When it comes to hair goals, smooth, soft and shiny hair is basically top of the list, while frizzy, coarse and dull hair is smack-bang at the bottom. Here, we look at the common factors that could be causing your frizz, the natural ingredients to look out for in the shampoo aisle, and some at-home hair hacks you can do each day to help get your frizz and flyaways under control.
Common Causes of Frizz
Before diving in, it’s important to understand what causes frizz in the first place. Frizz occurs when the hair cuticle becomes rough and lifted, leading to moisture absorption from the surrounding environment. Common culprits of frizz include humidity, excessive heat styling, harsh chemicals, and even towel-drying your hair too vigorously.
If you’re constantly frustrated by frizz, the culprit could be something as unavoidable as the climate where you live, or the seasons. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to tame. Armed with the right ingredients and products, you can get the smooth, silky, cool-girl hair you’ve always wanted.
Best Ingredients to Tame Frizz
Keratin, a structural protein, is the building block of our hair. Hydrolyzed keratin in hair products helps repair damaged hair and smooth the hair cuticles, reducing frizz and restoring natural shine.
Extracted from the Moroccan argan tree, argan oil is a lightweight, non-greasy ingredient that moisturizes and nourishes frizzy hair. It seals the hair cuticles, preventing humidity from causing frizz and leaving your hair luxuriously smooth.
This natural emollient is packed with vitamins and fatty acids that deeply hydrate the hair, promoting softness and manageability while shielding against environmental damage.
Known for its impressive moisturizing properties, coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft, providing much-needed hydration and helping to control frizz.
As a humectant, glycerin draws moisture from the air, helping the hair retain its natural moisture levels and minimizing frizz caused by dryness.
The good news? The above ingredients are found in most MONDAY Shampoo and Conditioner, including our MOISTURE, SMOOTH and REPAIR lines, which are all specifically formulated for curls, waves and hair prone to frizz. They’ll also help hydrate, smooth and protect hair from the kind of damage that can lead to frizz, flyaways and dryness in the first place.
Get Rid of Frizz for Good
Along with your regular wash routine, there are things you can do in your daily life that can help combat frizz.
Cold Water Rinse
After washing your hair with a gentle sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner (such as MONDAY’s) infused with frizz-taming ingredients, rinse your hair with cold water. This helps seal the hair cuticles, minimizing frizz and boosting shine.
Instead of rubbing your hair with a traditional towel, use a microfiber towel or an old cotton t-shirt to gently blot excess water from your hair. This prevents unnecessary friction, which can lead to frizz.
Consider incorporating a leave-in conditioner into your haircare routine. It provides extra moisture and acts as a protective barrier against external aggressors, keeping frizz at bay throughout the day.
Switch to a silk or satin pillowcase to reduce friction between your hair and the pillow, preventing frizz and breakage and helping your hairstyles last longer.