Do you have curly hair that's constantly in a state of extreme frizz? We feel you. Fighting frizz is an ongoing battle for most curly girls. Unfortunately, not all curl care products or routine work equally for all curlies. Learning your curl type and how to manage is half the battle when it comes to managing frizz. Here are some tips and tricks to help you manage frizz.
Skip the shampoo:
Shampoos are actually quite damaging for curls, as many of the ingredients strip natural oils and moisture from strands. Replace your shampoo with a cleansing conditioner. This will wash away dirt and excess oils without damaging your curls.
Detangle while wet:
Nothing causes more damage to your curls than tearing at knots while your strands are dry. Instead of working on tangles while your hair is dry, wet your curls and use an oil to help work through knotted strands. Use your fingers or a wide toothed comb, start from the ends and work your way up to the roots.
Use a smoothing solution:
Frizz can easily overwhelm your face, so keep your face framing curls from over frizzing by applying a gentle smoothing solution. A great option is SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie, which will tame delicate curls without weighing them down.
Use a diffuser:
Don't blast your curls with direct heat from your blow dryer. Protect your strands from over heating by using a diffuser. This will allow the air to move around your curls, drying them evenly without creating excess frizz.
Protect your curls:
When you do have to utilize heat tools, make sure you're protecting your curls by using a silk protein treatment or other heat guard. This will form a protective layer between your curls and keep the heat from removing too much moisture.
Don't overuse product:
Nothing kills your curls' good vibes like overusing product. In the past, many of the gels available to curly girls had alcohol, which ultimately left curls feeling dried out and crunchy. Instead, select a product that has good hold, is lightweight, and won't crush curls.