Dismiss The Frizz | People Magazine

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



I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover

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