Combat winter frizz

Thursday, 26 June 2014

If you’re prone to frizz, you probably dread going out when it’s raining, and brushing your hair is a nightmare. Though our hair is complex in its structure, the formation of frizz is quite simple. Our hair consists of three layers, and the outer layer (the cuticle) is where frizz originates. Instead of lying flat, this layer lifts, causing frizz. This is usually due to dehydration, and is aggravated by brushing, towel-drying and heat.

A few simple things you can do to prevent or minimise your frizz includes adding lots of hydration to your hair in the form of conditioners and hair masks, never towel-drying your hair, staying away from harsh chemicals in hair products, being careful with heat styling and combing your dry hair with wet fingers instead of a brush or comb.

How to combat winter frizz

Here, some hair helpers you can use to treat, prevent and minimise frizz:

Trevor Sorbie Frizz Free Smoothing Spray, R119.95 

Curl Care by Dr Miracle’s Frizz Control Serum, R86.99 

Marc Anthony 30 Day No Frizz Keratin Smoothing Treatment, R149.95 

OGX Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo & Conditioner, R179.95 each

Creightons Keratin Pro Smooth & Strengthen Shampoo & Conditioner, R49.95 each

Other articles you may be interested in:
Get rid of frizz: Part 1
Get rid of frizz: Part 2
Five ethnic hair care products we’re loving right now
The worst things to do to curly hair
Six hair resolutions for 2014

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Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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  1. Pseudo_kate

    I luckily don’t struggle with that but I do get static hair every now and then in winter so I just apply one or two pumps of Moroccan Oil to my hair in the morning and that prevents the problem.

    5 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    Some quality hair treatments. Blow dry hair is deadly and should be avoided.

    5 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    Dr Miracle’s Frizz Control Serum is really a miracle worker!

    5 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    If you aren’t supposed to towel dry frizzy hair then what is the best method to dry it? I tend to stay away from blow dryers.

    5 years ago •

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