When you have curly hair, frizz is just a part of life. That being said, frizz can be really annoying to deal with. If you're hoping for a frizz free summer season, check out these tips on how to style your curls to keep frizz to a minimum.
What causes frizz?
Understanding what causes frizz is half the battle. Frizz is created when curls become dehydrated through styling or lack of moisture. If you're still rubbing your curls dry with your old terry cloth towel, you might notice your curls tend to frizz up more easily. Humidity can also play a factor, and this can vary based upon your climate and the seasons. Many curly girls notice their hair frizzes more in the warmer summer months. If your curls are also due for a trim, you might see more frizz.
How do you minimize frizz?
First and foremost, you need to make sure your curls are hydrated. This can include incorporating things like the Curly Girl Method or the L.O.C. method into your routine to help add in and retain moisture. You can also consider cowashing your curls as opposed to shampooing them, keeping the amount of times you wash your hair to a minimum, and blotting curls dry to get rid of excess water. Make sure you're incorporating regular protein and deep conditioning treatments to help strands stay hydrated and healthy. Additionally, consider getting regular trims to help remove dead ends and allow your curls' healthy strands to grow.
Extra tips to help ease frizz:
- Less is more; don't go overboard with products. Select a minimum of 2 products.
- Select a method that works for your curls and go with it. Try it for a minimum 2 weeks before deciding if it's a good fit or not.
- Know your curl type and select products accordingly. The products a curly girl with tight, kinky coils might use could prove too heavy for a curly girl with fine, wavy strands.