As we leave summer behind, we enter into that dreaded time of year where the weather just can’t make up its mind. If you already suffer from dry or frizzy hair, stepping out into high humidity and excess moisturise in the air can rapidly turn your sleek locks into a lions mane!
Almost all of us battle frizz, with many of us admitting it’s our biggest hair bugbear. In fact, research by Schwarzkopf Professional has revealed that 1 in 5 women in the UK feel dry and frizzy hair is their main hair woe. Also surprisingly, the study showed that women are now more concerned about keeping their hair sleek and smooth than they are about growing greys.
Don’t get us wrong, frizzy hair is 100% natural and beautiful and there’s no need to ‘tame’ it if you don’t want to. But if it’s caused by dry or damaged hair, or if you want to rock a smoother and sleeker style, it can be a real nuisance.
The first step to taming frizzy dry hair is understanding what frizz is. In short, when your hair gets dried out or is naturally dry, the cuticles on the outer layer of your hair strands rise, allowing moisture to enter the hair strand. When the hair strand plumps, it becomes dry, frizzy and unruly. Some people are more prone to dry and frizzy hair, whereas others are victims of overbrushing, over styling or humidity. Whatever the cause, keep reading for our top tips to help tame dry and frizzy hair for good!
Nourish your hair with hair oils
Hair oils are one of the most hydrating and multi-use products to have in your repertoire. Use it on wet hair from your mid-lengths to ends to protect hair from the heat whilst drying, on dry hair overnight to inject some moisturise whilst sleeping, or at any time during the day to add a little extra shine and smooth flyaways. The Matrix Oil Wonders Egyptian Hibiscus Colour Caring Oil is perfect for protecting coloured hair but the revitalising formula works just as well on all hair types to transform dry, coarse and unruly hair into a softer, shiner and frizz-free locks.
Invest in a great hair dryer
A great hairdryer can really lay the foundation for smoother hair and can help to smooth frizz from the get-go. Enter the Babyliss Keratin Lustre Dryer. The Lustre Dryers are specially designed to protect your hair from the damaging effects of dryer heat, allowing you to achieve professional salon-style results at home. What’s more, they feature keratin-infused ceramic. The keratin fills in the gaps in your hair strands whilst the ceramic smooths hair to reduce frizz, leaving you with an incredibly silky finish.
Many shampoos have high alcohol content or sulphates which can strip the hair of moisture. Instead, look for shampoos with hydrating ingredients such as glycerine, which penetrates your hair strands to hydrate from the inside out, whilst also creating a protective coating over your hair strands. Try Insight Anti Frizz – Hydrating Shampoo, created specifically for frizzy, dry and difficult to manage hair. The soothing properties of the natural extracts reduce frizz and deeply moisturise the hair fibre.
Condition condition condition
Conditioner is your number one weapon when dealing with frizzy dry hair. Be sure to use a rich conditioner, applying from mid-lengths down to the ends, every time you wash your hair. This will help to seal the hair cuticles to prevent humidity from entering into the hair. For a little extra TLC, use a hair mask 2-3 times a week for an extra moisture boost. Our personal favourite has to be The Hair Movement The Miracle Masque which is not only suitable for all hair types but is vegan and cruelty-free and will leave your locks shiny, bouncy and healthy.
Pick your favourite scrunchie from Invisbobble and use this to gently secure your hair overnight, wrapping it up in a loose bun. The soft satin-like material of the Invisibobble Slim Sprunchie keeps your hair tangle free whilst you’re sleeping and will keep it protected from frizz and broken strands.
Incorporate some of these top tips into your daily hair care routine and say goodbye to dry frizzy hair and hello to softer and sleeker locks! For more information or more handy hips, get in touch with our friendly team today.