What Causes Frizz on Curly Natural Hair?
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.