Nothing gets in the way of a good hair day like waking up to frizz – but even the healthiest locks aren’t immune to it. While it can be indicative of damaged hair, there are a range of factors that can contribute towards frizz.
Thankfully, controlling frizzy hair doesn’t have to be difficult, but the first step is understanding why it occurs in the first place. If your mornings are plagued by unruly locks and you need advice on how to reduce frizzy hair, look no further. We’ve assembled this guide to help you tame frizz so that everyday is a good hair day.
What causes frizzy hair?
While everyone can experience frizzy hair from time to time, those with dry and curly hair types are especially prone to it. For those searching ‘why is my hair so frizzy?’ after noticing a sudden change, external stress is likely the cause. Humid weather is often the culprit for stimulating frizzy, curly hair, alongside other common factors:
- Hot water, chlorine, salt water, or poor water intake can all influence dehydrated hair.
- Using the wrong products for your hair type can impact texture.
- Sleeping on a drying material can cause frizz, so protect your hair overnight by switching to a silk or satin pillowcase.
- Processes like bleaching, colouring, or perming can contribute to frizz by damaging hair cuticles.
How to reduce frizzy hair
Understanding the cause is key to how to stop frizzy hair. Once known, there are a few ways to get rid of frizz. Whether frizzy hair is an occasional annoyance or a chronic dilemma, there are simple steps you can take to manage it. To simplify frizz-free hair, we’ve formulated an easy and effective 4 step anti-frizz hair care routine with the Kérastase Discipline collection.
How to style fine hair
To achieve bounce, body and shine, create a weekly fine hair treatment routine and keep to it. With the right application, techniques and formulas, your hair will progressively gain body – meaning you don’t need to rely on styling fine hair. Less use of styling tools equals less damage, so you’ll be supporting the health and beauty of your hair in a holistic way.
1. Switch to an anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner
The first step in treating frizzy hair is choosing high quality shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated for supporting smooth hair texture.
- To purify the hair fibre use a sulfate free, anti-frizz shampoo such as the Discipline Smoothing Shampoo. This can enhance the natural fluidity of the hair and is especially important for coloured or bleached hair.
- The right conditioner can influence a soft and shiny appearance, so follow up with the Discipline Fluidealiste Smoothing Conditioner which uses a morpho-keratine complex to help restore unity to the hair fibre.
2. Add moisture with a nourishing hair mask
Frizz is a common symptom of dry hair, so it’s vital to add moisture back into the hair fibre post washing. Look for a hair mask formulated with hyaluronic acid, like the Chronologiste Intense Regenerating Mask. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it one of the most deeply hydrating beauty ingredients available. After washing and conditioning, comb the Chronologise Intense Regenerating Mask through damp hair to ensure its evenly dispersed. To get the most out of this treatment, allow it to permeate the hair for five minutes before rinsing.
3. Protect your hair before styling
Styling your hair with a proper blow-drying technique can be an effective way to tame frizzy hair – but heat can also cause damage that leads to frizz. It’s important to prepare your hair for heat styling with a heat protectant product that aims to reduce breakage and create a smooth texture. The frizz taming ceramides in the Discipline Smoothing Heat Protecting Blow-Dry Primer make it the ideal for preventing heat damage. Rake the primer through towel dried hair with a wide toothed comb before blow drying to achieve your desired look.
4. Treating frizzy hair with a serum
Hair oils and serums are an important hair care step and allow you customise your hair routine to target your individual concerns. Split ends are one of the biggest contributors to the appearance of frizzy hair so it’s necessary to remove them with regular trims. In between salon visits, a serum designed to strengthen the hair fibre can aid with treating frizzy hair by helping to prevent breakage in the first place. To support stronger hair, control frizz and facilitate styling, apply the Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil to the ends of dry hair as needed.
Other frizzy hair tips
To prevent unruly hair before it occurs, try incorporating our frizzy hair tips into your routine.
- Wash your hair with cold water to seal the hair cuticles and prevent dehydration from heat.
- Regular terry towels can be rough on the hair, instead use a material with finer fibres, like a micro fibre towel.
- Get rid of split ends with regular trims and look after your locks between salon visits by adopting an anti-frizz hair routine.
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