Are you tired of your frizzy hair? Find out what cause your hair to be frizzy and how you can treat it:
Naturally curly hair
In naturally curly hair the hair follicles, which are normally straight, have curves. This strips natural oils off hair causing lack of moisture which leads to frizzy hair.
If you have long hair and brush and comb it a lot, then chances are you created some split ends. The short hair stubs stick out uncontrollably, causing the frizz.
Also, perming, coloring and bleaching can damage hair causing it to develop frizz.
Dry hair lacks moisture and therefore becomes brittle and breaks easily. As mentioned above, broken hair strands spring up uncontrollably.
Over-drying hair, overuse of styling products and spending too much time in the sun can all cause dry hair.
The moisture from humidity penetrates into the hair, coming into contact with the proteins inside it (Orthocortex and Paracortex). Because these proteins absorb moisture differently, they swell differently. This causes the hair shaft to bend and twist.
- Use a conditioner and anti-frizz products that contain silicones (like dimethicone) as they helps to smooth hair.
- Use a deep conditioning treatment once a week to add moisture to your hair.
- Don’t wash hair too often, as shampoos can strip hair of its natural oils, which moisturize it, causing it to become dry.
- Get your hair cut regularly to prevent split ends and frizz.
- Avoid blow-drying your hair whenever possible. If you have to, limit it to two times a week.