While frizz is more common for wavy or curly hair, the summer season can wreak havoc and leave your hair with a halo of frizz that won’t call it quits, regardless of your hair type. Especially on days when the humidity is high, and you want to have a good hair day, managing your frizz can seem like an impossible task. We get it cause we’ve been there too!
What is Halo Frizz?
Halo frizz refers to the frizz that you get on top of your head. It occurs when the cuticle layer of your hair is lifted, allowing moisture to enter, causing the hair to become dry and frizzy. During summers, with all the humidity and heat, it’s hard to keep your hair from becoming frizzy. In search of moisture from the atmosphere, dry hair stands out. A little bit of functional frizz is good since it creates the appearance of volume, but if your frizz is starting to get unmanageable, don’t look at it as your enemy; there are ways to tame it!
But first, let’s understand what the other causes of your halo frizz are.
Causes of Halo Frizz
When your hair is dry, the cuticle layer can become rough and raised, allowing moisture to enter the hair shaft and cause frizziness.
In humid weather, moisture in the air can penetrate the hair shaft and cause it to expand, creating more frizz.
3. Heat styling
Heat styling tools can damage the hair cuticles, making them more prone to frizz. Instead of using a hair dryer, it’s better to air dry in order to avoid halo frizz.
4. Chemical treatments
Hair dyes also are known to damage hair cuticles and make them frizzy.
5. Rubbing or brushing
Rubbing your hair with a towel or brushing it harshly can roughen up the hair cuticles and reduce moisture.
6. Hot Showers
While hot showers are comforting and help relax your muscles, they are not good for your hair. These hot showers can strip off your hair’s natural oils, leading to more unintended frizz.
Inspite of the above causes which are mentioned, if you use the correct treatment and products for your hair, those ringlets underneath will drop clues of hydration!
6 tips and tricks to tame Halo Frizz!
1. Wash your hair properly with a hair care duo that’s hydrating
Using hair care products that are free of harmful chemicals and specially designed for frizzy hair is what you need. Harmful chemicals in shampoos or conditioners strip your hair's natural oils, leaving it dry and frizzy.
While you are choosing hair care products for yourself, do consider your hair type and texture. If you have fine or oily hair, look for a lightweight formula that won't weigh your hair down. If your hair is thick or curly, look for a more moisturising formula.
Another thing that’s not paid attention to is knowing how to wash your hair. You may think you are cleaning your scalp correctly with the right amount of shampoo on your palm. Chances are, you’re doing it wrong. Start by washing the back of your head with a small amount of shampoo mixed with water. Then move them to the sides and the top of your head. Massage your scalp with your fingertips and rinse your hair thoroughly, but not too quickly. This practice can leave behind shampoo and conditioner residue.
We recommend Faith in Nature Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner: Packed with Avocado and Vitamin E, it will help revitalise your hair, strip away the dullness, and dryness, and make it stronger and shinier!
2. Use a microfiber towel or an old cotton t-shirt to dry
Regular bath towels can do more harm than good. They are often too rough and can cause frizz and damage to the hair cuticles. That's why it’s best to use a microfiber towel or an old cotton t-shirt to dry your hair.
An old cotton t-shirt can also be a good option for drying your hair. Cotton is a natural, gentle fibre that won't roughen up the hair cuticles like a regular towel would! Simply scrunch and squeeze out the water rather than rubbing it vigorously!
3. Apply a hair serum before styling
We’ll still suggest avoiding using heat styling tools as much as possible, but if you’re still going to, use a hair serum before styling. It is definitely a game-changer!
The Plum Ginseng Fall Rescue Hair Serum penetrates deep inside the scalp to promote hair growth and prevent further damage or hair fall. Ginseng extract strengthens the roots and hair follicles to promote hair growth. It’s super lightweight and will coat the hair shaft to smoothen the cuticle and protect the hair from heat damage by giving your hair a shiny, glossy appearance. This can be especially beneficial for those with dull or damaged hair.
Apply a dime-sized amount of hair serum before styling your hair. Make sure not to apply too much, to avoid any greasiness.
4. Sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase
Yep, even the kind of pillowcases you use might create a halo frizz. Your regular cotton pillowcases can cause friction between your hair and the pillow, leading to frizz and damage. That's why it's best to sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase to prevent unnecessary frizz and keep your hair looking smooth and healthy. And don’t forget to change your pillowcases every week!
5. Get trimming
Getting frequent trims, especially if you have curly hair, can help beat the halo frizz. As the outer layers attract more sun damage and other environmental factors, keeping them healthy with frequent trimming is a must.
Even split ends can cause frizz and make your hair look dry and damaged. By getting frequent trims, you can help remove split ends before they have a chance to travel up the hair shaft and cause more damage.
6. Mask your hair
By adding a hair mask to your routine, you can help improve your hair’s texture and appearance.The cause of frizz is a lack of moisture and hair masks provide deep hydration and nourishment to your tresses, combating dryness.
The Coccoon Nourishing Hair Mask is packed with apple extracts, green tea and olive oil. These ingredients help in rejuvenating your hair and strengthen its texture by giving it deeper nourishment. The main purpose of this mask is to combat frizz.
It may seem like a tough task to manage your frizz and you may wonder why it just won’t go away. But to even try these tips and tricks, the first tip is to embrace your natural texture and try not to fight against it much. It might be the weather, the styling tools, or even your genetics, but following these simple tips will help you manage your frizz with ease!
Let us know if you try these tips and tricks below!
1. Why should one use a wide-toothed comb for frizzy hair?
A wide-toothed comb is better for frizzy hair. It will detangle your hair without causing breakage or further frizz. It’s also better since it allows you to detangle your hair with your fingers.
2. Should I use a conditioner and a hair mask at the same time?
Both serve the same purpose, however, hair masks provide deeper nourishment and hydration. It’s best to use hair masks twice a month. If you’re using a conditioner, then you don’t need to use a hair mask on the same wash day. This would lead to over-conditioning, which might make your hair look greasy.
For regular use, use a conditioner after shampooing to provide lightweight hydration and detangling benefits.
3. How else can I protect my hair during summer?
If you step out, wear a hat or scarf. A wide-brimmed hat or a scarf can help protect your hair and scalp from the harmful UV rays & sun rays.
4. Is it okay to use hair oil if I have frizzy hair?
A hair oil is a must for frizzy hair. Frizzy hair tends to be dry and lacks moisture, which can lead to hair being more prone to breakage and split ends. Applying a hair oil can help replenish the natural oils in your hair, providing it with the moisture it needs to look healthy and shiny.
When choosing a hair oil for frizzy hair, it is recommended that you look for one that has ingredients like argan oil or coconut oil.
- Salonee Salian