Tips for Frizzy Hair

What causes frizz? Frizzy hair is caused when dry, porous hair absorbs moisture from the humid air in an attempt to get hydration back into the hair cuticle. This in turn causes the hair shaft to swell and kink all over. What is the solution? The stylists at Awaken514 Boutique Hair Salon in Tallahassee have some helpful tips that will help you fight the frizz for a smooth style.

AVOID THE HEAT
Heat styling, straightening, and flat ironing can create havoc with your hair, especially very fine hair types which are more likely to experience cuticle damage. Use heat styling tools sparingly. Heat protective sprays will offer some protection. Air dry your hair when possible, and when using heat styling tools, try to keep the tool in contact with the hair only as long as needed.

DEEP CONDITION ONCE A WEEK
A deep conditioner offers amazing therapy for frizzy hair. A deep conditioning treatment at least once a week can restore and hydrate your locks with an intensely rich dose of moisture. Several deep conditioning treatments are available at our Tallahassee salon to help hydrate, nourish, and fight the frizz.

TRY AN IONIC BLOW DRYER
Ionic blow-dryers can help to reduce frizz by compressing the cuticle of your hair as you blow dry it. This locks out moisture which can cause the hair to swell and frizz.

AVOID HAIR SPRAY
Most hair spray products contain high amounts of alcohol. Alcohol, when absorbed by the hair cuticle, can cause the hair to swell and frizz.

CONDITION AND MOISTURIZE
Unless your hair is extremely fine, use a deep conditioning product when you shampoo. Be sure to leave it on for at least five minutes. Afterwards, blot your hair gently with a microfiber towel as it will produce less friction in your hair.  Don’t twist or rub your hair with the towel as this can cause your hair to break.

TRY SMOOTHING OILS & SERUM
Help smooth down fly aways with a lightweight anti-frizz oil or serum that help to smooth the hair cuticle. Apply to your hair while it is still damp to help your hair retain moisture and to achieve super soft, smooth styling results.

CONSIDER A SMOOTHING TREATMENT
One of the best and most effective ways of eliminating frizz in your hair is by receiving a smoothing treatment from our hair salon in Tallahassee. A smoothing treatment offers long lasting results-smooth straight hair that lasts for months.