Why Is My Hair So Frizzy? 6 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong

back of the head of a woman with frizzy blonde hair holding two clumps in the air

Whatever your hair type, anyone can find themselves battling frizz. Once you are aware of what causes frizzy hair, you can take simple steps to prevent it. While there isn’t just one simple trick to smooth frizzy hair, we’ve put together the main causes of frizz, and some helpful hair care tips to ensure your style stays smooth and defined. 

Why is my hair so frizzy?

The main cause of frizz is lack of moisture in the hair. Dry hair absorbs moisture from the air, causing frizz, which also explains why humidity can make frizz even worse! 
Here are six reasons why your hair might be so frizzy, coupled with easy steps you can take to ensure frizz control… 

1. Vigorous towel drying

While you may think drying your hair with a towel is better than using a hairdryer, wrapping your hair in an abrasive bath towel can actually draw the oils out of your locks, resulting in frizz. Instead, try a microfibre towel or braid your hair whilst damp and leave to dry overnight to wake up to gorgeous heat free waves! 

2. Over-brushing

Brushing your hair too much can cause breakage, and when you have brittle and split ends you will be more prone to frizz. Try using a serum like our Frizz Ease Perfect Finish Serum to conceal the look of broken ends and repel humidity for a silky smooth finish. 

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3. Overstyling with heat

Frequent use of heated styling tools can strip hair of its natural moisture, leading to dry and damaged strands that are vulnerable to frizz. If you’re not willing to put down your heated stylers, make sure you always use a heat protector like our Frizz Ease Heat Defence Spray to prevent damage. 
We’ve also put together a few tips for restoring heat damaged curly hair for all you curly girls!  

4. Hot shower temperature

While a hot shower may feel relaxing, it’s not doing your hair or scalp any favours. Hot water strips your scalp and hair of the natural oils that keep your hair moisturised and shiny. That lack of moisture leads to more frizz. It’s an easy fix, just turn down the temperature when you’re washing your hair. 

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5. Split ends

Brittle, split ends are extremely prone to frizz and the longer you leave them, the worse they’ll get. We recommend regular trims to prevent these dry ends, however if a trip to the hairdresser isn’t possible, use a serum like our Frizz Ease Original Serum on soaking wet hair after washing to seal in moisture. If you’re a newbie to serums, have a look at our tips on how to apply serum like a pro. 

6. Humidity

Humidity is a major cause of frizz. And while it’s impossible to control the level of humidity in the air, the right products can defend your locks! Once you’ve perfected your style, lock it in place and seal out any moisture with our Moisture Barrier Hairspray. Check out our other hair products for humidity and frizz to keep frizz at bay. 

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Frizz control for fine or thick hair

Going to the hairdresser to trim split ends is one way to combat frizz, however there are a lot of products that can help you at home. 

If you have fine and frizzy hair, try our Weightless Wonder Smoothing Crème on wet or dry hair to instantly smooth frizz and flyaways without weighing your hair down. 

Or if you have thicker hair, take a good look through our Frizz Ease range to find exactly what you need. Remember, our experts are always on hand to help if you need a little guidance on which products to go for; simply visit our Style Match page

And if you’re looking for even more information on fighting frizz, check out more of our top tips and tricks on how to tame frizzy hair.

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