Messy hair, DO care: How to rid of that frizz for good!
There’s a whole industry around fighting frizzy hair – yet even with countless anti-frizz hair styling products and procedures available all of us suffer from the frizz every now and again. Whether frizz causes your hair to look limp and lifeless or blows it up as large as a lion, it can be downright annoying!
So, if you feel like you’ve spent a lifetime trying (and failing) to find the perfect solution to ridding your hair of frizz, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll start off by looking at the reasons why hair frizzes before looking at how to fight the frizz for good!
What causes frizzy hair?
It’s the simplest formula in the world: combine some dry and damaged hair with poor weather and you’ve got yourself a head full of frizz!
This occurs because the dry and damaged hair absorbs the moisture from the air meaning the hair cuticles swell up in size, leading to the appearance of frizz.
While you can’t control the natural elements, you can control the quality of your hair. So, read on to find out once and for good how to protect your hair from frizz.
Change the products you are using
The first step is cutting out anything that dries out your hair.
You might not realise it, but all those fancy shampoos and styling gels that you use to make your hair look its best could be the reason behind your frizz. In particular, beware of products with drying agents such as sulphates and alcohol.
Instead, opt for nourishing conditioners and hair masks. These products are far more likely to tame your hair while nourishing it – so that even in its natural state it’s a look you can proudly wear.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming that conditioner is just that product you use after shampoo and quickly wash off. As the beauty and hair industry has evolved there are now more conditioners available than ever before. Leave in conditioners are the go-to if you want to rid your hair of frizz. They can be left on your hair for hours (sometimes all night) and will soften your hair into a frizz free state!
Hair masks can also be worn overnight. The majority are packed with helpful ingredients such as argan oil, shea butter and honey that will moisten your hair to a sleek and healthy condition.
If you’re still wary of the wind when you step out of the house, just grab a bottle of hairspray to make sure your hair behaves!
Get creative with your hair care routine
Adding moisture to your hair doesn’t need to involve fancy serums. In fact, your miracle moisture makers might be sitting in your kitchen at this very moment.
Apple cider vinegar has given lots of fancy hair products a run for their money. Frizzy hair tends to have a high alkaline level that causes open and unruly cuticles. The vinegar has an acidic pH level which will help neutralise your hair and leave the cuticles closed and flat.
Similar to apple cider vinegar, coconut oil also has a high alkaline level (without the piercing vinegary smell!). Coconut oil is easily absorbed by the hair and adds some much-needed protein to combat frizz!
Or if you’re feeling fruity why not throw some avocado into the mix? Avocado goes a lot further than simply being a delicious toast topping, it is full to the brim of Vitamin A and E which helps hydrate your hair and tame any frizz.
Stop colouring your hair
As addictive as hair colouring is, it’s definitely not helping with your hair frizz! When you colour your hair, the cuticles are forced upwards meaning your hair’s natural structure is disrupted and more vulnerable to frizz.
It’s best (and cheaper) to just leave the hair dyes alone, and if you’re worried about greys some root touch up powders can sort you out!
Stop styling your hair with heat
You may think that by straightening your hair until its super sleek you’re protecting it from frizz – in the short term you might be right but in the long term you are definitely not! The high temperatures from straightening and curling your hair using heat strip your hair of its moisture and damage it. And we already know that damaged hair is far more prone to frizz!
Trial allowing your hair to air dry or dry it with a microfibre towel – far less damaging than a cotton towel! And the times when you are tempted by heat tools – make sure you’ve covered your hair with a healthy dosage of heat protectant spray!
Why pH of skincare products is important?
The pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base ten) of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in aqueous solution. The pH of skin surface ranges from 4.5 to 6 making it slightly acidic. The acidic nature of the whole skin surface was first claimed by Heuss in 1892; however, the first scientific study was carried out by Schade and Marchionini in 1928, who called it the acid mantle. The “acid mantle” protects the skin by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic organisms, regulating keratinization, desquamation and wound healing. Any disruption in the acid mantle disrupts the activity of enzymes involved in barrier function and anti-microbial protection. The skin pH and the buffering capacity of the skin surface are made up of the components of the stratum corneum as well as the secretions from sebaceous and sweat glands. Sweat is an important contributor towards skin acidity owing to its content of amino acid, lactic acid, and urea, which supplement skin NMF levels. The formation of stratum corneum barrier requires enzymes that are pH dependent. Two lipid-processing enzymes β-glucocerebrosidase and acidic sphingomyelinase require a pH of 5.6 and 4.5, respectively. An increased skin surface pH activates enzyme serine proteases, which causes degradation of corneodesmosomes and affects the skin barrier. pH also has a big impact on the skin microbiome. The bactericidal activity, because of dermicidin and nitrites in sweat, occurs optimally at pH 5.5. The resident bacterial flora changes as pH increases causing increase in population and activity of P. acnes and Staphylococcus aureus which are responsible for acne and eczema. All these result in contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris and Candida albicans infections. Products with high pH cause swelling of skin follicles affecting the permeability of the skin making it dry, sensitive, and susceptible. Most of the skincare products are formulated within the pH range of normal healthy skin except the exfoliating products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), Vitamin C products and chemical peel which work at low pH. Facial oils, cleansing oils, balms are not pH dependent.
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