Dismiss The Frizz
FRIZZ occurs when the cuticle layer of the hair is raised, allowing moisture to pass through and swell the strands. As a result, hair can appear dry and ‘frizzy’ instead of smooth and defined. While there’s something to be said for the power of occasionally embracing a little frizz (bedhead, anyone?), isn’t it a relief to know you don’t have to? Ri Wright from Karo Hair listed his do’s and don’ts of frizz so you can beat it. No sweat.
Do! Choose sulfate-free. Sulfate-free cleansers maintain the scalp and hair’s natural oils and helps combat frizz by penetrating the hair shaft and hydrating it from the inside out. It also creates a protective coating over the hair shaft to keep hair from breaking.
So Pure Natural Balance Moisturizing Shampoo: R310, KEUNE
Don’t! Skip conditioner. Keeping hair moisturised will keep frizz at bay. Look for a conditioner that contains hydrating ingredients, like coconut oil, glycerin and shea butter, and apply from ends to midway up the hair shaft – conditioning roots can cause hair to get oily faster.
So Pure Natural Balance Colour Care Conditioner: R350, KEUNE
Do! Use a hydrating mask. Doing a treatment at least once a week, especially in colder months when the air is dry, will help balance out any porosity in the hair shaft that soak up outside moisture and contribute to frizz.
Repair Treatment: R220, Indola
Do! Brush dry oil through hair. Oil can help turn dry, coarse and unruly hair into softer, shinier, more manageable tresses, while minimising frizz and fly-aways too. While hair is still wet, apply moisture-locking dry oil, avoiding the roots. Use a round brush with boar bristles to seal the cuticle for a smooth finish.
Açai Brazilian Dry Oil: R495, Brazilian Blowout
Thermo Ceramic Bristle Brush: R149, By Denman, Dis-Chem
Don’t! Forget your product at home. Throw a trusty product in your bag for touch-ups during the day. If you have fine or slightly wavy hair, a lightweight spray works wonders. If you have thicker, coarse or curly hair a quick-drying foaming mousse is your best bet.
Smooth Again: R520, Kevin Murphy
Do! Put product in hair prior to a workout. The sodium in perspiration can dehydrate hair so it’s always a good idea to apply a leave-in conditioner to strands before a going to the gym.
Natural Almond & Avocado Detangling Leave-In Conditioner: R194.95, Design Essentials