Everything You Ever Need To Know About Frizz
What even is frizz?
Frizz is the result of your hair literally reaching out for moisture in the air and therefore an indication that your hair is dry/lacking moisture.
Though humidity is often blamed for frizz, it actually merely creates the perfect conditions for frizz to appear - more moisture in the air means dry hair is more likely to swell and seek that moisture.
What causes frizz?
Because frizz is a symptom, it’s helpful to look at the possible causes and ways that me might be contributing to frizz or making our hair more vulnerable to frizz.Here’s what to avoid:Products with Sulfates.
They strip hair of natural oils.Products with Silicones.
They cause buildup and coat the hair to give the appearance of shine, but don’t actually add moisture.Products with Alcohol.
It absorbs moisture and causes dry hair.Washing your hair too frequently. Here’s a helpful guide to follow instead >Using hot water when washing.
Hot water strips away natural oils.Playing with your hair.
The skin on our hands often contains moisture so touching our hair often creates frizz and can also disrupt the hair’s natural texture or curl pattern.Towel drying.
Wet hair is fragile hair and most typical towels are way too harsh - opt for a gentle hair towel instead.Too much heat styling.
Try using your hot tools on a lower setting and ALWAYS protect with a leave-in conditioner
before styling. Curly girls should opt for a diffuser for a gentler drying process.
What type of hair is most susceptible to frizz?
Different hair types and factors cause different types of frizz. Hair that is dry or damaged is the most likely to frizz, so frizzies are common for those with color or chemically treated hair and/or hair that has been overexposed to heat styling and/or UV rays. Wavy and fine hair tends to be dryer in general (therefore - frizz!) and we all know that frizz is a major curly girl problem.
Wait… there are different types of frizz??
Surface frizz - occurs on the outside of your hair and looks like static.
Halo frizz - only appears on the very top part of your hair and looks like a crown (but not the good kind).
In-the-curl frizz - appears, quite literally, inside your waves or curls and makes hair look unkempt and undefined.
Frizz at the ends - occurs at the tips of your hair, kind of like split ends.
Pouf ball frizz - the worst kind, this is frizz that overwhelms your hair and appears on top, underneath and throughout your locks.
How do I minimize/eliminate frizz?
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