Frizz is dry frayed hair that doesn’t lay flat, and it’s a challenge for anyone who has hair…of any type, texture and length. It comes from lack of moisture, using the wrong products/tools and not drying or diffusing hair properly.
Evie Rivera (@eviedzine) shares four tips for the issue at hand.
1. Moisture and Protein
It’s imperative to use the proper shampoo, conditioner and styling products, whether it's protein for highlighted hair or moisture for thick or curly hair. Each product is designed to nourish and protect hair, and together work to encourage the cuticle to lay flat and reduce frizz.
Larger curl patterns should not use a brush when drying, yet straighter hair might need it for maximum smoothing. Use an ionic blow dryer. The built in ceramic/tourmaline ion generation creates incredible shine and reduces static and frizz for ultra-smooth finishes.
3. Tips for Taming Frizzy Straight Hair
Use frizz-taming shampoo and conditioner, and apply styling products designed for this specific hair type. Blow dry 100% for a smooth finish using a paddle brush or to create volume use a thermal round brush.
4. Tips for Taming Frizzy Wavy, Curly and Coily Hair
Use Redken All Soft Mega Curls Shampoo and Conditioner while hair is still wet, apply proper styling products and comb hair with a wide tooth comb or pic. Do not use a brush — It disrupts the cuticle and texture pattern. Diffuse hair with a blow dryer while NOT touching hair. Option: Twist hair around fingers to separate curls or create two strand twists by twisting two strands around each other and crossing back.
“Reducing frizz is all about understanding hair type and getting the cuticle to lay as flat as possible while cultivating a beautiful shape/finish,” says Rivera.