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Frizz hair: 9 proven tips to tame frizzy hair

Sofie Tidemand

Co-founder, HairLust

October, 19, 2020

Sofie is the co-founder of HairLust. She is a hair nerd and loves sharing her experience in the field with others. She has a keen interest in learning and testing the latest trends in natural hair care, styling tips and ingredients. In recent years she has made sure to stay up to date on everything that is going on in this area. One of her best skills is making a difference to people.Show More.

One reason for dry and frizzy hair can be that you are not using the right products (more on that later). But the main reason you still have frizzy locks is because your grooming and styling routine isn't optimized for taming frizzy hair.

Ready to learn how to tame dry and frizzy hair and get rid of it once and for all? Read on for our top tips for controlling frizzy hair and the best anti frizz products for frizzy hair.

What causes frizzy hair

Here are the most important things about the causes of dry and frizzy curls: When your hair is damaged or dry, the cuticle (also known as the outer protective layer) of the strand of hair opens up, allowing moisture to penetrate and plump up the strand. When the strand of hair becomes frizzy, the hair becomes dry, frizzy, and unruly. What a hassle.

If you have dry and frizzy locks, these factors can play a role:

Causer of Frizzy Hair # 1: You have curly and / or fine hair

The curlier your hair, the more susceptible it is to frizz hair. Why? Because curly hair is prone to dryness, which results in frizzy locks.

Fine or thin hair is also more prone to frizz hair. Because these hair types are lighter, the frizz is not "weighed down" and can become really badly frizzled. But even if you have curly, fine hair, you can still get straight hair by following our tips below for taming frizzy hair (and using the best anti-frizz products for dry and frizzy locks!)

Causing Frizzy Hair # 2: Your shower is too hot

We love a hot shower as much as anyone, but unfortunately, hot shower temperatures aren't great at taming frizzy hair. Hot water opens the cuticle of the hair shaft, dries out the hair and causes it to seek moisture (which leads to frizzy hair).

You don't have to stick to ice baths, though. Just turn the temperature down a bit so it's "warmer" instead of "scorching hot".

Causing Frizzy Hair # 3: You're Using the Wrong Shampoo

You probably don't need us to tell you this, but not all shampoos are created equal! Many shampoos are formulated with ingredients like drying alcohol and harsh sulfates that dry out your hair and make it prone to frizzy hair and frizzy curls.

To tame frizzy hair, choose SLS / SLES sulfate-free shampoos formulated with glycerin, which acts as a humectant. How so? The glycerine forms a protective layer around the hair and prevents frizz

Tip: There's no need to check the ingredient label of every shampoo in the drugstore. Below we have recommendations for the best products for frizz hair.

(If you want to know if your shampoo can be the cause of dry and straw hair, check out our blog post about it.)

Causing Frizzy Hair # 4: You Wash Your Hair Too Often

Even the best shampoos for frizzy locks can still dry out if used too often. Washing your hair daily (or several times a day!) Will deprive the hair of its natural moisture, leaving it dry and frizzy.

For optimal control of frizzy hair, you shouldn't shampoo your hair more than 3 to 4 times a week. If you absolutely have to wet your hair between shampoo washes, just wash it with a conditioner instead.

Causer of Frizzy Hair # 5: You overdo it with the straightener

Just as hot shower temperatures open your cuticle, so do styling devices with heat. If you often use heat styling tools or (cough) no heat protection before styling, you definitely have a receipt for dry and frizzy hair or frizzy locks in your hands.

Causer of Frizzy Hair # 6: You use a cotton towel

Your fluffy cotton towels? They're good for drying off after a shower, but they can also damage your hair. Rubbing wet hair with a cotton towel roughens the cuticle of the hair shaft and leaves frizzy curls. Instead, try wrapping your hair in a bamboo towel turban and letting it dry on its own. In this way you avoid additional strain on your hair.

Causing Frizzy Hair # 7: You comb your hair too much

Just as the friction of cotton towels can lead to frizzy hair, so too can brushing your hair become too much. While brushing your hair is important in untangling and evenly distributing natural oils, too much brushing can roughen the hair cuticle and lead to dry and frizzy hair.

Brush your hair twice a day to control frizzy hair, always brushing it as gently as possible. Also try to minimize brushing on wet hair. Hair is most delicate when it is wet, and brushing in this condition can tear the delicate strands, causing damage and breakage. No thanks! To detangle wet hair, use a wet brush or a comb made specifically for brushing wet hair (or use a very gentle hand!)

9 proven tips for taming frizzy hair

While it's perfectly normal to have frizz hair, we know there are times when you want to achieve a sleek, frizz-free look. Maybe your dry and frizzy hair is damaged and you want your hair to look healthier. Anyway, these frizzy hair management tips are your new game plan for softer, more pliable hair.

1. Start with a frizz-safe haircut

First things first, get rid of any split ends. Split ends can travel up the hair shaft, which can lead to even more damage and frizz hair. Keeping your hair healthy with regular trimming is key to taming frizzy hair.

Tip: If you live in a particularly humid climate, consider a haircut with blunt ends. This will help weigh down your hair and control frizzy hair.

2. Use a shampoo for frizz hair

As we said earlier, make sure your shower temperature is warm and not piping hot. Then choose a shampoo formulated with hydrating glycerin to tame frizzy hair like the HairLust Hair Growth & Repair Shampoo.

3. Conditioner is your best friend

We can't repeat this enough: NEVER skip the conditioner after shampooing. As we've said before, even the best shampoos will dry out your hair a bit. Conditioners are formulated to complement shampoos and add moisture to the hair that it lost during washing (that's why we sell our shampoo and conditioner as a double pack!) This not only keeps your hair healthy, but also has the added benefit of frizzy Tame hair.

