Take a close look at your hair. Look at the ends of it. Does it look like the ends have split into two components? Now, feel your hair with just a few strands in your hand. Does it feel rough and less smooth than it used to? You could have split ends and frizz. For many people, this is natural and normal, especially if you have experienced it for a long time. For others, it can come out seemingly out of nowhere, creating a difficult and less than appealing look. In all cases, your hairstylist can offer solutions for improving your hair.
What Is Behind It?
Frizzy hair can be frustrating because of how hard it is to tame. Why does this happen? The best way to control this type of hair is to understand what causes it in the first place. Frizz occurs when the hair fibers of the hair itself are moving in various directions. When you touch it, you feel that rough texture. That is because the fibers within each strand are not laying in the same direction any longer. This is a direct comparison to hair that is smooth and more defined.
This occurs when the cuticle layer of the hair is raised. When this happen, it lets moisture pass into the area and causes the strands of hair to expand. The cuticle layer is the outside layer of your hair strand. It is designed to protect the interior layers of the hair shaft. The hair strand is made up of various layers of keratin protein. When the cuticle layer is sealed properly, it helps the hair to hold onto the proper amount of moisture. This helps to make the hair less prone to frizzing like it does.
There are several reasons this can happen. Some people who have very thick or very curly hair are simply more likely to have frizz than others. That is because of the make up of the strands is a bit different. The curlier your hair is, the more likely it is that it will be hard to control.
In addition to this, frizz is directly connected to split ends. Split ends cause the cuticle loss to occur. That creates the uneven lengths of hair. You may find that if you have split ends, your hair is more likely to struggle with frizz as well.
There are other potential causes to both split ends and frizz. That includes not caring for it the right way. For example, if you are using a cloth towel to dry your hair and rubbing hard into it, that is creating a lot of friction and may cause more damage. You may also be using the wrong hairbrush, and that could be causing more of the damage you have. Blow dryers also put the cuticle at risk, creating more opportunities for damage to the strands.
People with curly hair may also find themselves dealing with humidity that can make split ends and frizz more obvious. This is due to the moisture that these broken strands are soaking up in the humidity of the day, which only worsens your outcome.
How Can You Fix This Damage?
It is always best to start with an appointment with your hairstylist. Have your damaged split ends cut off or trimmed if possible. This allows the rest of your hair to benefit nearly immediately. In addition to this, your stylist will offer insight into why you may have damage to your hair. Sometimes, over styling your hair or coloring it too often can lead to the cause of damage to your hair. This worsens over time, especially if you do so on a consistent basis.
If you have frizzy hair or split ends, it is essential to take into consideration treatments that can help with providing more moisture retention in your hair. Your stylist can recommend tips and strategies to helping you to improve your overall hair care regimen, which can ultimately give you the look you want with more control and bounce and fewer rough areas. To learn more, contact the team at Unique Hair Concepts.