Frizzy hair has always been the bane of my existence.
At some point, I thought I was cursed with the frizz genes, and this is how my hair would be for the rest of my life.
- Halo frizz
- Poof ball frizz
- Surface frizz
- Flyaway Frizz
- Frizzy ends
- Fluffy frizz
- In-the-curl frizz
You name it, and I had it all.
To make things worse, the wet and muggy weather here in London doesn’t help either. I would get full-on frizz attacks as soon as I step outside, even if it took me 45 mins to make my hair look put together.
There’s nothing more disappointing than spending my mornings blow-drying and straightening every last kink out of my hair to step outside and see within seconds – it has poofed up.
Frizzy Hair Has A Weird Mind Of Its Own
If you can relate to my hair problems, then you’ll know …
Frizzy hair has a weird mind of its own.
No matter how many anti-frizz products you throw at it, your day ahead will still feel like long bad hair days.
Whatever the opposite of silky smooth hair is, it’s called frizz.
- Lack of moisture
- Lack of texture
- Lots of split ends
Whether you like it or not, it’s always there the next morning when you wake up (Like a monster from world war Z).
But hey, listen …
This is not the hair you were born with.
No matter how much you curse your luck or genetics, you were not born with hair looking like a frizzy fluff ball ?♀️
Frizzy hair is a condition that happens with:
- Using the wrong products
- And heat abuse
The bad news is: The more you ignore it, the worse it gets.
And the good news …
You can stop frizzy hair right now by following a few simple tips that will nurture your hair back into life again.
Trust me; this will change the way you care for your hair in the long run.
To fully understand how you can undo the damage and stop the frizz, it’s important to know what makes your hair frizzy in the first place.
Reasons For Frizzy Hair
I overlooked as I was getting older, that my hair was dehydrating more over time. It was falling off, and crumbling like leaves of a tree.
As a result, my hair was losing the voluminous bounce and elasticity I used to be so proud of.
You don’t feel your hair suffering unless it starts to look obvious.
- Rough texture
- Inability to hold moisture
- Lack of elasticity
- Difficult to style
These are all signs of frizz and hair damage. They only become visible when your hair has had enough of the chemical torture.
“Hair is not a living organ, and we don’t feel pain when it is cut. Therefore we don’t know the extent of the damage caused by daily chemicals and wear and tear.”Kay Connelly, technical director for L’Oreal Professionnel
Let me tell you what exactly makes your hair frizzy:
- Unhealthy scalp
- Excessive heat styling
- Washing hair with hard water
- Chemicals in hair products like sulfates
- Hair sprays loaded with alcohol
- Unbalanced hair pH
- Product buildup that repels moisture
- Air conditioning – zaps moisture from the hair
- Lack of UV protection
You see, your hair goes through a lot every day.
When I finally understood what was affecting my hair, I decided to take a step back and rethink my hair care routine.
After a quick chat with my hairstylist, it became clear what I needed to do to reverse my hair damage.
And today, I am going to show you exactly how I did it.
My 3 Steps To Stop Frizz And Reverse Hair Damage
I have been focusing on these 3 things lately, and the positive results so far prove that my hair is progressively getting better.
Done in the comfort of my home and in my own time. No expensive salon treatments!
So without further ado, here’s the process:
- Start with a scalp and hair detox
- Replenish the lost keratin
- Use chemical free shampoos
Here’s the All-In-One Kit that does it all for me:
The Keratin Hair Treatment.
Let me explain why this works …
Beautiful and healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. If you want to kick-start your hair routine, make sure your scalp is healthy enough to support your hair.
Detox and remove all the bad stuff that accumulates at the root of your hair.
Although you may not see it with your naked eyes, there’s a lot of dirt, dust, minerals from hard water, and sebum that sit there to weigh down your hair.
Excess product buildup can also suffocate the hair follicles.
1. Use A Scalp Detox Clarifying Shampoo
A clarifying shampoo does much more than just cleaning your hair.
The reason you see professional hairstylists using it in hair salons before color and chemical treatment is that:
A clarifying shampoo lifts out residues and toxins from your scalp and your hair.
In short, it clears out anything that’s blocking your hair from absorbing moisture and essential nutrients from your favorite products.
Another good reason for using a clarifying shampoo: It’s the perfect pre-treatment for keratin.
2. Use A Keratin Treatment
A keratin treatment is by no means a miracle out of the bottle, but it can progressively reverse hair damage.
I’ve done it many times, and I can personally vouch for the effectiveness and long-lasting benefits.
- It saves me a lot of precious time on my daily hair styling chores
- My hair looks freshly blown out every day
- It fortifies my hair for at least 3 months
- It cuts down on time it takes my hair to dry
- Regardless of the weather, my hair stays hydrated
- No split ends, no frizz, and no regular trips to my hair salon
To put it simply:
Your hair needs keratin. It’s the basic building block for hair fibers. Without them, hair wouldn’t be hair.
So give your hair a generous dose of the good stuff and see how it comes alive again.
3. Use Chemical Free Shampoos
Avoid shampoos that contain:
These are harmful ingredients that gradually wear out your hair.
For example, sulfates deplete natural oil from your scalp and hair.
It kicks off a natural defense mechanism from your body to compensate with more oil.
The result: the more you wash your hair with sulfate-based shampoos, the more your hair feels greasy in a short period.
Alcohol-based ingredients such as isopropyl alcohol, acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone, and denatonium can severely dry your hair and scalp.
Avoid these ingredients to help your scalp maintain its balance of natural oils that also lubricate your hair to keep it healthy, and well hydrated for longer.
Alcohol ingredients in hair care. Good or bad?
Dimethicone and silicone are plastic-like rubber substances that make your hair look shiny.
The illusion of shiny hair from silicone-based products come at a cost. The plastic-like substance builds a layer around your hair that prevents essential moisture from penetrating into your hair.
These ingredients make your hair feel dry after some time, and they also leave behind unwanted buildup and residues.
So observe what you put in your hair.
I always look for organic and non-toxic hair products from trusted brands rather than cheap drugstore shampoos.
Listen To Your Hair And Take Action Now
Frizz, excessive split ends, dryness and lack of moisture are all signs that your hair needs help.
Sometimes a total reset is what your hair needs to get going again.
Charlene has been blogging for over 10 years and has a background in digital marketing. She's also a certified yoga teacher and loves to travel.
When she's not working on her next article, she can be found spending time with her two young daughters or planning her next big travel adventure.