As soon as there’s some humidity in the air, does your hair turn into a big ball of frizz, rivalling that time Monica from Friends went to Barbados? You aren’t alone, with frizzy hair stealing good hair days from many beauties.
The weather isn’t always to blame, either – several factors could be giving you the frizz. Let’s look at what can be causing your hair to get her frizz on, and how to gain back smooth locks.
You inherited the frizz gene
OK, so technically there is no such thing, but genetics do play a part in the frizz factor. If you have coarse or high porosity hair – or hit the jackpot and have both – your hair is more likely to get all in a frizz.
If you do have the frizz gene (thanks, Mum and Dad), you can use an anti-frizz spray or serum. Be sure to check the product label, and only apply one that’s free from all nasties including parabens, sulphates silicones, because harsh ingredients will strip your hair of moisture, causing damaged strands in the long run.
- Your hair is dry
When your hair is dry, it goes searching for moisture. This can be particularly noticeable when it’s humid – your hair sucks up the moisture in the air, resulting in frizz. Naturally curly and wavy hair tends to be on the drier side, which is why it frizzes more easily.
Dry locks can be caused by lifestyle factors such as heat styling, swimming in chlorinated pools or using harsh shampoos containing synthetics like parabens and sulphates. Here are a few of the most common reasons a gal finds her hair in serious need of a drink:
- You aren’t drinking enough water
Hair doesn’t only look for moisture in the environment, but from within your body as well. Keeping hydrated is not only good for your overall health, but it’s also awesome for your hair. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to give your hair the drink it needs. We find leaving a large reusable drink bottle on the desk at work keeps us sipping all day long. (Bonus: also magic for a hangover after too many wines on a Thursday night.)
- You’re over-using heat styling tools
Think straightening your hair will combat frizz? This works as a temporary fix, but it can actually make a frizzy situation worse if you’re overdoing it. Straighteners, curling wands and blow drying can dry your hair out, causing, you guessed it, frizz. Try cutting down your use – and always, always use a heat protectant spray when bringing the heat to your locks.
- You’re washing your hair too often
You may have heard it a bazillion of times, but we’re still going to say it – stop over-washing your hair! Washing it daily or even every second day strips your hair of natural oils, which can leave it dry and frizzy. Trying to cut back a bit? Embrace some up-dos to get you through. And when you are shampooing, choose products free from nasties.
To combat parched strands, nourish your hair by using high-quality shampoos in conjunction with regular intensive treatments, such as our Growth Miracle Mask or Elixir Oil. Both are packed with natural goodies such as argan and jojoba oils, which seriously hydrate your hair and help reduce frizz.
Psst! Got a case of the frizzies? Check out our amazing Elixir Oil, which is free from all nasties including parabens, sulphates and silicones, right here.