7 Ways to Fight Frizz

If frizz is your eternal archenemy, we’re here to help. Frizzy hair is caused by a lack of protein and fatty acids, which normally come as a result of dry or damaged hair. When your hair loses moisture, the cuticle (or the outermost layer of your hair strands) swells and lets in air causing the “electric” look you hate. Humid weather can also be a culprit.

Here’s how to fix frizz once and for all:

1. Only wash your hair two or three times a week – max! Why? Your scalp produces natural oils to hydrate your hair, which you remove with washing. It’s also important to avoid hot water, as this will only dry your hair further.

2. When washing, always apply a conditioner and use a hydrating mask at least once a month. If you have particularly unruly hair, you can even use one weekly. 

3. Don’t towel-dry wet hair, as the rubbing motion causes friction – and friction, is frizz’s best friend. Instead, use a microfibre or cotton fabric (like a t-shirt) to absorb the wetness and get rid of humidity. Skip the hair dryer altogether.

4. Brushing you hair is ok, but don’t overdo it. You may have heard that combing wet hair can cause damage, but it’s quite the opposite when you have frizz issues. Use a wide-tooth comb and rake through wet hair to lock in humidity.

5. If you have curly or wavy hair use a wide bristle hairbrush. If it’s straight, use a large barrel brush, with bristles made from natural fibres.

6. Get rid of split ends by booking a hair appointment every few months!

7. And finally invest in a specialised serum and hair oil – you’ll need them! We suggest the Eleo brand, which is enriched with Argan and Rose oil. Apply from the middle to the tips, as this is your hairs most porous area and where your hair is likely to break and build up static.

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