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How to Manage Thin, Frizzy Hair

Updated April 17, 2017

Frizzy hair can be a big problem no matter if your hair is thick or thin, straight or curly. Scientists have found that the most common cause of frizzy hair is a dehydrated cortex (the inside layer of the hair) and caused by many things including using too many hair products and heat damage. However, there are many solutions and ways to combat frizzy hair and increase the thickness if your hair appears thin.

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  1. Buy a moisture-enriched shampoo, available at any supermarket or chemist and apply it to your hair. Leave it in for five minutes then rinse.

  2. Apply a hair mask.

  3. Wrap the hair in cling-film or a tight shower cap and leave on for 10 minutes.

  4. Rinse off all the product and leave the hair to dry naturally. Repeat this process every time you wash your hair for a week. You should notice a difference in the dryness of your hair, and your hair should appear a lot less frizzy.

  5. Towel dry your hair after you have washed it and leave to dry naturally instead of blow drying or straightening. This should limit heat damage and make the hair appear less frizzy.

  6. Try curling the hair around your finger while it is still damp for frizz-less curls or tie up in a ponytail if your hair is long enough. By taking these steps, you are giving the hair a chance to rest and allowing the natural moisture in the hair a chance to reproduce.

  7. Take regular trips to the hairdresser to get your hair trimmed. This will eliminate frizz as all the split ends that create the appearance of frizziness will be removed.

  8. Wash your hair regularly with moisturising shampoos and use hair masks.

  9. Cut your hair shorter. Short hair naturally looks thicker as long hair is heavy and pulls the already limp hair down further.

  10. Volumize the hair using volumizing spray. This should be applied at the roots when blow drying.

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Things You'll Need

  • Moisturising shampoo
  • Hair mask

About the Author

Katie Wilson

Katie Wilson has been a writer since 2006. She has worked at publications including "The Big Issue in the North," "The Lancashire Evening Post," "GT Magazine," "Beautiful Magazine" and many more. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Manchester and is pursuing a Master of Arts in journalism at the University of Salford in Manchester, England.

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