5 Best Ways To Prevent Frizzy Curly Hair
Frizz is something all curly girls have suffered from and try to prevent as much as possible! After embarking on my natural hair journey I finally discovered the best ways to prevent frizzy hair from happening! Frizz, dryness, and shrinkage were always things I suffered from growing up, which led to me hating my hair and then influenced me to straighten and then relax my hair.
= The cuticle layer of your hair is raised (as if it is reaching out for moisture! Moisture then passes through the strands instead of holding on and
them to result in
and smooth hair.
Thank God for the Internet as I was able to learn the following ways to break out of the cycle and rock moisturised and defined curls all day long!
This is the best way to
as your fingers are softer than a comb or
. You also have way more control when taking any tangles out as you can feel every strand move through your fingers whereas with a brush or comb you only feel this as a collective of hair.
I suggest detangling whilst the hair is wet and soaked in a rinse-out conditioner for slip. I also recommend finger detangling when styling. I detangle whilst applying my favourite leave in and styler's, this allows the product to reach every single strand of hair (especially good for those with thick hair like mine). When the outer layers of hair are moisturised and the inside layers are dry they expand (as they aren
t weighed down by product) which in effect makes the rest of your hair look poofy and frizzy as your definition isn
t all around. So make sure to use your fingers to really reach every curl and prevent that dreaded frizz.
Layering Your Products
Sometimes that one product
doesn't prevent frizz! You may need to layer with another thicker cream, jelly or gel just to weigh the hair down and hold the definition your first product created. This is a great way to seal the hair and prevent frizz as your hair won
t be reaching out for more moisture. My favourite leave
in conditioner to use before layering is the
as it's light enough to apply a thicker product on top.
Manipulate Your Curls
If you find that your natural curls still frizz up and just won't hold without frizz, try manipulating your natural curl pattern by using the finger curl/finger coils technique. This will mold the curl for you and seals in the moisture making you frizz free!
and braid-outs are also great for this!
Water is the key to every aspect of curly hair care! Hit a brick wall whilst stying your hair? Happens to the best of us. Don
t threat simply take a deep breathe and start over by re
wetting your hair. Water will not harm your hair, if anything it is going to heal it!
I highly recommend only styling with your hair soaking wet it's even better if you can apply your leave in whilst in the shower when you hair is at it's wettest (a technique used by Deva trained stylists which works!). When you style your hair wet, it will dry moisturised and defined (even when using a diffuser).
Yep, put those cheap and drying products right in the bin, even if you try everything else on this frizz-fighting list you probably won't get the best results if you are using CRAP products, cheap and full of harsh chemicals. This is because these chemicals are artificial and sit right on top of the hair to create the ILLUSION of smooth sleek hair but after a while they dry out your curls, resulting in hard and frizzy hair! Invest in some products that are made up of mostly natural ingredients my book
has a list of ingredients to avoid in products and the best natural ingredients to use!
The above 5 tips will change your life when it comes to dealing with frizzy hair! I definitely recommend having a read of my book
for even further information on this topic!