poor that i can't buy shampoo and canditioner :(

    • Yaia wrote:
      My hair is the worst! i reallyyyyyy hate it, i cant do ANYTHING with it, and its not even properly defined, its kinda curly but wavy but its not curly/wavy, and it frizzes up EVERYSINGLE TIME, i feel like i have tried everything and i dont want to waste more money on more products that might not work. its not oily and its long. help me):

    • helloo wrote:
      my hair when i brush it just goes very frizzy its kinda annoyin becos wen i wanna go out straight after i had a bath i have to brush it otherwise it will be like an afro so please give me sum good de-frizz products... :)

    • Darcetha wrote:
      I have very thick, thirsty, curly-permed hair which is also colored. After I wash and condition my hair, it is still very frizzy after air-drying. I have tried different shampoos and conditioners that are supposed to be made for color-treated hair and dry hair, and so far have not found any that work for me. I have also been doing research on the internet about organic and natural hair care products, and am going to start giving them a try. I feel that the chemicals that are found in most hair care products is what is ruining my hair, like laurel sodium sulfate, petroleum, alcohol, and the tons of other chemicals that you can not pronounce. I feel that if you can not pronounce what is in a product, then you should not use it.

    • Caitlin wrote:
      Omgosshh!! I have frizzy,wavy/curly, blonde thick hair!! And what i do to help is I ALWAYS Blow dry it and style it.. Adding baby oil is SOOO gonna stop the frizz

    • Darcetha wrote:
      Here is an update about my hair. I started using Aveeno Nourish and Shine Shampoo and conditioner and it is really great at controlling the frizz factor of my hair. You can find these products at Walmart. Also, I started deep conditioning my hair, using a cheap bottle of mayo from my grocery store, every other week. I slather my unwashed hair with mayo and put on a plastic cap for 40 minutes, or longer if you can, then shampoo out with no conditoner afterwards. My hair is sooo soft and smooth for a whole week.

    • Mariah wrote:
      Hi Yaia, Sounds like you need more conditioner or use olive oil which helps!

    • Mariah wrote:
      for anyone who has curly fuzzy hair use olive oil in your hair let it stay in your hair and wash it out! You can also use for hair colouring called natural instincts hair colour clairol. It has no harsh chemicals to damage your hair!

    • Mariah wrote:
      Hi Ravie, condition your hair and rinse the conditioner with cool water!

    • Toni B wrote:
      I have fine, wavy, long hair that is prone to frizz (on humid days) and static (on dry days). I use the Shielo "Bounce Style Creme" which is all-purpose that you can use to tame frizzies and static, straighten hair or boost curls, and add shine, depending on how you use it. After towel-drying my hair, I usually rub a nickel-sized amount into the ends (not the roots where it can get greasy) and then blow-dry as usual. It really protects my hair from heat styling damage and looks so healthy and shiny. My hair smells great, too! Don't expect a lot of hold, but your hair will be touchably super soft. Also, make sure to evenly-distribute the cream in your hair. Be careful not to use too much or your hair can look a little oily/greasy like you haven't washed it.

    • chaitanya wrote:
      i have curly with frizzy hair i hate this i dont know what to do to manage it

    • Divine Design wrote:
      My stylist introduced me to the Shielo Bounce Style Creme to me about 6 months ago and I have been using it ever since. It helps control the frizz, even when its very humid out. It also makes your hair very soft and shiny without weighing it down. I have a short cut and I still have lots of body when using this. You only need a small amount too which is great because a bottle lasts you a long time. Just be careful not to use too much or your hair could look greasy.

    • nicole wrote:
      this didnt help at all

    • iamntsayingmynameinpublic wrote:
      heyyyy ik ik that u guys hate frizzy hair and evrything but u guy should use hebral essences!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • iamntsayingmynameinpublic wrote:
      and towel dry or air dry!!!!! wut works best is actually using children products!!!!!!!y else would their hair be so shinyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^_^

    • Canary wrote:
      i don't know if my hair is frizzy or not, cuz it's straight when on normal days, but it turns frizzy right after i wash it! weird but i have no idea what to do to fix my hair; did anyone try the above methods? Do they work?

    • Alice wrote:
      I have thick frizzy hair and its curly at like the ack and side but at the front its like wavy i have been in a habit of straightening it EVERY day for like a year and my hair is soo dead it like doesnt grow and i have soo many split ends, but i just want straight hair or unfrizzed curls cause my "friends" are emarresed to go out with me on the weekends cause my hairs different, (its also ginger), Im dying it brown but what else can i do about the frizz???

    • Sarah wrote:
      guyss do not straighten your hairr! it burns your hair and once you do that you will never get your natural hair back. herbal esences is amazing and it made my hair a million times better but it you have thick course hair then i suggest tresemay its a bit expensive but its amazing!!

