Frizz. It’s frustrating, it happens to all of us, and it seems to be unavoidable. Despite what your hair has led you to believe, however, frizz is not inevitable. So is there a way to make your curly hair not frizzy? Check out these six tips and solutions to control frizzy hair naturally.
Use A Moisturizing Hair Mask
A good boost of moisture is a great way to tame the frizz. If your hair lacks moisture it will be dull and frizzy, and your hair’s cuticle will open up to glean moisture from the air. To combat this, give your hair a moisturization boost with a good quality, all natural hair mask.
Get A Trim
Damaged hair is frizzy hair, and sometimes even a moisturizing mask can’t help. For hair that is too far gone – hair that’s broken, heat damaged, or split – you will need to cut off the damage and allow new hair to grow.
Protect Your Hair With A Silk Bonnet
When you lie down to sleep, your hair gets roughed up by friction against your pillowcase as you toss and turn. This friction results in frizz, and can damage your hair over time. To spare your hair from this damage, protect it with a silk or satin bonnet before you head to bed. If you find a bonnet uncomfortable to sleep in, consider swapping your cotton pillowcases for silk or satin ones instead.
Detangle Your Hair Without A Brush
Brushes are taboo in the CG community, and for good reason. They are much too rough on curly and wavy hair. They snag and damage your hair, causing breakage and thereby frizz. Detangle your hair only in the shower with a generous amount of conditioner, and use either your fingers or a wide tooth comb. Never detangle your hair when it’s dry or without conditioner, as this can also lead to breakage and frizz.
Squish To Condish
Squish to condish is a term within the CG community that refers to a method of applying and rinsing out conditioner in the shower. It allows the conditioner to penetrate the hair shaft much better, and leaves your hair far more moisturized after a shower. To squish to condish you need to:
- Cover your hair with a generous amount of conditioner.
- Detangle with your fingers or a wide tooth comb
- Flip your hair up side down to the front
- To rinse out the conditioner, cup water in your hands, bring it up to a section of hair, and squish.
Avoid Terrycloth Towels
One of the main causes of frizz is agitation, and terrycloth towels are likely one of the biggest culprits in your routine. Their rough nature is far too abrasive, raises the cuticle of your hair, and absorbs too much water too quickly. Instead of a terrycloth towel, use a t-shirt or microfiber towel to plop your hair dry after a shower.