Frizz Control on Afro Hair – Top Tips from Afrotherapy Afro Hair Salon in Edmonton
Frizz is a common problem for many people with Afro curly hair. Controlling frizz is often a hassle most especially when hair is not well maintained and conditioned. If you want to know what causes frizz and how to combat it, here are some top tips from the expert hair stylists at Afrotherapy Afro hair salon in Edmonton.
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What Causes Frizz on Afro Hair?
It is generally believed that frizz is mostly caused by a lack of moisture in the hair, however, humidity can also contribute to it. Frizz occurs on afro hair and curly hair more than any other types, due to the shrinkable hair structure. Very curly hair from all ethnic groups often lacks the silky smoothness of straight hair. Although afro hair produces plenty of protective oils called sebum, however, due to the tight curls, the oil fails to spread evenly along the hair fibre. Without lubrication, the fibres become very dry which causes frizz and dryness. The brittle strands begin to flake and roughen, resulting in hair that is coarse to the touch.
When frizz occurs, the cuticle, which is the outermost layer of the hair strands, opens up and lets the outside air in. This then results in your hair becoming a frizzy mess. The main problem with frizzy hair is that it’s dry, so water is water is often needed to rectify it.
Top Tips on How to Control Frizz on Afro Hair
Condition hair regularly – Fighting frizz is all about depositing moisture in your hair. You want to avoid your cuticle opening up to let moisture in. So look for a conditioner that contains glycerin as well as other hydrating ingredients like the Phytospecific Nourishing Styling Butter. A moisturizing styler that detangles, smoothes and fortifies hair to prevent breakage when styling. Great for all hair types, this botanical leave-in formula helps smooth hair and redefine curls. Apply from the tips all the way down to your ends. Avoid drenching your roots with conditioner so it can have some breathing space.
Have a keratin protein treatment – A protein-infused conditioner will both manage frizz and create shine. At Afrotherapy, our popular menu of afro hair treatments help target specific problems for our clients with afro, multi-textured and curly textured hair. We can transform frizzy hair into sleek straight locks that shines! Your hair will be protected against humidity and other harmful environmental toxins and influences.
De-frizz hair by wearing hair in a bun or a protective style – After you’ve shampooed, conditioned, braid your hair into two pigtails or put it up in a bun. When your cuticles are locked into place, frizz-fighting is more effective. You can even choose to keep your hair in a weave or in braids for that extra added protection. We offer the full range of hair extension and weave services for afro hair at our London salon including Twists, Braiding & Extensions, Bonding, Kinky twists, Marley braids, Havana braids and Afro Kinky.
Finger comb hair to distribute oils – When combing frizzy hair, it is best to finger comb for more effective results in tackling those tangles. While your hair is still wet, apply a moisture-locking dry oil to your hair to act as a barrier and keep the liquids from penetrating. Once your hair is 90 percent dry, but still slightly damp, run your finger through sections of your hair to detangle any knots. Alternatively, you can also detangle hair when it is dry by wetting the tips of your fingers before detangling.