My hair gets frizzy no matter what I do. I’d prefer not to use hairdryers or straighteners to tame it - what can I do?
Before you do anything,get to grips with the structure of your hair. On the outside, is the cuticle, then there’s the cortex of protein and the medulla, which is the core of the hair. With age, processes like bleaching, heat styling, and UV damage contribute to weakness in the medulla, meaning hair becomes less elastic and more prone to breakage and fraying. Once damaged at the core, hair becomes frizzy as the shaft isn’t aligned - plus the follicle ages too and can’t heal itself so roughens over time. But there are measures you can take to help matters. Here are the top five to tame frizz:
If you find your hair is tangled and drycome the morning sleep on a silk pillowcase – it’ll absorb far less moisture and natural oils from your hair and won’t frizz up the cuticles.
Switch to natural-bristle brushes that will smooth down cuticles and also carry sebum from the roots-to-ends, coating the strand and rendering hair shinier. As this only works when the hair’s dry, use a plastic-bristled brush to detangle straight out the shower, as this is when you will need to be more delicate with weaker wet strands. Once your hair’s bone dry, switch to the natural-bristle brush.
As for product,the best bet is to use a balm for curly hair or an oil to smooth down straight hair when it is damp. The hair surface will be less prone breaking or damage. It also stops splits as you will have a protective layer on each strand. Show Beauty Treatment Oil won’t weigh down your hair - it’ll close the cuticles and soften the strands, stopping it from looking frizzy and dull.
For extra smoothness, use a conditioning mask like Pure Moisture Treatment Mask after every four washes. It’s a complete game-changer.
To make smoothness stay put after a blow-dry, twist hair tightly into a bun and leave it there for at least 15 minutes. This will keep the cuticles flat and silky smooth.