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Bye-bye frizz: care tips for frizzy hair

Bye-bye Frizz: Pflegetipps für krauses Haar

My hair is straight. Really smooth. I generally only use my straightening iron to try to create volume and/or curls in my hair. Mostly in vain because they seem to be completely satisfied with their ultra-smooth condition and don't want to change anything about it. No wonder that I usually look at all naturally curly people with envy. But those of you will probably groan now and ask yourself whether I still have all the cups in the cupboard. Because, as I have now learned from the complaints of various friends, frizzy hair is no fun. Very few women are naturally blessed with the dreamy mane of curls that we see in advertising. Most of the time it is an undefined frizz that quickly appears dry and straw-like, but still literally explodes at the first sign of humidity and is generally difficult to tame. But as is often the case when it comes to beauty, this hair type can also be combined with the proper care and a few tips and get a handle on tricks.

Frizzy hair, for example, cannot tolerate frequent hair washing because this rinses out natural oils that are supposed to care for the hair and protect it from drying out. When washing your hair, use shampoo and conditioner specifically for dry hair because they provide a lot of moisture. You probably wish you could just let your natural curl air dry, but unfortunately your hair type doesn't respond well to that. When exposed to air, the cuticle layer of the hair opens and moisture penetrates, which causes the famous frizz. It is better to blow-dry your hair as the hot air closes the cuticle. Frizzy hair needs particularly intensive care to keep it moisturized - especially in winter when the dry air takes its toll on the hair. Therefore, you should use a moisturizing hair mask at least once a week. Hair oils are also ideal for care as they smooth the hair structure and reduce frizz. In general, it is best to use care products on soaking wet hair, as water is a transport medium for the moisturizing active ingredients.

The well-known tip “100 brush strokes” works wonders for frizz. Brushing distributes the scalp's natural oils throughout the hair, providing it with optimal moisture. However, you won't be doing your frizzy hair any favors with a classic brush because it will only increase the frizz. To tame it, it's better to use a wide-toothed comb or a so-called tangle teezer.

Humidity is the natural enemy of frizzy hair. To get through the day frizz-free, you shouldn't leave the house without a few tools. An umbrella is not enough to protect against moisture because moisture builds up underneath it. It's best to wear a hat or cap when it rains. If you want to be on the safe side, it's best to always have an anti-frizz cream in your bag that you can use to tame your hair throughout the day.