De-Frizz Your Hair in No Time
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Is humidity reason for your bad hair day? Briefly explained: lack of moisture in your hair opens up the cuticle letting moisture from the air into it. That is the main reason for the frizzy effect of your hair.Here is how you can prevent it from entering your hair and altering your hair style in the middle of the day.
1.Choose a sulfate-free, glycerin-packed shampoo
Shampoos with sulfates are dehydrating your hair, which is the opposite of maintaining moisture—the effect you want to succeed. Instead, we recommend to look for one enriched with glycerin, which helps combat frizz by penetrating the hair and hydrating it from the inside out. It also creates a protective coating over the outside of the hair shaft, so it doesn't break, says Mark Townsend, New York-based stylist.
2.Use only conditioner twice a week
There is no need to shampoo your hair several times a week. Try applying only conditioner twice a week, and then just rinse it out. A small amount of surfactants form the conditioner will clean your hair without stripping its natural oils. Use a lightweight conditioner if you have fine hair would be the best choice. If you have thick and coarse hair, you can try with a rich formula.
3.Let your hair air-dry 90 percent of the way before you blow-dry it
Too much hot air focused directly on your hair is dehydrating it, which results in frizzy look. If you have straight-to-slightly-wavy hair, let your hair air-dry 90 percent of the way, and then use a dryer on it for the last 10 percent, says Mark Garrison, who does Rihanna's and Kerry Washington's hair.
4.Brush your hair regularly to evenly distribute its natural oils
Hanging your head upside down and brushing your hair with a boar bristle brush helps distribute the oils from your scalp onto the rest of your hair, keeping your hair hydrated and helping to block out humidity, Garrison says.
5.Brush dry oil through your straight hair with a brush
While your hair is still wet, apply a moisture-locking dry oil, from midway to the ends of your hair; oil plays a role of barrier, keeping liquids from entering in the hair structure. Once your hair is 90 percent dry, use a round brush with mixed bristles, which adds tension while blowing the hair, making it super straight for a smooth finish. You can also flat-iron your hair—nothing will seal the cuticle like intense heat, Garrison advises.
6.Use a cream hydrator and a diffuser for thick and curly hair
After you've shampooed and conditioned your hair, while it's still wet, apply a cream-based product from root to tip. When you apply the product, instead of rubbing it in, warm the product between your palms and fingers, and squeeze it onto your hair. Then shape the curls by wrapping them around your finger and make them exactly as you want. You can leave the hair air-dry or use a diffuser on low speed, high heat.