Last Updated on 6th November 2021 by Chauncey Morgan
Don’t you just hate it when you straighten your hair to perfection only to see it become frizzy a little while later? This happened to me quite a few times in the past, and I always found myself wondering: How should I fix my frizzy hair after straightening it? It turns out the solution was quite easy when you take the time to do the research!
You see, straightened hair does not want to be overbrushed or treated with a lot of products. Once you go over the hair with your flat iron, the best thing for you to do is just leave it. That is one way to make sure that your hair stays frizz-free for as long as possible.
But then again, there are a lot of other things that can affect the appearance of frizz in hair. I will tell you all about it so that from now on, you know what to avoid and what to use when you want to keep your straightened hair straight. My list will feature quite a few tips and tricks that you can use to keep your hair from frizzing after straightening it.
So if you’re interested in learning more about how to defrizz your hair after straightening it, this guide is just the thing for you. Keep on reading and learn more interesting information on the topic that I am sure will come in handy at some point in your life. Let’s get right into the list!
How to Fix Frizzy Hair After Straightening It
If you think there is some big and complicated method that you have to follow if you want to defrizz your hair after straightening, you are not completely right. It only takes a few simple adjustments to your current hairstyling methods to completely get rid of your frizz. Once you see how easy it truly is to defrizz hair, you will never go back to your old ways!
With that being said, I would like to mention that there are certain things you can change in the way you prepare the hair for straightening and how you treat it after the straightening takes place. Let’s see all the things that you need to do to keep your straightened hair as smooth as possible!
Use Touch-Up Cream
Touch-up creams are a great way to keep your hairstyles intact, no matter if you are going fully straight or you have some curly updo. You should apply it to the hair after drying it completely and straightening it with a flat iron.
The reason why I recommend this cream is because it can help eliminate frizz, it does not cause any flyaways, and it can also protect the hair from breakage. There are a lot of these creams on the market right now, so you can easily find one that will fit your hairstyle best.
Use Frizz-Fighting Hairspray
You know how sometimes when it is more humid outside, you go out and your hair somehow completely forgets that it has been styled? It immediately begins frizzing and looks like it is all over the place. That hairstyle is not acceptable, but luckily, there is a way to prevent it!
In humid weather, I suggest that you apply some humidity-resistant hairspray to your straightened hair. This hairspray will keep it looking glossy and gorgeous without any of the frizz or flyaways that the weather can contribute to.
Spray Some Water
Don’t worry if you went too heavy with the hair products or hair tools this time around. You can always salvage things by spraying a bit of water on your hair. And you don’t need too much water—only a couple of spritzes on the parts where you have the most frizz will help you tame it!
What the water does is it brings the hair down and eliminates the frizz immediately. It’s a lot safer to do this than go in with some heavy hair products that might even cause more frizz. After you spray the water, you can use a bit of touch-up cream or balm to set everything in place for good!
How to Prevent Frizz After Straightening
I know that, for some of you, straightening your hair takes a lot of time and effort. It would be a shame to go through all that only to have your hair frizz up afterward. So, to keep it from frizzing, I suggest you follow these friendly tips!
Use a Silk Pillowcase
Let’s say that you straighten your hair right before bedtime and you are hoping to keep it looking gorgeous for the following day. Turning in your bed over and over can cause the hair to become a bit frizzy, but there is a way to avoid that! All you need to do is sleep on a silk pillowcase.
The silky texture of the pillowcase will help your hair stay frizz-free and tangle-free all night long. You will wake up with smooth hair that will look even better than the day before, which is why I recommend that you try out this trick as soon as possible!
Use Your Flat Iron Mindfully
While straightening your hair, make sure that you make only as many passes as necessary. This means that you should not go over and over one section with the flat iron. Stop as soon as you get the hair straight.
When you overuse your flat iron, it can lead to frizz in the hair. Then, even a simple glide with the hand can cause your hair to frizz up and be all over the place. So make only as many moves with the flat iron as you truly need!
Another thing to keep in mind is that setting the flat iron to a high temperature will not only damage your hair but also cause it to frizz up. I would recommend that you set the temperature anywhere from 250 to 350 degrees Fahrenheit — the higher temperatures are only for those who have very thick hair that is hard to manage. The lower temperatures should provide enough heat for fine, thin hair.
Careful with Your Hairbrush
I know that a lot of people tend to over-brush their hair, especially after straightening it. Yes, I know that straightened hair is mesmerizing and hard to look away from, but all that brushing leads to static and frizz.
What I recommend is that you steer clear of hard brushing and instead use only your fingers or a gentle paddle brush. When you are done straightening, go over the hair once to make sure there are no tangles, and then put the brush down and let the hair rest from all that heat styling.
Use Dry Shampoo
Let’s say that your straightened hair is starting to look a bit greasy. Your first instinct might be to wash it immediately, but over-washing your hair can actually make it get greasy faster, and it will make it frizzy all the time.
Instead of washing your hair every day and styling it over and over, I recommend that you start using a dry shampoo that will extend the period between washes. That way, you can prevent the hair from frizzing up and you can save it from more grease and possibly even some damage.
FAQs on Frizzy Hair
There are quite a few things mentioned above that can help you put some order in your hair while still keeping it smooth and straight. Before I let you go and try out the tips I mentioned, I want to provide you with a bit more information on the topic. Let’s get right into it!
Does frizzy hair mean damaged hair?
Usually, your hair can get frizzy if it is dry or damaged. Chances are that your hair is damaged to the point it starts frizzing up to give you a hint that you need to make some changes to your hairstyling routine.
I think that the points mentioned above should help you cut down on hair frizz. However, if you find that nothing is working, you might as well get a trim; that will surely help get your hair in a better condition.
What hair type has the most frizz?
The frizziest type of hair is type 2C hair. If you have hair similar to this, chances are that your hair is naturally frizzy and not frizzy because of heat damage or humidity.
If you have any other type of hair and you see that your hair is poufy only after straightening it, there might be something in the blow-drying or straightening process that is causing the frizz. You should go back to the points I made above and check to see if you are unintentionally doing something to encourage frizz. Once you determine the root of the problem, you can easily eliminate it using my easy tips.
That’s How to Fix Frizzy Hair After Straightening!
I hope that you liked this guide and found my tips helpful. After doing a ton of research and experimenting, I can honestly say that I am confident my tips will help you eliminate frizz quickly and easily. Go over them carefully and try out the ones you think can be helpful with your specific type of hair.
Let me know if you have any other defrizzing tips you think should be included in the list. I would love to get your input and see what you think about my humble but informational list.