Dealing with frizzy hair can sometimes leave you in a complete twist. Why can't my hair behave and sit on my head perfectly smooth? What's with humid and frizz? Will I ever have hair that's the object of envy for all frizzy heads out there?Like shoes and bags, beautiful hair is an accessory all women can't do without. The term bad hair days can mean awfully a lot for most women -- considering the fact that the average woman spends two years of her life washing, cutting, combing, coloring and doing all things hair-related.The fuss about frizzIt's no wonder then that a little thing like frizz can createso much fuss for us. Unfortunately for many regular women, we are notborn with hair that emulates silk like what you see on shampooadvertisements. Instead, we are born with hair that sometimes have amind of its own and may often decide to take its own course --unmanageable.While some women are born with naturally frizzy hair(especially if you have curly hair), it can sometimes be a result ofhow we handle our hair. Frizz is loosely described as breakage thatoccurs in our hair. If you are rough on your hair -- vigorous combing,brushing when wet, using improper metal brushes -- hair will becomemore prone to breakage and therefore frizz. Add on towel rubbing aftera shampoo and too much blow-drying, and your hair is bound to frizz uplike a fur ball.
Frizzy hair can also be a result of what the weather is like-- especially if you live in a humid [place]. It's no secret now thatfrizz and humidity don't mix. If the weather forecast for today is hot,humid and has a 50 percent chance of rain, you can be sure of acatastrophic hair day. The high moisture content in such conditionswill react with your hair by drawing out the worst tendencies in it --either causing it to frizz up or weigh it down.On the contrary, a lack of moisture can also be the culprit tofrizzy hair. Dryness will cause your hair to be porous, which makes itunable to absorb and retain the moisture it needs for a healthy sheen.Deprive your hair of the proper moisture, and you can be sure of itacting up by giving you a headful of frizz.Throw in product buildup, using too much hot styling tools,constant abuse to your hair like chemical treatments and perms, and apoor diet, and frizz will be a constant companion.Thankfully, frizzy hairis something withinyour control -- with the right know-hows, tips and products. While thefastest and easiest way to control your hair is by chemically rebondingit, it is also the more expensive method and needs to be done regularlyor you'll end up with Frankenstein-bride hair (curly on top, straightat the bottom).
The important thing to remember is moisture, moisture,moisture.Use a moisturizing shampoo to restore your hair's hydration level.Shampoo as minimally as you can -- frequent shampooing will only dryout your hair. Find a lightweight conditioner to use each time youshampoo.Once a week, use a deep conditioner as a leave-in hair mask tohelp tame frizziness in the long run. Leave it on for 10 minutes andrinse thoroughly.If you can afford it, consider a salon conditioning treatmentonce a month -- most salons offer deep conditioning that leaves yourhair instantly revived of dryness.Using the right styling and care products can also keep frizzyhair at bay. The trick of the trade is to look for a silicone-basedhair product. Silicone adds the needed protein in dry and frizzy hairto smooth it down, creating a shiny and silky appearance.But make sure you don't suffocate your hair with too muchproduct; that will only bring you back to square frizzy one. To preventproduct buildup, use a clarifying shampoo once a week.Also, remember the key is to be gentle. Don't subject yourhairto harsh brushing -- using a hair brush on hair that's thick, coarseand frizzy will only make it, well, even more coarse and frizzy.Instead, use a wide-tooth comb or a hair pick when hair is wet, orsimply finger comb when hair is dry.
When drying your hair, do not rub with a towel -- let yourhairset in a towel for 10 minutes and then take it off. If possible,minimize blow drying as this will only cause dryness and split ends;air dry your hair instead and watch it become healthier.
Having the right cut will also help combat frizziness. A goodhairdresser will be able to recommend a style that will suit your hairtype and condition; a bad one will only want to try out outrageousstyles that will make your hair retaliate even more. Also, changing thenatural state of your hair will cause you more frizz as your hair willnot be able to adapt to something not within its course. Just accept itfor the way it is and protect it the best you can.
Frizzy hair is irritating, but it does not have to be aconstant nag or end your social life. Know the right tricks, use thecorrect products and treat your hair well, and you're on your way tohair you've always dreamed of: shiny, silky and beautiful.
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