    • Chair wrote:
      Even though I struggle with wavy/curly hair in the heat... Conditioner and shampoo that is suited to y This type of hair is best. Don't wash your hair everyday big no no always lightly towel dry hair quick comb and use a style product that will hold all day. I have tried so many and I find that ringlets by redkin is the best by far. When u first use it you may feel that you are using a lot but you will find as long as you only apply away front the roots then oily residue will not happen :-)

    • CourtneyMalone wrote:
      I have very long, straight, fairly thick hair. It's naturally light brown, but I've been highlighting it heavily for years, and the ends have recently become extremely dry and difficult to manage. The underneath part that lies against the back of my neck is especially difficult and, after combing, retangles itself within minutes. I was beginning to think I'd have to cut the bottom 6 or 7 inches off and start over, but my colorist (who, by the way, works in a salon that doesn't carry Shielo, so I figure she's being objective) recommended the Shielo Hydrate line (both Shampoo and Conditioner). I figured it was worth a shot, even though the combined cost of the retail sized shampoo and conditioner is about $47. My hair definitely appears MUCH smoother, even when air-dried. (However, I've noticed that continued use is necessary, because when I use anything else my hair doesn't look nearly as good.) I leave the Shielo Hydrate conditioner in for 5 minutes as the label directs; thoroughly combing it through in the meantime seems to give the best results. With both the Shielo Hydrate shampoo and the conditioner, a little product goes a long way (in contrast to cheaper drugstore products).

    • kelly wrote:
      My hair is very frizzy so i blow it dry once a day and then straighten it after and then when i wake up i'll straighten it again. The problem is that in the summer it won't help if i straighten it because it's so humid it frizzes after 5 minutes. All my friends say their hair "frizzes" but their frizz is NOTHING compared to mine because at least they have STRAIGHT hair. Mine is cork screw curly on some parts and then crimped on others. None of the products I use help.... SOMEONE HELP ME!

    • Rebekah wrote:
      I can't stand my hair..... I hate putting it up because it jus doesn't do me justice..... My hair used to be oily about a yr ago..... So I started to straighten it and it wasn't like that anymore........ In the summer I don't bother straightening it...... But now in staid of oily gross hair i have dry burnt split ends...... Even when i straighten my hair it STILL FRIZZES...... WHEN I STRIGHTEN IT!!! I feel like I have tried all of the products evn though I'm only in middle school But i have super wavy overly thick hair and ever since I have had layers my hair has been a disaster..... Sorry if this was long but please help me

    • Sofie wrote:
      I havw naturally curly hair. i cant do anything!! i dont want to spend money on a bunch on products any HOME remedies?

    • melissa wrote:
      hi my hair is so ugly it gets poofy all the time

    • melissa wrote:
      I need help my hair gets sooo frizzy and poofy ,Mu hair is dry all the time.

    • MariahC wrote:
      I am letting my perm grow out and with perms you have dry, frizzy hair, so for a year I was not using Shielo products. Man I was missing out on soft silky hair. Well I started to straighten it everyday and I wanted something to use before and after I straighten it. The Antioxidant Protectant from Shielo got great reviews on other websites. Just a spray goes a long way! I have thick hair and it's a little past my shoulders and a spray is enough for me. I put some in my hair before I use my straightener and after I'm done to tame flyaways and lose the frizz. It leaves my hair so soft and shiny! I'm glad I tried this.

    • Ashleyy wrote:
      Heys. I'm 13 and my hair is blond and long..it's also frizzy as! My mum has similar hair to me..but she straightens it.. & her hair is wrecked. I really need help..since my hair is blond people at school are calling me sheep.. & goldy locks..Just because my curls are frizzy..I have to put TONS of product in my hair.. but all the product that I really need costs sooo much! & the things I have now only hold it in place for about 5 hours. I just don't know what to do anymore. Anybody know any good hair balms. under the $10 range. that you could buy in Australia. ?? (:

    • ratchelle wrote:
      i had a frizzy hair!and i dnt know how to handle it..i want a healthy looking hair but i cant what will i do?

    • Georgia wrote:
      You guys should totally try this, it works for me and I literally have the frizzyest hair possible!!! 1. Use a hot oil treatment 2. Then when you wash your hair use John Freda mosturising shampoo & conditioner (make sure you get the one that matches your hair colour) 3. after shampooing, use lots of conditioner, comb it through and leave for atleast 2mins before rinsing out. 4. Then put your hair in a hair rap for 10mins before letting it dry naturally. 5. Use heat protection before styling. 6. And most importantly only wash your hair once a week with the use of a mild dry shampoo mid-week, as our hairs natural remedy which is the best of all is limited with too much washing. Hope this helpsxxx

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