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Wavy, frizzy hair that is devoid of life can be the bane of any gal's existence. While it can be difficult to manage hair that seems to do whatever it wants, wavy and frizzy hair can be tamed with the right haircut, good styling products and proper care.
Those with naturally curly, wavy or coarse hair experience frizz the most frequently. It can be caused by a lack of moisture and protein or by environmental factors, such as sun damage, wind and humidity. Frizzy hair can also be caused by over-styling with too many products or by perming or coloring frequently. Gels, mousses or hairsprays that have a high alcohol content make hair more prone to frizz.
Care for wavy hair properly to minimize the amount of frizz. Avoid shampooing every day, as it strips your scalp of natural oils that reduce frizziness. Shampooing two times a week, using a curl-enhancing shampoo that contains protein and panthenol, should be sufficient. Reduce the amount of times you blow-dry your hair as well and use a diffuser when you do blow-dry.
Get a blunt haircut to control frizzy hair. Don't allow your stylist to use thinning shears or razors, which crush or slice the ends of your hair and cause frizz. When styling your hair at home, embrace your waves. Start by working dry shampoo through your hair, which promotes volume and reduces greasiness. Work a small amount of texture balm in your hands; too much will weigh your hair down. Finally, flip your hair upside down and scrunch it with your hands, using a small amount of spray gel to set the style.
Each time you shampoo your hair, follow with a deep conditioner that you leave on for five minutes in the shower. If you have any extra time while getting ready, wrap your hair in a hot towel while the conditioner is still in. Rinse out your hair and blot out the extra water with the towel. Harshly rubbing your head with a towel leads to hair breakage and even more frizz. Coat your hair with a hydrating product. If you have fine hair, use a water-based smoothing product applied to the ends. If you have thicker hair, use a small amount of silicone serum. You can also use a leave-in conditioner that will help hydrate your hair.