Don’t feel alone if you struggle with your frizzy hair every day. We’re all united by this dreadful feeling where we wake up in the morning and have to deal with the frizz bomb that goes off in our hair every day. But what is frizz? Why does it actually occur? Let’s shed some light on this hair wrecker and the ways to prevent it.
Our hair is made of several layers. The outermost layer is made of hair cuticles, which resemble the scales of fish. These cuticles protect the hair cortex, and keep the natural moisture of hair locked in. When external damage such as excessive heat styling, chemical treatments, UA/UVA rays, and other factors affect the hair health, the hair cuticles are raised, exposing the hair cortex, which allows the natural moisture to bleed out. For this reason, the hair fibers swell and start running in different directions in search of moisture, which creates frizz.
Now that we know the science behind frizz, let’s talk about the ways that can help in taming your mane and preventing the frizz altogether. The key reason frizz occurs in the first place is dryness. Since the hair keeps on losing moisture, the hair becomes drier. Hence, frizz. Therefore, to get rid of frizz, it’s crucial to prevent dryness.
The first tip is to avoid hot showers and use lukewarm water instead. Hot water can dry out your hair and cause frizz. Also, try not to wash your hair too often. Harsh chemicals can disturb the pH level of your hair and disrupt the production of natural oils, which results in dryness and consequent frizz. Also, reduce heat styling, and always use a heat protectant before styling your hair. A good heat protectant such as GK Hair ThermalStyleHer can help retaining the natural moisture of your hair and preventing dryness. Oil your hair with a natural emollient before shampoo, and make use of conditioners and aftercare products. You can try out GK Hair Leave-In Conditioner Cream with Argan Oil Serum, as the sweet mixture of the two products instantly knocks off frizz and keeps your hair tamed, healthy, and manageable.