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More Ways To Tame Your Frizzy Curls

by Chelsea Castonguay
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While some curly girls are just fine with frizz, (and that's totally ok!) Not everyone is. If you fall in the category of those who absolutely hate having frizzy strands, we're here for you. Here's even more ways to tame frizzy curls. Give these suggestions a try, and you're sure to love your frizz-free strands!

More Ways To Tame Your Frizzy Curls

Apply only to wet strands:

If you're frizz prone, consider applying your products only to your curls when wet. This allows the products to activate and bind with your curls, therefore minimizing the amount of frizz. However, if you instead opt to apply your products to dry or damp curls, you may notice your curls becoming stringy, or weighed down. This is because the product hasn't had the necessary moisture to activate.

Skip the terry cloth towel:

For those of you who are still scrubbing your curls dry with a terry cloth towel, we have to ask you to please put down the towel and back away slowly. Terry cloth is hard on your curls, because the loops can pull and tear at your delicate strands. Instead, use an old, soft t-shirt or a microfber towel. Gently squeeze your curls to remove excess moisture.

Don't touch curls before they're dry:

After applying product, and allowing your curls some time to air dry, it can be really tempting to scrunch your strands or run your fingers through your mane. However, if your curls aren't fully, 100% dry, this can absolutely lead to frizz by disrupting your hair's natural pattern. Instead, make sure your strands are fully dry before you break your gel cast or touch your curls. While it's advisable to keep your hands out of your strands as much as possible, dry hair is safer to touch.

Protect curls overnight:

This is another area that's often forgotten about. A lot of moisture can be lost not only to the air overnight, but also to your cotton pillowcase. If you aren't already, protect your curls (and your skin) with a silk or satin pillowcase. The smooth fabric doesn't wick away moisture, and allows your strands to slip more easily across the surface, preventing snags or breakage. If you're not into satin or silk pillowcases, you can also try pineappling your curls for overnight protection, or wearing a cap or bonnet to keep your curls close.

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