Use an anti-frizz shampoo and anti-frizz rinse out conditioner
Apply anti-frizz or static fighting setting mousse to lightly damp hair
Try Unicorn method of rolling slightly dampened hair
Apply a light amount of finishing serum to hair around face and up to the CharlieCurl to lay down flyaways and to moisturize what will be an under layer, so that hair will lay better
After unrolling and fingering lightly into place, apply serum to main hair shaft and specifically the ends using a light squeezing touch. Use an anti-frizz hair spray if desired.
When the outer layer (cuticle) becomes rough, hair will look feathery or frizzy.
The outer layer can become rough by several means:
Manually through toweling, brushing and shampooing
Chemically via products, color, or perms
Both create a physical change in hair texture. “I personally used to turn my head upside down and vigorously rub, thinking I was adding volume and a touch of ‘wildness;’ instead I was actually damaging the cuticle and accelerating dehydration.” Shares co-founder Kris Akins
Treat your hair gently
Massage shampoo into the roots with a light touch. The shampoo that runs down the hair shaft will be plenty to clean the length if it is gently worked through the hair.
Squeeze excess water from your hair without twisting or wringing
Pat dry instead of vigorously toweling hair. Use a hand-towel to soak up more water after the initial squeezing with the bath towel.
Use a wide toothed comb instead of a brush, especially when hair is wet
The flexibility of brush bristles puts tension on the hair shaft causing breakage, whereas a stiff wide toothed comb separates the hair into strands
Comb starting near ends and work toward roots
Some plastic combs cause static, so choose a wooden or composite comb
Comb fact: Hair protein has a negative charge. Some plastics also have a negative charge. Because like-charges repel each other, the proximity between that specific comb or brush and your hair causes fly-aways.
Know your shampoo and conditioners contents! Be conservative in the amount of coloring and chemicals used.
Hair becomes dry when moisture escapes from the cortex because the cuticle is not smooth and sealed.
The cuticle resembles window blinds or roof tile. They open and close depending on their environment.
The key to re-hydration is locking water inside the cortex while sealing the cuticle
Conditioning after shampooing is essential. There are different types of conditioner and they have different functions!
Rinse-out conditioner makes the inner cortex as absorbent as possible
Water based leave-in conditioner optimizes the amount of water retained within the cortex
Oil-based leave-in conditioner seals the cuticle, so the cuticle lies down smoothly.
But here is the trick: wait until hair is damp instead of wet to apply leave-in conditioner because overly wet hair is too “fat” for the cuticle to lay down well.
Wash hair less! Avoid daily washing and switch up your shampoos and conditioners from time to time.
Distribute natural oil from the roots to the ends by softly brushing hair when it is dry, preferably with a natural bristle brush. Do not brush wet hair; use a wide toothed comb. Brushing wet hair damages it by stretching the hair and breaking essential bonds.
Drink more water to hydrate the roots. Roots draw water from inside our skin and transport it down the hair shaft so drinking water moisturizes hair.
When hair is malnourished, the hair shaft loses coherency and becomes dry, dull, brittle, and/or discolored.
Hair is composed of keratin, a fibrous protein and contains no biochemical activity; no blood, nerves or muscles. The hair shaft, once it leaves the scalp area, is considered non-living tissue.
The living part of hair is under the skin of the scalp (the epidermis) in its root follicle. The root derives its nutrients from blood, so this part of frizz control takes time, beginning at the root, where hair grows.
Long-term, the remedy is a good diet heavy in Omega oils and good water.
Excellent conditioners exist to temporarily alleviate frizz and products are no longer so heavy and prone to build up. However, proper nutrition and metabolism are essential to correct the “root” J of the problem.
Balanced vitamin intake via a healthy diet including A, B, C, D and E
Omega-3 oils - can be consumed through fish; especially salmon, sardines and mackerel. Your body doesn’t make these healthy fats, so you have to get them from food.
High-biotin foods including eggs, peanuts, almonds, wheat bran, avocados, and low-fat cheese
Protein - found in lean meats and nutrient-dense beans and legumes
Cinnamon – helps blood circulation and helps to gets nutrients to your hair root.
When the cortex absorbs moisture from a humid environment it swells. The cuticle cannot expand, so the layers open up resulting in hair that feels coarse and looks frizzy.
When the cuticle is strong and the cortex is hydrated, hair doesn’t have the capacity to absorb additional water from the air, so remains smooth and sleek looking.
Sometimes even healthy, hydrated hair can frizz, especially in humid weather, depending on your hair’s unique structure.
Beyond healthy hair, sealants and surfactants are the answer to taming weather caused frizz.
Seal your hair with a good oil based sealer after conditioning it well
Use wooden or composite combs
Use natural bristle brushes
Watch as you comb or brush your hair. If you tend to get fly-aways, change your brush or comb as it may be made with a material that has a negative charge that causes static electricity in hair.
A conditioner with cationic surfactants has a positive electrical charge and helps to neutralize the static effect in hair.