Our hair changes from silky, smooth locks to frizzy. Blowouts that used to last for weeks now only last for few days and cute Zoey Deschanel-inspired bangs go rogue at the touch of sweat.There are a few ways to manage those frizzy situations by incorporating a couple of new items and tips into your beauty routine.
Here are everyday tips you can use to achieve flawless, frizz-free hair:
1. Keep your scalp moisturized
Good hair comes from a healthy scalp. And because frizz occurs when your strands are in search of moisture, you want to give them the hydration they need while you’re in the shower. Use shampoos and conditioners that are made with natural moisturizers like coconut, argan oil, and shea butter. Plus, if you want your hair to look flawless, use a hair mask twice a week to deeply penetrate your strands for smoother results.
2. Sleep on a satin pillowcase
Switch out your cotton pillow cases for satin ones. Because cotton pillowcases suck out the moisture from your hair, can cause friction, and can damage your hair cuticles. Satin pillows will prevent damage and can even help prolong hairstyles. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that you’ll feel like a princess sleeping on an all-satin pillowcase.
3. Use a ceramic blow dryer
While blow drying your hair may damage your locks, a ceramic blow dryer will do the complete opposite. This heating tool shoots out negative ions to smooth frizz and speeds up the drying process by evenly distributing heat. Pro tip: When you’re drying your hair, point the blow dryer’s nozzle down. This will keep frizz at bay by keeping the cuticles flat and making your strands shine.
4. Dry your hair with a microfiber towel
Say so long to cotton towels and say hello to microfiber towels. Water is known to cause hair cuticles to swell up and produce frizzy locks. This means you want to get rid of this excess water as quickly and gently as possible. Microfiber towels are perfect to use because they absorb the water from your hair much faster without causing friction. Gently ring out the water by lightly squeezing your hair with the towel, then carefully wrap your strands in the towel and let them sit for about 10 minutes or until your hair is mostly dried.
5. Avoid shampooing your hair every day
Shampooing too frequently can strip your natural oils. Unless you have ultra-thin hair, you ideally want to wash your strands two to three times a week. Also, aim to use sulfate-free shampoos. While this ingredient profoundly cleans your hair, it can dry it out and cause breakage if used too frequently.
6. Use a boar bristle brush
This magical brush will make your hair look and feel like a horse’s mane. With a few strokes on your strands, the boar bristle brush will help distribute oils throughout your hair, massage your scalp, and seal the cuticles to make your hair look shiny and new. While this brush is a must for straight and wavy-haired women, if you have curly locks, try to use your fingers or a combo to get rid of frizz and prevent any damage.
7. Use a keratin treatment
If all else fails and you don’t have time to manage your curly mane, opt for a keratin treatment to keep your locks in place. Not only will these treatments get rid of frizz, but they will also cut your styling time in half. However, make sure to use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners to maintain the treatment so it can last longer.