Your hair care routine is immaculate. You wash your hair, condition it, and use hair masks and leave-in treatments. You avoid blow drying it and use a fancy brush to detangle it. Yet no matter what you do, you struggle with frizzy and puffy hair, especially during the hot summer months.
If this scenario feels all too real to you, you may suffer from frizzy hair, and no amount of “frizz control or anti-frizz” products are helping you fix it. So, before you go out and fill your shower with more products intended to help you smooth out your mane, let’s explore what exactly is frizz and what causes it.
As with any concern, you must get to the root cause of the issue, and only then can you find the proper solution to your frizz problem.
What Is Frizz?
Frizz is the common name used to refer to the strands of hair that stick out from the rest of your hair and refuse to stay down, causing your hair to look puffy. Although frizz is commonly associated with wavy and curly hair, every single hair type is susceptible to frizz, and it is especially common during the humid summer weather.
Frizz occurs when your hair lacks moisture and is stripped of its natural oils. When your hair is dry, the cuticle raises to allow moisture to be absorbed, ultimately causing hair to swell and expand. Hair that has a lot of heat and chemical damage is the most at risk of becoming frizzy due to the drying of heat and products, however, even untreated hair suffers from frizz if it is not being taken care of correctly.