No one likes having frizzy hair. It’s difficult to style, uncomfortable, and unsightly. It is often caused by the environment but can be brought on by how you treat it. Express.co.uk chatted to Adele Clarke, Owner of Spectrum Hair Company and OSMO IKON Brand Ambassador, and Heffy Wheeler owner of HX Hair and OSMO Brand Ambassador to find out how to tame frizzy hair using the contents of your kitchen.
What causes frizzy hair?
Frizzy hair happens when your hair is dry.
This often happens when it’s humid.
Your hair is so desperate for some moisture that it steals moisture from the air, causing the hair to swell.
Your hair cuticles’ layers should lie flat, but they open up when full of moisture.
Who gets frizzy hair?
Heffy said: “A lot of the time frizzy hair can depend on hair type, curly hair is naturally quite thirsty and dry which ultimately leads to frizz.
“Over-processed, damaged hair also tends to be dry so if you have bleached or permed hair you need to make sure hair is kept nourished and hydrated.”
“The environment and humidity can cause frizz but that is nothing that a good conditioner won’t fix.”
Frizzy hair hacks: You can treat frizz with the contents of your kitchen cupboard
Can you cause frizzy hair?
Yes, your frizz may be your own fault.
Using products with sulphates or alcohols will dry your hair out, drip it of oils, and create frizz.
The same goes for washing your hair with super hot water.
If you touch your hair too much, you will transfer moisture to your hair and cause even more frizz.
Think towel-drying your locks is avoiding excess moisture?
Wrong! Tossing your hair about in a towel makes the cuticle rougher, causing it to lift rather than sit flat.
We all know using heat on your hair is a recipe for disaster when it comes to damage, but it also leads to a frizzy mane.
Over-brushing your hair do the same.
How to tame frizzy hair
Read on to hear Adele’s home hacks to combating frizz.
Make your own conditioner from scratch to get rid of frizz.
Adele said: “Take a look in your kitchen cupboards and see if you have olive, coconut, avocado or castor oil.
“If you do, you have the capability to greatly improve the health of your hair and scalp.
“Either massage them directly into your hair or add to your everyday conditioner to make a deeper more intense treatment.”
There are plenty of great serums on the market to pack your hair with moisture and prevent frizz.
If you want to save some money or have just run out of your favourite, why not make your own with one of these oils?
Adele added: “Try mixing a little of one of these oils into some hair gel for a smoother, more glossy finish.”
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Frizzy hair is caused by a lack of moisture in your hair, so you need to keep those tresses moisturised.
Adele said: “Do you have an old bottle of Vitamin E capsule’s nearing their use-by date?”
Vitamin E will deeply moisturise your hair, repairing damaged hair follicles and promoting growth.
Adele advised: “Snip open the capsules and use them in your conditioner for a little extra care.”
She explained that you can do the same for body creams.
Cover it up
Over-washing your hair will strip it of moisture and- guess what? create frizz!
The antidote to this is using dry shampoo.
Fancy making your own? Adele tells you how.
She said: “Mix corn or rice starch and baking soda with a little cocoa for darker hair.
“Add one drop of lavender oil, apply with a makeup brush, and leave in for a few minutes.
“Brush it out, and your roots will instantly feel fresher.
“Maybe add a little of your favourite smelling talc.”