8 Tips to help you tame your frizzy hair.
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Frizz is caused by two things, lack of moisture in the hair and humidity. The amount of frizz will vary depending on your hair's texture and density. The coarser and curlier your hair is the more prone your hair is to frizz. This is because these hair textures and densities have a harder time holding moisture. Read on for product recommendations and tips to keep your hair frizz free.
Tip #1 - Get Rid Of Split Ends
Split ends and frizz visual can look similar which is why they get mixed up all the time. If your hair easily tangles and looks and feels dry at the ends, then you have split ends. If you are having trouble getting your hair to lay flat, then you are dealing with frizz. If your hair has split ends and is frizzy it is never going to be completely tamed because you need to cut off those split ends. If you don't cut off split ends they will continue to split all the way up your hair shaft. This will weaken your hair making it easier for your hair to frizz. I recommend getting a haircut every 12 weeks to keep split ends away. However if you have a shape you'd like to maintain I recommend every 6 to 8 weeks. For more tips on how to get rid of split ends click here to read my blog post: How Do I Get Rid Of Split Ends?
Tip #2 - Don't Wash Your Hair With Hot Water
Hot water dries out your scalp by removing natural oils which keeps your hair healthy and it dries out your hair making it overly porous. Washing your hair with hot water blows open your hair cuticle which makes your hair more fragile and doesn't allow your hair to lay flat. I love hot showers so I understand why this hard to avoid. I recommend starting your wash with warm water and finishing with a cold rinse to close your hair cuticle back down. Rinsing your hair after you condition with cold water will result in smoother styling results.
Tip #3 - Use A Moisturizing Or Smoothing Shampoo And Conditioner
Prepping your hair for a frizz free style begins with your shampoo and conditioner.
Normcore Signature Shampoo And Conditioner: For fine to medium hair types. Normcore is packed with vitamins and antioxidants for soft and nourished hair. With Normcore you will achieve nourished hair without having to worry about weighing your hair down. Click here to buy.
Velveteen Dream Smoothing Shampoo And Conditioner: For all hair types. Velveteen Dream provides humidity protection for silky, frizz-free hair. Velveteen Dream is for those looking to smooth and protect their hair against humidity. Click here to buy.
Hydro Rush Intense Moisture Shampoo And Conditioner: For coarse hair types. Hydro Rush provides long lasting moisture. Click here to buy.
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Tip #4 - Use A Weekly Hair Mask
The most moisturizing hair mask is Amika Hydro Rush Intense Moisture Mask. Click here to buy. To read about all of Amika hair masks click here to read my blog post: Which Hair Mask Is Best For My Hair?
Tip #5 - Use A Leave-In Conditioner
Use a leave-in conditioner for long lasting moisture. I recommend Amika Hydro Rush Intense Moisture Leave-In Conditioner. This leave-in conditioner detangles, keeps hair moisturized and reduces frizz. You can even use it on dry hair to tame pesky flyaways. Click here to buy.
Tip #6 - Use A Hair Oil
Use a hair oil on wet hair to tame flyways and reduce frizz. I recommend Amika Water Sign Hydrating Hair Oil. This silicone-free treatment oil instantly reduces frizz and breakage, while boosting shine and protecting against heat up to 450 °F. Water Sign Hydrating Hair Oil is for all hair types and can be applied to dry hair for touch ups. A little goes a long way. Click here to buy.
Tip #7 - Use A Heat Protectant
Always use a heat protectant when using hot tools. Without it the heat will strip away your hair's natural moisture, causing dry, frizzy and damaged hair. I recommend using Amika Water Sign Hydrating Hair Oil which was mentioned in the last tip or if you prefer a spray I recommend Amika The Wizard Detangling Primer. Applied to damp hair this spray detangles, protects against heat up to 450 °F, and cuts down on blow drying time. For all hair types. Click here to buy.
Tip #8 - Finish Styling With An Anti-Humidity Spray
Always finish styling with an anti-humidity spray. I recommend Amika The Shield Anti-Humidity Spray. This product is one of my clients and myself included favorite products. We love the smell, itt smells like Skittles candy. The Shield is a lightweight, invisible heat protecting and style extending spray that is clinically proven to protect hair against frizz + humidity for 24+ hours. For all hair types. Click here to buy.
I hope you found these tips helpful. Moving forward blog post are going to be posted once an month instead of once a week. Turns out I can't keep up, its been a busy summer. I want to be consistent with the blog and for me once a month is more achievable. So until next month.