Use a Sulfate free shampoo
Sulfate in shampoo is notoriously known for stripping hair of it’s natural oils and weakening it, which can leave cuticles more prone to damage and splitting. To keep hair healthy and strong, opt for a sulfate-free shampoo that is gentle and won’t damage hair. Try to look out for hydrating ingredients such as glycerin too; glycerin is known for it’s hydrating properties in haircare which helps to prevent cuticles from opening and therefore helps stop frizz. If you can, leave hair for longer between washes by using a dry shampoo to preserve moisture.
Use soft materials
Particular materials can damage and dry out strands causing breakages. Hair is in it’s most vulnerable state when wet, so it’s important to take even more care when you get out of the shower to protect it from pulling. Instead of a cotton towel, use a micro-fibre towel which wraps gently around your locks and minimises drying time. If you do brush your hair when it’s wet, don’t pull at knots and do this in the shower after using conditioner when it is more manageable. Similarly, cotton pillowcases can dry hair out over time and pull when you toss and turn at night. To fight-frizz use a satin or silk pillowcase that reduces friction and has been shown to leave both the skin and hair looking and feeling healthier.
Use a curl defining cream
Use a curl cream to re-define curls before drying to leave them looking sleeker and bouncier. Start off by separating the hair into sections. To get the perfect amount of product, use the tip of your finger to get a small “peanut size” of the cream says Jason. Work this into your hands and then into the separated section of hair, working it into the hair, focusing on the root to get the hairline under control. Jason’s top tip: “gently twirl the hair around your finger to get complete control over the direction of the curl and you’ll find that the curl will bounce back up”. Once you have done this on all sections of your hair, gently scrunch up the hair with a little more of the Souffle to give it that added body and life and encourage your natural curl.
Use a heat protector
Dry hair is one of the main causes of frizz and heat damage is one of the main causes of dry hair. To protect from both, use a protective spray that will guard against heat damage from styling tools such as the Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer. The multi-benefit primer also protects against UV damage from the sun and nourishes hair, providing a defensive barrier. Jason’s top tip for blow drying: ” only dry the hair so it’s about 70-80% dry. Any more than that and the hair is going to frizz”.