Frizzy is caused by having dry hair because of friction, so for example, when you wake up in the morning after being asleep you may have frizzy hair because your head has been rubbing against the pillow in the night.
Whereas dry hair is caused by dehydration which could also be due to environmental factors, genetics, excessive styling, and using harsh hair products on it.
Spending too much time out in the sun without any sun hair protection or wearing a hat can dry out your hair easily and also being in extremely dry climates with a lack of humidity can lead to dryness.
It’s common knowledge that excessive use of heated styling tools will lead to dry and damaged hair, so you should try to take a break from them now and again and try to find some alternative methods to style your hair.
If you don’t like the way your hair dries naturally, then why not try styling it in plaits whilst it dries so it’ll have a soft wave once it’s finished drying and you won’t have to use a curling iron as well.
Try to have at least 2 heat-free days a week and make sure every time you do use heat on your hair you use a nourishing heat protector beforehand and then use a nourishing finishing cream or oil afterward.
Unfortunately, dry and frizzy hair can just be down to genetics which is completely out of your control.
Dry and frizzy hair normally means your hair is highly porous and you should try to use moisturizing and protein-rich hair products like conditioners and treatment masks that can help your hair retain moisture better and look less frizzy and more smooth.
If you get your hair regularly colored at a salon or your at-home dye kits, then your hair will be more prone to being dry and frizzy as these dyes contain harsh chemicals that strip your hair of its natural oils.
Hair dye ingredients like bleach can cause your hair to become very brittle and break off if you don’t use deep conditioning products to help your hair stay as hydrated as possible.
If you’re someone who gets keratin treatments that helps to transform frizzy and unruly hair then you may have the misconception that this treatment is good for your hair, however, these sorts of treatments use high heat and harsh chemicals that dehydrate your hair and will then lead you to return for another treatment to fix the problem again.
Using incorrect or inadequate hair products on your hair type can result in dry and frizzy hair.
Whilst a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner may claim to make your hair softer and nourished, it may contain silicones that give the appearance of these effects but also contain harsh ingredients like sulfates and alcohol that strip your hair of its moisture.
Frizzy hair can be caused by over-brushing it throughout the day as it can cause breakage which leads to split ends that make your hair more prone to frizzing.
You may also have your water temperature in your shower too high when you’re washing your hair, the hot water will strip your hair of its moisture and result in your hair looking frizzy once it’s dried.
Turn your shower water to a tepid temperature when washing your hair and you’ll notice that your hair will look more smooth once it’s dried.
Not getting regular trims can also lead to your hair being more frizzy as you’ll have more present split ends. Make sure to get a haircut every 6-8 weeks to cut away all the dead split ends and you’ll notice that your hair will look more healthy.
How do I stop my hair from being frizzy after washing it?
One golden rule to prevent frizz after washing your hair is not using a hairdryer on it, or if you have to then use it on a low heat and with plenty of heat protectant and finishing with a nourishing cream afterward.
Most people think that using a towel to dry their hair slightly after a shower is good, but the friction caused by rubbing can cause breakage and will leave your hair frizzy once it’s dried.
The same goes for wearing your hair up in a towel whilst it dries, the harsh material from the towel can remove the natural oils from your hair and cause frizz, so instead try plaiting your hair whilst it’s damp and let it dry naturally or use a soft microfiber towel to put your hair up in whilst it dries.
When you’ve just washed your hair, make sure to use a wide-toothed comb and start by brushing at the ends and work your way up to the root of your hair and try to be as gentle as possible.
Try swapping your current pillowcases out for satin or silk ones as these are more delicate on your hair and won’t pull at your hair strands and cause any frizz.
Helping to prevent frizz also begins whilst washing your hair in the shower.
Make sure to always use cold or tepid water when rinsing your hair and try to use deep conditioning hair products that have good ingredients to help your hair to retain as much moisture as possible.
This will help make your job a lot easier when preventing your hair from being frizzy after washing it. Use a leave-in conditioner every time you finish washing your hair and also use rich creams and oils whilst it’s half-dried to help reduce frizz.
If you struggle with dry and frizzy hair then try to reduce the number of times you wash your hair in the week. You could be overwashing it and stripping your hair off the natural oils.
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