Let’s be clear on one thing – volume is cute, frizz is not. Frizz is something most of us have experienced at least once in our lives. Girls with curly hair are even more prone to frizz than our straight-haired sisters. If you’ve ever wondered what’s been making you look like you recently stuck your finger in a socket, read on. We’ve got some super tips in store to help you tame that mane! Hint – Keratin treatment is an absolute Godsend!
You can blame your genes all your want, but in actual fact, you could very well be the culprit behind your hair’s frizziness. Here are 5 possible reasons why your hair has been less than obedient that you have total control over.
1. Washing with Hot Water
This rule is tough to follow, especially in the winter – but DON’T WASH ON HOT. Hot water strips your hair of moisture and leaves it super dry and brittle. The result is dry and untamable hair once it dries. If you can’t resist washing with warm water, try pouring semi-cold water on your head before coming out of the shower.
2. Skipping Conditioner
It sounds like blasphemy if you’re a thick-haired girl, but lots of ladies with very fine hair choose to skip using a conditioner because it weighs the hair down. Fine hair isn’t immune to frizz, and skipping this step could actually be contributing greatly to the frizz. Your hair needs to be moisturized, otherwise the hair cuticles are left open which leads to that electrocuted look.
3. Blow Drying Too Much
We all know that heat styling is the greatest enemy to our hair’s health. If you reach out to your blow dryer whenever your hair gets wet, you need to stop. Excessive heat dehydrates the hair and makes it frizzy. If you still want that blow-dried look, you can wait until your hair has completely dried naturally before blow drying.
4. Towel Drying
Not many of you might know this, but when you handle your hair roughly by drying it with a rough or fibrous towel, it seriously messes the hair cuticles. Always gently press and squeeze water out of the hair instead of vigorously rubbing it. You can also use a cotton t-shirt instead of a towel to minimize cuticle damage.
5. Wearing your hair down
Wearing your hair down and going outside in the Bali humidity can definitely wreak havoc and intensify the frizz. Hair blowing on the back of a bike, sea and pool water do not help the cause. Try experimenting different hair styles like braids or a lowbun to keep the strands out of the way and prevent them from getting further damaged from sun, wind or chemicals. You can even buy SPF sunscreen protection for your hair.
So What’s The Ultimate Frizz Solution?
Frizz can be brought somewhat under control if you stop the habits stated above. But to really banish this annoying hair conundrum, one treatment stands out above the rest for its unbelievable smoothing abilities – Keratin hair straightening.
This is a miraculous treatment to get smoother and shinier hair in just one appointment. It de-frizzes the hair and adds more shine without disrupting the texture by making pin-straight (like rebonding does). Keratin straightening is perfect for those who love their curls or waves but want to cut down on the frizz.
How Keratin Works
The treatment is pretty simple. A keratin-based hair product is applied to your hair and heat is used to lock it in. The stylish may either use a flat iron or a blow dryer for that. This process can take 2 to 3 hours, depending on the length of your hair. Once you are done with the treatment, the stylist will recommend you not to wash your hair for 3 to 4 days, in order to give the solution time to work.
If you like styling your hair straight, keratin treatment can cut your blow dry time by 40 to 60 percent. And you no longer have to worry about your hair frizzing up in humid weather, or if you get caught in the rain!
The treatment works for up to 4 months if the correct after-care steps are taken. You’ll have to wash with an SLS-free shampoo and avoid swimming frequently in chlorinated pools or the ocean. It’s really a small price to pay for having hair that perpetually looks like you just walked out of a salon. Don’t be surprised if you catch yourself flicking your hair commercial-style in every mirror you encounter.
At AMO, we’re staffed with an experienced team of hair stylists who understand how to prep your mane for the Bali climate. Along with keratin straightening, we also offer a variety of softening treatments such as Naturica, L’Oreal Hair Spa and Hair Glossing. Our technicians can prescribe the best treatment for you based on your hair type and goals. If months of freedom from the dreaded frizz sounds like something you’d like, Keratin straightening is the way to go.