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Ways to Restore Smoothness and Shine to Frizzy Hair
By Research Staff
Frizzy Hair

There is more than one definition of frizz. Researchers who studied the perception of hair health found that while women around the world perceived the absence of frizz as a sign of healthy hair, how they described "frizz" varied widely according to hair type and desired style. As described by women in the study, the two main types of frizz are:

1. short strands sticking up at the part and throughout the hair length that "project away from the main body of hair"; this type is especially noticeable on women with straight hair who are trying to achieve a smooth style; and

2. strands of wavy or curly hair that do not align with others to form a defined wave or curl.[1]

By this definition, frizz is not exclusively a characteristic of curly hair; straight hair can be frizzy, and tightly curled or afro-textured hair can be frizz-free.[2] "Frizz" sometimes refers to curly hair in general, but that is not what most women understand the term to mean

Excessive Dryness: Dryness and lack of control or lack of moisture results in Excessive dryness. Use of anti-frizz cream is recommended to soften roughness and add moisture.

1.Use of Chemicals: Chemical treatments like (coloring, perms, bleaching) can sap moisture, removes protective oils, and cause follicles to become excessively brittle. Consistent use of chemicals or coloring through regular treatments usually leads to this problem. Alcohol in any product, is considered as worst to use in hair as it dries up the hair much faster. Avoiding chemical treatment to the hair for minimum six months is recommended so that you regain your hair length and avoid further damage. The hair grows approximately 6-8 inches in a year.

2.Environmental Factors: Like Sun UVA/UVB, chlorine, and other contaminants are equally harsh on hair. Avoid swimming without protection, avoid washing hair in areas where you mostly find hard water as it will result in frizzy hair and the hair will start falling. In such circumstances you need to make arrangement for soft water, Drinking or mineral water to wash your hair. Not to forget you must always apply UV protectants.

3.Heat Damage: By using flat irons, rollers, curling irons, dryers etc..
Heat is another factor which makes the hair dry, it all depends how many times a person is blow drying or using a curling iron, how frequently the person uses flat iron to straighten or style the hair etc.. if its too frequent then it may cause the hair to break or can lead to brittleness.

Before we get into what can make your hair appear frizzy, it’s important to know what the underlying cause is. Frizz occurs due to a lack of moisture in the hair. This causes hair to seek moisture from the air around it, which is why humidity often makes matters worse. In addition to the weather and hair’s lack of moisture, there are a number of factors that can leave your hair more vulnerable to frizz. We went ahead and listed some, below.

1. THE WATER TEMPERATURE IN YOUR SHOWER IS CRANKED UP
Extra hot water may feel relaxing during your shower, but it’s not doing your hair (or your skin, for that matter) any favors. Scalding hot water can strip your hair of the natural oils that keep it moisturized and shiny. Since you already know that a lack of moisture in your hair can cause frizz, it’s wise to avoid anything that can remove the precious oils your hair so desperately needs.

What You Should Do: Turn down the water temperature to lukewarm, and save some water for the fishes. Stick to a shorter shower with mild-temperature water. Your hair will thank you later.

2. YOU STYLE YOUR HAIR WITH HOT HAIR STYLING TOOLS DAILY
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but daily heat to your hair can strip it of natural moisture and lead to frizz. Not to mention, these hair styling tools can cause heat damaged hair. Yikes!

What You Should Do: Whether it’s a hair dryer, curling iron, or flat iron, you’re best served to banish these hair tools from your hair styling arsenal, or—at the very least—keep their use to a minimum. If heat is imperative, be sure to apply a heat protectant hair product first and use them at their lowest temperature setting.

3. YOU’RE WASHING HAIR EVERYDAY
It’s no secret that harsh foaming shampoos can mess with your hair’s natural equilibrium, resulting in dry, dull hair that looks frizzy. Also, keep in mind that all shampoos are not created equal. It’s very possible that your formula of choice is further drying your hair.

What You Should Do: Instead of shampooing hair every day, stick to a schedule of two to three times per week, depending on your hair type. Also, incorporate a hydrating shampoo or conditioner to help further combat frizzy hair. The extra moisture can help seal each hair strand’s cuticle so it’s less susceptible to frizzing.

4. YOUR HAIR ENDS ARE DAMAGED
Got brittle, split ends? Damaged hair is a surefire way to experience frizz. Plus, the longer those split ends stick around, the higher the chance of hair damage climbing up your hair strands and wreaking further havoc.

1. Avocado
Avocado has a well-deserved reputation for one of nature’s perfect foods. Its oils and proteins will smooth and moisturize your locks without weighing down fine hair. Mash up half an avocado and add a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil. Shampoo hair, squeeze out water and apply mask. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse. My hair came out super soft – not flat or greasy. And the added scent made sitting around with green goop on your head much more pleasant. If you’re not worried about weighing down your hair you can amp up the moisture by adding 1-2 tablespoons of oil, egg yolk or yogurt.

2. Coconut Oil
The wonders of coconut oil never cease! This oil is heavy, which is great for penetrating deep into the hair shaft, but use it sparingly, especially if you have fine or thin hair. Take a tablespoon of coconut oil and apply to the ends of damp hair. If the oil is solid just warm in the microwave until liquid before applying. Got really dry hair? Keep the oil on overnight and shampoo out in the morning.

3. Banana + Olive Oil
Not only can bananas work their magic on your feet, but they are awesome for your hair! Mix a banana with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and mash thoroughly until the banana is pureed. (You want a smoothie like texture so you don’t end up with banana chunks in your hair.) Then massage into your hair and scalp. Leave treatment on for 30 minutes then rinse thoroughly and shampoo.

4. Pumpkin + Honey
The perfect use for canned pumpkin leftovers (because there are always leftovers). Pumpkins have lots of amazing benefits – they’re rich in vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, potassium, and zinc. Add 1-2 tablespoons of honey, a natural humectant, to one cup of pumpkin puree and pack as much as you can onto your hair and scalp. You’ll need to either wrap your hair in saran wrap or wear a shower cap to keep the mask in place. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes and then rinse. Feel free to apply to your face as well!

5. Cocoa powder
Give brown hair a boost with cocoa powder. According to Whole Living, a combination of cocoa powder, plain yogurt, honey and apple cider vinegar will give you a deeper, richer brown. I couldn’t test this one personally but if you can make bronzer lotion with cocoa powder why not try it in your hair?

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