canopy frizz & hot water?

I've got a massive problem with canopy frizz. My most defined curls are sort of in the middle of my hair, and at the very front. Immediately after plopping, I will get canopy frizz which isn't noticeable from a distance but even standing 4-5 feet from a mirror shows a sort of halo of frizz around my head. I've sort of accepted this as the way of things - and then I tweaked my routine a bit. Since it's gotten a bit warmer, I'm taking showers in cooler water, and I've noticed less frizz during the day (or it takes longer to pop away from the main curl, anyway). I've since started giving myself a sort of cold-water-blast at the end of my shower and that's helped loads as well. It's not gone, but it's much better.

My question is this: is it possible that just using water that is a bit too hot directly on my hair (eg, the canopy) could actually be causing canopy frizz? Anyone else noticed this?

(I know part of my problem is also the extreeemely hard water where I live, but this is a rented house so no going out and buying shower-head filters.)
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My stylist used to tell me to condition with warm water to open the cuticle of the hair so that the moisturizers can penetrate better. Then rinse out with cool water to close the cuticle. The colder the better. This smooths the hair shaft out and helps eliminate frizz.

Anyone with more knowledge of how or why this works, please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Using cool water for a final rinse seems to always help reduce frizz, whatever the science behind it!
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One of my stylists has told me that as well - the colder the better. And it does seem to help, so I always rinse my conditioner with cold water.
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I heard about the cold water thing, too. I've got some canopy frizz issues at the moment, so I'm going to try rinsing with cold water brrrrr!
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Yeah, a cold water rinse definitely cuts down on the frizz. It makes the cuticles lay flat. I find it makes my hair shinier, too (for the same reason).
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Yeah - I'd heard about cold water increasing shine, but never being associated with frizz. Good to know I'm not just imagining it. :-)
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Warmth opens the cuticle layers and cold closes them. So does an ACV rinse.

Hard water mineral buildup can be eliminated by mixing 1 TBL of baking soda into 3 TBLs of your favorite conditioner. Apply to your hair and let it sit for a few minutes while you complete your shower and rinse. Follow up with an ACV rinse and repeat about once a month. I use this prior to going in for color to make sure the hair strands are stripped of any mineral buildup.

I have very hard water and after using this remedy, I cut back on the amount of products I use for about a week. Don't need as much.
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I used to always use super hot (body temp) water on my hair, and always had canopy frizz, but since I stopped I have about 75% less frizz. I guess I thought my next HG frizz reducer was right around the corner.

Now, I rinse upside down in tepid water to wet my hair and cold water to rinse it. No way am I fully standing under cold water! Goose bumps are not a good look for me!

The cold water doesn't bother me upside down though. Also, I change my shower head setting to where the water just falls straight down so it doesn't hit anywhere except my scalp. Routine is everything! (why didn't someone tell me this two years ago??! )
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I have a tendency to take very hot showers and always have canopy frizz issues. Whenever I do work up the nerve to do a cold water rinse, I do find it helps a bit. I just have to get into the habit of it.
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After reading this thread, I thought I'd give it a try. Did my normal shower routine, then rinsed my hair under the sink in ice cold water. If anything, I have more canopy frizz then usual and I haven't SOTC yet! Going to a surprise birthday party in a little bit and wanted to wait. Dewpoint is already over 60, so it's not going to be a good day.
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I did a cold water rinse and my hair looks surprisingly awesome. It's not poofy or frizzy and looks really shiny! Thanks for the tip, I'll be doing this everytime I rinse now
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