why is my hair so frizzy?
before we cut to the chase of how to get rid of frizzy hair and the best frizzy hair products, let’s go back to basics: what causes frizzy hair, anyway?
the numero uno reason for frizzy hair is that your strands are thirsty. when hair is dry, it seeks moisture and zaps it from the air around it, causing the hair’s cuticles to open up and become rough.
if your hair is frizzy, you’ll know about it. just look for locks that have a fluffy and irregular hair texture. for those with naturally curly hair, frizzy sections probably won’t follow your natural hair pattern. if your mane is on the straighter side, frizzy hair will stick out as stiff, straw-like and brittle.
hair can have a frizzy texture for a handful of reasons. (just fyi, your hair could fall into one or more of these categories.) the most common types of frizzy hair include:
1. natural texture
textured waves and curls often come with a degree of frizz. this is because the cuticles may not lie as flat on your naturally bendy strands.
when the air is humid, there’s a whole lotta moisture in the air for your hair to soak up.
3. heat damage
hot tools can strip your hair of its natural moisture if you don’t prep your hair correctly and use a heat protection spray (like, ahem, icon welder).
4. lightening or colour treatments
when you switch up your doo with lightening or colour, it can damage your strands and strip it of its natural oils.
5. split ends
pesky split ends exacerbate frizz which will get worse the longer you leave 'em. step one: book in for a trim. step two: read our guide to split ends.