Frizzy hair is crinkly and has an uneven texture. Sometimes the hair is coarse and impossible to tame. Although you may have frizzy hair for genetic reasons, it is also possible that humidity and damage are the causes for your hair condition.
No matter what the reason is behind your masculine mane, you can take a few necessary steps to ensure that the frizz is managed, and your curls are rocking your day!
If your frizz is a tradition passed down by your ancestors, you can ensure that your curls become luscious and voluminous by changing a few of your daily habits. So let’s dig in!
1. The Right Shampoo
When you have frizzy hair, you have to pick the shampoo that is suitable for frizzy hair. Although it is obvious on the packaging of the product, you can still ensure its effectiveness by looking for the ingredient ‘glycerine’ in the list.
The best shampoo for frizzy hair will contain glycerine and will be sulfate-free. The more glycerine it has, the more hydrated your hair will be after use.
Glycerine is known to absorb water vapor from the air and trap it into the hair. As a result, your hair stays moisturized and luscious. You should also avoid shampoos with sulfate because they rob the hair from its natural oil.
By the way, don’t wash your hair with shampoo every day, as this can also prevent the production of natural oil. Shampoo every two days and it should be fine.
2. Hair Conditioning Treatment
Don’t just pat your hair dry after washing it with shampoo. To tame the frizz, you must use special hair conditioning treatment.
The shampoo cleans your hair, whereas the conditioning treatment controls the friction between the hair, and also smooths and lubricates it. Frizzy hair is normally dry so the conditioning treatment will give it the perfect salon look.
You can choose between a regular conditioning treatment or a leave-in conditioning treatment. The regular treatment needs to be washed after application. On the contrary, the leave-in treatment can be applied after drying your hair.
For the best results, pick hair conditioning treatments that contain argan oil, macadamia nut oil, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and keratin. You won’t be able to stop touching your hair!
3. Hydrating Hair Masks
You don’t have to visit the salon to do this. In fact, you can make your own hydrating hair masks at home with natural ingredients.
Hydrating hair masks normally contain oil-rich ingredients, so they solve the problem of dryness and frizziness. Other than that, they can also provide a number of benefits to your hair that you should take advantage of.
These masks can prevent infections, make your hair shiny, promote growth, soften, and moisturize your hair. All you have to do is get a few ingredients from the grocery store and pamper your hair with any of these DIY masks at least once a week.
From the list of endless options, you can make the following hair masks for frizzy, dry, and damaged hair:
- coconut oil and honey mask
- coconut oil and cinnamon powder mask
- olive oil and brown sugar mask
- yoghurt, honey, and banana mask
- coconut oil, mashed avocado, and honey mask
4. Less Blow Drying
If you happen to have long hair, you probably can’t help yourself with the blow dryer. The blow dryer lets you dry your hair, style it, and even smoothen it out.
However, using too much heat can damage your hair more, and reduce the natural oil production on your scalp. Hence, it is better to let your hair air dry after the shower.
If you still must use the blow dryer, always spray some heat protectant spray on your hair beforehand. You should also use a diffuser whenever you are blow drying to minimize frizz and friction.
Furthermore, instead of styling your hair with styling tools that use heat, you should consider styling gels and sprays.
5. Fabrics Matter
The kind of fabric you sleep on and the one you dry your hair with can make a lot of difference. Normally, people use cotton towels to dry their hair. But in order to cause less frizz and less damage, a cotton t-shirt or a microfibre towel work best.
In addition, although cotton is handy when it comes to drying frizzy, curly hair, they have some serious competition in bed. Pillowcases made out of silk are healthier for frizzy hair.
They are gentle on the hair, and they have a smooth surface, which helps to keep your hair silky and shiny.
6. The Right Combing Technique
Who knew that there are techniques to combing hair? You will be surprised to know that by combing your hair from the back to the front, you are actually massaging your scalp and stimulating the nerves at the roots.
In this way, you can allow the natural oil from your scalp to reach all the parts of your hair, which, as a result, will prevent your hair from drying out and becoming frizzy.
In order to do so, you should use a wide toothed wooden comb, which is recommended for all men with frizzy or curly hair. Combs with wide teeth are famous for their detangling ability without causing breakage.
These combs also help you maintain the natural waves of your curls.
7. Showering Strategy
You can follow these simple showering strategies to tame that frizz for good. First of all, steam your hair before the shower by wrapping a towel on your head that is soaked in hot water.
Hop into the shower after leaving it on for about twenty minutes.
Afterward, gently massage your scalp with your fingers to spread the natural oil all over your hair. Then shampoo and condition to finish off.
Never use hot water on your hair. Stick to cool or lukewarm water. Also, don’t leave the shampoo on for too long.
Be gentle on your hair when you are drying it with a microfibre towel or a cotton t-shirt, and detangle it only when you have conditioner on, and when your hair is 70% dry.
Many men choose to straighten their frizzy or curly hair temporarily or permanently because it can be hard for some to embrace their natural locks. Only if they had stumbled upon this article early on.
As you can see, it’s not difficult to take care of frizzy hair. You just have to know the right tips and techniques.
Even styling has become easier after the innovation of styling tools and products. Hence, gone are the days when managing frizzy and curly hair was as difficult as life itself.
In reality, frizzy and curly hair are attractive as much as other types of hair, and you should not be afraid to flaunt it. We hope that this article has made your life easier than before and that you have been able to put your frizzy hair problem in the past where it belongs.