It's not really a secret that many curly girls are frustrated by frizz. Therefore, it's important to have some tips and tricks on how to manage it. Here's what you need to know to defeat frizz. Give these suggestions a try, and let us know what works for you!
What You Need To Know To Defeat Frizz
Pick the right products:
Many issues come from not fully understanding how to use products. Therefore, it's important to select the right products when styling curls. For example, a curly girl with fine, frizz prone waves won't use the same products as our girls with heavier, kinky coils. Take the time to get to know the needs of your curls, and to research the right types of products.
For fine curls, consider a lightweight spray to smooth down flyaways and open cuticles, without weighing down strands. For medium weight curls, lightweight lotions and serums are a great choice. Those curly girls with thicker, or coarser curls should opt for butters, creams, or oils.
Additionally, make sure you're reading the product ingredients and directions. Some products go on fully saturated curls, whereas some work better on damp strands. If you're ignoring the product instructions, it's likely you'll find yourself still struggling with frizz.
No matter what type of curls you have, deep conditioners are crucial to overall maintenance of your strands. Therefore, you'll need to select the right deep conditioner for your curl type and utilize it regularly. Invigorating strands with moisture can ensure your curls will remain hydrated, which immediately reduces and manages frizz. If you have heavier strands, you can also use hot oil treatments to soften and rehydrate dried out strands.
Make your own products:
One of the best ways to combat frizz is by utilizing the ingredients you already have in your home. Raid your pantry to see what you can use to create DIY products. Not only can this be cheaper than purchasing, it places you in control of what goes on your curls. To create a luxurious, frizz reducing mask, mix 2 tablespoons of lime juice with 1/2 cup of coconut milk. Apply to freshly washed curls, cover with a plastic shower cap, and allow to sit for an hour. Rinse with cool water, and enjoy softer, less frizzy curls.