Bad hair days are a common struggle that we are all familiar with. Sometimes, we will have more bad hair days than good ones. The worst of them all is when our hair becomes frizzy and untamable.
However, there are ways to achieve good and manageable hair every time you get out of the shower with just a little bit of effort. Here is a list of the best ways to get rid of frizz.
1. Overheating Your Hair
You are probably familiar with hair-dryers or are used to scalding showers. However, they could be the root cause of your frizzy hair. Applying excessive heat to your hair causes hair to frizz.
It can also lead to further permanent damage.
Consider air drying, or change the settings to cool on your hair dryer to avoid overheating and damaging your hair.
2. Avoid Thinning Shears
When you get your next haircut, ask your barber if he can hold off on using the thinning shears. When it is used on hair, a lot of shorter strands will surface and will hold your hair up.
This leads to a coarse and bushy look.
3. Style Your Hair
Sometimes, no matter how many measures we take for our hair to naturally look luscious, it will still end up looking frizzy or bushy. For days like this, hair products will come to our rescue.
A. Use Gel
Gel is one of the most commonly used hair products because it is easy to use, quick, and gets the job done. After your shower, simply work a small amount of it into your hair and you are set for another good hair day.
B. Anti-Frizz Hair Products
An alternative to using gel are products targeted towards reducing frizz, such as creams, serums, and pomade. According to Faveable, hair pomade helps to fix frizzy hair.
Overusing gel might damage your hair, which is something that you also want to avoid.
4. Care for Your Hair in the Shower
Your hair will behave the way you treat it. In other words, your hair will reflect the quality of the products you use and how you use them.
A. Invest in a Good Shampoo
We never really look at the ingredients in the common brands of shampoos that we use. Some shampoos may contain chemicals that are harmful to our hair. So, do a little research and invest in a gentle, moisturizing, and sulfate-free shampoo.
B. Overusing Shampoo
Too much of anything can be bad. When you overuse shampoo, it strips your hair of its natural oils and dries it out. This will lead to your hair becoming dry and frizzy.
5. Weekly Hair-Care
In the midst of pollution, heat, and chemicals, our hair tends to lack many of the nutrients and care that it needs. You need to put in a little more effort, besides shampoo and conditioner, in order to achieve healthy and frizz-free hair.
A. Natural Remedies
Use natural ingredients in your hair to avoid chemical damage and for healthier hair. This trick is also cost-effective, in contrast to expensive hair products.
You can use a diluted apple cider vinegar wash once a week. The acidity helps to tame and reduce frizz. Furthermore, you can also use an organic coconut oil hair mask and wash it out thoroughly afterward.
Coconut oil is extremely hydrating so it will help to reduce frizz.
B. Hair Masks
Using hair masks once or twice a week will help to boost your hair’s health, and will reduce the frizz overall. You can even use natural ingredients to custom make your own hair masks as well.
One mask, of the many concoctions that you can make, is a raw egg mask. Eggs have an abundance of amino acids, which help reduce frizz and make your hair healthier.
6. Search for Glycerin
While searching for hair products, look for ones that are rich in glycerin. Hydration is very important to reduce frizz and glycerin hydrates hair from the inside out. It also reduces further damage by creating a protective coat on your hair.
7. Try a Different Towel
Frizz can not only be created by products that you apply to it but can also surface due to what you dry it with. Drying your hair with a microfiber material technology is a lot gentler on your hair strands.
Rough material such as cotton can damage your hair due to friction.
8. Switch to a New Pillowcase
As was previously mentioned, cotton is not the best material for your hair, and this even applies to your pillowcase. Cotton tends to absorb the natural oils in your hair and is also rough.
Switching to a silk pillowcase, though it sounds extravagant, is worth every penny. It not only protects your hair from losing its natural oils, it is also very gentle.
9. Strut Your Natural Hair
The less processed your hair is, the less prone it is to become damaged and frizzy. Continuous bleaching and dying can lead your hair to break off and having split ends.
Furthermore, an added bonus is that if you process your hair fewer times, you will not have to take as many measures to keep it healthy. So, it is a lot less work as well!
10. Get Regular Haircuts
Although hair damage can be minimized, it is not entirely preventable. Many external factors such as heat from our environment may also damage your hair.
So, get regular haircuts to get rid of split ends and also to maintain your hairstyle.
Furthermore, do a little research and test different barbers to see if you can find anyone with the skills to handle the texture of your hair. Once you find someone, stick to them.
Even though bad hair days can be avoided with products for temporary effects, it is always beneficial for the long term health of your hair if you tackle the root problem of your hair.
Therefore, take the extra steps to change the little things about your hair care routine for long-lasting smooth hair.