If you're a curly girl, you've probably dealt with frizz. It's annoying and can make an otherwise flawless look seem messy and disheveled. We don't think anyone who doesn't want frizz should have to deal with it, so here are some of our best tips and tricks on how to keep your curls frizz free!
Get a great haircut:
If your curls aren't being cut correctly, are damaged or split, they're definitely going to be more prone to frizz. Consider booking an appointment with your stylist for every 6-8 weeks to keep curls healthy.
Skip shampoo days:
While you probably grew up shampooing your curls every day, it's really not a great idea for maintaining frizz free hair. Try to limit your hair washing days to 1-2 times per week to avoid stripping your curls of their natural moisture, which will create dryness and then frizz.
Condition like whoa:
Don't be stingy with your conditioning treatments! Since curls are more prone to dryness, they need a little extra help when it comes to keeping them moisturized. A good deep conditioner will replace lost moisture, add back in necessary protein and help keep curls shiny.
Keep it cool:
While a hot shoer feels great, it's hell on your skin and particularly your curls. When washing and rinsing your curls, turn the dial back and use cool water. Colder water will seal your cuticles back down and lock moisture in. This means less frizz and even less of those annoying flyaways.
Toss the terrycloth:
When you're getting out of the shower, don't reach for your regular terrycloth towel. The loops can pull and tear fragile curls. Instead of roughing up your curls, blot them dry with an old, soft t-shirt or with a microfiber towel. Avoid twisting and pulling curls to get the excess moisture out.
Dry low and slow:
Skip blasting your curls with direct heat from a hair dryer. When you have time, allow your curls to air dry for the best frizz free results. When you're not able to do that, use a hood dryer or a diffuser on low heat to get air to your curls in a gentle, uniform fashion.
Keep hands off:
While it's ok to use your fingers in your curls to work conditioner through while they're wet. However, once your curls are dry avoid using brush or touching them. Touching your curls can disrupt the pattern, break delicate strands and cause frizz.