How to Stop Frizzy Hair: Simple Tricks for Super Shine

How to Stop Frizzy Hair
June 13, 2019

Rachael Grant

Taming frizzy hair is one of the top issues customers of beauty salons mention at their first and subsequent visits. While many other problems have been successfully solved, crimped hair can still ruin a perfect hairstyle and, often, a perfect event. To stop frizzy hair, you may want to try multiple solutions – a shampoo that worked wonders in summer may not be as efficient in winter. Hydrate your hair as much as you like with the perfect products, they will be powerless against daily blow-drys and an exhausting exercise regime that fills your scalp with sweat salts.

Still, if you get acquainted with the quality of your frizzy hair as it changes during the seasons and apply suitable products under different circumstances, frizzy hair won’t be as much of an issue. What can you do to keep your hairstyle in place and stop frizzy hair?

Washing Frizzy Hair

Easier said than done, but washing your hair less often will definitely help with blocking the frizz from becoming the mandatory companion of your hairstyle. Daily washes will pull out all natural oils from the scalp and the fibres and cause the unwanted wrinkles that result in that fuzzy lion’s mane. Your hair doesn’t need that many shampoos – twice a week will usually do it for most textures.

Sulphate-free shampoos are the best way to tame frizz. That abundance of lather that shows up during washing is not always a good sign – it indicates too many sulphates!

One solution to prevent frequent washes is replacing your regular shampoo with dry shampoo. That will take care of the greasy roots but still keep the moisture at the tips. Another way to show mercy to your hair is by conditioning it without actually using a shampoo beforehand. Sometimes, you may need to try a mask or a taming cream, and, on other occasions, when the weather is less humid, only an anti-frizz serum may do the trick.


How to Dry Your Hair to Prevent Frizz

Blow-dry techniques for frizzy hair may vary depending on your natural hair texture and the final effect of the hairstyle you want to achieve. Before you take the hairdryer, use a gentle towel or a cotton t-shirt to remove excess moisture. The hair should be almost 90 per cent dry before you start styling your hair with a dryer, a diffuser, or a straightener.

Remember – the more gentle you are with your hair during caretaking, the less frizz you’ll have to deal with. Therefore, wash gently, towel-dry gently, and use low heat settings –  less than 185C is typically fine. True – it will take more time, but it will leave you with that silky feeling and stop frizzy hair from messing up a sleek ponytail, a neat bun, and cascades of long voluminous waves. 


Best Hairdryers to Control Curly Hair

Don’t overbrush your hair, especially when dry if you have naturally curly hair – use a wide comb brush to gently separate the curls. Put a few serum drops to keep the curls elastic and lively and to help them stay together in shiny strands.

The hairdryer type will depend on whether you want to achieve a full-blown curly mane or just soft waves. If you want to emphasize the curls, use a diffuser. Use a straightener restrictively to achieve ideal smoothness across the length. Make sure your hair is completely dry before you reach out for the hot iron. Don’t overdo it if you want to control unruly fibres from further sneaky escapes in the future.

Wavy hair is a bit trickier because it also requires a dynamite blow-dry technique that’s possible only when you surrender to the experienced hands of your hairstylist. As you may already painfully know, a home blow-dry is never as good as done by a professional, and that goes double for frizzy hair prevention.

Styling Your Curls

Don’t overuse alcohol-based products. They can additionally damage dry hair prone to frizz. If you haven’t established a regular routine, check if the conditioner or the mask you are using have lost their magic. Perhaps you’ve changed the colour or treated your hair chemically in another way and now your old conditioner is sticky and your swear-to shampoo leaves your hair crimped and semi-washed.

When the hair is washed, dried, and properly nourished, avoid the tendency to touch it – the incessant anxiety to check if your hairdo is good can complicate frizzy hair.

Salon Methods to Stop Frizzy Hair from Ruining Your Day (and Month)

Home anti-frizz kits, including shampoos, conditioners, masks, and oils must be part of your regular routine. However, they cannot help with overly damaged hair or if you have a lifestyle that requires washing it daily or bi-weekly colouring. You will need to ask for extra help from a pro. Hairstyling salons offer specialized treatments to close open damaged cuticles and restore the natural shine, the one that’s only visible in perfectly smooth, healthy, natural hair.

Keratin treatments or stem cell-based products help defeat the frizz by deep feeding the hair and restoring stress caused by mechanical force, chemicals, and heat. An expert hairstylist can bar added fuzziness by applying in-depth keratin masks with a longer effect that can last up to four weeks.

Haircuts remove the damaged hair but are often a radical and unacceptable solution if you like to grow the hair. If that’s your goal, you can grow it but still don’t forget to visit the hairdresser at least every second month. 

What else can you do to stop frizzy hair at home? Replace your cotton linens with silky ones,  or at least use silky pillowcases. They don’t tangle hairs during the night as much as cotton and keep the shine until the morning. Coconut mask is a cheap, over-the-counter home based remedy – use it whenever you notice that your hair is getting overly crimped and fuzzy. Avoid the roots and be more generous as you go towards the tips.

Humid weather tends to curl up the hair and make it frizzy. That’s something you cannot fight, unfortunately, but it’s good to be aware to skip the frustration. Make sure that you choose a cool hairstyle and avoid unnecessary products or additional blow-drys.  You can read more about fixing dry hair or comment below with your remedies!

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