The struggle is real. I'm talking frizz people, and it's not pretty. But no need to panic, there are several things you should do to avoid frizzy hair, and take it from me, because I've tried all of them. Although everyone wants volume, no one wants pouf. From treatments to products to hair care, there are plenty of tips to help you win the battle against frizz. But first, it's important to understand what causes it.
According to Allure, frizz happens when hair is dried out and the cuticles start absorbing the moisture in the air. So to fight frizz, you're going to have to treat the cuticle. There are several lifestyle tricks to taming your tresses. For example, you should never brush dry hair if you want to avoid frizz. Yup. If you do, you're disturbing the cuticle, and that's exactly what you want to repair.
To learn more about frizz-fighting tricks, I spoke with Lisa Carroll, a stylist for the New York City-based salon Ludlow Blunt. She tells Romper that frizz can also be a sign you need a trim. "If your ends are frayed or your hair is damaged from too many processes or color, you're better off visiting a salon and getting a cut," she says, adding that people should trim their locks every six weeks or so. But before you resort to scissors, here are nine other things to do to help get your mane smooth, shiny, and frizz-free.