Tired of trying to tame your frizzy hair? You’re not alone. Plenty of women are forced to manage frizzy hair on a daily basis, and it’s an exhausting (and seemingly never-ending) battle to say the very least. But before you can arm yourself to fight the good fight against your hair’s arch nemesis (aka unwanted frizz), you should be aware of the causes. We’re revealing five possible causes for your frizzy hair, as well as helpful hair care tips for achieving smooth, defined hair.
WHAT CAUSES FRIZZY HAIR?
Frizz occurs when the cuticle layer of your hair is raised, allowing moisture to pass through and swell the strands. As a result, your hair appears dry and frizzy instead of smooth and defined. In addition to the weather and hair’s lack of moisture, there are a number of factors that can leave your hair more vulnerable to frizz.
THE WATER TEMPERATURE IN YOUR SHOWER IS CRANKED UP
Hot water may make you feel relaxed during your shower, but it’s not doing your hair (or your scalp, for that matter) any favours. Scalding hot water can strip your hair of the natural oils that helped keep it moisturised and shiny. As a lack of moisture in your hair can cause frizz, it’s wise to avoid anything that can remove the precious oils your hair so desperately needs.
What You Should Do: Turn down the water temperature to lukewarm, and save some water for the fishes. Stick to a shorter shower with mild-temperature water. Your hair will thank you later.
YOU STYLE YOUR HAIR WITH HOT HAIR STYLING TOOLS DAILY
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but daily heat to your hair can strip it of natural moisture and lead to frizz. Not to mention, these hair styling tools can cause damaged hair.
What You Should Do: Keep hair dryer, curling iron, or flat iron usage to a minimum. If heat is imperative, be sure to apply a heat protectant hair product first and use them at their lowest temperature setting.
YOU’RE WASHING HAIR USING INCORRECT SHAMPOO
It’s no secret that harsh foaming shampoos can mess with your hair, resulting in dry, dull hair that looks frizzy. Do take note that not all shampoos are created equal. It’s possible that your formula of choice is further drying your hair.
What You Should Do: Incorporate a hydrating shampoo or conditioner to help further combat frizzy hair. The extra moisture can help seal each hair strand’s cuticle so it’s less susceptible to frizzing. Topp Care’s Repair Conditioner is suitable for people with dry and damaged hair, allowing hair to become silky smooth and shiny.
YOUR HAIR ENDS ARE DAMAGED
Got brittle, split ends? The longer those split ends stick around, the higher the chance of hair damage climbing up your hair strands and wreaking further havoc.
What You Should Do: Get regular haircuts every six to eight weeks to keep your hair looking and feeling its best. Coat hair oil or hair serum—like Topp Care’s Total Repair Hair Spray —suitable for dry and damaged hair, too.
YOU DRY YOUR HAIR WITH A ROUGH HAIR TOWEL
Wrapping your hair up into an abrasive bath towel can draw moisture out of your hair quickly and cause frizz. If your hair is curly, this friction can also cause clumps and deformed coils.
What You Should Do: Switch to a micro-fibre towel to dry your hair. This can help with frizz control and reduce hair damage caused by improper drying.
While adopting these methods may help control your frizz, nobody is immune to bad hair days. On days where humidity levels are higher than high, throw your hair into a playful hair twist or braid to help reduce wind and weather-related frizz before heading outdoors. Lightweight styling onto damp hair can also help your hair create a seal that can keep humidity from causing frizzy hair.
Another way of solving hair issue will be through hair treatment. Topp Care’s Hair Spa Treatment helps to repair and protect hair from environmental assault, improves your hair to become stronger, softer and shinier.