Dry frizzy hair is something that everyone has experienced. In most cases, it seems that men don’t really mind, but for women, it can be especially distressing. The natural question then is how to treat – or even prevent – frizzy hair? There are many possible ways to do both, some of them are simple, others take a little bit of time and effort. But if you are eager to take control of the situation and keep your hair bright, shiny, and frizz-free, read on for a few helpful tips.
Human hair varies significantly in thickness, but averages about 80 nanometers – approximately the size of the period at the end of a sentence. But what most people do not know is that our hair is not smooth, it actually contains scaly cuticles which normally lay flat on the hair shaft. Each shaft of hair contains a small amount of moisture beneath this cuticle. When the hair shaft has either too much or too little moisture the hair will appear frizzy. How? When it is too wet, the hair swells causing the cuticle “scales” to push outward. When it is too dry, the shaft shrinks and the cuticle scales curl.
What is causing frizz hair now?
Unfortunately, the number one cause of dry frizzy hair is the products and tools we use on our hair. In Western society, hair coloring, bleaches, sprays, lotions, gels, and chemicals of all sorts, combined with the use of hairdryers, curlers, irons, and more all combine to dry and damage our hair.
The only surefire way to prevent dry frizzy hair is to shampoo only once or twice a week using only a simple, gentle shampoo for cleaning the hair and scalp, allowing the hair to air dry, and then gently brushing it with a comb. But for most people in our society, this is just not practical.
The only surefire way to prevent dry frizzy hair is to shampoo only once or twice a week using only a simple, gentle shampoo for cleaning the hair and scalp, allowing the hair to air dry, and then gently brushing it with a comb. But for most people in our society, this is just not practical. However, a variety of other things make the frizz, some people even think.
Low in protein. Hair that is low in protein is susceptible to breakage, which is also a major cause of frizz.
Too much of anything. Almost everything that makes your hair color blow-drying can cause damage over time. This leads to breakage and a lot of frizz.
Born this way. You can thank Mom or Dad for it. Sometimes, people are just born with naturally curly hair as a result of that three-letter word – DNA.
Moisture: Similar to the skin and nails, the hair needs moisture or lots of water. The hair has no moisture, making it dry, which means it breaks, leading to frizz!
How to prevent dry frizzy hair
The real key is to reduce the number of products we use on our hair. Hair sprays are particularly harsh and actually make frizzy hair much worse. Some other tips: If you color your hair, consider doing it only occasionally.
When you use a hairdryer, use it on the “cool” setting rather than “hot” or “warm” otherwise it will dry too quickly. Use curlers and flat irons sparingly. For hair to be healthy, it needs to retain its natural moisture balance and retain the oils which come from the sebaceous gland inside of each hair follicle.
Another area where you can help to reduce frizz is by not towel-drying your hair. Hair is vulnerable enough, but when it is wet it is in its most vulnerable condition. Rubbing it firmly with a dry towel creates an immense amount of damage, including broken hairs, frizz, and dry scalp.
There are many different ways to prevent dry frizzy hair, but we could only share a few of them with you. By being careful and attentive you can prevent your hair from becoming damaged in the first place. The end result will be a beautiful, healthy-looking head of hair.
The best treatment for frizzy hair
There are other ways to moisturize hair such as the correct use of shampoo and conditioner or home treatments to maintain better hydration. One of the best home treatments for frizzy hair is the use of almond oil. Almond oil should be applied from the root to the tip of the hair, and it is important to let stand for 5 minutes and then wash the hair with shampoo.