We can thank the 90s and its recent reboot for our fascination with super-sleek hair. Think slick-backed chignons and pin-straight styles. Whether you’re trying to emulate a certain look or simply manage your mane, though, frizz can get in the way. While there are many factors that contribute to frizzy hair, there are plenty of simple fixes too. Whether you want to know how to get rid of frizz or just manage it, we can help.
Tips for Getting Rid of Frizzy Hair
You’ve probably been wondering “Why is my hair so frizzy?”, so we’ll start there. Knowing what causes frizz is the first step in eliminating it. It could be easily solved with the help of hair products for frizz or may require a bit of special attention. Frizzy hair is caused by a variety of things, from the environment it is in to the constant pulling, tugging, and rubbing it undergoes. It can also result from harsh ingredients, hair damage, hair texture, or a combination of all of the above. At the root of any of these issues, the hair cuticle is either lifted or damaged. In either scenario, the hair shaft is exposed and attracts water molecules from the air, which causes the shaft to expand, resulting in frizz.
Some of these causes are easy to confront, while others will require a bit more time and effort. If you’re willing to put in the work, you’ll not only be left with less unwanted frizz but likely healthier hair all around. These frizzy hair tips will combat any frizz you are already dealing with and prevent future frizz from cramping your style.
1. Treat It Right
While some hair is more prone to frizz simply because of its texture, all unhealthy hair is more prone to frizz. When hair is unhealthy, it lacks hydration, causing the hair cuticle to be lifted, or hair is damaged, causing the hair cuticle to be broken or missing. The better care you can take of your hair, the less susceptible it will be to frizz.
Get a Good Cut
You’ve probably heard it said, if you want your hair to grow, trim off the dead ends. Well, the same is true if you want to get rid of frizzy hair naturally. Damaged dry hair will be more prone to frizz because the hair cuticle is open to let in moisture, or it is gone completely. When you trim the damaged ends, you’ll instantly see less frizz at the bottom of your hair and wherever your layers end. While you’re at the salon, ask your stylist for a hydrating treatment to give your locks a strengthening boost that will repair current hair damage and ward off future damage.
Wash It Less
The art of washing your hair, while an act of self-care, can actually be damaging to it and contribute to frizz if done too much. Frequent washing strips your hair of the oils that keep it hydrated and causes it to become dry and brittle. The drier your hair, the more it will long for hydration, causing your hair’s cuticle to rise and frizz to occur.
Wet hair is particularly susceptible to breakage, so washing your hair less also means limiting friction and potential breakage, and thus, frizz. Invest in a shower cap for the days you don’t wash, so you don’t have to deal with carefully handling wet hair at all.
We all know heat can be a major health hazard for our hair. When you can, limit the amount of hot tools you use on your hair, or at least the temperature of heat you use. To keep hair as healthy as possible, always use a heat protectant when styling with heat. The healthier your hair, the less prone it will be to frizz.
A Microfiber Towel
Drying your hair with the same towel you use on your body isn’t the best choice. The cozy cotton towels we love to wrap ourselves up in aren’t so kind to our hair. Instead, reach for a lightweight microfiber towel that will absorb moisture without roughing up your locks in the process.
A Nylon & Boar Bristle Brush
The right brush can make all the difference in whether or not frizz decides to show up for you. Manage how smooth your hair appears by using a brush that has both nylon and boar bristles. Boar bristles help redistribute the natural oils from your scalp to the rest of your mane, while nylon bristles provide ample grip. Brushes with these bristles will help restore moisture to your locks and enhance their shine.
3. Pick The Right Product
While you can do everything you can, from switching your styling tools to sleeping on silk to ward off frizz, your environment may be working against you. When sky-high humidity or hard water is at play, it’s time to bring in the big guns. While you can always fall back on stylish hairstyles for frizz, you shouldn’t need to with specially-designed hair products that will be your secret weapon against frizz.
What Ingredients are Best for Frizz?
It’s important to select products that are designed for your particular hair type and concern. Some hair care products are formulated with certain ingredients that specifically target frizz. All products in the Living Proof No Frizz collection include our Healthy Hair Molecule, that:
• Weightlessly blocks humidity
• Smoothes texture of the hair, leaving strands polished and frictionless
• Nourishes and conditions, leaving hair feeling moisturized
When searching for the best frizzy hair products online, it’s also important to pay attention to sulfate ingredients. You should avoid sulfates in lathering products such as shampoos, because in this case, they can strip hair of its natural surface oils, leaving it feeling rough, dry, and brittle. However, when used in conditioners or treatments, sulfates can actually help make hair smoother, softer, and visibly healthier.
Shampoo & Conditioner
Simplify your journey to frizz-free hair by starting with the right shampoo and conditioner. Our No Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner prevent frizz by weightlessly blocking humidity 70% better than silicones and oils and keeping hair cleaner for longer, allowing you to wash and condition your hair less often.
A great hair mask can both treat frizzy strands and prevent them. When the hair is thirsty, the cuticle rises to let in moisture. This is great when you’re supplying ample moisture in the shower; however, when this happens outside the shower, the hair pulls moisture from the air, the hair shaft expands, and you get humidity hair.
To combat this, it’s crucial to supply your hair with proper hydration, and our No Frizz Intense Moisture Mask does just that. This mask is formulated for coarse and curly hair to intensely condition and smooth hair without weighing it down. Use this product as a conditioner replacement 1-2 times per week to add necessary hydration. After using, rinse your hair with cool water to seal the hair cuticle and ensure all the moisture you just added stays put.
Adding a hair oil to your hair care routine can lock in all the hydration from the shower and help the frizz-fighting effects last longer. Our No Frizz Vanishing Oil is a fast-absorbing oil that will make your hair look and feel smooth, shiny, frizz-free, and more manageable. Plus, it can be used on damp hair or dry hair, so it’s there for you when you need it throughout the day.
With the right products and tools, you’ll see a dramatic decrease in frizz, but there will likely be times where it still surfaces. If you’re going for an ultra-smooth hairstyle, you’re working with second-day hair, or frizz seems to come out of nowhere midday, tame flyaway hair with a dry conditioning spray such as our No Frizz Instant De-Frizzer. The powerful, yet lightweight, formula instantly tames up to 92% of frizz on dry hair by adding softness, smoothness, and shine.
Go All In
Any of these hair care products can be the secret weapon you need to fight frizz, but your arsenal doesn’t have to include just one weapon. Win the war on frizz by integrating a few, or all, of the No Frizz system products into your routine, and see how much more powerful these products are together.
At Living Proof, we’re here to help you battle your hair’s toughest challenges, unwanted frizz and all, and make it easy. It’s still your hair; it’s just the best version of it.