Expert Hacks for Beating Frizzy Hair and Static
Many a #badhairday begins with frizz or static, and then the battle to get luscious locks under control seems near impossible. Conditions like cold weather and indoor heating can lead to a lack of moisture, which can leave cuticles exposed, causing frizz. Just as friction and foreign objects rubbing against your mane can cause static. Which is why it matters what you do to your hair to prevent the problem, rather than just hide it.
Rehydrate Thirsty Locks
Infusing moisture back into parched hair is super important, which is why oils work great,” explains Fitzsimons. Freaked out by the thought of greasy locks? Not to worry, Fitzsimons has some wise advice: start with a lightweight oil, use a small amount, and build from there as you start to feel more comfortable.
Wash Your Hair at Night
When the humidity is high, you want to give your hair more time to cool down and recover from a warm shower because this allows the cuticles to close and helps reduce frizz,” he explains. So go the air dry route and braid damp locks overnight. “Your hair will recover, and you’ll wake up to smooth, glossiness in the morning.”
Limit heat exposure
There’s nothing better than jumping from an ice-cold bathroom into a steamy shower, but long hot showers are another culprit for dry damaged hair. Extreme heat will strip your hair of the natural oils that keep it soft and shiny, so try and lower heat exposure as much as possible. As hard as it may be, end your shower with a quick blast of cold water on your hair as this will smooth the hair cuticle, so it’s less likely to frizz and more likely to stay glossy.
Be careful when towel-drying
As much as we love to lounge around in a dressing gown with our hair wrapped in a towel, living our #bestlife, this can actually hinder your hair game. If you twist your mane up in your towel, you’ll strain the hair follicles, which could potentially cause damage. The best way to dry your hair is to gently squeeze the hair with a soft towel or an old t-shirt, then blast it with the hair dryer on cool and let then let it air dry. You should also never tie your hair up when it’s wet or damp as wet hair is heavier, so once again you’ll create tension that can lead to breakage.
We hope you enjoyed reading and will try these tips for beautiful long locks.