For some, frizz is like a halo: it can give your hair extra volume, added texture, and a bit of personality. But for others, it’s a never-ending battle to tame – figuring out what’s causing your frizz and how to control it can feel like a lifelong journey. While there isn’t a failsafe, one-size-fits-all solution to controlling frizzy hair (there are so many factors to consider, from the weather, your product line-up, and the type of frizz you have) there are a few hair hacks that work for anyone looking for smoother strands.
First, it’s worth understanding what frizz is: when hair lacks moisture and has a rough cuticle (or outer surface), the individual strands start to absorb moisture to combat that dryness. That excess moisture then causes the hair to swell and suddenly, you’re channeling Monica in that episode of /Friends/ (you know the one!)
For some, it takes serious humidity to bring on frizz, while for others it can feel as if simply looking at a picture of a beach on social media is enough to make your hair stand on end. But whatever’s causing yours, taming frizz is easier than you might think
Use a targeted shampoo and conditioner
Often, fixing frizz can be as easy as switching up your shampoo and conditioner. Ensuring hair stays hydrated is essential for controlling frizz and Nexxus’ Ultralight Smooth is suitable for hair types one to three – from poker-straight to ultra-curly – thanks to advanced hydrating technology that nourishes and moisturizes the cuticle and prevents damage. The range, which includes a weightless protection shampoo and conditioner, is both silicone-free and tackles frizz at the source.
Invest in a silk pillowcase
More than just a luxurious way to update your bedroom, silk pillowcases have been proven to cause less friction (a leading cause of frizz) on the hair’s cuticle compared to normal cotton pillowcases. Sleep in luxury and wake up with smoother hair? Yes, please.
Use hair spray to your advantage
Hair spray doesn’t just help tame flyaways or set a style, it can also work to keep frizziness at bay. Use it as the pros do: lightly mist a comb with your chosen formula – Nexxus’ Ultra Fine Hair Spray offers a weightless, flexible hold and matte finish – and then brush it through your hair to counteract frizz and create hold without any stiffness.
Add a detangling spray to your product line-up
Detangling sprays or leave-in conditioners can work wonders when it comes to fighting unwanted frizz. A leave-in conditioner is formulated with a lightweight blend of nourishing ingredients that hydrate and smooth hair, working to make sure it retains enough moisture so it doesn’t need to absorb any excess water from the environment. In the case of Nexxus’ Prep & Protect Leave-In Spray, it will also help detangle hair – which means no excess brushing (another sneaky cause of frizz) – while also strengthening strands with an infusion of protein. Meanwhile, Nexxus’ Ultralight Smooth Leave-In Cream Serum defends against frizz and 98% humidity (yes, really) by forming a breathable invisible barrier around each strand for up to 72 hours of smooth, soft hair.
Air-dry the clever way
After washing with Nexxus’ Ultralight Smooth range, gently squeeze the wetness out of your hair with a T-shirt or microfiber towel, then let your hair air-dry. If needed, run a wide-tooth comb through hair after applying the Leave-In Cream Serum, but avoid brushing or even touching it while it’s drying as this alone can lead to frizz. If you’re planning to let it dry overnight, tie it in a loose, low braid and be sure to sleep on a silk pillowcase. Thanks to the PROTEINFUSION blend of almond protein and jasmine flower in the Ultralight range, you should wake up with smoother hair that still has tons of gorgeous natural movement.