Controlling frizz is something many of us struggle with, especially if like me you’ve got curly or wavy hair.
Of course, there are a wonderful things associated with this hair type. You can roll out of bed and be ready to go and you don’t need to use heat styling tools. Plus, you don’t have to worry about volume, as it often comes naturally! However, once the humidity hits, so do the problems, making curly hair difficult to maintain.
Can I blame it all on the weather?
The weather is not the only contributing factor when it comes to frizzy hair though. There are other things that may be making your hair frizzy. This includes over washing, over use of products, fluctuations in hormones, the brush you are using, and not brushing your hair before washing.
Your hair dryer can also have a significant impact – if you do not have a device with ionic technology, this is where you are going wrong.
We’ve put down some useful tips to help you manage your frizz so your curly locks look amazing and under control:
- Choose an ionic hair dryer – As briefly touched upon, ionic hair dryers are a must for anyone that suffers from frizz. If you want to know the science about how ionic hair dryers work read our info page here.
- Switch your shampoo and conditioner – Frizz often occurs because the hair is stripped of moisture. Your shampoo could be to blame for this. Switch to natural shampoo, use a small amount and don’t wash too often. You also need to avoid conditioner that is too heavy, as it will weigh your hair down. Just to make matters worse, anything too light will not provide enough moisture. You need to choose something in the middle.
- Invest in replenishing products – You need products that are going to hydrate your hair and replenish moisture throughout the day. You can get hydrating mousses and oils.
- Use a diffuser – When you are drying your hair, you need to use a diffuser. Otherwise, yes, you guessed it; you are depriving your hair of moisture.
- Check your diet – They say beauty starts from within, and so tweaking your diet can help you to deal with frizz. Crash diets, junk food and binge-eating can all have bad effects on your hair.
You need to make sure your hair gets the nutrients it needs, so look for food rich in minerals and vitamins, particularly zinc, folic acid, and vitamins. Huffington Post wrote a useful article on this and Hairscientists.org provide a detailed analysis of nutrients needed for hair health.A quick summary from us at Hair Dryer Advisor would be to eat a varied diet with lots of dark leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, cereals (we don’t mean the Coco Pops type!) and eggs – which are rich in iron, B vitamins and vitamin D.
You’ll find our curly-haired reviewers’ opinions on the best hair dryers here.