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How to Prevent and Eliminate Hair Frizz

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The presence of frizz in one’s hair is very annoying if it can’t be tamed. Some of the causes that produce it are climatic factors, such as humidity, sun, and wind that we cannot control. But it’s possible to combat this if you avoid making mistakes while treating and styling your hair.

5-Minute Crafts will tell you how to prevent and end hair frizz with some clever ideas.

Why does frizz occur?

  • Hair frizz can appear for different reasons, regardless of whether your hair is straight or curly. The most frequent causes are the use of hair dye, bleaching, a lack of hydration, and the excessive use of a hair dryer or a flat iron (excess heat).

1. Untangle the hair properly.

  • Detangle the hair while it’s still damp. Choose brushes with wider bristles and try to avoid using metal or plastic brushes. The best option is a wooden one. In this case, the brush passes through the hair without friction, and the water neutralizes the electrical charge that causes the hair to stand up.

2. Pause any chemical procedures.

  • If you notice that frizz has taken hold of your hair, it may be a signal to take a break from chemical procedures, such as coloring and straightening.
  • Use moisturizing cream baths to recover lost moisture. The exposure time will depend on each product, and you can usually find this information on the package.
  • When you decide to use coloring agents again, apply acid ampoules (like argan) after each coloring session, as this helps to close the cuticle and prevent frizz.

3. Use your towel correctly.

  • Use a cotton towel. Don’t wrap it around your head or rub it over your hair. This will only tangle the hair more than it already is and make it frizzy. Dry your hair by pressing lightly on the towel to remove excess water. This will also make it less difficult to untangle.

4. Use water at a suitable temperature.

  • The best option for washing is to use lukewarm water. This way, the hair won’t suffer or become “stressed,” so when it comes time to use a flat iron or blow dryer, the hair won’t fluff up and dryness will be reduced. For more shine and cuticle closure, rinsing with cold water also works well, but only on the hair, not on the scalp.

    *An initial blast of cold water or even hot water on the scalp will stimulate the sebaceous glands, making it so that the wash won’t last as long.

5. Choose the right pillowcase.

  • Don’t use a cotton pillowcase. Cotton will increase hair static by removing moisture. Replace it with a satin pillowcase. This is a fabric that doesn’t absorb the natural oiliness of the hair and also helps keep the curls more defined.

6. Help your hair by using the appropriate products.

  • Choose the most suitable shampoo for your hair type, as this is essential for its moisture. To do this, you must be clear about what type of hair you have, whether it’s natural or dyed, and whether it gets greasy easily. Once you have determined this, read the directions on the package before applying it.

  • Every time you use the blow dryer to style your hair, apply a repair oil from the middle of the hair to the ends. This will close the scales and prevent frizz. To do this, you must be clear about what type of hair you have, whether it’s natural or dyed, and whether it gets greasy easily.

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