How to Prevent Frizz
Updated: Jun 9, 2021
Did you know frizzy hair may be a sign that the hair needs more moisture? When hair is dehydrated, the cuticle layers are raised, allowing water molecules from the atmosphere to enter and exit the hair shaft easily, causing it to expand and become a frizzy mass.
HERE ARE SIX TIPS TO HELP YOU PREVENT FRIZZ: 1. Deep Conditioning Treatment: When hair is dehydrated, it needs moisture. To restore moisture, apply a water-based hair mask or hydrating treatment after shampoo or co-wash. For maximum benefit, use a hooded drier or heat cap. This helps nourish the hair shaft and close the cuticles and have your hair feeling soft. Remember, you can never over condition kinky hair! 2. Use a Leave-in Conditioner: If your hair is wavy, curly or kinky, you need to use a leave-in. I can't stress the importance of using a leave-in. It provides nourishment and protection against moisture loss. The key is to find the right one for your hair. 3. Use a Microfiber Towel: If you don't have a microfibre towel, you need to get one. They are a game-changer! It helps remove excess water from your hair without disturbing your curl pattern, so you don't experience tangling or matting. Another option in the meantime, use a t-shirt. 4. Seal in Moisture: After you add your leave-in and moisturizer, it's time to lock the moisture in by sealing the cuticles with a light oil that is easy to absorb. Two of my favourite oils are jojoba and evening primrose oil. 5. Use a Satin or Silk Pillowcase: They are great at retaining your hair’s natural moisture. Cotton fibre absorbs moisture and can leave your hair feeling dry over time. If you don't have a satin or silk pillowcase, use a satin scarf instead of cotton. 6. Moisturize Between Shampoos: Curly hair is the most susceptible type to dryness. So, depending on your hair type, it is essential to moisturize your hair daily or every couple of days. Remember to always use a water-based moisturizer in the form of a cream or spray.