Straight Talk About Frizzy Hair
Many people think they were born with frizzy hair but frizz is really breakage that occurs in wavy or curly hair. People with curly hair tend to be very rough on their hair. This breakage may be caused by vigorous combing or brushing of the hair especially when wet. Hair stretches much more when wet and should be treated gently, Metal combs and the improper use of round brushes is also very damaging to the hair.
We all know that using a good deep moisturizing conditioner such as Structural Balance Hydrating Reconstructor is necessary to control frizzy hair. It is important to leave the conditioner on for a few minutes before rinsing out. If you have extra time, wrap your hair in a hot towel with the conditioner on for five or ten minutes. The hot towel activates the ingredients in the product and itís as relaxing as a trip to the spa. After rinsing gently blot the excess water instead of rubbing the towel over you head. Towel rubbing and harsh brushing can lead to hair breakage and make it much more vulnerable to frizz. Leave-in conditioners that you can spray on will help dry damaged hair. If needed, you can re-apply it later in the day to control frizz.
Another way to stop frizzy hair is the use of a frizz control product. This is not a shampoo or conditioner but is designed especially for frizzy hair. They come in several forms. Serums, careful not too much, and gels are a lot easier to apply. Tri makes an aerosol spray called Aerostraight. which is much less messy. The blow dryer you use is also important to those of us with frizzy hair. Modern ceramic blow dryers generate negative ions that make frizzy hairs lay down. As a result your hair will be smooth and shiny with no fly-a-ways.
A good cut is very important to control frizzy hair. A blunt cut is usually best. If you need a more textured look ask your stylist to point cut it. Avoid the use of thinning shears or razor cutting. Thinning shears crush the ends of your hair and razors slice the ends giving frizzies a place to start. If your hair is too thick ask your stylist to layer it to remove bulk and improve manageability. So remember be gentle with your hair, use a deep conditioner at least once a week and have you hair trimmed regularly and youíll beat the frizz.