How to care for fluffy hair: stylist advises

NSstylist Yevgeny Shatokhin (@yauhen) explained why hair frizz and how to avoid it.

Evgeny Shatokhin

Evgeny Shatokhin


“Our hair consists of three parts: the follicle, the root sheath and the shaft. At the core, in turn, medula, cortex and cuticle can be distinguished. Scales (cuticle) consist of 10 layers of keratinized cells adjacent to each other, like shingles, from base to end. It is the cuticle that is responsible for the strength of the hair! If, for some reason, the scales do not fit snugly together, there is a high probability of damaging the cortex. The strength of the cuticle is impaired for many reasons: after chemical exposure, with frequent use of styling devices, with aggressive exposure to environmental factors. I’ll tell you how to care for porous hair and avoid frizz. “

Rule # 1: moisturize your hair

One of the most common causes of frizz is inadequate hydration. Especially in summer! Under the influence of ultraviolet light, the strands quickly lose moisture and become dry and brittle. To avoid this, use masks regularly (the best masks according to bloggers see here). My choice is 60 seconds recovery Ultimate Treatment, NAK. Contains argan oil, keratin and silk protein. The mask perfectly nourishes, protects and restores even heavily damaged hair. Don’t forget to put it in your suitcase when going to the sea!

Rule # 2: don’t use an iron

Hair elasticity is directly related to the integrity of the cortex layer that protects the cuticle. The scales are interconnected by several bonds, including hydrogen bonds, which are destroyed by thermal exposure. The more often there is an iron in the “beauty diet”, the more likely it is to get a “dandelion” on the head – sooner or later the hair will start to frizz.

Rule # 3: don’t forget about thermal protection

This is a must when blow-drying your hair! Under the influence of hot air, the scales slightly rise – the cortex becomes defenseless. Special tools create an invisible film on the surface of the strands that prevents moisture evaporation. Remember to apply them before styling.

Rule # 4: use smoothing agents

They are usually indelible. Choose ones that are free of parabens and silicones – they weigh hair down and can cause hair loss. I really love Ikoo’s anti-frizz spray. He is able to “tame” even the most “difficult” hair. The product has an excellent composition. Among the ingredients you will find almond oil, avocado extract, vitamin E. Shake the bottle and apply a little spray to dry hair. Repeat after styling.

Rule # 5: don’t wear synthetic clothing

First, it is unpleasant to the body. And secondly, synthetics create a discharge of static electricity on the hair, which destroys the structure. Most often, thin, weak hair after a perm is electrified. But the owners of dense strands are not protected from this. Do not forget: bed linen should also be made of natural fabrics – hair comes into contact with it for about 8 hours a day.

Rule # 6: control water hardness

Alas and ah: hard water is a problem faced by every second inhabitant of a metropolis. Due to the high content of metals, it has a bad effect on the hair, disrupting the structure, depriving them of elasticity and shine. The easiest way to solve the problem once and for all is to install a filter. If this is not possible, rinse your hair with chamomile decoction or lemon juice solution.

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Rule # 7: Always Use Hair Balm

Shampoos have an alkaline environment. This is done so that salts of heavy metals, dust and dirt can be washed out from under the scales. Alkaline shampoos lift the cortex, allowing the active ingredients to do so. “Sour” balms help to return it to its place. Use them every time you wash your hair.