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HOW TO FIX FRIZZY HAIR – 5 PROVEN WAYS TO PREVENT AND REPAIR FRIZZY HAIR

Frizzy hair is a frustrating condition that plagues so many people and is caused by a lack of moisture in the hair and damage to the hair strand. 

But what can cause this type of dehydration and damage? Some common causes are overuse of hot tools like curling irons, weather changes, daily hair washing with hot water, split ends and roughing up the hair cuticle (a protective scale-like layer on the outside of your hair strands) with harsh towels or pillowcases when sleeping.

Luckily there are a lot of ways to combat and fix frizzy hair no matter your hair type or texture! Keep reading to learn how you can resolve your frizzy hair woes and make your hair sleek, shiny and smooth.

5 ways to treat frizzy hair

Use a silk sleep cap and/or pillowcase

A lot of hair frizziness is caused at night while we’re sleeping because our hair rubs against a rough pillowcase all night. This can cause the protective hair cuticle, which is made up of tiny scales on the outside of your hair strands, to become damaged or raised making your hair more likely to dry out, tangle or break.

Luckily this issue is simple and easy to solve! Simply swap your pillowcase for a silk or satin one, or wear a silk or satin hair bonnet while you sleep. This will help to protect your hair from being damaged while you sleep and a bonnet can even help your hair stay hydrated while you get your beauty rest.

This method works because the smooth textures of silk and satin do not damage your hair and help to prevent friction at night as you sleep.

Try a deep conditioning hair mask

Hair needs moisture to stay smooth and silky, and if your hair has dried out due to your shower routine, the weather, using hot tools too often or other causes, you will need to rehydrate it to bring back the shine and smoothness.

A deep conditioning treatment is a great way to bring hydration back to your hair. We recommend our

  • Fortifying and Color Retention Hair Mask, which is a color-safe weekly hair mask designed to help your hair retain moisture. To use, apply the mask, then cover damaged hair with a hot towel for 5-10 minutes to help the mask absorb into the hair shaft.  
  • Splendid Magic Plus Hair Complex treatment which is specially formulated to hydrate and repair dry, damaged and frizzy hair. Mix it with your conditioner in the shower, mix with your hair oil after your shower or apply a small amount after you shower as a light leave-in conditioner.
  • Fortifying and Color Retention Oil, which is a color-safe leave-in oil treatment that helps to prevent breakage and frizz.

Get regular hair cuts

Split ends cause frizz because they split the hair strand and cause the ends to stick out in random directions, which can make the ends of your hair appear frizzy. Split ends also cause hair to tangle more easily which can create further breakage and damage. And what does all this damage add up to? You guessed it – more frizz!

To avoid this, get regular trims every two to four months (ask your hairstylist how often you should get trims based on your hair – everyone is a little different). This will help prevent split ends and remove any that appear before they do lasting damage to your hair strands.

Avoid hair products that contain alcohol

Alcohol is added to a lot of hair products, like hairspray, to help them dry faster. And while this does make these products easier to use, it also makes them drying for the hair. And what have we learned about dry hair? It causes frizz!

That’s why it is important to look for products that say “alcohol-free” and check the ingredients of hair products to make sure they don’t contain alcohol. Using alcohol-free hair products will help to protect your hair’s hydration.

 

Use a smoothing shampoo and conditioner

Sometimes the simplest solution is the way to go! Simply swap your shampoo and conditioner for products that are formulated to reduce frizz and increase strength and shine in your hair. We recommend 

  • Fortifying and Color Retention Shampoo + Conditioner. Enriched with Elderberry extract and Amino Acids, this shampoo and conditioner are healthy for both your hair and scalp and helps to strengthen your hair while preventing split ends.

Splendid Hair Shampoo + Conditioner, which help your hair stay smooth and shiny by repairing the hair cuticle and improving hydration.

Frizzy hair is a frustrating part of life for so many people, but it doesn’t have to be that way! There are simple steps you can take to manage, reduce and sometimes even eliminate frizz from your life.