Oh, how you love your wavy hair! But you do not want it to dry just yet. Why? Those fly-aways will start appearing one after another and it will ruin your ultimate beauty. But you can’t avoid your hair for not drying. Sometimes you can’t help but think it would’ve been better if you have been bald instead and just use a wig. Wigs are better – they do not have any of those frizzy fly-aways. Hair can be such a complex thing you just wish that everything about it was simple and easy to control.
But before you decide to to go to a salon and have your frizzy hair tamed, you should understand why frizzy hair happens in the first place.
Why Frizzy Hair Happens
According to hair experts, frizz is generally caused by the absence of moisture in the hair. But that is not the only case – humidity plays a huge role in it, too. The loss of moisture in the hair, when kept prolonged during the day, the cuticle opens up and invites the air from the outside, thus creating that frizzy trouble. Other experts share a far more complex explanation, saying that the hair is made up of 3 layers added with thousands of cells. It compared the cuticle layer of the hair to like the shingle of the roof. When hair feels really smooth, those shingles at the ‘roof’ are lying flat. But when you brush your hair through those curly yet dry hair, those “shingles” will tend to lift up. When hair is moisture-absent, those “shingles” are lifted up. So what is necessary is that you need to keep those “shingles” flat.
Tips to Keep Cuticles “Flat”
Avoid brushing your hair when dry. But you might get confused with this – there are hair experts that say you should avoid combing your hair when its wet. There are also hair experts that say the opposite. So which is it? This particular tip is addressed to hairs that get frizzy. And when you want to comb your hair while it is wet, use your fingers instead. You dry your hair first with your usual hair towel and use the fingers to comb it. You can also use a comb or brush, too, but best be careful not to put too much pressure when you feel like pulling your hair out of your head. What you need to do next is to add a touch of your preferred anti-frizz or conditioner product. Just avoid styling it with a comb or brush after.
Wet your fingers when combing your dry hair. If brushing is not an option for you at the moment, what are you going to do when the day leaves frizzy trouble to your hair? Water is the main key here. The main problem with frizzy hair is that it does not have any moisture. So to counter this, you need water. Wetting your hands is enough to comb your hair with it. This will also help avoid tangles when you run your fingers through your hair.
Experts also say that it will help fight against frizz when you use shampoo that does not have any sulfate ingredient in it. You should look for a shampoo product with high glycerine content. How do you know that it is high in glycerine? The higher content are those close to the top in the list. Glycerine is known to fight against frizz by slipping into the hair shaft and then hydrating it. Such ingredient will help in making a protective layer outside the hair shaft so that it will not break.
So what is the right option to do with your frizzy hair? Just try all of the suggestions above. There are even other ways to keep your hair always looking good, but you should know what are the ingredients of hair products, methods or natural elements that will make your hair dry and frizzy. This will get into your routine and without noticing it, you will have one natural hair.