Any conditioner is better than none, but if you have dry, frizzy hair, you need a conditioner that strengthens the hair in addition to hydration. We recommend the HairLust Hair Growth & Repair Conditioner, which is formulated with Gluadin® Kera-P LM, a vegetable protein that actually rebuilds the strand of hair so that your hair becomes stronger.

4. Use a mask to tame frizzy hair

In addition to your usual shampoo and care routine, you should also add a mask to the mixture to tame frizzy hair. Use the Hair Growth & Protection Mask on damp, freshly washed hair once a week. Let the product soak in for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing it out. This repairing treatment consists of ultra-nourishing ingredients like aloe vera, açai and oatmeal that help moisturize dry, frizzy hair.

5. Dry smart

We already told you that drying your hair with a cotton towel can mean a frizzy city on your head once the hair is dry. Our reliable solution? The Bamboo Hair Turban Towel. Bamboo fiber is smoother than cotton fiber and far more absorbent, so your hair dries faster and with less frizz. A win-win situation! In addition, bamboo is a more environmentally friendly material.

6. Swap your pillowcase

Just as cotton towels can dry out your hair, so cotton pillowcases can dry out too. If you've ever woken up with messy, frizzy hair (aka a bedhead), you know exactly what we're talking about.

Fortunately, the answer to this frizz hair problem is very simple. Just swap your normal pillowcase for a Pure Bamboo Pillowcase. It's an easy way to control frizzy hair while you sleep. As an added bonus, bamboo is also better for your skin, so you wake up in the morning with more hydrated skin.

7. Protect with a leave-in conditioner

We already told you that heat stylers can lead to dry, frizzy hair. Don't worry, we're not suggesting that you stick to your natural hair texture permanently (although taking a break from styling is always a good thing!)

When styling your hair, the first thing you should do is use a conditioner with heat protection and frizzy hair taming properties, such as Hair Strengthening & Protection Oil. Loaded with nourishing oils, this leave-in conditioning treatment creates a natural barrier between the heat styling tools and your hair. Before styling, apply a few drops to damp hair to avoid heat damage that leads to frizz hair.

8. Sleep on it

If you have a severe case of frizzy locks, you need a serious solution to controlling frizzy hair. This is where our Anti-Frizz & Hydration Pre-Shampoo Hair Balm comes into play. This moisture accelerating treatment has a unique balm-oil formula that blends into dry, frizzy hair. Natural moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter, organic olive extract, jojoba oil and sunflower seed oil provide the hair with moisture and nutrients that make it stronger, softer and more supple.

For heavily frizzled hair, we recommend applying our Anti-Frizz & Hydration Pre-Shampoo Hair Balm to dry hair before going to bed and sleeping on our Bamboo Towel Pillowcase. You'll wake up in the morning with shiny, frizz-free hair!

9. Use oils to tame frizzy hair

Nothing is worse than styling your hair perfectly just to have frizz hair pop up later in the day. We feel your pain and that's why we created the Hair Strengthening & Protection Oil. This straightening hair treatment is formulated with natural, anti-frizz oils for the hair, including coconut oil, argan oil, apricot kernel oil and sunflower kernel oil. It is scientifically proven that these vegetable oils naturally block around 20% of UV rays.

To use on styled hair, rub a drop or two between the palms of your hands, then brush over all areas of dry, frizzy hair to tame the frizzy hair. Start small and add more as needed. Then you brush or comb the hair to distribute it evenly.

And if you have fine hair, don't worry. These anti frizz products, in the form of oil, are light and do not weigh your hair down or make it look greasy.

Our top 4: The best anti frizz products for dry and frizzy hair

Did you notice everything? In conclusion, these are our best anti frizz products for taming frizzy hair (and how to use them):

1. Hair Growth & Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Do not wash hair more than 3 to 4 times a week with the Hair Growth & Repair Shampoo, which is formulated with glycerine and other hydrating ingredients to tame frizzy hair. Follow with the Hair Growth & Repair Conditioner, which provides the hair with natural moisture. In between washes, you can wash the hair without shampoo and just apply the Hair Growth & Repair Conditioner for hydration.

2. Hair Growth & Protection Mask

Apply the Hair Growth & Protection Mask to clean, damp hair once a week. Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Then move on to the Hair Growth & Repair Conditioner and another conditioner before styling.

3. Hair Growth & Protection Oil

Use this smoothing and conditioning treatment on damp hair to protect it from heat before styling or to tame frizzy hair while air-drying. To avoid frizz after styling, warm a small amount between the palms of your hands and smooth the areas with dry, frizzy hair.

4. Anti-Frizz & Hydration Pre-Shampoo Hair Balm

For the ultimate frizzy hair treatment, apply this balm to frizzy hair before bed. Then wash your hair in the morning with the Growth & Repair Shampoo & Conditioner.

Now that you know how to tame frizzy hair with our top and best anti frizz products, it's time to show your hair who's the boss!

Did HairLust help you control frizzy hair? Show us your results! Upload your before and after pictures to Instagram and tag us at @thehairlust

Sofie Tidemand

Co-founder, HairLust

October, 19, 2020

Sofie is the co-founder of HairLust. She is a hair nerd and loves sharing her experience in the field with others. She has a keen interest in learning and testing the latest trends in natural hair care, styling tips and ingredients. In recent years she has made sure to stay up to date on everything that is going on in this area. One of her best skills is making a difference to people.

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