There is nothing more frustrating than the constant battle against frizz, flyaways, and dried out hair.
Frizz can flare up for several reasons but the underlying cause is a cuticle layer that is raised instead of flat. Hair naturally demands moisture and starts to frizz out when the hair is dehydrated but the cuticle is raised or damaged. The hair starts to absorb ambient moisture which swells up and frizzes out the hair strand.
While dryness and damage are the two main characters of this story… using the wrong products, styling techniques, and at home habits may be making your problems worse.
Eufora’s 9 Proven Frizz Fighters are designed to
- Restore balanced moisture to your hair
- Repair, seal, and smooth out the cuticle layer to lock in moisture and block out humidity
- Protect your hair from heat damage
- Prevent a raised and ruffled cuticle layer caused by bad styling habits
Pssst: Are you looking to put an end to dried, frizzed out curls? You may need this article instead:
9 Rules to Beautiful, Frizz-Free Curls.
Dry, dehydrated hair + a raised cuticle layer is a direct invitation to a frizz fest. Restoring moisture levels will prevent your hair from trying to absorb ambient moisture once it’s dry. This all starts with your shampoo and conditioner. Avoid ingredients that strip moisture and natural oils from your hair such as harsh sulfates and parabens. Smooth’n Frizz Control Shampoo and Conditioner use gentle, sulfate-free, and extra moisturizing formulas based in Aloe Vera gel. Natural oils seal in moisture and lock out humidity. Need an extra dose? Nourish Leave-In Hydration is a weightless, protein rich daily leave-in moisturizing treatment.
Hair damage from hot tools, chemical services, UV rays, or brute force creates holes in cuticle layer, more frizz, and a rough feeling texture. To help restructure hair, Fortifi Keratin Repair Treatment will repair damage and help fill in any “holes” in the outer cuticle layer. For chemical/color treated hair - Beautifying Elixirs Leave-In Repair Treatment is the perfect multi-purpose solution to repair damage from the inside out. Severely damaged? Use Beautifying Elixirs Moisture Masque once a week to jumpstart your journey to a healthier canvas.
Ditch the Terry Cloth Towel
Avoid friction at all costs. Friction from manually drying with a terry cloth towel ruffles up the outer cuticle layer. To prevent frizz - use a microfiber towel to gently blot your hair dry (never rub). This will help you pull excess moisture from the hair and reduce blow drying time to avoid the possibility of heat damage.
Obsess Over Oils
Finding the right oil for your hair can be a game changer to lock in moisture and smooth the cuticle. Natural oils are packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids all of which are essential for healing and maintaining healthy hair, skin, and scalp. Smooth’n Oil Therapy contains a maximum, antioxidant rich dose of our Smooth’n Oil Complex that is designed to nourish, seal, and protect the cuticle while progressively eliminating frizz and elongating curl patterns.
Stop Using Bristle Hair Brushes and Brute Force
Heat, chemicals, and UV rays are not the only sources of hair damage. Brute force and certain hair brushes can also damage the outer protective cuticle layer. Use a wide tooth comb for detangling and an ionic round brush for blow drying to help keep your cuticle sealed and prevent frizz flare up.
Seal it in and Lock it Out
Humidity: A frizz fighter's worst enemy. When the level of moisture is greater outside vs. inside the hair - the hair tries to absorb ambient moisture from the air. These water molecules swell up and frizz out the hair strand. Anti-humidity styling and finishing products are designed to seal the cuticle to lock in moisture while blocking out any excess humidity.
Always Use a Heat Protectant
Direct heat from blow dryers, curling irons, or flat irons may give you quick results but damage from excessive use can lead to dryness, breakage, and frizz. The multi-benefit Thermal Defense Prep protects your hair up to 428 ⁰F degrees, detangles, and adds moisture for soft and manageable hair. Curling or Straightening? Use Retain to protect up to 428 ⁰F while helping you hold your straight or curled style all day. Both Eufora heat protection products can be used together for enhanced protection. While you’re at it… go ahead and ditch any old tools. Hot tool performance and heat regulation can diminish with age and may be an unexpected frizz creating culprit.
Learn the Art of the Blow Dry
Creating a smooth and sleek blow out is truly an art. From the proper sectioning, positioning, direction of airflow, and even the right sized ionic brush can give you a massive frizz fighting advantage. QUICK TIP: Never point your blow dryer toward your scalp, doing so will rough up the outer cuticle layer and create frizz. Instead, always direct airflow from root to ends to help smooth the hair and prevent a rough, frazzled finish. Ask your hairdresser for some professional advice, products, and techniques to help you recreate your favorite styles at home.
Nurture Your Nature
As you can tell… maintaining a hydrated, healthy, and damage-free canvas is never a “one product job”. Since there are many different types of frizz, textures, curl patterns, and desired end results - it’s important to adopt the right hair regimen to provide the essential nutrients, proteins, oils, and moisture balance for your hair type. Your hair is unique and your regimen should be too.