Today I wanted to share 10 tips to prevent frizzy hair. My hair is wavy and has a lot of frizz, especially when it’s humid. My hair goal lately has been to wear my hair natural and to get it healthier. These are some ways I prevent frizz.
- Avoid heat whenever possible. The key to frizz-free hair is moisture and using heat dries hair out. This was a tough one for me. I used to straighten and curl my hair all the time, but now wear my hair natural on most days.
- If you choose to use heat on your hair, keep the temperature down. If your hair is fine, you need a lower temperature than someone with thick hair.
- Moisturize- find a good deep conditioner to use regularly. I try to use a deep conditioner once a week and have noticed quite a difference in my hair.
- Use sulfate-free shampoo. Sulfates are harsh on hair and can strip hair causing it to be dry. Sulfate-free shampoos are more gentle, but still get hair clean.
- Avoid silicones in your hair products. Silicones are tricky because they can make hair appear healthier, but they also stick to hair and can be hard to wash out, causing buildup. Cowashing or sulfate-free shampoo may not be tough enough to wash silicones out. Over time, they will weigh hair down.
- Use a microfiber towel or an old t-shirt to dry hair instead of using a regular towel. And make sure to scrunch the hair with the towel to dry it instead of rubbing.
- Rinse your hair with cold water at the end of your shower. This helps to close the hair cuticle.
- Sleep with your hair in a scrunchie. I like to sleep with my hair close to the top of my head. It helps to prevent frizz and tangles. Regular hair ties can cause hair breakage if they are to tight, but a scrunchie works well and is a bit looser.
- Sleep on a silk pillowcase. This is good especially if you move a lot in your sleep. Cotton pillowcases can cause frizz when your hair rubs on it.
- Trial and error to find the best products for you hair. That doesn’t mean spend a ton of money on hair products, but give a couple products a try and see what gives the best results. You may need to try the same product with different amounts or in different ways.
What have you tried to reduce frizz?