Every day we try to experiment with our hair look which requires a variety of heating products. It takes away the natural moisture from the hair. As a result, we get frizzy hair at the end of the day. Frizz happens when the cuticles are lifted; the open strands absorb the moisture and swell. Frizzy hair escalates the hair breakage and hair fall. If your hair is not healthy from inside, the styling will not hide or enhance the texture. Here are 7 tips to protect your hair from frizz.
Choose the right hair products: To fight the frizzy hair, it is important to keep your hair hydrated. Before buying any hair products, be aware of the ingredients. Knowing your hair type will help you to select the right products. Choose products that have natural hydrating elements like avocado, coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, Shea butter etc. as they will deeply condition your hair and make it smooth.
Wash hair 2-3 times a week: Avoid washing your hair frequently as it dries out the scalp eliminating the natural oils. These oils actually help to tackle the frizz naturally and keep the hair hydrated. Wash your hair maximum 2-3 times in a week; it will keep your scalp clean along with protecting the natural moisture. Frequent hair washing also raptures the cuticles which is the main cause behind frizzy hair. You will also be able to avoid the heat and styling products by ditching frequent hair washing.
Use minimal heat treatment: The heat treatments like blow-drying, straightening or curling suck out the moisture from the hair, leaving it absolutely dry and frizzy. In winter, it is difficult to dry the hair naturally. Even if you use the blow-dryer, try to keep the temperature below 200 degree as it will leave your hair less frizzy. Always use heat protectants before applying any heat treatment on your hair.
Say no to sulfate and alcohol based hair products: Alcohol and sulfate in the hair products tend to rinse off the natural oils from the scalp. While alcohol makes the hair drier, sulfate lifts the cuticles which makes your hair frizz-prone. Try to replace these products with glycerin or herbal oil based products. They will help to restore the natural moisture to the scalp and make the hair lustrous.
Avoid towel drying: To avoid the instant frizz and damaged cuticles, replace rough towels with soft cotton hair towels. You can also use your old cotton t-shirts to dry the wet hair. Do not rub the wet hair even with these soft towels. Squeeze the excess water and apply a few drops of smoothing oil through the length. Try to naturally dry your hair as it will prevent the frizz and dryness to a large extent.
Pick leave-in conditioner: Applying a leave-in conditioner will help you to lock the moisture. After shampooing, apply it on the wet hair, and then only go for further styling. However, it is important to select the right conditioner based on your hair type because the wrong product can make your hair weigh down. If you have extreme frizzy hair, always go for the oil-based conditioners. There are many options available in market. Choose as per your hair type.
Take cold showers: Taking a cold shower can be tough during winter but it actually does wonders to your body. It not only boosts the overall immune system but also improves the blood circulation. Washing your hair with cold water helps to seal the cuticles and leaves the hair frizz-free for the rest of the day. If you want to ditch the cold shower, wash your hair with cold water after shampooing and conditioning.
In this dry winter season, almost everyone faces the problems of dry skin and hair. It is also the season of festivity. The above mentioned tips will help to prevent the frizzy hair from outside. It is also important to keep yourself hydrated from inside. Increase your water intake in winter and also keep the seasonal fruits and vegetables to your diet. Regular physical exercises also help to keep a hormonal balance which contributes in maintaining healthy hair.