Do you have frizzy hair?

Do you know what causes frizzy hair?

Do you know how to avoid frizzy hair?

If you answered ‘yes’ to the first question and ‘no’ to the last two questions then read on. 

This blog post has been written specifically to help you AVOID frizzy hair!

How To Avoid Frizzy Hair
How To Avoid Frizzy Hair

What Causes Frizzy Hair?

There are a number of factors that can cause frizzy hair but the main two causes of frizzy hair are:

  • Friction, and
  • Dryness.
 
The more friction you subject your hair to and the less moisture your hair contains, the frizzier it will become.
Avoiding these two major causes will help you avoid frizz!
 
Following are my 7 top tips for effectively avoiding frizz based on these two major causes.

7 Ways To Avoid Frizzy Hair

 
1. Dry Your Hair Gently
Do not rub your hair dry with a towel! 
 
Towels are usually rough to touch. 
 
Towels will result in a lot of friction against your hair if you rub your hair dry with them. This will create frizz you do not want!
 
Be gentle and squeeze the excess water out of your hair with your hands.
 
Alternately you can use a soft t-shirt to gently squeeze the water out of your hair.

2. Avoid Rough Styling
Don’t regularly tease/back comb your hair. This friction will cause your hair cuticle to open and your hair to frizz. 
 
3. Use A Silk Pillowcase
As you sleep your hair rubs against your pillowcase. This results in us waking up in the morning with hair a lot frizzier than we went to bed with!
Use a silk pillowcase instead of a cotton pillowcase.
 
Silk is a lot smoother than cotton and thus causes significantly less friction.
 
Silk also has natural anti-absorbant qualities meaning it reduces moisture loss from your hair as you sleep allowing you to maintain hair hydration overnight compared to cotton which actually draws out and absorbs moisture from your hair.
 
You might also be interested to know that a silk pillowcase can extend the life of your blow dry by up to two days! Now that’s definitely a winner in my eyes!
 
 My favoureite silk pillowcases are the ones from Shhh Silk, especially the marble print ones.

 
4. Use A Shampoo & Conditioner Specifically Formulated To Fight Frizz
I use John Frieda’s FRIZZ Ease Miraculous Recovery Shampoo & Conditioner.

John Frieda FRIZZ ease Products
John Frieda FRIZZ ease Products

These products repair the look and feel of dry heat damaged hair and restore the hair’s natural frizz defences. They contain Amino Repair Complex. 


5. Always Use Conditioner
Make sure you do not skip the step of conditioning your hair. Conditioner is essential in moisturising your hair. 

This moisture prevents the cuticle from opening and keeps it smooth. Apply it from the mid lengths of your hair down to the ends. 

6. Use A Hair Serum
I use the John Frieda FRIZZ Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects Serum

This product only needs to be used sparingly by squeezing a little into your hands, rubbing your hands together and then running your hands through your hair. Use it on soaking wet hair for maximum benefit.

This serum eliminates frizz, smoothes, hydrates and tames your hair helping you achieve a glossy, silky smooth style.

It also repels humidity to help prevent weather related frizz.

7. Use A Finishing Creme
Another product I use is the John Frieda FRIZZ Ease Secret Weapon Finishing Creme.

This product replaces the natural oils in your hair. It contains avocado oil and seals the hair to eliminate frizz and flyaways.

Check out the full range of John Frieda FRIZZ Ease products HERE

If you enjoyed reading this article you may also find our Split Ends article useful.
Do you have any additional tips to avoid frizzy hair?

Ingrid

 
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16 comments on “7 Ways To Avoid Frizzy Hair”

  1. I have learn not to over towel dry my hair, I just squeeze and wrap it up. I am using frizz ease at the moment after my shower in wet hair, but I didn't know about shampoo and conditioner! SOLD! Keeping any eye out for silk pillow cases now too! 🙂

  2. I have thick curly hair and it leans towards being dry so YES I do get frizz! I use a leave in conditioner and get protein treatments when I get my hair done. Also use a shine serum sometimes. I'd really like to try a silk pillowcase and I think sometime in the past I have used Frizz Ease and found it to be fabulous! Thanks for the reminder about it. I might get some more to use! #TeamLovinLife

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