How to Prevent Frizzy Hair After Your Shower

Having frizzy hair can be a pain, but it doesn't have to be. 

There are plenty of preventative measures you can take to keep your locks smooth and sleek after a shower. From using the right products to avoiding too much stress on the hair, this article will provide helpful tips on how to prevent frizzy hair after a shower. 

We'll also answer some common questions about frizz and offer styling ideas so you can achieve a smooth, frizz-free look that is both practical and stylish. 

Ready to find out why your hair is frizzy after a shower? Let's get started!

Are you using the wrong products?

1. Harsh Shampoos

It’s easy to forget that the products we use on our hair can have a huge impact on how it looks after a shower. There are often harmful ingredients in shampoo, such as sulfates and certain alcohols and they can strip away natural oils from the hair and make it dry, brittle, and more susceptible to frizz. 

To prevent this from happening, consider using a shampoo with 100% safe, sulfate-free, residue-free ingredients like Color Security Shampoo

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In addition to choosing the right shampoo, try adding some extra nourishment with a leave-in treatment. 

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Color Wow Coconut Cocktail is a powerhouse moisturizer that includes a coconut-oil complex to transform dry, straw-like hair to silk. Natural oils, like coconut oil, help protect against humidity while keeping hair moisturized and healthy.

When used regularly in combination with a good quality (sulfate-free) shampoo, these oils can do wonders for preventing frizzy hair after your shower.

Lastly, by using one of the Dream Coats—whether it's the Dream Coat Supernatural Spray, Extra Strength Dream Coat, or Dream Coat for Curly Hair—you'll benefit from our multi-award winning humidity-proofing technology that ensures your hair remains sleek and frizz-free, regardless of the climate. 

2. Importance of A Heat Protectant

You should always make sure you’re using a heat protectant when styling your hair with heated appliances. 

Heated tools can cause damage to the hair's cuticle which will in turn lead to increased porosity – making it much easier for moisture to escape from the strands leaving them dry and poofy looking! 

Heat protectants help create a barrier between your strands and hot tools so that you don’t have to worry about damaging them every time you blow-dry, straighten or curl your locks!

Every product in the Color Wow line provides at least one built-in heat protectant (except for the shampoo and Dream Filter of course!).

Do you put your hair under too much stress?

From using heated styling tools to over-brushing your hair, we need to understand how stress can affect our tresses.

1. Is your water too hot?

hot water iconWhile there’s nothing like a nice, hot shower, it’s not so nice for your hair. 

In fact, showering in very hot water can reduce natural oils on your hair and leave the hair cuticle open which can cause frizz.

If you can’t stand a totally cold shower (we don’t blame you!), finish your shower with cold water to close the cuticle. This will go a long way in cutting down on your post-shower frizz.

2. Is your towel too rough?

towel iconThe type of towel and drying technique used can also play a role in how much frizz appears after washing hair. Towel drying can cause static and breakage. To avoid damaging already fragile strands further, microfiber towels or old t-shirts are preferable compared to traditional terry cloth towels.

Gently patting and squeezing out any excess water produces far better results than aggressively rubbing them with a towel.

3. Hair dryer technique

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When it comes to using a hair dryer, it’s important to use the right technique to prevent frizz. First, make sure to finish on a cool setting on your hair dryer to avoid drying out your hair too much. This will also help to seal the cuticle, which can prevent frizz from forming.

Additionally, it’s best to point the dryer downwards to catch flyaways and smooth the hair cuticle. When drying your hair, start at the root and work your way down to the ends, being sure to dry the roots thoroughly.

Finally, investing in a high-quality hair dryer can make a big difference in preventing frizz. Look for a dryer with multiple heat and speed settings, as well as ionic technology to help reduce static and frizz.

4. Styling/Lifestyle

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Protective styles such as braids or buns are great if you want your hair healthy and free from frizz while taking time away from heated styling tools; however, when removing these styles make sure not to pull at the roots during the process - this could do more harm than good!

