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How to care for dry, frizzy hair

Sick of dealing with the same dry, frizzy hair day after day? You’ve come to the right place.

Before we get down to business, keep in mind that nursing your dry, frizzy hair back to its former glory will take some effort, upkeep, and commitment on your part. (Rome wasn’t built in a day, people!) Are you up for the challenge? Of course you are! Ahead, we share tips and tricks to help care for damaged, moisture-lacking hair. Scroll to discover how to bid farewell to your dry, frizzy hair once and for all.

Be Wary Of Chemicals

Not that this should come as a surprise, but it’s worth reiterating that chemicals—even common household ones—can do an incredible amount of damage to your hair and scalp. When searching for a new hair care product, always scan the product label before making your purchase. Steer clear of formulas heavy with alcohol, as they may strip strands of natural oils needed to prevent hair from becoming dry and brittle.

Hydrate Your Hair

Did you know that even oily hair needs moisture? It’s true! In the case of your dry, frizzy hair, adding moisture on a regular basis can work wonders. This includes using conditioner after every shampoo and applying a hydrating hair mask to your routine regularly. Hydration is one of the easiest and most effective ways to help tame unruly, frizzy hair.

Cut Down On Heat-Heavy Tools

Are you addicted to blow-drying, straightening, and/or curling your hair? Your hair may be suffering from the excess heat. Tools like flat irons, curling irons, and blow-dryers are all potential culprits. To help improve the overall health of your hair, cut back on applying direct heat to your strands. Get a natural-looking air-dried hairstyle without the frizz with Fructis Smooth Air Dry Anti-Frizz Cream. If you absolutely must blow-dry, allow your hair to air dry most of the way beforehand to help reduce potential damage. Speaking of blow-dryers, add a diffuser onto yours. Diffusers help to protect hair by dispersing heat. Also, applying a heat protectant spray can be beneficial. Resist the urge to towel-dry your hair as this can irritate your hair’s cuticle and cause unwanted frizz. Instead, reach for a microfiber towel that helps pull water away from your hair through uber-absorbent fibers.

Brush Properly

Believe it or not, there is a correct way to brush your knotty strands. If your hair is dry, frizzy and hard to manage, comb through with wet hands first to eliminate static build-up. Use a large round brush to gently smooth your dry hair without causing damage and breaking shafts. If frizz is still present, brush some of your favorite hair oil along the strand. For more tips on brushing your hair, watch celebrity stylist Tommy Buckett explain which brush is right for every hair type.

Be Picky With Your Products

There’s no shortage of shampoos and conditioners on the market catered specifically for dry, frizzy hair. Among the nourishing ingredients we love to see are argan oil, such as in Fructis Sleek and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner, and cocoa butter, such as in Whole Blends Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner. Both hair care duos are excellent at taming frizz and helping to lock in moisture.

Drink Water

Drinking water is important for your overall health. Be sure to drink the recommended amount of water per day to keep your body hydrated from the inside out.

Avoid Steamy Showers

A steamy, hot shower may feel good after a long day, but it can also contribute to dry, frizzy hair. Heat can cause hair to swell up, as well as irritate the shaft. Stick to lukewarm water instead. If you can bear it, run some cool water on your hair at the end of your shower to help decrease frizz and amplify shine.

By following these tips, you’re well on your way to making your dry, frizzy hair as soft and as healthy as it can be!