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How to Prepare Your Hair For The Winter Frizz

How to Prepare Your Hair For The Winter Frizz

10 Tips For Combat

Isn’t frizz the absolute worst? Think about it – you spend hours getting ready, the make-up is on point, and an amazing hair day is on the horizon. Life is beautiful. And then. Frizz happens. It can totally bust your whole mood, right? It’s like no time is good enough for your hair – in summer it’s humidity. In winter it’s the hat you have to put on if you want to keep your ears. Luckily, we’ve compiled a bunch of tips and tricks on how to combat frizz and leave you feeling beautiful, as you should!

What Causes Frizzy Hair?

What is frizz exactly, except annoying? Well, if you have to ask – you’re lucky and obviously never experienced this. In simple terms, frizz is hair that doesn’t align with the rest of your hair – it stands out, has a weird texture and just creates a mess. It’s typically caused when hair is dry and lacks moisture, which is why it’s very common among people with curly hair. There are a lot of different scenarios that lead to frizzy hair. For curly hair, frizz is caused because the natural oils from your scalp can’t travel down the hair shaft as well as on straight hair. In the summer, it’s because of the humidity – in the summer it’s because of dry air and static. The main fault: the cuticle.

The cuticle of your hair is your hair’s outermost layer, and also the most protective one. It is made up of what looks like shingles that should be closed if your hair is healthy and maintained. When the cuticle is damaged or wet, the ‘shingles’ open up and leave the vulnerable part of your hair exposed. Which leads us to frizz. In summer, the moisture escapes and the moisture from the air get in, causing the hair to swell. During winter, we tend to switch from cold to warm places, which strips away the moisture we have in our hair and causes frizz. Also, we use different kinds of materials on our heads for protection. Friction and change in humidity happen, you gain some extra electrons and boom. Static.

How Do I Stop My Hair Being Frizzy?

Luckily for us, there are solutions and we don’t have to look like Beetlejuice all the time. Washing your hair with very hot water, using harsh hair products and heat styling can all cause problems. Here are some tips and tricks on avoiding your hair to frizz.

Top 10 Tips To Fight The Frizz

  1. Wash Your Hair With Luke Warm Water
  2. Don’t use Products With Sulfates or Alcohol
  3. Avoid towel-drying your hair
  4. Use a silk pillowcase
  5. Hot oil treatment – but let it become lukewarm before applying!
  6. Hot towel treatment – deep conditioning is the stuff!
  7. Use leave-in conditioner
  8. Reduce Heat Styling – use as little heat as possible
  9. Avoid static – plastic combs, wool hats, etc.
  10. Try A Keratin Smoothing Treatment

What is a Keratin Smoothing Treatment?

A solution for dry, brittle, frizzy and unmanageable hair! It’s a conditioning technique that helps you keep your hair healthy and strong. Keratin is actually a protein that we already have in our hair and nails. It has a protective role and keeps our hair healthy. But, because of many exterior factors, like sun or chemicals, the keratin gets reduced and there is nothing left to protect your hair – so it becomes dry and damaged.

A keratin smoothing treatment is actually a chemical procedure that is formulated with amino acids, protein, silk and pearl complexes. In the procedure, the keratin that you might be lacking is added to your hair with the intention of filling in the porous spots in your hair. With a keratin treatment, you are basically adding the missing protein. After the treatment, you are left with smooth, shiny, strong, and more manageable hair.

The treatment works on any type of hair, but there are a few things you should know before booking your appointment. At MC Laser Clinic & Hair Salon, we use Chi Enviro Keratin Smoothing treatment that removes 95% of the frizz and leaves your hair silky smooth and frizz-free when styled. The results last for four to six months, especially if you’re using the designated Chi Enviro shampoo and conditioner.

What You Need To Know Before Getting A Treatment

The results from the treatment are indeed beautiful, but there are some things you should be aware of. For example – if you’re planning to get a treatment, you should plan it on days when you don’t have many errands to run. This is because you shouldn’t wash your hair for a couple of days after the treatment. Also, some keratin treatments contain formaldehyde which is dangerous if inhaled.

The procedure itself lasts for about two to three hours. It starts with a hair wash using only shampoo. Some professionals then blow-dry the hair to remove all the moisture. Afterwards, the keratin solutions are applied and your hair is left to set. Next comes another round of blow-drying and flat iron, which helps seal it all in. The cost of this treatment varies among salons, in MC Laser Clinic & Hair Salon the price starts at $330.

The After Care

Now comes the harder part. As we mentioned, after the treatment you should avoid washing your hair for a few days and using hair ties or clips if you don’t want to end up with weird dents – so it might be a good idea to get a nice dry shampoo. As always, you should use sulfate-free shampoo. For at least 48 hours after the treatment avoid getting the hair wet and use shower caps, even in a steam shower. After 2-3 days, you can use a soft hair tie, but try not to use it all the time. You can colour your hair after about two weeks.

How Long Does The Treatment Last?

The longevity of the keratin varies among people. For some, it lasts for about four months, and for others, it might last for six months. It all depends on you, your hair, and maintenance. If you use shampoos with sulfates and sodium, swim often, use salt-based sprays, or wash your hair often – the keratin will wear off sooner.

Conclusion

Detangling is a pain, we know. Keratin treatment does sound like a lifesaver, especially for people who struggle with their frizzy, dry and damaged hair. If it’s done and maintained correctly, it will leave your hair feeling and looking smooth, shiny, strong and beautiful – but beware that it might leave you with less volume. Make sure to consult with a hair professional before you decide anything. Book your free consultation today!