August is Anti-Frizz Month!
Frizz is unfortunately a hair condition that many of us have to suffer with and it can be such a huge pain. It happens mostly when humidity gets into your cuticles and makes them malfunction. Those with curly hair will experience this more often than others. Anti-Frizz month was created by Alberto VO5 to help people across the globe who suffer hair prone to this texture. Luckily there are many ways to combat this idea of hair-hell, and we will be discussing some of these in this blog.
Condition, Condition, Condition!
If you have naturally frizzy hair, finding the perfect shampoo and conditioner duo can often be a massive pain and LOTS of trial and error. Haircare experts have suggested that shampoos can sometimes be over-drying which leads to frizzy-ness. This implies that using a shampoo which has conditioning, and hydrating properties is the best option. Conditioning shampoo is great because it helps detangle hair and realign hair fibres. On the other hand, different combinations must also be taken into consideration because sometimes shampoos which are to conditioning can make curls flop.
No Need To Wash Your Hair Everyday
Washing your hair too often is drying and damaging because many shampoos contain harsh chemicals like sulphates which can be really damaging to your hair. There are however sulphate free shampoos and conditioners available. When your hair is dry/frizzy, your hair tends to last longer before needing to be washed. It is recommended that people with this hair type wash their hair no more than three times a week to avoid your oil glands becoming overstimulated.
When taking your next shower, consider turning down the temperature of the water. Choosing to shower at a colder temperature helps protect both your hair and skin! This level of protection is great for preventing over-drying and frizz. Cold rinses help seal your hair cuticles. Alternatively, if you wouldn’t like to use cold water in the shower, you could tie up your hair to protect it from heat damage. You could also do a blast of cold water at the end of shampooing/conditioning too.
Adding moisture protectors before drying hair/styling is also a great way to protect against heat.
Hair serums are used to help realign hair fibres and give the hair an overall smoother look. Serums that contain Dimethiconol are highly recommended as it is a synthetic silicone oil which smooths hair, realigns fibres, and makes hair feel luscious and soft. Serums also contain properties which enhance the hair’s natural curl or straightness.
There also products called moisture barrier hairsprays which are ultra-light, non-greasy and smooth frizz and frays.
Remember – everyone’s hair journey is different! You are beautiful and so is your hair. Perfecting your haircare routing can take a while so try not to stress – you’ll get there
If you would like haircare advice, contact us and speak to one of our fabulous stylists who would be happy to help.