Additionally, try to avoid hairstyles that require tight elastic bands as these can cause breakage over time. By taking extra care when dealing with our hair and following these tips, we’ll be able to maintain smooth and glossy tresses instead of having unruly messes!

Long term habits to help make hair less frizzy after a shower

Maintaining a healthy head of hair is essential for keeping frizz at bay. 

A regular deep conditioning routine and the right brush or comb are key components to ensuring your hair stays nourished and protected over time.

Investing in a leave-in conditioner or serum can also help lock in moisture, providing lasting protection against humidity and environmental damage. 

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Color Wow Money Masque is packed with incredible, marine-derived ingredients that penetrate deep to help strengthen, repair and renew suppleness. In just 3-5 minutes, it transforms dry, dehydrated hair into super luxe, expensive-looking texture. Money Masque’s co-creator, Chris Appleton explains that, “this deep hydrating formula is my secret to achieving super luxe, expensive-looking hair in just 5 minutes.”

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Another one of our frizz fighters is Money Mist - a luxurious, lightweight leave-in conditioning spray that gives you 82% less frizz in just one use, and leaves your hair looking glossy and expensive.

Spray evenly on clean, damp hair before styling as usual. 
Read more about the science behind the product here.

Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray is another excellent product for adding extra anti-frizz protection even in high humidity areas. This powerful anti-humidity spray prevents frizz for days.

It works by forming an invisible shield around each strand of hair that repels water droplets so they don't penetrate the strand's surface - offering superior defense from frizziness in even the strongest humidity.

With the right products and long-term habits, you'll have no trouble maintaining beautiful locks with minimal effort!

Common Frizzy Hair Questions, Answered

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Frizz is a common frustration for many of us, but it doesn't have to be so. By understanding the causes and triggers of frizz, we can better equip ourselves to manage and prevent it from occurring in the first place. 

Here are the answers to some of your commonly asked questions:

Is it normal for hair to frizz after shampooing?

Oftentimes, shampooing strips away natural oils from our scalp and strands leaving them vulnerable to drying out - which can make your hair appear poofy or unruly.

It can be tricky to know how to find the best shampoo for your frizzy hair, but the right sulfate-free, residue-free shampoo should help combat frizz after showering.

Does frizzy hair mean damaged hair?

Frizziness may simply be an indication of dryness due to lack of moisture or over-use of styling products, but if your hair is extremely dry or brittle then this could be a sign of damage caused by excessive heat styling or chemical treatments such as bleaching or coloring. 

Does showering in cold water help frizzy hair?

Showering with cold water helps close down the cuticle on our strands making it appear smoother and shinier - however this is only temporary relief as the cuticle will eventually open up again once it is exposed to heat or humidity in the environment. 

Therefore, it's recommended that you use a frizz product like Dream Coat Supernatural Spray to humidity-proof your strands.

How to help frizzy hair: top tips to fight frizz

  1. Use a sulfate-free shampoo as it is gentle and does not contain harsh cleansing agents. This is always the first step in preventing your hair from becoming frizzy after a shower!

  2. Make sure to dry your hair on a low heat setting and avoid touching it too much with your hands.

  3. Use a wide-toothed comb or your fingers to detangle your hair when wet, starting from the ends and working your way up.

  4. Apply a hair serum or oil to damp hair to smooth the hair cuticle and tame frizz. Color Wow Pop + Lock is a serum/oil hybrid so it’s a perfect product to tame frizz and give it some extra gloss and shine.

  5. Use lightweight products specifically designed for curly/frizzy textures such as Dream Coat for Curly Hair to humidity proof your strands.

  6.  Make sure your styling products have heat protection before using heated tools like curling irons.

  7. Switch out regular towels for microfiber ones which are gentler on fragile hairs.

  8. Air dry whenever possible rather than blow drying.

  9. Finally, try experimenting with different hairstyles! From sleek updos to braid buns, there are many looks that don't require excessive blow drying and hot tools and can help tame those pesky flyaways while still looking chic and stylish. 


Take a look at our frizzy hair guide for more tips and tricks on managing your locks, and find out how to stop frizzy hair for good with a few nifty styling hacks. 

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