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How to Prevent Static & Frizzy Hair

The majority of women, especially those with curly hair; have issues with static and frizz. It's essentially a dehydrated cortex (the inner layer of the hair shaft) that causes this problem. This dehydration of your hair can be the result of multiple activities such as chemical damage (hair coloring, perms, highlights or permanent straighteners), over use of styling products, poor diet, washing your hair too often, excessive sun exposure, thermal damage from hair drying or flat ironing.

Whatever the cause, frizzy hair can be very irritating and hard to control. On the bright side, there are  many simple precautionary steps you can take to help minimize the occurrence of frizz.

  • Regular Trims: Getting your hair trimmed every 6 to 8 weeks will prevent split ends from traveling up the hair shaft which minimizes long term damage.

  • Blow Drying: Try to let your hair dry naturally whenever possible and never blow dry your hair more than three times a week. The essence of blow drying is extracting moisture from the hair so overuse will do nothing but dehydrate. To prevent damage while blog drying also use a hair dryer that utilizes ionic technology.

  • Don't Over Wash: Believe it or not your hair doesn't need to be washed on a daily basis. Instead only wash your hair when it's dirty or at most 2-3 times per week.

  • Deep Condition: Deep Condition your hair once a week. Our hair takes a beating, and this is the best way to repair it and replenish the lost moisture. 

  • Rinse with Cold Water: When rinsing out conditioner it is best to use cold water because it locks down the cuticles and prevents frizz. 

  • Silicone Based Products: I suggest sticking to silicone-based styling products. Just remember, do not use them in excess!

  • Brush Types: Only use a natural bristle brush because synthetic types are damaging and cause static frizz.

  • Conditioners to Avoid: Never ever use oil-based conditioner on hair that is prone to frizz and static. They can contribute to the problem so make sure sure to use only cream conditioners.

  • Don't Play with Your Hair: Try not to touch your hair throughout the day. It's important to keep your hands away from the hair as much as possible.

  • Use a Wide Toothed Comb: Use a wide toothed comb to straighten tangles instead of a hair brush. The comb does a much better job at smoothing hair without creating frizz.

  • Straighten Your Hair Less: If you have curly hair, embracing your natural type! Constantly straightening the hair causes a great deal of damage, which only contributes to problems with frizz. By working with the natural properties of your hair, you will find that your locks are much easier to manage.

While hair frizz can be irritating, there is no reason why you can't get the upper hand. These simple and highly effective solutions will help prevent and control frizz. The proper conditioning and good styling techniques will ensure your hair always looks its best.