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Frizz-prone ends, Help me please!!

kcdaudakcdauda Posts: 13Registered Users
Hi lovelies,

Basically I am a naturally curly girl I wear my hair straight on the very odd occasion but I straightened it this morning and it was lovely I was really happy with the condition and the length, but then 4hours later I came home and my hair was a frizzy mess! I had put serum on it and hairspray but nothing worked how can I stop my hair from fizzing up as soon as I walk outside? Products treatments anything ?? Please help I don't know how to fix it. Here are before and after pics..

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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Do you permanently dye as well as flat iron? What are your dew points/ humidity? Did you flat iron bone dry hair that you had air dried or blow fried the day before? Did you use a heat protectant applied in sections?

    Maybe your ends are damaged and porous. One option is simply to cut them off, then baby the new ends with proven ingredients like coconut oil, hydrolysed protein, ceramides, 18-MEA and panthenol.

    Hairspray is not great for hair, it's heavy on drying alcohols and it won't really prevent reverting or reduce porosity.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • kcdaudakcdauda Posts: 13Registered Users
    Yes, I have dyed my hair twice over the summer but even before I starting dying my hair I had this problem. I flat iron my hair roughly once every 3 months and yes i always use heat protection - I am currently using osmo thermal protection. I'm not sure what dew points means but I live In Scotland so the air can be humid but mostly just cold. Is there any other way to prevent this problem without cutting my hair as I have had trims regularly but I am desperately trying to grow my hair therefore I don't want to cut my ends off just yet, and my hair is in perfect condition when it is curly, which I find strange as when it is straight it looks dull and frizzy..

    Thanks so much!

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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
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    kcdauda wrote: »
    Yes, I have dyed my hair twice over the summer but even before I starting dying my hair I had this problem. I flat iron my hair roughly once every 3 months and yes i always use heat protection - I am currently using osmo thermal protection. I'm not sure what dew points means but I live In Scotland so the air can be humid but mostly just cold. Is there any other way to prevent this problem without cutting my hair as I have had trims regularly but I am desperately trying to grow my hair therefore I don't want to cut my ends off just yet, and my hair is in perfect condition when it is curly, which I find strange as when it is straight it looks dull and frizzy..

    Thanks so much!

    I've suggested ingredients that can help reduce further damage, but hair is dead so any improvements are always temporary. You would need to persevere for good results not just think about caring for those ends when you want to straighten your hair.

    Your heat protection product is loaded with drying alcohol, same as hairspray, it also contains a humectant which can act as a heat protectant but equally might be causing problems. TBH since it's only every three months I'd use a silicone based heat protectant for the shine, slip and sealing/ anti humectant properties. Then shampoo it out with a product containing cocoamidopropyl betaine.
    "Water, Alcohol Denat., Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laneth-40 Maleate/Styrene Sulfonate Copolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Citral, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone"
    Osmo Thermal Defense | Professional Hair Care Products | Sally Salon Services

    Also watch the temperature you use
    THE NATURAL HAVEN: Straightening Facts :How hot is too hot?

    It looks to me like your ends are much more porous and damaged than the rest of your hair, it may simply be your curly styling method/ products are disguising the damage and heat styling is revealing it since hair must be bone dry. Your hair cannot be in perfect condition one minute then fried the next then back to perfect condition.

    If you have a smartphone or tablet download the free 'Curls on the Go' app, that will tell you the dew points/ humidity. At very high or low dews avoid the major humctants (glycerin, propylene glycol, honey) as these can attract too much water to porous or damaged hair causing frizz.

    If you have Tesco or Asian grocery stores where you are get some KTC brand coconut oil, Schwarzkopf Gliss ultimate volume conditioner is good for protein and panthenol, L'Oreal Elvive Full Restore 5 repairing conditioner contains ceramides, protein and a little palm oil. These should be Curly Girl friendly, other products in the lines are not.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • kcdaudakcdauda Posts: 13Registered Users
    Great, thanks definitely going to take your advice on board! I have not been so strict on my CG methods recently so going to try get back into the process of taking care of my hair because I think you are right my ends are extremely dry and the products I have been using are just masking the problem not actually fixing it.. Do you have any recommendations of CG friendly heat protectants? Thanks again for you help.

    xx

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