Frizzy Hair, Do Care

Today, let's get into it – the perplexing phenomenon of hair frizz. 

I get it -- it's one of the top reasons your hair is back in a ponytail or slicked back with gel.

And I know you hate to hear it...but it's not your hair that's's a variety of factors that is making it frizzy...and most are within your control.

Visualize your hair strands as tiny scales or shingles, much like those on a roof. The outermost layer of your hair, known as the cuticle, is composed of these scales. When the cuticle lies flat and smooth, it effectively reflects light, lending your hair that coveted glossy appearance.

However, when external factors intervene...disruption...aka frizz.

And the archnemesis of perfectly smooth hair: humidity.

Humid air carries moisture, and when your hair encounters this moisture-laden atmosphere, it eagerly absorbs the water molecules. As each hair strand swells with moisture, the cuticle scales raise, causing the surface to become uneven. Think of it as the once-organized shingles on your roof getting tossed around in a storm, leading to the frizz we all know too well.

When hair is stripped of its natural moisture, those cuticle scales don't lie flat, and pave the way for frizz to take over.

Things like....

  • hot tools like flat irons and blow dryers
  • rubbing your hair with a cotton towel post wash
  • sulfates and alcohols in shampoos and styling products 

Even seemingly innocuous habits can contribute to the frizz dilemma.

Instead, opt for gentler methods, such as blotting with a microfiber towel, to preserve the integrity of your hair's outer layer, ditch sulfates in your products, and use HYDRATING products to put water back into the hair.

Leave-in conditioners, serums, and oils can act as formidable allies in your battle against frizz. And when utilizing heat styling tools, heat protectants are a must.

Everyone's anti frizz regimen is different --- because all hair is different.  My easiest trade outs to recommend: 

  • sulfate free shampoo
  • microfiber towels
  • and of course...the boar bristle brush.

Here's to more good hair days.

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