Frizzy hair happens to all of us. Whether we’ve gone overboard with heat styling tools or ensured some sun damage while holidaying, frizzy hair is a common hair concern. But what really causes frizzy hair, and how can you fix it?
In this article, we’re going to go over the main causes of frizzy hair and recommend our top 4 products for fixing it. Read on to find out how to combat frizz and restore your hair to its soft, smooth and silky self.
Typically, frizzy hair is caused by the following factors:
To explain it scientifically, frizzy hair occurs when the cuticles of your hair are open. An open hair cuticle allows moisture to infiltrate the hair strands, leading to the frizzy, textured feel you’ll be familiar with if you’re currently dealing with frizzy hair.
Not always. In some cases, frizzy hair can be caused by humidity or exposure to hot elements, such as the sun or hot water.
That being said, frizzy hair is a key sign of sustained hair damage. If your frizzy hair persists for a few weeks, your hair is probably damaged. But don’t worry, frizz can be remedied by incorporating the right products into your haircare routine.
Whether your hair is damaged from sun exposure, too many styling tools or coloring, here are our top products and tips for turning a frizzy mane into soft and silky locks:
The first thing you’ll want to do to combat frizzy hair is to try and reverse any hair damage that you might have sustained either from hair tools, heat or coloring. Our top recommendation for undoing hair damage is Olaplex’s No. 3 Hair Perfector. This hair treatment uses patented bond technology to reseal damaged hair bonds (aka hair cuticles), combating not just frizz but the cause of frizzy hair (aka hair damage.) Smoothing, hydrating and shine-boosting, Olaplex No. 3 works to reverse thermic, color and mechanical damage, so it’s a great all-rounder to add into your haircare routine no matter the type of hair damage you’re dealing with.
While the job of your shampoo is to purify the scalp and cleanse the hair, the job of the conditioner is to reseal the open hair cuticles after cleansing. It’s therefore super important to find a conditioner that works for your hair type. For damaged and frizzy hair, we’d recommend Kerastase’s Discipline Fondant Fluidéaliste. This conditioner seals and smooths the hair cuticle and works to actively combat frizz.
As you probably already know, hair damage and frizz is worsened with heat exposure and heat damage. When using hot styling tools, it’s vital that you use a hair protection serum or spray. Our favorite is the new Olaplex. No. 9 Nourishing Hair Serum, which protects hair up to 232C (450F) while offering styling and smoothing benefits. With this serum, you can combat both damage and frizz at the same time.
Once you’re using the right conditioner and hair protection serum, it’s a good idea to add a hair mask into your haircare routine to help combat frizz. The best is to combine a hydrating hair mask with reperative properties, such as the K18 Leave-in Molecular Repair Hair Mask. This mask offers smoothing benefits while reversing all types of hair damage in just 4 minutes. Leave this mask on after hair washing and enjoy bouncy, healthy and frizz-free hair.