Monday, 2 October 2017

7 Ways To Avoid Frizzy Hair

Do you have frizzy hair?


Do you know what causes frizzy hair?

Do you know how to avoid frizzy hair?


If you answered 'yes' to the first question and 'no' to the last two questions then read on. 

This blog post has been written specifically to help you AVOID frizzy hair!


How To Avoid Frizzy Hair

What Causes Frizzy Hair?

There are a number of factors that can cause frizzy hair but the main two causes of frizzy hair are:

  • Friction, and
  • Dryness.

The more friction you subject your hair to and the less moisture your hair contains, the frizzier it will become.

Avoiding these two major causes will help you avoid frizz!

Following are my 7 top tips for effectively avoiding frizz based on these two major causes.

7 Ways To Avoid Frizzy Hair


1. Dry Your Hair Gently
Do not rub your hair dry with a towel! 

Towels are usually rough to touch. 

Towels will result in a lot of friction against your hair if you rub your hair dry with them. This will create frizz you do not want!

Be gentle and squeeze the excess water out of your hair with your hands.

Alternately you can use a soft t-shirt to gently squeeze the water out of your hair.

2. Avoid Rough Styling
Don't regularly tease/back comb your hair. This friction will cause your hair cuticle to open and your hair to frizz. 

3. Use A Silk Pillowcase
As you sleep your hair rubs against your pillowcase. This results in us waking up in the morning with hair a lot frizzier than we went to bed with!

Use a silk pillowcase instead of a cotton pillowcase.

Silk is a lot smoother than cotton and thus causes significantly less friction.

Silk also has natural anti-absorbant qualities meaning it reduces moisture loss from your hair as you sleep allowing you to maintain hair hydration overnight compared to cotton which actually draws out and absorbs moisture from your hair.

You might also be interested to know that a silk pillowcase can extend the life of your blow dry by up to two days! Now that's definitely a winner in my eyes!

Silk pillowcases are available from RY in white, charcoal and shimmering nude shades. 

Silk Pillowcases in Shimmering Nude

4. Use A Shampoo & Conditioner Specifically Formulated To Fight Frizz
I use John Frieda's FRIZZ Ease Miraculous Recovery Shampoo & Conditioner.

John Frieda FRIZZ ease Products

These products repair the look and feel of dry heat damaged hair and restore the hair's natural frizz defences. They contain Amino Repair Complex. 

5. Always Use Conditioner
Make sure you do not skip the step of conditioning your hair. Conditioner is essential in moisturising your hair. 

This moisture prevents the cuticle from opening and keeps it smooth. Apply it from the mid lengths of your hair down to the ends. 

6. Use A Hair Serum
I use the John Frieda FRIZZ Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects Serum

This product only needs to be used sparingly by squeezing a little into your hands, rubbing your hands together and then running your hands through your hair. Use it on soaking wet hair for maximum benefit.

This serum eliminates frizz, smoothes, hydrates and tames your hair helping you achieve a glossy, silky smooth style.

It also repels humidity to help prevent weather related frizz.

7. Use A Finishing Creme
Another product I use is the John Frieda FRIZZ Ease Secret Weapon Finishing Creme.

This product replaces the natural oils in your hair. It contains avocado oil and seals the hair to eliminate frizz and flyaways.

Check out the full range of John Frieda FRIZZ Ease products HERE

Do you have any additional tips to avoid frizzy hair? 


xxx
Ingrid

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*The above John Frieda FRIZZ ease products were kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration. 
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57 comments:

  1. I have never found that any of those frizz-free products really do what they say they will, and I can't use shampoos with sulphates or parabens or any of those other chemicals that would probably make my hair behave.
    I use a sulphate/paraben free shampoo for dry hair. I can get away with a more moisturising conditioner, and am currently using Dove. And then I use a little bit of coconut oil instead of serum or argan oil or any of those things, with equivalent results. And I still fight very hard to get my hair to behave. It is very disobedient!

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    1. If only hair could be sent to the naughty corner so it would then behave!

      Everyone's hair is different. It's good when you discover what works for your hair!

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  2. I have the opposite problem - hair that will fall flat easily! I really want to get a silk pillowcase though, they are also meant to be great for preventing the formation of wrinkles. The 6 Effects Serum sounds nice!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. The silk pillowcase is good for reducing wrinkles both due to the smoothness of the silk and also due to the anti-absorbent qualities of the silk meaning your skin remains more hydrated overnight without losing any moisture. Silk pillowcases are the best!

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  3. I don't have a silk pillow case but I think I need one. I get frizzy hair when it rains! In fact, my hair is frizzy right now!

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    1. The silk pillowcase might not help you when you develop frizzy hair when it rains, the products may however, but the silk pillowcase will help improve the condition of your hair in the morning with less frizz and less tangles.

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  4. My mum used a silk pillow case to keep her weekly 'wash and set' hair looking good. No frizzy problems with me but a couple of grandkids' hair goes extra curly when the weather is humid! Denyse #teamIBOT

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    1. Your mum knew what she was doing!

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    2. Indeed she did. A very stylish dresser too. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 39/52. Next week: Letter to My 20 year old Self.

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  5. I totally need to try a silk pillowcase. Sounds like just the thing to work perfectly along side my styling products. Thanks for the tip!

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    1. The pillowcase in conjunction with the styling products is a good defrizzing solution package!

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  6. I amt the Queen of Frizz. I'm up on most of these tips but I must get on to the silk pillowcases! They sound like they could be a game changer!

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    1. Why wasn't our hair designed to be non frizz in the first place?!

