ASK THE EXPERTS: How to manage your crazy frizzy hair! May 30, 2017 17:15
How to manage your frizzy hair
Frizzy hair, when cared for correctly, can be amazing...with volume and energy and loads of life...and yes it can even shine!
The problem is that caring for frizzy hair can be tricky! As a salon that cares about giving you the very best hair experience, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you not only keep your frizzy hair under control, but also to make sure it’s as beautiful as it can be!
What causes frizzy hair?
It isn’t always easy to tame frizzy hair. We all love the heat, but humidity will bring up that unwanted frizzy hair look. Often a frizzy look is caused because of the climate, too much exposure to the sun, excessive dry temperatures or even humidity. Products with alcohol can also contribute to your hair being dry , so being informed about your choice of hair products is really important.
Although hair can be naturally frizzy, generally adding some extra hydration will make your curls look great and tamed. And did you know that what you eat can affect your hair too? In this case, eating a healthy diet and drinking enough liquids will reduce your frizziness, enrich your diet with Vitamins A, E, C and B complex. Chemical treatments, such as colouring and bleaching, can also contribute to frizzy hair, by the chemical process the hair is exposed so make sure if you are a colour client that you give your hair all the love and protection that you can!
How can you defrizz your hair?
To defrizz your hair you can use a number of products to help you. Some of these will have an immediate effect. Morgan & Morgan Urban Retreat, we recommend using the Redken & Pureology ranges as they are super efficient with amazing technology to tame your mane.
Redken Frizz Dismiss anti-humidity, smoothing haircare products offers the first-ever Frizz Protection Factor with 3 levels of smoothing - for different textures. Frizz Dismiss offers heat and humidity protection with a sulfate-free, sodium chloride-free cleansing system. It is safe for chemically straightened hair.
Pureology Smooth Perfection offers 72 hours of anti-frizz control and smoothness
Blow away frizz and heat styling stress with Smooth Perfection anti-frizz haircare products. Made with camellia oil, this lightweight fast-absorbing oil moisturises and conditions to fight frizzy hair.
Combines the best of smoothing, colour care and heat protection for a fast new anti-frizz solution. The Smooth Perfection line has versatile styles to prevent frizz for all hair types.
Take note of your shampoo ingredients and application of products
If you can avoid shampoos with sulphate in its formula. Try to look for shampoos high in glycerine and sulphate-free.
Only use the essential amount you need to clean your roots. Also make sure you rinse your hair thoroughly so there are no leftovers!
Don’t wash your hair daily. Instead use the conditioner as a replacer for the shampoo twice a week or check out the Redken Genius Wash Conditioning Cleanser (the go to product for anyone who wants clean hair but doesn't want to wash it too often)
Never ever skip your conditioner!
Make sure you dry your hair carefully
Drying your hair carefully insures that you can lock in essential nutrients and natural oils. A few quick tips include:
If you do use a blow dryer let your hair dry at least 90% before you blow dry it.
Don’t use your blow-drier too often, instead let your hair air dry. You could even ask one of our hair stylists to allow your hair some time to naturally dry.
Avoid rubbing your hair with a towel. Instead do the squeeze dry technique.
If you are heat drying your hair, make sure you prepare it for it with good heat protecting hair spray to avoid frizz.
Invest in good blow dryers, curlers and straighteners. Ionic dryers for example help to reduce hair frizz.
Keeping your hair moisturised
Use a hydrating mask once a week for extra hydration.
Rub little drops of our MADÉ oil in your hair while hair still wet
Apply a drop of oil in your hair while brushing it. You can use a bristle brush for this!
Always have a spray serum on hand. Keep a lightweight serum in your bag or purse to add moisture anytime you need it.
For curly thicker hair, you can use a quick-drying foaming lotion to keep the frizz controlled and your hair hydrated.
Hair serum is also really helpful if you get caught in the rain and need to control the untamed frizz.
Hand or body lotion can be used to control the length of a frizzy ponytail, while hairspray works wonders to set the frizzy parts of hair on top of your head.
Hydrate your hair prior to any workout. Perspiration will dehydrate your hair, so use a leave in condition lotion before you sweat to avoid fizziness.
Comb your hair properly
Look for wide tooth combs or wet brushes , especially for wet or tangled hair. Using a blowave brush will only increase frizz on these occasions!
Try to untangle hair with your fingers when applying conditioner into your hair. This will avoid frizz afterwards when you comb or brush your hair.
Brush your dry hair often and properly. It helps to maintain your hair moisture and contributes to evenly distribute the natural oils through-out it.
Choose The Correct Brush Size and with the best bristles for your hair. Use a round medium brush for mid-long hair and a small round brush for shorter hair.
Invest in a silk pillow case to help reduce your frizzy hair in the morning. Unlike the silk materials, the cotton will extract the moisture from your hair.
Use a finishing spray to get rid of the last unruly hair
Use a Mascara Wand coated with hair spray to tame the still sunburned frizzy flyways.
Avoid touching your hair too much.
Use a fabric softener sheet (yup..you read that right) to remove static and frizz (just rub it over the surface of your hair when its dry)
After your hair is dry you can put it in a bun or plat it to reduce frizz.
Bobby pins are your best friends to keep frizzy hair tamed for any hair up and a good quality gloss spray.
Take care of your health. Healthy eating and drinking loads of water will help your hair to get hydrated.
Take away points
Whether your frizzy hair requires some serious nourishment, or you’re looking to add that extra finish to your look by keeping your frizzy hair at bay, following these techniques are a fantastic way to ensure that your hair is as healthy as it can be.
Make sure you look for the right products, and take care in each of the steps of the hair care process, from shampoo and conditioning to drying to getting ready for a night out or a night in!
The experienced stylists at Morgan & Morgan Urban Retreat are always available to advise you on how to care for your hair the best, and stock great products in our salon to help with this.