All hair types can suffer from frizzy hair, whether it’s a few strands around the parting or a fuzzy ponytail and it’s not just humid weather or rain that causes it. Essentially hair goes frizzy when the outer layer of each strand – known as the cuticle, opens to absorb moisture from the air – the hair swells and looks frizzy. Dry hair and damaged, chemically treated locks suffer more than most, having already had precious moisture stripped out, so the answer lies in rebuilding hair with deep moisture, but it’s never as simple as that. To get ahead simply follow our guide for silky, smooth and frizz-free locks.
Wake-Up Frizz Free
Start your anti-frizz regime as you mean to go on and wake up on a silk pillow from Slip. Switching cotton for silk means moisture stays within your hair and strands are never pulled or dragged so you don’t wake up with bed head, and with slippy silk there is less friction between hair and pillow meaning frizz is banished too.
Frizz Free Prep
The golden rule to remember is that dry hair equals frizzy hair. Work to put moisture back in from the start of your hair routine with a nourishing shampoo such as Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Super Moisture Shampoo which is ultra-light and hydrates with a blend of coconut oil and pathenol. Try to avoid sulfates as these can be drying and instead try a rich conditioner such as Virtue Smooth Conditioner which helps to smooth flyaways with a blend of silky shea butter and nourishing pink pomelo.
Frizz Free Styling Products
A deep conditioning treatment each week will help to keep hair nourished and moisturised which will help to combat frizz; try Oribe Signature Moisture Mask which uses macadamia nut oil to smooth and hydrate. A silky hair oil is a good option for extra dry tresses, simply apply Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil through the lengths of damp hair and blow dry or leave to dry naturally, the oil helps to seal the cuticle – preventing frizz. A cream formula such as IGK Expensive Amla Oil Hi-Shine Topcoat works like a weightless shield to protect hair from frizzing and it can also be used on-the-go to calm down wisps around the forehead.
Frizz Free Drying
When it comes to drying hair, you need to be ultra-careful as it’s easier for wet hair to swell and let in moisture causing frizz. Wrap straight-from-the-shower hair in an Aquis Hair Towel – made from magical Aquitex fabric, the super absorbent towels soak up water fast, so hair dries much more quickly and with less damage and less frizz. When blow drying always point the dryer downwards to seal the cuticle and prevent frizz and try a hairdryer such as T3 Cura Luxe Hair Dryer which uses ionic technology to prevent frizz and smooth hair. Plus, always finish with a cool shot to help set your style and banish frizz.
Frizz Free Handbag Kit
We recommend keeping a couple of silk Slip Scrunchies in your bag for emergency up-dos when travelling or hot; the silk covering means hair doesn’t get pulled, damaged or frizzy unlike with regular elastic bands. A mini bottle of hairspray and a toothbrush are your secret weapons for that halo of frizz that appears around the hairline. Simply mist Living Proof Instant De-Frizzer onto a clean toothbrush or old (cleaned) mascara wand and brush along your parting and hairline to immediately smooth away frizz.
Plus, if you’re heading for a work-out be aware that sodium from sweat can dehydrate your hair – making it more likely to break and get frizzy. It’s worth keeping a nourishing hair protector such as Ouai Leave in Conditioner in your gym bag – mist it all over your hair before twisting up with a silk scrunchie right before you workout.