Frizz. It’s one of the most common, and most confounding, complaints people have about their hair. Frizzy hair can crop up at any time, and it’s especially frustrating when frizz is the only thing standing between you and a good hair day. So what causes it, and why is it so tricky to control? Read on to learn our surefire ways to tame frizzy hair for sleek, smooth locks for life.
Before we solve the frizz problem, it helps to know what causes it in the first place. Frizzy hair affects some people more than others; this has a lot to do with genetics, hair type, and external factors. Rest assured that even if frizziness is in your DNA, there are still ways you can ensure a smoother head of hair. Even the smoothest hair is prone to some frizz when it’s humid out.
However, what you want to avoid is causing frizz with harmful grooming habits. Repeatedly color-treating and heat-styling your hair can cause breakage and damage, making your hair look dry, dull, and frizzy. Chemical treatments and heat styling wear down the outermost layers of your hair shaft, known as the cuticle. For this reason, frizz could be a sign that the structure of the hair strands is damaged and needs to be repaired.
Here are our top tips for keeping flyaways at bay and enjoying smooth, healthy hair for life.
Simple tweaks to your washing and drying routine can make a huge difference to your hair, and you can find them all in our comprehensive guide, here! In short, only wash your hair once or twice a week, use gentle products, avoid using water that’s too hot, and dry it with an absorbent t-shirt or jersey towel instead of terrycloth.
Stop frizz at the root by making sure your scalp is moisturized along with your hair. It may take some trial and error to find a conditioner that is moisturizing enough without weighing down the hair, but it’s worth it. Often, hair that’s lank and unmanageable is actually just dehydrated. Using a leave-in conditioner after washing can also help.
It may come as a surprise that many hair products contain ingredients that dry the hair out. Hair sprays and mousses are especially drying, as are any products that contain alcohols. Instead, opt for creams or balms which contain glycerin, for its smoothing properties, or oils, which help to seal in moisture.
Moisture is the key to smooth hair, and DIY hair masks are a great way to boost your hair’s moisture levels in a pinch, as well as repair and restore the hair shaft. The quickest DIY hair mask is to warm a half cup of coconut oil and distribute it evenly over the hair. Leave for fifteen minutes, then shampoo and condition as normal.
Frequently changing your hair’s natural texture is a sure route to frizz. Additionally, using heat tools or using a high-heat blow dryer setting can damage the hair shaft and lead to breakage. Instead, opt for low heat, or even better, let your hair air dry and embrace your natural texture. Or, explore protective styles for your hair, like braids or twists, on days when you want to wear it styled.
Friction from rough pillowcases, towel-drying or other materials can rough up the hair, leading to flyaways and frizz. Sleeping with a silk or satin pillowcase can make all the difference, especially if you have naturally curly hair. Alternatively, a silk scarf wrapped loosely around the hair at night will protect it just as well.
Frizzy hair becomes even more noticeable when you’re dealing with hair loss. The latest hair restoration technology can restore your hair to its full, natural-looking beauty. Venus Concept offers two state-of-the-art devices for hair restoration, NeoGraft® and ARTAS®. NeoGraft® treatments specialize in female hair loss, while ARTAS® was designed with male hair loss in mind. With either device, your results will be discreet, natural-looking, and long-lasting—our procedures boast an average 94% "Worth It” rating from patients on RealSelf.com.
During a NeoGraft® session, the treatment provider extracts individual hair follicles from the back or sides of the head using a specialized device and then implants them in the area where more hair growth is desired. The newly implanted hair follicles continue the natural hair growth cycle, and results improve each week, with full realization at 9-12 months post-procedure. Unlike previous methods, which involved surgically removing a strip from the back of the patient’s scalp and grafting it to a new area, this procedure is minimally invasive for a faster recovery process and no linear scarring.
ARTAS® Robotic Hair Restoration Treatments harnesses advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to design the ideal extraction and placement of the hair follicles. The device’s precision and speed protect your existing hair and maintain a natural appearance for the newly implanted hair. Both devices ensure that you can restore your hair discreetly and successfully, with long-lasting results that look great.
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