Care tips: No Frizz: How to get frizzy hair under control

Statistically, people with curly or wavy hair are more likely to experience frizz.

Care tips: No Frizz: How to get frizzy hair under control

Statistically, people with curly or wavy hair are more likely to experience frizz. By the way, the term translated means “frizzy hair”. However, that doesn't mean that your mane will never take on a life of its own if you have straight hair - on the contrary: there are many external factors that can attack your hair structure and dry it out. As a result, hair not only looks brittle but loses its shine. And if that wasn't bad enough, they begin to curl and/or stick out from the head. By now you should admit to yourself that you suffer from frizz. But there is also good news: with the right care products you can tame your hair again.

Each hair consists of three layers: cuticle, cortex and medulla. The outermost layer (cuticle) is also called the cuticle and protects healthy hair from external influences by its scales lying close together up to the tips and overlapping one another. However, if the hair is damaged or brittle, the cuticle becomes rough - as a result, the hair dries out and it tries to compensate for the loss of moisture by absorbing moisture from the air. However, if this humidity gets below the cuticle, the hair begins to curl. In other words: Frizz is a result of dry or brittle hair. But what are the causes behind this phenomenon?

The most common reasons for dry hair include hot air, sunbathing and regular hair coloring. But the frequent use of straighteners also attacks the cuticle. And even hats or turtleneck sweaters can promote frizz - this is due to the electrostatic charge. In addition, people with naturally frizzy or wavy hair are significantly more susceptible to frizz in high humidity than people with straight hair. This makes it all the more important to use the right care products that provide your hair with sufficient moisture. You can find out which products are particularly suitable for preventing frizz in the next paragraph.

To prevent your hair from drying out and starting to curl, you can take some preventative measures. On the one hand, this includes brushing your hair regularly. It's best to use a comb with wide teeth or a so-called tangle teezer: both are better than fine hairbrushes for distributing your hair's natural oils across your head. On the other hand, it is better if you do not wash your hair too often, but only every two to three days. You can also use silk pillowcases when sleeping or place a silk scarf over your pillow, as silk has an antistatic effect - thus preventing frizz.

And last but not least, blow-drying also plays a crucial role: Normally it is always said that it is better to let your hair air dry. For people with frizzy or wavy hair or those who also suffer from frizz, it is actually better to use a hairdryer. The heat causes the cuticle layers to close more quickly and therefore does not absorb moisture from the air and begins to puff up. Here, however, you should use a nourishing heat protection spray that additionally seals the cuticle and protects your hair from drying out.

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