What do feature do Shirley temple, Amy Winehouse, and James Dean share? Each celebrity’s hairstyle was almost more famous than the stars themselves!
Are you trying to create a Hollywood hairstyle, but frizz is stealing the show? Don’t worry, we can help. Read on to find out how to deal with frizzy hair, for good.
How to Deal With Frizzy Hair
The first step in learning how to deal with frizzy hair is to understand what causes the frizz in the first place. For a lot of people, it’s a lack of hydration that’s causing the frizz. Dry, dehydrated hair not only becomes frizzy, but it can also be coarse and brittle.
Use Coconut Oil
To give your hair the hydration it needs, try moisturizing your scalp with coconut oil. You can also massage the coconut oil into the ends of your hair after you shampoo and condition.
If you’ve never used coconut oil on your hair before, you must know that less is more. Using too much coconut oil will make your hair, and even your face greasy. Instead, start small, applying tiny quarter-sized amounts every other week.
Overnight Hair Mask
Another way you can hydrate your hair is by using an overnight hair mask. To get the most out of your overnight mask, try sleeping with a shower cap on. This way, your hair will be able to soak up as much of the hydrating oils as possible.
Finally, sometimes dehydrated hair is a sign of overwashing. Are you washing your hair every day or even every other day? When you wash your hair too much, you strip away it’s natural hydrating proteins and minerals.
Overwashing also signals to your body to produce excess hair oil. As a result, you’ll have oily, dehydrated hair, that’s lacking nutrients.
Use the Right Shampoo and Conditioner
Fight frizz before it begins by making sure you’re using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. To do this, find shampoo and conditioner products that are sulfate-free.
Sulfate is infamous for stripping away your hair nutrients. By taking away the nutrients, sulfate causes hair strands to be dry and of course, frizzy. You can also irritate your scalp by washing with sulfate products.
Instead of sulfate, find products that use glycerin. You’ll love the look of your hair after you’ve washed and conditioned it with glycerin packed products. The glycerin hydrates hair strands, while also creating a seal to lock in moisture.
Haircuts for Frizzy Hair
If your hair is naturally thick and frizzy, embrace your features! The next time you go to a beauty salon, let your stylist know that you want a haircut for naturally frizzy hair.
Here are 4 haircuts your stylist might suggest:
- Short layered bob
- Below the shoulder lob
- Side swept bangs
- Long and loose waves
The short layered bob works particularly well for people with oval faces. The wavy bob uses your naturally curly hair, to create a loose tousled look. However, if you want to keep your bob looking stylish, you’ll have to keep up with regular trims.
If you don’t want to keep up with regular trims, below the shoulder lob would be a better option for you. The casual cut allows for a few months of wiggle room between getting trims.
Finally, side-swept bangs and long loose waves are always good for people with frizzy hair. The bangs help accentuate your eyes, while also slimming your face. While long loose waves will make your thick hair look luxurious and intentional.
Say Goodbye to Cotton Towels
What’s your routine for after you wash your hair? Do you try toweling it dry with the same type of towel you use to dry your body? If so, you’re inviting frizz into your life, before your hair even gets a chance to dry!
Say goodbye to your normal body towel. Instead, purchase a microfiber towel for drying your hair.
The problem with standard cotton towels is that they’re too rough for your hair. The cotton material can break your hair strands, causing instant frizziness.
Microfiber towels, on the other hand, use a much gentler material that won’t create friction in your hair. The microfiber design is also especially helpful at quickly drying hair.
While dehydrated hair is bad for frizz, so is hair that stays wet. When you let your hair sit wet for too long it begins to swell and eventually will frizz. Thankfully, by using a microfiber towel, you’re able to quickly and gently dry your hair.
Balance Your Hair With Apple Cider Vinegar
If you thought apple cider vinegar was just for cooking and cleaning, think again. It also can help give your hair the balance it needs.
When your hair’s pH levels are in balance, the hair’s cuticles stay closed. By staying closed, the hair strands can lay flat on your head.
However, if the pH levels are off and the hair becomes too alkaline, the cuticles will begin opening up. By not shutting, the hair can’t lay flat and has a frizzy look to it.
If you think your hair’s frizz is from an imbalance in the hair’s pH levels, apple cider vinegar may be able to help. Applying apple cider vinegar topically can help since it has slightly acidic properties.
Make Your Hair Shine
After applying apple cider vinegar, your hair will appear shinier than before. You should let the apple cider vinegar sit for a few minutes on your hair.
Next, rinse your hair thoroughly. Finally, towel your hair dry with a microfiber towel and enjoy your new sleek strands!
Love Your Locks
Now you know some of the best tips for how to deal with frizzy hair. What tips will you be using to help make your hair look it’s best?
Are you ready to buy a sulfate-free shampoo? Or do you think you’ll change your hairstyle altogether to embrace your frizzy locks? Whatever hair care tips you decide to follow, we’re sure you’ll love the way your hair looks.
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