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5 Surprising Facts that Could be Causing Your Frizz!

What is Frizz?

Frizz are hair strands that tend to stick out and don't lie flat with the rest of your hair. They may curl up or have an irregular, coarse texture.  They can also feel different to the rest of your hair, sometimes thicker, dryer or damaged.  Let's look at 5 facts that could be contributing to your frizz.

Frizz Cause #1: Bleached Hair

Bleach cracks the cuticle of your hair leaving it rough rather than smooth. It is probably one of the most damaging things you could do to your hair, this is because bleach breaks the protein present in your hair which is what makes the hair strong and healthy. Bleached hair strands will lose their elasticity, become brittle and can snap off really easily.

Frizz Cause #2: Hormones

A hormone imbalance can affect the health and condition of your hair resulting in either hair loss, dryer looking hair, frizz or coarser irregular hair strands.  If you're unsure whether you are going through a hormone imbalance, speak with your doctor / take a blood test to rule out any health issues.

Frizz Cause #3: Cotton Pillowcases

Cotton pillowcases roughen the cuticle whilst you sleep, causing friction making the hair weaker.  Cotton also absorbs any oil sitting on your hair making your hair look and feel dryer the next day.  Sleeping on a satin pillowcase will help tame frizz and any oils sitting on your hair will not get transferred to satin as this material is non absorbent.  You'll notice a big difference to the quality of your hair even after one use. 

Frizz Cause #4: Air Drying

Letting your hair air dry naturally may be causing more harm than blow-drying it. Hair swells when wet and then shrinks back to its normal size while drying.  The longer you leave your hair wet the longer your hair has to swell and contract. This repeated swelling damages the protein in your hair leading to breakage, split ends and frizz.

Frizz Cause #5 Heatless Styling on Damp Hair

If you experience frizz after styling your hair with a heatless hair curler, water was very likely present in your hair.  If you skipped Cause #4, i recommend going back to read it as this plays a huge part! 

Damp or wet hair can be quite unpredictable when it comes to heatless hair styling.  Damp hair may not dry properly in heatless hair curlers resulting in an uneven frizzy result.  They can also dry too well leaving you with very hard to manage curls. We recommend to always start with completely dry hair when styling your hair without heat.  Leaving damp hair to dry over an extended amount of time will cause damage to your hair, leaving it feeling dry, brittle and frizzy.

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