Rules for Frizz Free Hair
The alarm clock buzzes, and you shut it off, rise up out of bed, and make your way to the bathroom. You switch on the light, and catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror. Great; another day with frizzy, unruly hair. Isn’t there something you can do? Lionesse has some answers to help you get the frizz free, beautiful hair you want – and most of them require next to no effort aside from normal activity. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to ensure your hair stays frizz free between washes.
Humidity is Your Worst Enemy
The one thing hair that is prone to frizz hates more than anything is humidity. If you have ever noticed, during the summer months, when you walk outside into the humid, sultry air that your hair goes from human to lion’s mane in .03 seconds, chances are you are prone to frizz. Humidity is essentially water. Hair that is prone to frizz doesn’t mix well with water. Avoid humidity at all costs, if possible. If you are taking a shower and don’t plan on washing your hair, simply put your hair into a bun, secure it, and put a plastic shower cap over your head until the shower is finished. When going outside during a rain storm or after a rain storm when there is humidity in the air, or during the summer months, be sure to use an anti-humidity hair spray and hair serum before stepping foot out the door. Another tip is to wear your hair in a ponytail or bun to protect the strands from the moisture.
Air Dry vs. Blow Dry
When you use a blow dryer after the shower to dry your hair, you could be causing more harm than good to your hair. Frizzy hair can have a tendency to frizz even further if the wrong blow dryer is used. When you absolutely must blow dry your hair, opt for a hair dryer infused with ions to combat the frizzy hair and a paddle or round brush for smoothing out the hair as you dry small sections at a time. Whenever possible, allowing the hair to air dry and then style, or flat iron, the hair is always the best option.
Use a Flat Iron
For those who don’t want to deal with frizzy hair, using a flat iron can be a life changer. Ceramic flat irons are generally the best for those who have frizzies, because they smooth the hair and generally allow higher heat levels than those of other materials, causing the hair to become straighter faster, for longer periods of time. Those with curly or frizzy hair shouldn’t opt for a steam flat iron, as the steam (humidity, remember?) will cause and create more frizz problems as the outcome. Flat ironed hair can stay unwashed for a week to ten days, and look fabulous with simple touch ups. For an added bonus, add a hair serum into the mix of flat ironing and you will have perfect, sleek, smooth hair that lasts.