Smooth and lustrous mane is longed and cherished by all. But it is often thwarted by dry and frizzy hair. It renders the hair dull, lifeless and unmanageable. Frizz appears in the outer layer, cuticle, of the hair. Lack of moisture and proteins tends to make the cuticle porous. Water tends to pass through the open pores and leave the hair dry and unruly.
The primary cause of frizzy hair is undernourishment and lack of moisture in the hair. Since we know that our hair is made up of proteins, a proper diet ,which is rich in protein, is always needed to maintain the integrity of the hair. Moisture helps in holding up and maintaining the structure of the hair. An accurate protein to moisture level is also to be maintained. An excess of protein may also lead to frizz. Its indispensable to include lots of water in the diet for attaining a smooth cuticle.
It is of equal significance to provide nourishment both internally and externally. To begin with, a few precautions are a must to avoid frizz. Hair should not be towel dried, instead the excess water should be gently squeezed out. Care must be taken to wrap hair in silk/ satin while in bed. Hair should be combed with a wide toothed comb, while it is damp. It should not be left unattended until it dries. Reduce on styling instruments that use heat.
Besides the precautions, some more caring steps can be taken towards a frizz free hair.Weekly once, a deep conditioning natural hair mask should be applied to the hair. It can be mask made of egg, olive oil and soaked fenugreek seeds. It should be followed by washing the hair with a non drying shampoo.
Twice a week, a hot oil treatment, with frizz treatment oils like olive oil, argan oil and coconut oil, is a must.
With a balanced diet and some extra care, you can tame your frizzy hair. Step forth for lustrous and silky hair that bounces with health !