Hair Care Tips: The Dos and Don’ts for Frizzy Hair

Hair Care Tips: The Dos and Don’ts for Frizzy Hair

Summer is nearly here and while the temperature is heating up, you probably can’t stop thinking about the dreaded hair problems that come with the season. Waking up to a mane of unruly, frizzy hair that seems to have a mind of its own can be frustrating and often an overwhelming challenge to manage. iluvia is here to save the day with some essential dos and don’ts for frizzy hair that are sure to tame those rebellious strands. So, conquer frizz today and achieve the smooth, silky hair you want in summer. Keep scrolling to learn more.

What Causes Frizzy Hair?

Numerous reasons, such as heat damage, over styling and environmental stressors can result in frizzy hair.  Let’s look specifically at humidity – one of the main causes of frizz, especially in the warmer months.

When the air is highly humid, there is a lot of water vapour (moisture). This high concentration of water molecules contains an equally high concentration of hydrogen, which, when absorbed into hair strands binds to their proteins. The excess moisture in your hair causes styled hair to return to its natural shape. Un-styled hair folds and bends – straight hair becomes wavy and curly hair becomes even curlier.

Frizz is caused by lifted hair cuticles, which allow moisture to pass through easily. If your hair is already dry and damaged, you most likely have lifted hair cuticles, making your hair type even more susceptible to humidity-induced frizz.

How to Prevent Frizzy Hair

How to Prevent Frizzy Hair

Tip #1: Invest in a suitable hair care system

One key for managing frizzy hair is to start using a good quality hair treatment for frizzy hair designed to fight this problem – the iluvia Pro Maintenance System. First, the Sulfate-Free Shampoo is perfect for dry and damaged hair. Its mild cleansing properties clean the hair and scalp without removing natural oils, preventing further damage. It helps prevent a number of common issues, such as frizz, breakage and dryness, leaving hair softer, smoother and frizz-free. Next, the hydrophobic Hair Repair Mask helps restore damaged hair by warding off harmful moisture and humidity. It smooths down frizzed-out hair, detangling it and adding a protective sheen. Finally, the Hair Protection Serum protects the hair from external damage. The hair serum for frizzy hair shields hair from environmental harm caused by UV radiation, moisture, pollution and heat from styling tools.

Pro Maintenance System

Tip #2: Dry hair correctly

Try not to rub your hair too excessively or vigorously when drying it. This will result in the roughening up of the cuticles, causing even more frizz, tangles and breakage. Instead, we suggest letting your hair air dry or pressing it dry with a soft microfibre towel.

Tip #3: Trim hair regularly

Regardless of how good hair care products are, they can’t repair split ends. Split ends go up the hair shaft, causing more damage and also making your hair appear frizzy and dull. This is why getting a haircut at least every 6-8 weeks is important to keep your hair healthy and smooth.

Tip #4: Embrace natural styles

Instead of constantly fighting the frizz, learn to love your hair the way it is and find hairstyles that work well for frizzy hair. While products help, learning how to style your hair appropriately helps when you are having a particularly bad hair day.

Tip #5: Dab oil to smoothen hair

Consider incorporating a leave-in conditioner into your frizzy hair care routine or massaging your hair with oil to help control frizz throughout the day. Take iluvia’s 100% Pure Argan Oil. It nurtures the hair from within, infusing it with natural fatty acids and vitamins that repair damage and protect it from further harm. Argan Oil also smoothens the cuticles, protecting them from humidity.

100% Pure Argan Oil

Tip #6: Protect hair from heat styling products

Using heat styling tools at high temperatures or without a heat protectant can further damage your hair and exacerbate frizz. Before styling your hair, apply a few drops of the Intensive Hair Care Serum or Hair Protection Serum to shield your hair from the heat, minimise frizz and avoid further damage.

Hair Protection Serum
Intensive Hair Care Serum

Tip #7: Avoid washing hair everyday

Over washing your hair can deplete it of its natural oils and promote frizz. Try washing your hair every few days or every other day to maintain a healthy balance.

Tip #8: Stay clear of hot water

It’s no secret that hot water causes frizzy hair and damage. The high temperatures open the cuticles and destroy the hair’s protein bonds. It also dries the hair out, removing natural oils and making it appear frizzy and dull. For those with sensitive or dry skin, hot water can also cause scalp irritation.

Tip #9: Don’t overbrush hair

It's also important to avoid over-brushing your hair while it's dry, as this can cause breakage and make frizz more noticeable. Using a wide-tooth or detangling comb can help prevent breakage and help avoid frizzy hair.

Tip #10: Switch up your pillowcase

Opt for a silk or satin pillowcase. These materials minimise friction between your hair and the pillow, whereas cotton pillowcases are known to absorb the oils from your hair, making it drier. Silk or satin pillowcases make it less likely that your hair will get tangled and frizzy. They also help preserve your hairstyle, helping you maintain a fresh hairdo.

Following these dos and don'ts for frizzy hair is essential for achieving that smooth, silky look. Take control of your hair care routine today. Seize the day and show off your beautiful, frizz-free locks to the world.

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