According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the term frizz comes from the French word 'friser' — originally meaning 'to curl'.
According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the term frizz comes from the French word 'friser' — originally meaning 'to curl'. The word was coined in the 1660's and was first used only as a verb whose strict definition is given as "to form a mass of tight curls." Now when we talk about frizz it has negative connotations. Super dry, fried frizzy hair is often the result of genes and over styling. Weather conditions can also exacerbate the problem.
Hair frizzes when it is lacking in moisture or when the outer hair cuticle breaks and becomes weak. A lack of protein in the cortical layers of the hair either due to inherited factors or because of diet can contribute. Stress and illness coupled with a lack of vitamins, minerals and amino acids can also lead to hair damage, split ends, frizz and hair loss.
Annoyingly, frizz isn't only derived from humidity and rain, too little moisture can also make your locks static and split. My girl BellaSugar US suggests that one way to ward off frizz is by using a hydrating shampoo. Also, just going easy on your hair (don't towel dry vigorously and be careful of over blow drying) should help.
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