Frizz happens and not just to heads topped with curls. Curly and wavy locks don’t hold the monopoly on frizz. You know this because you’re straight frizzy hair often leaves you feeling frustrated. We’ve got the solutions to improve your hair health and combat the frizz.
What Causes Frizz?
Frizzy hair, whether straight hair, wavy or curly can be caused by a variety of factors. Curly or wavy hair often suffers from frizz when the humidity rises. Humidity also can affect straight hair as well, but more often straight frizzy hair is caused by dryness or lack of moisture in the hair.
Taming Straight Frizzy Hair
When curly or wavy hair frizzes, typically it looks poofy. However, when naturally straight hair frizzes it can look as if you’ve been hit with an infusion of static electricity. Often frizz is the result of low moisture in your hair. Hair suffers from dryness for a variety of reasons ranging from heat styling damage to using products that leach moisture from your hair instead of nourishing it. Begin taming your straight frizzy hair by using a moisturizing shampoo that combines gentle daily cleansing plus intense moisture to help keep the frizz at bay.
Tip: After shampooing and conditioning your hair, use a cool water rinse to help seal the hair cuticle shut, improving shine and reducing risk for frizz.
Trim Split Ends
This may seem like a simple solution, but it works. Opt for more frequent visits to the salon to keep your ends trimmed, especially if you frequently color or heat style your hair. Have the split ends tamed and trimmed every four to six weeks for optimum results and improved hair health.
Cut Back on Shampoos
Most hair doesn’t need to be shampooed daily and frequent shampooing actually can remove moisture from your hair increasing the risk for frizz. Try shampooing two to three times a week instead of daily. If you feel the need to shampoo on a non-shampoo day, just use conditioner. Your hair will feel fresh and the conditioner will add nourishment and shine.
Try a product like the Ion Youth Restore Renewing Shampoo that cleans without any sulfates, is color-safe and leaves hair moisturized, shiny and frizz-free. It’s designed to improve manageability and overall hair health.
Smoothing Products to the Rescue
Whether your straight frizzy hair is fine or thick, smoothing products can help beat that frizz. A keratin smoothing masque replenishes the hair’s keratin protein to help increase hair strength. It also helps re-hydrate the hair to help reduce frizz, repair breakage and increase manageability. Using a smoothing masque regularly can tame frizz aggravated by excessive heat-styling or frequent coloring.
Don’t forget about a smoothing comb or soft touch paddle brush that’s perfect for styling longer or large sections of hair without increasing static and frizz.
Balms for Blow Drying
Heat styling of any type, even with a diffuser, can dry out your tresses and even cause frizz. Before turning on the hair drying, applying a moisturizing blow-dry balm to help smooth hair that loves to frizz. Ion’s Straightening Blow-Dry Balm works to control the crazy frizz for both straight and curly hair plus it conditions and provides a semi-shine finish with light hold so your look stays just the way you want all day.
You can tame straight frizzy hair. Keeping your hair healthy and hydrated is key. Don’t over-shampoo, keep it conditioned, use keratin smoothing masques to help repair damage and don’t forget protective balms and products when heat styling.