Frizzy hair refers to unruly swelled up hair which are hard to tame. Frizziness is caused by dry hair that lacks moisture. Anything that dries up the hair can cause Frizzy hair. Ironically, humid, wet weather tends to make frizzy hair worse.
That’s because dry hair tries to absorb moisture out of the air, causing each hair’s cuticle, or outer layer, to swell up, instead of lying flat. The cuticle comprises overlapping scales, which separate and rise in moist air. This makes hair look frizzy.
Anything that dries out hair can make frizz worse. This includes shampoos that are alkaline, and products, such as styling gels, that contain alcohol. Styling tools that use heat can also dry out hair, making frizz erupt.
Hair breakage is a fracture in any area of the hair shaft. If short pieces of hair come out which combing or brushing the hair, it a clear sign of hair breakage. The broken hairs feel dry or brittle. They may have split ends.
How does hair breakage look? Hair breakage appears as short pieces of hair that are not the same length as healthy hairs on the scalp.
Hair loss will always be long whole stands of hair whereas, hair breakage will be short pieces.