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  7. OMG! My hair is so frizzy today I can't stand to look at myself!!!! I think I need a cream or a brown paper bag. Either one will do the trick! ;)

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    1. The John Frieda serum in conjuction with a bun is my last resort for really frizzy humid days!

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  8. I have to say I am the worst at gently drying my hair haha I’m so rough. I do really want to try a silk pillowcase though!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

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    1. I used to be rough with drying my hair but now I gently squeeze my hair dry or let it 80% air dry. It's so hard to smooth the cuticle again after you've opened it by being too rough with your towel.

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  9. I don't get a lot of frizz but I have definitely been loving the new John Frieda range, it has made my hair so soft and shiny!

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    1. You're lucky not getting much frizz! John Frieda Frizz Ease products do leave your hair feeling beautiful and soft!

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  10. I love my silk pillow case! I find it really helps at minimising frizz.

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    1. Nice to hear how well it works from someone else who uses a silk pillowcase! Thanks Rachel!

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  11. I love John Freida's frizz ease range, I'm keen to get a silk pillowcase now :)

    Amy | http://www.herquarters.com

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    1. It's so good once you find a product range that works so well for frizzy hair! I'm a definite fan!

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    1. Maybe rememeber this for a Christmas present suggestion to Santa!

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  13. Frizzy hair is the worst. I follow pretty much all of these tips. YAY!

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    1. Sounds like you're doing all the right things to avoid frizz!

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  14. I heard so much on the silk pillowcase! And thanks for all these useful tips!

    Wendy | http://www.wendyquah.com/

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  15. I truly believe in using a silk pillowcase. It makes your hair so much nicer.

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    1. I definitely agree! And it' such an easy solution!

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  16. thanks for sharing these tips to avoid frizzy hair. I will try the John Frieda products.

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    1. I'd love to hear how you find the John Frieda Frizz Ease product range Julie!

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  17. I have heard people rave about sleeping on silk! I don't suffer frizz thankfully but great tips :)

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    1. Happy to share my tips. The silk pillowcase also helps reduce wrinkles which is another reason why I love it!

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  18. Yep- thick, long, curly hair here. I tend to dreadlocks when the humidity is bad. I do all of this (except the silk thing). I never blow dry, I never rub at it (pop it straight in a hair towel & then shake it out to style), wash it only a couple of times a week, use kerastase shampoo, conditioner & serum....& still the dreads come. Sigh. #teamlovinlife

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    1. I totally agree! The older you get the more essential a silk pillowcase becomes!

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  20. My hair is very fine and limp so most of these tips don't apply to me. When it starts frizzing (on the ends) I know it's time for a hair cut!

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  21. I like the idea of a finishing cream. I'm loath to use any products on my hair and really lazy. My hair - at the moment - isn't frizzy but fly-away-y... if that makes sense. I lost a bit of hair last year and it's growing back so I've got lots of baby hair doing all sorts of weird things. Even if I tidy it, by the time I wake each morning it's scary, so finishing product sounds ideal. #teamlovinlife

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  22. I have very thick unruly hair and it does tend to frizz in the humidity and I end up with boofy hair. I never knew towel drying your hair makes it frizz, so I will definitely stop this. I do use products to try to keep my hair under control however. #TeamLovinLife

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  23. I have thick curly hair and it leans towards being dry so YES I do get frizz! I use a leave in conditioner and get protein treatments when I get my hair done. Also use a shine serum sometimes. I'd really like to try a silk pillowcase and I think sometime in the past I have used Frizz Ease and found it to be fabulous! Thanks for the reminder about it. I might get some more to use! #TeamLovinLife

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  24. I think the only option I have left is to try the silk pillow case... nothing else really works for me.

    Thanks for the reminder.

    SSG xxx

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  25. I have naturally curly (sometimes frizzy) hair. Leave in conditioner, a satin/silk pillowcase and gentle drying (preferably naturally rather than blow dried), are all keys to silky smooth hair for me! :) #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Sounds like you have the battle with frizz all sorted!

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  26. Frizzy hair is my nemesis! I hadn't thought of a silk pillow - oh la la! x #Lovin'LifeLinky

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  27. I'd forgotten about the silk pillow case, thanks for the reminder.

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  28. My hair goes frizzy in the humidity. As soon as I drive to Sydney or beyond my hair goes Monica wild!
    A silk pillow case you say? Huh. Never knew that.
    #teamlovinlife

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  29. Hmmmm might need to investigate a silk pillow case for my daughters they get knotty hair and hate me brushing them out.

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  30. I did not know that about silk!!

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  31. I never had frizzy hair until I had chemo for breast cancer and my hair grew back curly! I looked like Leo Sayer lol I never managed to find a product that worked. Fortunately it's settled down now to just wavy not frizzy. I didn't know about the pillow thing, though. Thanks for the tips x

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  32. These are good tips! I do most of them except for the silk pillowcase. This is a good reason to get one. I usually don't brush my hair after it dries so that it doesn't frizz. I won't lie and say that it doesn't cut down on getting ready in the mornings ;)

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  33. Coming into summer in Queensland, I'm dreading the humidity hitting my hair. Although it doesn't frizz as such, it just becomes big and boofy and gross, so I've found some of the frizz ease products very helpful in taming it! Off to buy a silk pillow!

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  34. I keep reading that silk pillow cases are great for your hair and skin..I should probably invest in one!

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  35. I have learn not to over towel dry my hair, I just squeeze and wrap it up. I am using frizz ease at the moment after my shower in wet hair, but I didn't know about shampoo and conditioner! SOLD! Keeping any eye out for silk pillow cases now too! :)

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