As summer begins to wind down for some parts of the world, many curly girls might be wondering why they spent so much time this past year trying to deal with frizz. If you're finding yourself in that category, it might be for a variety of reasons. While annoying for a lot of curly girls, frizz is something that can be addressed and controlled. Here are some of the secret causes of frizzy hair, and what you can do about it.
Secret causes of frizzy hair
Drying with a towel:
If you're still rubbing your hair dry with a terry cloth towel, you are absolutely not doing your delicate strands any favors. Instead, it's time to ditch the terry cloth and grab yourself a good quality microfiber towel instead. This towel will gently remove excess water, without pulling or tearing on your strands, which can cause frizz. If you don't want to buy another towel, you can also use an old, soft, cotton t-shirt instead. It works just as well, and you probably already have one hanging around your house.
A lot of times, curly girls ignore damage because they don't want to have to lose length. However, this can ultimately lead to more issues down the road, and further damage. To avoid this, make sure you're scheduling regular trims to get damage removed. When you aren't seeing your stylist, take good care of your curls at home. Pre poo, deep condition, and use regular hydrating products to help ensure your curls stay healthy between your trims. Remember, damage begets damage, so try to nip it in the bud as soon as possible.
Not using silk:
Even though it might sound a bit bougie, ignoring silk or satin pillowcases can be a big contributor to frizz. Cotton wicks away moisture: hence why it's great for a towel, but not so good for a pillowcase. If you're laying your curls down every night on cotton, it's going to pull moisture away from your curls and your skin. This can lead to frizzy hair (and wrinkly skin!) so grab yourself a silk or satin pillowcase. If you don't want to do that, there are a bunch of great silk or satin lined bonnets and caps, as well as buffs out there that provide that extra layer of protection your curls need to avoid becoming a frizzball.