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Control Your Frizz Using Our Super Effective Steps. These Dos & Don’ts Will Change Your Life!

Humidity can kill your straightened hair faster than you can say Brazilian Blowout, but all is not lost.

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What You *Shouldn’t* Be Doing

Using Shampoos That Have Sulfate

If your hair is uber oily, then sulfates are great for removing that extra grease. But if you already have dry, coarse hair, sulfates could dry it out even further, and make it frizz. Look for shampoos that are sulfate-free but contain glycerin, which is great at controlling frizz by hydrating the hair shaft fully and adding a protective layer, preventing breakage.

ALFAPARF MILANO Keratin Therapy Shampoo, Mosh, Rs. 2,800 | Pamod Nilru
ALFAPARF MILANO Keratin Therapy Shampoo, Mosh, Rs. 2,800 | Pamod Nilru

Skipping The Conditioner

Conditioner is an important aid in adding moisture to your hair. While different conditioners are used to accomplish varying hair goals (volumizing, detangling etc.), when it comes to de-frizzing your hair, look for conditioners that have enriching ingredients such as keratin.

DOVE Intense Repair Conditioner With Keratin Actives, supermarkets  | Pamod Nilru
DOVE Intense Repair Conditioner With Keratin Actives, supermarkets | Pamod Nilru

Adding Too Much Heat

Using your hair dryer or iron on ‘High’ removes all the moisture from your locks, dehydrating them, and (yup) bringing on that wiry frizziness. Wait till your hair is at least 70-90% dry before you use heat on it, and even then use a diffuser so that the heat is evenly distributed.

Combing Through Your Hair While It’s Dry
Brushing dry hair makes it static-y and therefore leads to frizz, so avoid this mistake by combing through while your hair is still wet. Another good trick is to bend your head upside down, brushing from the roots to the ends, thereby distributing the oils from your scalp to the rest of your hair.

What You *Should* Be Doing

Applying A Hair Mask Once A Week

Use a hydrating mask on your hair once a week to get rid of all the product buildup that could contribute to frizz. Deep conditioning masks are also great at keeping your hair hydrated and feeling soft (and silky) for longer.

MOROCCANOIL Intense Hydrating Mask, Chagall, Rs. 9,000
 | Pamod Nilru
MOROCCANOIL Intense Hydrating Mask, Chagall, Rs. 9,000
 | Pamod Nilru
LABEL.M Therapy Rejuvenating & Intensive Masks, Toni & Guy, Rs. 3,800  & Rs. 3,100 respectively | Pamod Nilru
LABEL.M Therapy Rejuvenating & Intensive Masks, Toni & Guy, Rs. 3,800 & Rs. 3,100 respectively | Pamod Nilru

Investing In Some Styling Cream and Hair Oil
These create a protective layer around your hair shafts, locking in moisture while preventing any liquids from seeping in. If your hair is looking particularly dry, oils
 and creams are great for making your hair look healthier and shinier, transforming limp tresses into glossy, lustworthy locks. Apply these products from your mid-lengths to your ends. If your hair is thicker or courser, start from your roots.

ALFAPARF MILANO Keratin Therapy Silk Effect Oil Elixir, Mosh, Rs. 5,700
 | Pamod Nilru
ALFAPARF MILANO Keratin Therapy Silk Effect Oil Elixir, Mosh, Rs. 5,700
 | Pamod Nilru
L’ORÉAL Liss Unlimited Evening Primrose Oil Shine Perfecting Blow-Dry Oil, Chagall, Rs. 3,000  | Pamod Nilru
L’ORÉAL Liss Unlimited Evening Primrose Oil Shine Perfecting Blow-Dry Oil, Chagall, Rs. 3,000
| Pamod Nilru
L’ORÉAL Tecni Art Liss Control Smooth Control Gel-Cream, Chagall, Rs. 3,500 | Pamod Nilru
L’ORÉAL Tecni Art Liss Control Smooth Control Gel-Cream, Chagall, Rs. 3,500 | Pamod Nilru

Using The Cool Blast On Your Hair Dryer
This helps to close up the cuticles, thereby locking in the moisture and barring any humidity from entering. It’s also great for setting your hair after styling it.

 

*All prices are subject to change

This article was originally published as ‘Fight Your Frizz’ in the August 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka. Subscribe now to get more beauty tips every single month!

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