Frizzies and fuzzies ruin hair days like no other. In your search for a solution, you've likely come across hair masks with lofty claims like "no frizz” and “frizz-fighter.” Is there any truth to the hype? In this article, we'll address just that.
Hair Masks Can Help with Frizzy Hair
While each hair mask is unique, hair masks generally contain smoothers and moisturizers that banish dull, dry hair. So, in this case, you should believe the hype. A high-quality hair mask may be precisely what you need to put your frizzy hair days in the past.
What Your Hair Mask Needs
Hair masks come in tons of different formulations, so there is a perfect hair mask for everyone! You've just got to find the right one for your hair. To fight frizz, a hair mask needs the following ingredient types:
- Moisturizers: Oils, fatty alcohols, and butters are present in the majority of quality hair masks, and you need them to hydrate your hair. Dry hair is always frizzier than hydrated hair, so always look for moisturizers in your hair mask.
- Silicones: Silicones still have a bad rep, though it's been discovered that not all of them are bad for the hair. Hint: water-soluble silicones are better than non-water-soluble ones, which tend to build up on the hair and suffocate it. Water-soluble silicones are great for frizzy hair, being that they create a barrier against external moisture and smooth the hair strands by temporarily filling in bumps and cracks along the hair shaft. The best water-soluble silicones include Bis-PEG-8 (or higher) Dimethicone, PEG-8-PG-coco glucoside dimethicone, and PEG-8 (or higher) Dimethicone.
Other Options for Frizz Control
Though hair masks help reduce frizz, there are other more targeted hair products that you should consider. The truth is that it could take more than a good hair mask to rid your hair of frizzies.
- Leave-in conditioner - A good moisturizing leave-in can move mountains when it comes to frizz. Just make sure that it contains water, emollients, silicones, and fatty alcohols to nourish your hair and fight frizz all day long.
- Anti-static spray - Frizz is not all about avoiding moisture - sometimes static is to blame. And when that's the case, you need to give your hair more moisture in the form of water, oils, and humectants. Choose an anti-static spray if you suspect static is at play.
- Gels and Edge Controls - Gels and edge controls are fantastic hair smoothers that can help with frizz. These are especially helpful for people who have curls or waves. Just apply the gel to your damp hair after your leave-in, rake it through with your fingers, and then let it air-dry.
- Anti-frizz serums - Anti-frizz serums are fantastic hair smoothers. You can use them on both curly and straight hair to control frizz all day long.
There you have it - hair masks can reduce frizz. But you should not depend solely on them for your frizz-fighting needs. There are many other hair product types that are better suited to eliminating frizz. Hope this helps!
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.