How to Beat Frizz

July 29, 2020 By admin 0

Frizz is many people’s number one hair care nightmare. Imagine you’re on a beach holiday. You’ve spent ages styling and blow-drying your hair to achieve a shiny, controlled look, so you can saunter out to dinner looking cool and collected. Now imagine the state of your strands an hour or so later: Wispy. Flyaway. Sticking out in all directions. We’ve all been there. Every single hair texture suffers from frizz—though it is most common in naturally curly and fine hair.

Luckily, there’s a lot you can do at home, in your everyday routine, to fight frizz. Here, we present our top anti-frizz steps – and our most brilliant taming products – for all hair textures.

What Causes Frizzy Hair?

Moisture in the air

This is the number one culprit behind frizz. When your hair gets wet, the hydrogen bonds that help hold it in shape are temporarily broken. (Don’t worry, this doesn’t damage your strands–they’re immediately reset when your hair dries!) This is useful for styling after a wash, because it means that you can manipulate your hair into different looks using heated tools like blow dryers and tongs.

Unfortunately, your hair’s hydrogen bonds aren’t just broken and reset when you want them to be: they are quite fragile, and can also be broken by moisture in the air. In other words, humidity. This is why you probably often find your hair gets frizzier during the hotter, wetter months, and less so during dryer weather.

How frizz-prone you are depends on your hair’s natural structure (straight, wavy or curly) and how porous it is (that is, how easily moisture enters and exits your hair shaft).

Dry, damaged hair

If your hair is damaged (for example from chemical processing or heat styling) it will be more porous, allowing more ambient moisture in through the cuticle. Also, damaged hair is almost always dry—and dry hair is more brittle and likely to break. When hairs snap off in various places around your head, they can stick out and make your style look frizzy.

How to Fight Frizz…

No matter what your hair texture, there are certain actions you can take to help defend your ’do against frizz. After you’ve added these universal steps to your routine, read on further for our best anti-frizz products to suit your individual hair texture.

Frizz Fighting for All Hair Textures:

Use a Pre-Shampoo Conditioning Mask

A pre-shampoo mask like our cult product Elasticizer will plump your hair with moisture and then lock it in–helping to make your hair supple, shiny and shielded from humidity. If you have natural coiled curls and need an extra-conditioning moisture boost, opt for Elasticizer Extreme instead of regular Elasticizer.

Choose the Right Shampoo and Conditioner

Wash your hair regularly, making sure you’re using the correct shampoo and conditioner for your hair texture.

Use a Shielding Spray

A daily protective spray will help shield your hair from weathering and damage. We have four shielding sprays at Philip Kingsley, each one of which also detangles and conditions your hair. See below for which to use, depending on your hair texture.

Frizz Fighting by Hair Texture

Fine hair

For shorter, fine hair: spritz Tricho Pro Volumising Protein Spray over your mid-lengths and ends. For fine hair past shoulder length: use Perfecting Primer instead. Spritz lightly through your mid-lengths and ends.

Scrunch Volumising Froth Root Lift Mousse into your roots, for weatherproof root lift.

Smooth a small amount of Finishing Touch Polishing Serum over your mid-lengths and ends (start with a pea-sized amount, add more if required).

Air dry or heat style as desired.

Naturally Coiled Curls

Spritz Daily Damage Defence Extreme through your mid-lengths and ends.

To style with your natural curl: Finishing Touch Polishing Serum with equal parts Curl Activator and Preen Cream. Scrunch into your hair.

To style straight: work 1-2 squeezes of Bond Builder Split End Remedy into your mid-lengths and ends for extra heat protection. Mix Finishing Touch Polishing Serum with equal parts Preen Cream. Heat style as desired.

Medium Hair
Work 1-2 squeezes of Bond Builder Split End Remedy into your mid-lengths and ends.

Spritz Daily Damage Defence generously through your strands.

Smooth 1-2 squeezes of Finishing Touch Polishing Serum over your mid-lengths and ends.

Air dry or heat style as desired.

Coarse Hair
Work 2 squeezes of Bond Builder Split End Remedy into your mid-lengths and ends (3 squeezes if you have particularly long, coarse hair).

Spritz Daily Damage Defence generously through your strands.

Smooth 2 squeezes of Finishing Touch Polishing Serum over your mid-lengths and ends.

Air dry or heat style as desired.