How to Deal With Frizzy, Puffy Hair

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We all want shiny, voluminous hair that’s full of body — but anyone whose hair has ever mushroomed out into shrub territory knows there’s a huge difference between volume and frizz. Before you rush to grab all the hair oil in the world in an attempt to keep it in check, first you have to figure out why your hair’s so damn puffy.

Humidity is a huge factor for frizz,” says hairstylist and co-founder of IGK Hair care, Leo Izquierdo. “The type of hair you have can also make you more prone to frizz.” Izquierdo cites curly or thick hair as the most likely to puff up and mentions that humidity isn’t exclusive to summertime — dry, frizz-prone hair is more porous, so it sucks up the moisture in the air causing the shaft to swell; it’s liable to go haywire any time it’s damp out.

But humidity isn’t the only culprit. Breakage can also cause frizz thanks to a damaged cuticle, which lies flat in healthy hair. There’s good news, though. You don’t have to spend your entire pay-check on a keratin treatment for sleek hair.

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About The Author

Yetunde Onanuga is the Business and Advert Manager for Maverick Multimedia, publisher of Acada Magazine where she doubles as the Beauty and Lifestyle columnist. She’s also the creative Director of Beautyful Beauty Ventures; a Make-Up/MakeOver and Fashion and Style outfit, having make up for the likes of Iyanya, Tayo Shobola, Olamide, Olaide Bakare, Brain and Denrele Edun amongst others.

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