Winter is here and the battle with dry & frizzy hair has truly begun! Looking to understand what causes your hair to become dry & frizzy and how to remedy it?
Well, here are the answers to all your frizzy hair woes!
Reasons for Frizzy Hair
Hair cuticles are made up of little shingles that protect the hair strands from the environment and harsh weather. They get nourished by the beneficial moisture from the natural oils your scalp produces.
When your hair becomes too dry, these shingles are left open and damaged. This causes all the natural moisture from the scalp to escape and all the pollutants and moisture from the environment to enter the hair shafts. This makes your hair frizzy!
This is especially prevalent among people with curly hair since natural oils from the scalp are not able to travel all the way down the hair shaft.
Factors that Cause Hair to Frizz
The lack of moisture in the air during cold weather can lead to dry, frizzy & damaged hair causing undesirable consequences such as split ends, dandruff and more.
Washing hair with extremely hot water
If the water being used for washing your hair is too hot, your hair loses its natural moisture and oils, and ends up absorbing extra humidity from the air.
Harsh hair products
Overuse of harsh hair products like hair colour, perms, or products containing sulphates or alcohol, strip your hair of its natural oils. This makes them turn frizzy. Prolonged heat styling at high temperatures has a similar effect.
The hardness level of the water you are using can wreak havoc on your hair, making it stiff, rough & frizzy. Hard water is high in mineral content that reacts with your hair – causing a build-up of minerals like iron & calcium. Consider using a water softener or switching to RO / drinking water to wash your hair.
Over-washing your hair
When you wash your hair every day, you deplete your hair of the natural oils it needs to be healthy. Roughly towel-drying your hair or using brushes with nylon bristles can also ruffle the cuticles, leading to frizzy hair.
Remedies for Frizzy Hair
A DIY Avocado and Honey hair mask
In order to moisturise your hair naturally and strengthen them from the roots, applying this mask for 15-20 minutes before shampooing can do wonders.
Detox your hair to remove build-up
Frizz can occur when there is a build-up of minerals in your hair, like iron and calcium from using hard water. These minerals then act as a barrier that prevents your hair from absorbing moisture, turning it dry.
As a remedy to this, you should consider some deep conditioning for your hair using hair oils or hair masks. If you’re not sure where to start, The Earth Collective’s deeply nourishing & conditioning Hair Masks will definitely get the job done!
A solution of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice in warm water can be used to rinse your hair before shampooing to prevent this build-up. However, be cautious of your skin sensitivity and consult a specialist in case of any issues.
Apply styling products to wet hair
To dry hair, applying products that are designed to seal in moisture or lock in styles leads to frizzy hair since your hair is not able to absorb the moisture. Applying these products to wet hair, on the other hand, encourages the hair to absorb moisture and other beneficial oils from the products being used.
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