A surprisingly common hair hassle, frizz can rear its head in warm or wet weather. But how can you calm the frizz when it hits and, even better, prevent it? Read on for the frizzy hair solutions you need for smooth hair all day long.
Before you opt for an up-do or panic and drench your hair in oily product that will weigh it down, we’ll show you how to get rid of frizzy hair, so you can enjoy the outdoors without the worries.
How to stop frizzy hair
The first step to frizz control is understanding what causes it, and why some hair types are more prone to frizz than others.
We get frizzy hair when humidity soaks into hair, causing each strand to swell and the texture to change. The humidity rearranges the bonds inside your hair. They revert from the smooth pattern you created while styling to a more chaotic pattern. The result - frizzy unruly hair opposed to the smooth tresses you’re used to.
The problem tends to be worse for more damaged hair. The strands are more porous, meaning more humidity is absorbed. Colour-treated hair also responds badly to humidity because the colouring process strips hair of its natural water resistance, so humidity seeps in much faster. And that’s why in humid or wet conditions, you’ll be greeted by your foe, the frizz.
So, what’s the best way to tame frizzy hair?...
How to get rid of frizzy hair in 3 easy steps
Frizzy hair is a common nemesis for many hair types, but there are things you can do to fend off frizz.
Follow these easy steps showing how to get rid of frizzy hair:
- Add an anti-frizz conditioner to your routine. Stop frizz before it takes hold with a deeply nourishing conditioning treatment. A good conditioner can work to fill porous hair with frizz-fighting nutrients rather than humidity by replenishing hair with nourishing lipids. Conditioners can slow humidity absorption. Instead of swelling as soon as you walk out the door, conditioned hair keeps it smooth for longer. Try our Smooth & Sleek Conditioner, it’s perfectly tailored to fight the effects of frizz on your hair, leaving it looking and feeling smooth.
- Touch up with an anti-frizz treatment. A good anti-frizz treatment will help to create a humidity shield by bringing water-resistance back to hair. And, they don’t have to be heavy oils to work well. Pantene Vitamin E Dry Oil is a non-sticky, light texture that spreads easily and deeply nourishes to smooth hair without leaving it oily or weighed down. Just apply a coin-sized amount to the tips and middle of towel dried hair as a touch-up during the day.
- Style your hair naturally. If you’re worried about frizz control, avoid the onset of a bad hair day with a stylish up-do. Let your hair dry naturally and pin it in a bun. That way, even if you don’t feel in control, you’ll certainly look like you are. If you’re not used to air drying, give it a try when you’re next on holiday – preferably in the summer so you don’t get cold!
Your best defence against frizz is getting control over humidity. And, while you can’t control the weather, you can take steps to change how susceptible your hair is to it.
If you’re going to succeed at frizz prevention, it’s also important to keep your hair healthy (remember, healthy hair doesn’t frizz as much) and understand how moisture helps damaged hair. Get on top of damaged hair with our damage prevention tips.
If you have especially dry and coarse hair and want a more intense treatment to protect against frizzy hair, try Pantene’s Gold Series Intense Hydrating Oil. Infused with argan oil, it’s designed to smooth and strengthen hair and bring a radiant shine to dry strands.
Now you know what causes frizzy hair and you’re equipped with frizzy hair solutions, all that’s left to do is enjoy life, no matter the weather, worry (and frizz) free!