In the store we often get the question 'My hair is so frizzy, what can I do about it?' Time for a blog! How come your hair fluffs? Plus tips and advice on what you can do about it or how you can prevent it.
Why does one hair fluff more than the other?
Fluffy hair is caused by external influences. Whether or not your hair fluffs depends on the hydration of your hair. Well hydrated hair frizz less. Hair with wavy, curly and frizzy hair often fluffs earlier, because it is naturally drier. This is due to the hair structure. The hair follicle of curly hair is curved, so that natural scalp oil / sebum is not properly distributed over the hair. The sebum of your scalp provides, among other things, protection of your hair and hydration.
More fluff in humid weather, how is that possible?
There are different areas in the hair, each of which absorbs water. However, they each expand in a different way, allowing her to bend in different directions, creating 'fluff'. Hair that is already well hydrated absorbs less water. This will make it less frizzy.
What can I do to prevent/reduce frizz?
- Don't wash your hair too often . A tip most hair gurus give! Even the gurus who have launched their own hair care line. Water dries her out. Totally hot water. This may sound odd since we just mentioned that poorly moisturized hair is more prone to frizz. But by washing the hair (often) too (warm), you rinse away the protective sebum layer around your hair, causing her to lose moisture faster. And thus dries out. A number of shampoo ingredients also affect the natural protective layer of your hair.
- Use a shampoo without foaming agents - sulfates such as SLS and SLES . These wash clean, but dry out your hair. And are also hormone disruptors and skin irritants. And really, the amount of foam doesn't determine how clean your hair gets! Note: Cocamidapropyl Betaine - a foaming agent that may be used in natural shampoos - is also a skin irritant to which many people react. If you are in doubt about the ingredients of your shampoo, show them to INDISHA in the store or via a photo. We will inform you whether there are questionable ingredients or not. In our shop you will find a number of shampoos with only fine ingredients for your hair.
- Give your hair a coconut oil mask regularly. Hair gurus often recommend an oil cure, which you then rinse with shampoo. Coconut oil (extra virgin) is, according to experts, the only oil that penetrates into the hair core and thus hydrates and nourishes from the inside. Let the oil become liquid (do not heat above 40 degrees to keep the active substances intact), massage into your scalp and hair. If necessary, comb your hair with a wide wooden comb to distribute the oil evenly. Leave on with a bath cap, foil or towel for about 20 minutes to at least an hour or overnight (depending on your type of hair and its condition). And wash off with shampoo. Apply a conditioner afterwards if necessary.
- Olive oil for washing. A tip from Elle. I haven't tried this one myself yet: heat 4-5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (to body temperature), massage into your hair and step into the shower. Maximum once a week.
Use a conditioner and/or serum for your hair. This nourishes, hydrates and protects your hair. For example
- Argan oil helps well against frizzy hair. It removes fluff and cares for and nourishes your hair. The oil comes from Morocco, where people often naturally have thick hair that can frizz quickly. If you have very straight, thin hair, the oil may be 'too heavy' for your hair.
- Saar's elixir also helps against fluff, if you apply some in the dots.
- You can also do something after showering extra virgin coconut oil or argan oil massage into your ends.
- The Haarkur from OLIEBE is a fine conditioner. Tip from the hairdresser for my daughters with frizzy hair; apply to damp hair and do not rinse.
- Saar and OLIEBE shampoo is so caring that you often don't even need a conditioner anymore. Or only in winter.
- Pat your hair dry . Or wrap a towel around your hair and let it dry like that. Rubbing damages your hair structure, making your hair fluff faster. Of course you can also let your hair air dry.
- Do not damage your hair with brushing or combing . Wet hair is more flexible and damages faster. For curly hair, use a special brush that reduces frizz. Comb curly hair in the shower with a very wide wooden comb, but first apply a conditioner and comb with the conditioner still in your hair. The following applies to every hair type: use a comb with the teeth set far apart. This prevents your hair from breaking.
- Use hair care products without silicones. Silicones coat your hair, making it feel nice and smooth, shine and look healthy. And no fluff! However, silicones are difficult to wash out of your hair, so that some remains in your hair and your hair becomes heavy. They also close off your scalp, which is not really healthy. For example, it prevents natural sebum production. And that sebum is necessary to protect your hair. So that it fluffs less quickly.
- Avoid hair care products with - high concentration - hard alcohol . Ethanol, ethyl alcohol, methanol. This degreases / dries out your hair. If hard alcohol is one of the first ingredients on the ingredient list of a product, then the product consists largely of this ingredient. Soft alcohol is a natural alcohol from, for example, coconut oil; Cetyl alcohol, Stearyl alcohol and Cetearyl alcohol. These have a soothing, moisturizing effect.
- Avoid hot blow dryers, straighteners. Heat dries out. If you use the straightener, first apply a layer of coconut oil to protect your hair. 180-240 degrees of heat on your hair is not nothing. And make sure you don't style for too long. The longer the contact with the hot tongs, the more lint. Set the hair dryer to the cold setting and keep it about 10 cm from your hair.
- Get your hair cut, not cut. Cutting seems to increase frizz because it damages the hair ends.
- Chemically treat your hair (not too often) . This damages your hair, causing your hair to dry out faster and therefore fluff.
First Aid For Frizzy Hair Kits
To make it easy for you, we have put together a number of sets to prevent and/or reduce frizzy hair. View them here
Extra tips for static hair
Static hair is caused by positively charged particles that adhere to the hair surface. A drier air - in winter due to the heating - creates more positively charged particles. The drier your hair, the more chance of static hair. In addition to the above tips, the following also helps against static hair: material of your clothing - avoid synthetic material, no plastic brush or comb, natural floor covering - synthetic materials give static charge faster, shoes with leather soles - plastic or rubber soles cause friction, which causes static charge in your body builds up.
Sources : ELLE blog, Joycevandam.nl, Beautylab.nl, natural skin care blog