Expert Tips For Frizzy Hair: How To Tame Your Mane
Frizzy hair is in a league of its own, and sometimes you don’t want to go up to bat against it. But with the right care, it can be tamed.
Here, we’ll share some common causes of frizzy hair and show you a few tips for how to tame your mane. Plus, we’ll give you a few helpful hair products to help keep the frizz at bay.
What Causes Frizzy Hair?
The environment, such as hot weather and humidity, plays a huge role in your frizzy hair. In fact, humidity and frizzy hair go together like peanut butter and jelly.
This is because your hair fibers act like a sponge, and when they’re exposed to moisture, the fibers can break. Hello, frizz!
So if you live somewhere there’s high humidity or it’s pretty hot most of the time, you’ll want to stick around for our expert tips for taming frizzy hair.
Hair fibers can often be damaged by improper care or using too much heat. And the amount of frizz you have depends on how much damage your hair already has suffered.
Simply put, if your hair has been over styled with heat tools, it’s dry, or you have split ends, you’re bound to get frizzy hair.
We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but if you have naturally curly hair, you’re destined to deal with frizz at some point or another.
The curlier your hair is, the harder it is to keep in place. You can thank genetics for this one!
Expert Tips For Taming Frizzy Hair
Use Top-Notch Styling Tools
All the heat you’re applying to your hair doesn’t help the frizz and can actually dry your hair out and cause damage.
This is why you need a professional-grade hair dryer, curling iron, and flat iron. They are made with top-notch parts that will give your hair the care it deserves.
Choose The Right Hair Products
Sometimes the ingredients in your products (think: chemicals) can dry out your hair and lead to frizz. Give your hair the right treatment with products made with natural ingredients.
Our Smoothing Detangling Shampoo & Wash is a must-have for anyone with frizzy hair. Do you have curls that are hard to contain? This is the perfect solution to control them!
Made with evening primrose oil, cocoa, and shea butter, this shampoo smoothes and softens your hair. Plus, it contains our exclusive Organic Nutri-Soothe Complex, which is rich in vitamins and antioxidants — perfect for unruly hair!
It also pairs nicely with our Smoothing Detangling Conditioner and our Smoothing Detangling Spray. And to top it off, the berry scent in our detangling products smells amazing.
Stash a bottle in your bag or purse to instantly refresh hat hair and eliminate frizz. What’s more, it helps detangle your hair and give it some shine!
Treat Your Hair Right After Showering
If your hair is frizzy when it’s wet, it’s going to be frizzy when it’s dry. Why? Because when and how you use your hair products is sometimes just as important as the products themselves.
This is why it’s important to treat your hair as soon as possible after washing. The hot water from the shower dries out your hair, so apply product as soon as you get out of the shower, especially if you have curly hair!
Our Smoothing Detangling Spray works great for this because it’s a non-greasy, lightweight leave-in conditioner that you can apply to wet or dry hair.
Only Wash Your Hair A Few Times Per Week
Washing your hair too much also dries out your hair. Overwashing causes the hair strands to become weak, which results in frizz.
It’s best to wash your hair only a few times per week, especially if you have naturally curly hair. And don’t forget to give your hair the best treatment in the shower with our Smoothing Detangling Shampoo & Wash and Smoothing Detangling Conditioner!
Sleep On A Silk Pillowcase
A cotton pillowcase rubs against your hair strands. While you’re snoozing, a tangled mess is brewing. And it’s no fun spending 10 minutes trying to brush out your bedhead when you first wake up!
Have better hair in the mornings by using a silk pillowcase. Your hair will glide against the silky material, and the pillowcase won’t damage your hair (or it will at least reduce the friction).
Avoid Touching Your Hair Too Much
As much as you want to constantly run your fingers through your hair to try to control the frizz, don’t do it!
When you touch your hair, all of the oils and bacteria on your hands rub off onto your hair strands, making this a recipe for disaster for your frizz-prone hair.
Be Mindful Of The Weather
If you’re taking a weekend trip or vacation, make plans for your hair accordingly.
Check the weather forecast for humidity levels and rain before you head out. This way, you can stock up on certain products that you know will get the job done in a different environment!
Try A Hair Diffuser
People with naturally curly hair can shy away from a traditional hair dryer because it really doesn’t do their hair any favors. If this sounds like you, we recommend trying a hair diffuser.
A hair diffuser attaches to your hair dryer and softens the airflow to give you bouncier curls without the frizz.
Simply flip your hair over to dry your hair with a diffuser, moving it up and down, kind of like you’re scrunching your hair with the hair dryer.
Use A Different Towel
Frizzy hair needs the very best treatment all around, even down to the towel you use. Unfortunately, you can’t use just any old towel.
Whatever material you’re using on your body, more than likely, you’re rubbing your hair with, too. This creates friction, which can cause frizz.
Instead, use a microfiber towel. And before you even wrap your hair in it, apply any hair products, like our Smoothing Detangling Conditioner, to your wet head.
Pro Tip: Don’t rub your hair to get all of the water out. Instead, just wrap it with a microfiber towel, and let it soak up most of the water before you start drying or styling your locks.
Switch Up Your Hairstyle
Unfortunately, some hairstyles are just more prone to frizz, so talk with your hairstylist to see what your options are. It may be that you need to get a good trim pretty regularly.
This will cut off any dead and split ends. And you may not even know it, but your dry, dead ends can cause more damage and might actually be the root of your frizz problem!
Apply A Hair Mask Once Per Week
A hair mask will give your strands moisture and condition your hair because it penetrates the roots. When using a hair mask, choose one made with natural ingredients, like coconut oil.
Embrace Your Frizzy Hair
Let’s face it: Sometimes frizz is inevitable. There’s no stopping the unruly hair. So instead of fighting it, just embrace it!
Taming Your Mane
Don’t let frizzy hair get the best of you. You can tame it! To start, figure out what’s causing your unruly locks. The environment, existing hair damage, or naturally curly hair (really, your genes) are the main causes of frizz.
To calm flyaways, use top-notch hair tools and the right hair products immediately after getting out of the shower. In addition, when it comes to drying your hair, use a microfiber towel and hair diffuser to keep frizz at bay.
Only wash your hair a few times per week, and apply a hair mask once per week. You’ll also want to avoid playing with your hair during the day and sleep on a silk pillowcase at night.
And lastly, talk with your hairstylist about switching up your hairstyle, and then embrace your gorgeous locks.
The right hair products can make or break your hair (literally.) So use Babo Botanicals sulfate-free hair care products for the entire family, and tame your mane!