Hair Problems: Dull and Frizzy Hair

Hair Problems: Dull and Frizzy Hair

Some days, it can seem like there’s no good defense against frizzy hair—and it’s even worse when it’s hot or humid outside. The best way to best hair frizz is to understand why it happens in the first place. Frizzy hair occurs when the cuticle, or the outer layer of your hair, is raised (think shingles), which causes your hair to look dry and puffy. When your cuticle lies flat, on the other hand, it appears smooth and shiny. Dryness is the root cause of frizzy hair, since the cuticles only lift in order to allow in moisture. (That’s why it’s so common in curly hair, which is notoriously dry.) And with dryness comes dull hair, too. So the solution? Tackle both.


How to Get Rid of Frizzy Hair

The number one way to prevent frizzy hair is to hydrate your hair. If your hair has enough moisture, the cuticles don’t lift up—and, instead, stay flat, giving each strand of hair a smooth look and texture. To help keep your hair hydrated on a regular basis, apply a frizz-fighting product or leave-in hair treatment, like Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum. This extra step minimizes dry hair and creates hair shine all day. If you have fine, frizzy hair, though, look for a lightweight hair care formula that won’t drag hair down. Check out those in the Fructis Sleek & Shine Zero range, which is infused with marula oil. The formula thoroughly hydrates hair and provides frizz control without adding extra weight.


If you get frequent blowouts, hair color treatments, or chemical processes, you may also have damaged hair (on top of just dry). That’s where an intensive, moisturizing hair mask, like Whole Blends Nourishing Hair Mask with Avocado Oil & Shea Butter Extracts, is especially valuable. Used once a week, it can provide deep hair hydration and hair repair. Look for hair masks infused with nourishing ingredients such as shea butter and oils such as coconut, avocado, and argan oil.


Also, avoid brushing your hair when it’s dry. Doing so lifts the cuticle, which gives hair its frizzy hair appearance. Your best bet is to detangle hair with your fingers or a wide-toothed comb when it’s still damp.


How to Fix Dull Hair

Even once your hair is healthy, it may still look dull and damaged. Shiny hair can bring out its color and beauty, which is why it’s worth incorporating hair shine-enhancing steps into your beauty routine. Work a small amount of Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Hair Oil Treatment through damp or dry hair. It contains argan oil, which hair absorbs instantly for glossy, shiny hair without any greasy hair residue. With it, not only will your hair color look better, but your hair itself will feel softer, too.