We’ve all been there: you need to work out but your mane is already clean and styled, and you’ve got a hot date with a WebEx later in the conference room where your judgy CFO will stare curiously over her Oliver Peoples lenses at the frazzled mess that third round of Burpees left on your head. What’s a gal to do?
I constantly hear ladies blaming their fly-aways on the humidity or the changing season. I’ve got some bad news: the true culprit of frizz isn’t the weather. Here’s a mini-course on frizzy hair, its causes and solutions.
Some hair textures have a natural tendency toward frizz, while others do not. But genetics aren’t entirely to blame: frizz is caused by lack of hydration, so you may not have naturally frizzy hair but have frizzy symptoms due to dehydrated strands.
You can combat frizz by using a protein-based conditioner like Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In, which also uses natural arnica and prickly pear cactus to promote long-lasting hydration and seal the cuticle layer.
Naturally frizzy hair is more difficult to handle because the hair itself is the culprit. Naturally frizzy hair comes in two types:
Propylene glycol, stearalkonium, phenoxyethanol… can you pronounce the names of the ingredients in your hair care products? I know I can’t. I didn’t even know how to pronounce jojoba oil (it’s “ho-ho-bah” oil, by the way). Let’s all learn something new today, eh?
Simmondsia chinenis seed oil, better known as jojoba oil, is one of the most popular natural moisturizers. It’s derived from the jojoba plant found in the deserts of Arizona (represent!), California, and Mexico. Jojoba seed extract contains alpha, delta, and gamma tocopherols (forms of Vitamin E), which offer amazing hydration for hair, skin and nails.
When the good folks over at Misikko.com asked me to contribute a guest article on hair care for their site, I happily complied. Who knew I was already an internet hair guru? Check out my article in its original form here, or just read below!
Ten Ways To Defrizz Your Hair: Take Control Of Your Locks!
Got frizz? Don’t fret – just follow these 10 simple tips to ditch the static and turn those frustrating fly-aways into a sleek, silken mane worthy of any shampoo ad.
I have thick, wavy hair with layers throughout, so I’m naturally predisposed to waking up each morning with my head resembling a bird’s nest. Less tangled and frizzy hair in the morning will both speed up your routine and end AM rushes to the bathroom for an emergency brushing session – plus, less brushing out tangles means less shedding and physical damage, which will lead to longer, stronger hair.
Spare your significant other from equating you with the Bride of Frankenstein in the morning and follow these helpful tips to beat the dreaded bed head: