Are you looking to tame frizz on curly natural hair?
Frizz is the enemy of curly hair, and you may spend a good portion of your natural hair journey trying to get rid of it.
Most naturals will have at least some frizz, and reducing it is just a matter of making a few tweaks to the regimen.
Although some frizz on natural hair is normal, having an excessive amount of frizz is a sign of damage.
In this article, you’ll find ways to prevent frizz and how to tame it when you’re styling your curly natural hair. If you’re looking for ways to get rid of frizz on curly hair, read on.
Frizz is a strong indication of dryness and damage. You lose curl definition when a strand strays away from the clump in search of moisture.
Dry frizzy strands can also comingle and tangle onto healthy strands to cause further damage. It’s a good idea to tend to your frizz, although you’ll probably never be able to completely eliminate it if you have curly hair.
Dryness occurs when your hair lacks moisture, and damage can occur from the following:
Bad Haircare Products. Using products with sulfates, harmful alcohols, and other harsh chemicals can strip your hair of moisture. Use high-moisture products like SwirlyCurly's own Mango Moringa Moisture Max. don’t contain a lot of additives, or make your own DIY concoctions at home. Also avoid overwashing your hair. Wash your mane 1-2 times per week if you have type 3 or 4 hair.
Excessive Heat. Scorching hot flat iron plates can damage hair and cause frizz in the long run. If you're looking to make your hair more manageable without damaging it and without ruining your curl pattern, try the CurlDefiner Natural Hair Dryer. It uses low heat so you'll never wreck your hair and it helps you destroy frizz too.
Color Processing. Hair dyes almost always damage hair, especially when you use them to lighten your mane. Most hair dyes work by stripping your natural pigment away, and this can damage the structure of the shaft. It can be fun to color your hair, but be sure to apply protein and deep conditioner treatments to patch up the damage. Also, use high-moisture products to lock in hydration and prevent breakage.
Friction. Abrasive fabrics from ponytail holders, shirt collars, and cotton towels can cause damage and breakage. Layer Mango Moringa Styling Cream and Gel onto your hair to prevent harsh fabrics from wearing down your strands. On wash day, dry your hair with a soft frizz-reducing Turban Towel instead of the regular heavy cotton towel. Also, get yourself a couple packs of Snappees and Scrunchies. These hair ties are soft and snap-able, so they won’t damage your strands.
Air-drying can cause frizz, especially when the air is humid. Use a Frizz-Reducing Turban Towel + CurlDefiner Natural Hair Dryer to dry your hair faster and stop the frizz!
Always use anti-frizz products when you’re styling your hair, but be watchful of the ingredients.
Many anti-frizz products damage curly hair because they tend to be too drying.
To prevent dryness and damage, make sure your anti-frizz products are also water-based.
Water is key.
If you're using anti-frizz products that contain no water, you'll end up blocking the hair shaft and dehydrating your curls. This will only end up causing more frizz!
Mango Moringa Moisture Max products are anti-frizz and water-based, so you can control frizz without drying out your hair.
One of the best ways to control frizz is to dry your hair faster. Here are the best tools to use:
The Turban Towel. The microfiber layer inside the Turban Towel helps to dry hair faster so it's not exposed to humidity in the bathroom. Wear it straight out of the shower.
The CurlDefiner. This low-heat natural hair dryer allows you to stretch your hair, stop the frizz from taking over, and define curls -- all without damage.
Use the Turban Towel and the CurlDefiner along with Mango Moringa Moisture Max to control frizz.
This fast-dry technique is also known as the Wash 'n Dry Method. Here are the steps:
Besides controlling frizz on wash day, you'll want to control it every night when you lay down to sleep.
A nightly satin bonnet or "sleep cap" will help to reduce friction and frizz. You can also use a satin headscarf. Covering your head each night will preserve your style better for the next day.
While you won't be able to completely eliminate frizz when you have curly hair, using prevention and taming techniques will help to dramatically reduce it.
The Wash 'n Dry Method will lead your hair to the ultimate health if you make it part of your regular routine.
If you really want to tame frizz on curly natural hair, and you want more curl definition, join me!