Frizz is an offshoot of having dry hair. Dryness lifts the hair cuticle when then starts to absorb moisture from the atmosphere and swells up. Certain bad maintenance habits can also contribute to frizz and these include washing with harsh shampoos, washing hair too often, using heat tools too often, towel drying.
Noticeably all these are related to the imbalance in moisture, heat, hydration and friction. Yes, the fibres on towels strip the hair of too much hydration it go from washing, which is why using a cotton shirt is recommended as an alternative. Frizz can occur on all hair types but curly to coily hair is particularly susceptible to this mangled mess because curly hair tends to be drier.
Curly to coily hair can also be damaged by using incorrect hairbrushes that cause breakage of the cuticle which leaves hair susceptible to frizz. Switching to a wide tooth comb that supports the natural curl shape of hair instead of bore bristled brushes that force against it can make a big difference.
Combining these tips with the right products will give you an advantage in preventing future frizz. Products with sealant properties will be the most beneficial because they will limit the amount of humidity that hair cuticle can absorb, thus work better to prevent frizz in the first place. Here are the best products to tame frizzy hair in 2021, curated by our beauty pros:
This colour safe shampoo contains an exclusive Brazilian Super-Nutrient Complex that adds protein strength to hair while keeping unwanted humidity out. It cleanses hair while only maintaining the amount of moisture needed for health and shine, which makes it a perfect anti-frizz formula for hair that’s been styled using a blow dryer.
Luxurious rose tinted elixir is the ultimate answer to unruly frizz prevention and control even in 80% humidity. With the infusion of Imperial Tea Extract, Camelia and Marula Oil, it’s smoothens hair strands from frizz, leaving it silky radiant and more manageable. It can be applied to either dry or wet hair as a leave-in treatment and worked throughout the hair. You’ll appreciate its beautiful scent and the lightweight, non-greasy liquid formula.
Kevin Murphy’s reconstructing treatment doubles as a post-wash conditioner to nourish frizzy hair and thereby prevent the dryness that causes frizz. It renews frazzled hair from root top tip with the help of amino acids and enzymes to repair damage and smoothen out your locks. For the best results, apply to freshly washed hair and allow the product to absorb for a few minutes before rinsing it out.
Control frizz with a premium caviar extract anti-frizz nourishing oil. It’s lightweight yet rich enough to penetrate thick and curly hair. It tackles frizz by supplying hair with the nourishment needed for dry hair. Watch how it will add elasticity and mobility to overtaxed brittle hair. The Climate shied Complex technology contained inside limits the humidity absorption rate of hair to keep it smooth. Apply to freshly washed damp hair before styling.
This anti-humidity milk has the anti-frizz property Morpho-Keratin to coat hair fibres and solidity for smoother hair. It’s an excellent choice to keep frequently heat styled hair moist and nutrient rich. It gives “undisciplined” hair a large dose of hydration to tame it and smooth frizz and flyaway hairs without weighing hair down. Apply as a leave in conditioner to wet or damp hair before using heat styling tools.
Protecting your hair from frizzing up encompasses protecting it from dryness and atmospheric humidity. Using hydrating products that give hair the moisture it needs ensure hair cuticles won’t need to absorb from the air. Alternatively for high porosity hair sensitive to too much saturation, products that seal the cuticle layer on the scalp to prevent it from humidity do the job just as well.
Dry hair and thus frizz prevention doesn’t just include hydrating hair, it also includes limiting sun and heat exposure, using a shirt instead of a towel to dry hair after washing it and sleeping on satin pillowcases to prevent friction. Getting into the proper maintenance habits to care for hair is also essential to combat frizz. Such habits include using the proper brush for your hair texture and not over-combing hair. Luckily as we’ve displayed above, if frizz has already become an issue, it’s one that can be solved within frequent usage of the right products. High humidity does not have to ruin your hairstyle for any longer.
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*Disclaimer: Products are recommended and not meant to treat diagnose or cure any condition. Consult nearest salon stylist for professional help.