5 Ways to get frizz-free hair this summer
As we welcome summers, we can see visible changes in the texture of our hair. Headwashes that used to last for as long as 4-5 days now would only last for (maybe) a day or two. It doesn’t seem like a big deal when you read it but it sure is when you have to align all your other chores according to your hair wash schedule (you know if you know). Even though we love sunny days, heat and humidity aren’t exactly the best for our hair. However, it’s not very difficult to reduce the frizz and make your hair look smooth and manageable.
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It may be a bit of a task to tame the frizz in hair but it surely is possible. The lack of moisture in hair causes frizziness, and by that logic, you would think that only dry weather would increase the frizz but that’s not true, in reality too much moisture in the air makes your hair frizzy.
Is it getting confusing? Let’s clear it out, lack of moisture in hair forces it to absorb moisture out of the air, which causes the outer layer of the strand to swell up, instead of lying flat. The outer layer, or the cuticle, has overlapping scales which separate and rise in moist air
Anything that drains your hair of moisture will make the frizz worse. Some of those would be shampoos that are alkaline, and hairstyling products, such as gels that contain alcohol. Too much heat styling can also dry out your hair making it look frizzier.
To achieve smoother-looking hair, you can follow these simple tips that will minimize the frizz and make your hair shinier. Also, these tips would improve your overall hair health.
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5 tips to eliminate frizz in hair
1. Keep your scalp moisturized
The main reason for frizziness in hair is the lack of moisture and to treat it you need to start by giving your hair the hydration it needs. To do that you should use shampoos and conditioners that comprise natural moisturizers like argan oil, coconut, and shea butter. Another way to get some extra hydration into your scalp is by using a nourishing hair mask. Use a hydrating hair mask twice a week to make your hair healthier and smoother.
2. Sleep on a satin pillowcase
Ever wondered why cotton clothes are recommended in summers? It’s because cotton absorbs moisture and is a comfortable option for humid weather. But talking about cotton pillowcases, you don’t want them to suck out the moisture from your hair and cause friction, leading to hair fall and frizziness. The solution is to sleep on satin pillowcases which prevent damage and can even help prolong hairstyles. An added benefit is that you would feel special sleeping on a soft and silky pillow and sliding into some sweet dreams.
3. Buy alcohol-free products, serums, and leave-in conditioners
Alcohol in hair products is a big no-no. Alcohol strips away the moisture from your hair, making it dry and frizzy. So when you’re buying hair products such as shampoo, conditioner, masks, etc., look out for alcohol in the ingredients list. Opting for alcohol-free products would make a huge difference in the texture of your hair. In addition to that, add leave-in conditioners and serums to your vanity to get an added boost of hydration that will help tame frizz, especially during the midday hair crisis. Just pop a serum or leave-in conditioner in your bag and apply it anytime you feel like it.
4. Use a ceramic blow dryer
It is known by all that blow-drying your hair may damage it, but a ceramic blow dryer prevents that from happening. A ceramic hair dryer shoots out negative ions to smooth frizz and expedites the drying process by evenly distributing heat. Wahl Argan Care WCHD8-1324 Hair Dryer is one of the good ones out there in the market. It is affordable and also very effective, the heat settings make it easy to eliminate hair damage.
Pro tip: While drying your hair with a blow-dryer, point the dryer’s nozzle down. This trick will prevent frizz by keeping the cuticles flat instead of puffing them with air.
5. Dry your hair with a microfiber towel
Say goodbye to ordinary cotton towels and welcome microfiber towels in our after-shower routine. Water causes hair cuticles to swell up and result in frizzy locks. To avoid that, you need to get rid of this excess water as speedily and gently as possible. The reason why microfiber towels are suggested is that they absorb the water from your hair much faster without causing much friction. Gently squeeze out the water from your hair with the towel, then delicately wrap your tresses in the towel and let them sit until your hair is mostly dried.
No time to incorporate these small touches into your routine? No worries, you can get a boost of hydration by getting a hair spa as well. Getting a keratin hair spa regularly is another way to combat frizz. And you don’t even need to go to a salon every now and then, rather let Yes Madam bring the salon to you. Try Yes Madam’s keratin hair spa at home.
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