Although frizzy hair is a natural condition, it may be challenging to manage and style it.
For that reason, you may want to get rid of these flyaways or even prevent them – especially when preparing for an important event. Fortunately, there are many ways to deal with frizzy hair.
If frizzy hair is ruining your dream of having a perfect hairstyle for your Quinceañera, this article is for you. Below, you will find 6 styling tips to deal with it, ranging from trimming it regularly, using diffuser attachment and heat protectants when blowdrying it to avoiding harsh hair care products, and trying keratin and deep-conditioning treatments, among other things. Read on, tame your frizz, and glow during your 15th birthday celebration.
Cut Your Hair
A smooth, sleek haircut tends to reduce frizziness and flyaways. The shorter the hair, the less the chance of it being tangled in the air or getting into knots.
Get a layered cut, which can look stylish and professional at the same time. On the other hand, a blunt cut may be too severe for your taste. If cutting your hair yourself, remember to use the right tools – for example, choose swivel shears or ergonomic scissors.
Also, remember that regular trims are essential for healthy hair growth and preventing frizzy hair. Moreover, they can deal with split ends caused by heat drying or styling and ensure that your hair is the same length as you want it to be. This tip works even better if you get your hair cut regularly every 4-6 weeks – so don’t forget to book your next trip to the salon.
Use a Humidifier
If you live in a dry climate, using a humidifier can help you avoid frizzy hair. The moisture will protect your hair from drying out and causing flyaways. In addition, it will prevent tangling and breakage, resulting in smoother hair.
If you do not have a humidifier at home, you can use a hairdryer with a diffuser attachment to not dry your hair out. Just be careful not to aim the diffuser towards your scalp, as it can cause damage to your hair if too close.
Apply a Heat Protectant
Heat protectants help protect your hair from damage caused by styling tools such as blow dryers and flat irons. It is recommended that you use one whenever you blow-dry or use a flat iron on your hair.
If you are unsure what kind of protectant to purchase, opt for one that contains argan oil or keratin. Both are very effective in reducing frizziness and protecting the hair from heat damage. You can purchase these types of protectants at any drugstore or online.
Avoid Using Harsh Hair Care Products
Harsh hair care products tend to weigh down your hair and make it look sleeker and shinier than usual. However, they also make it frizzier, so you may not want to use them daily. Also, be sure that you rinse out all the conditioner or hair mask from your hair before drying it. Otherwise, you will end up with not only frizzy but also greasy-looking hair.
Try Keratin Treatments
Keratin treatments are very popular in beauty salons nowadays because they help reduce frizziness and give your hair shine and volume. As with any other treatment, you should have it done professionally in order to avoid damaging your hair – however, you can also consider buying keratin shampoos or conditioners to perform semi-permanent keratin treatments at home.
These treatments are done by applying a keratin solution to your hair after shampooing it with a shampoo containing sulfate. The procedure can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on the type of solution used and the brand of product used.
Deep Condition Your Hair
Deep conditioning your hair will help restore its natural moisture and prevent it from getting frizzy. Moreover, it can improve your hair’s shine and provide more volume. You can do this treatment by leaving the conditioner or mask in for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off completely with lukewarm water.
Afterward, wash your hair with a mild shampoo and apply your regular conditioner afterward for detangling purposes and for added moisture if necessary. It is best that you do not use heat tools on your hair immediately after deep conditioning so that the natural oils and moisture of your hair are able to lock in as much as possible.
Frizzy hair is not a problem that should be taken lightly. In addition to making you look unkempt, it can also affect your self-esteem: you may feel embarrassed to appear in public, especially if compared with other people with sleek hair.
However, while working on your self-esteem is necessary, you can deal with frizzy hair pretty efficiently. Of course, this will require patience and time, but the tips above will help you along the road. Cut your hair regularly, use a humidifier, apply a heat protectant, try deep-conditioning, and consider keratin treatments – these simple tricks will allow you to reduce frizziness and enjoy a fabulous hairstyle.