Are you plagued by the frizzies? Try Aloe Vera! Squeeze a little gel out from one of the leaves and apply to your palms. Then rub your hands together and run them through your hair, especially the ends. Nice and smooth… and frizz-free. It’s the plant that keeps on giving.
P.S. Aloe Vera Gel from the drugstore works too, it’s a tiny bit tacky on the skin but it’s great for frizz.
As a stylist I feel that using natural ingredients like Aloe Vera is great. The problem that women have with controlling frizz completely is the lack of holding power that water soluble ingredients offer.
It has been proven that using a waterproof product for hair over the top of a natural ingredient locks them in longer instead of their dissipating or diluting within 2 to 3 hours of application.
With waterproof products, you can lock in the essential moisture and the applied natural ingredient in dry climates as well as block out excess moisture in high humid conditions. Hair will remain soft, silky and glide against each other without abrasiveness. The condition and style will hold up in any climate no matter how intense and last from shampoo to shampoo.
Thanks Sabino! I would always suggest using an more potent anti humectant to really lock out frizz and humidity. There are tons of hair serums and glosses that are dedicated to keeping hair looking silky smooth by fighting frizz. A lot of them also offer UVA/UVB protection too which is great for keeping your hair protected from the damaging rays of the sun. And the best part, they keep working until you wash them out!
I have contacted my chemist to find out more about UVA/UVB rays and how it affects hair. In the past I had spoken with chemists and they stated that the cuticle layer of the hair shaft has reflective abilities and that SPF’s have little affect in protecting hair. Skin absorbs while cuticles reflect and scatter light rays just like SPF’s do on skin. I will get down to the truth with facts one way or another as I answer many questions about hair to many women regularly. I have been a master stylist for 33 years and was the first in 1990 to develop the first volumizer for hair.
Also, you may already know this but I found out recently that Aloe is the closest mimic of sebum. If someone is having problems with oily scalp, just add a little Aloe to the scalp and it sends a message to the brain that the body has produced enough sebum and will stop production until the Aloe is shampooed out. Our bodies are pretty amazing.