To stop curly hair from getting frizzy on even the most humid of days, you’ve got to be willing to ditch harmful hair products and commit to a new routine. Below are ten tips that can help you banish frizz.
1. Ditch the alcohol
Alcohol-laden hair products can dry your hair and lead to frizz. Luckily, many hair care manufacturers make alcohol-free products.
2. Add length
Many curly hair styles get out of control when hair is too short. To prevent frizz during humid summer months, grow your hair out a bit.
3. Condition longer
- Using a deep conditioning product every time you shower isn’t necessary, but you should leave conditioner on your hair for at least three to five minutes.
- That’s enough time to allow the ingredients in your conditioner to penetrate your scalp and strands.
4. Comb in the shower
To make sure every strand is coated with a moisturizing conditioner, use a wide tooth comb to work the product through your hair.
5. Upgrade to microfiber
- Skip cotton towels and use a microfibre towel to gently dry your hair.
- In a pinch, you can also use a cotton t-shirt to dry your mane before styling. Remember, never rub your head, which can increase frizz.
6. Try silicone products
- While some curly girls are proudly silicone-free when choosing their hair care products, others love the way silicone locks out moisture.
- If you do decide to use silicone products, be sure to use them sparingly so your hair isn’t weighed down.
7. Skip shampoos
- Instead of constantly washing your hair, try other ways to clean your hair without soap.
- Dry shampoo, washing with conditioner only and rinsing hair with water are all great alternatives.
8. Air dry
- If you’re committed to frizz-free hair, you may need to wake up earlier each morning. Air drying your strands is one of the best ways to fight frizz.
- If you can’t commit to air drying every day, try using a diffuser on low heat to protect your hair from damage.
9. Trash your hair brush
- Hair brushes often disrupt your curls, leading to a frizzy mess.
- Instead of brushing your hair, style your hair with a comb while it’s wet and avoid touching it at all once it’s dry.
- If you must style your hair while dry, try using your fingers and a bit of water to separate strands and encourage smoother curls.
10. Get the right cut
- No matter what your hair care regimen, you’ll still need a good hair cut to prevent frizz.
- To find the perfect stylist, look for salons that have curly hair specialists and ask friends for recommendations.
Winning the battle with frizz
- Stopping curly hair frizz may seem like an impossible battle, but with some experimentation you’re likely to triumph.
- Try strategies that will help your hair retain moisture and don’t over style, and you’ll avoid bad hair days.