As someone with extremely curly hair, I can say I’ve had my fair share of frizz and damage. While it’s far from perfect, a lot of trial and error has left me with some tips that have made my crazy frizz manageable, and hopefully, it can help you, too.
#1- Use an old t-shirt to dry your hair.
Instead of using a rough, scratchy towel on your hair after a shower, use an old t-shirt. The fibers in a normal towel are usually too rough for hair, which can cause breakage and frizz. T-shirts are typically much softer and won’t be so damaging, especially if you dry your hair mostly with the towel instead of air-drying.
#2- Limit heat used on your hair.
As convenient as blow dryers are for quickly drying your hair, they can be disastrous when it comes to controlling frizz. Hot air dries out your hair, and dry hair is a major factor in frizz. The same goes for heat that comes from a straightener or curling iron. If you use a lot of heat, try putting the blow dryer on the cool air setting or even ditching the flat iron altogether. If heat is something that you’re not willing to give up, make sure to use a heat protectant spray to prevent further damage.
#4- Invest in quality hair products.
Unfortunately, conditioner alone may not be much help in dealing with frizzy hair. Luckily, there are tons of products that are made to heal dry damaged hair. Different products work differently for everyone, but I have found that using a deep-conditioning treatment in the shower along with any frizz-taming gel once I get out works wonder for my frizz. Also, I occasionally do a hair mask, which can either be bought from the store or made out of household ingredients like olive oil and honey. You may have to try several products before you find what really works with your hair and budget, but it will be worth it.
#5- Don’t touch it.
It may be hard, but your hands need to stay OFF your hair. Constantly running your fingers through it, pulling on it, twisting it or whatever else you may do can be a big reason for unwanted frizz. Not only does it pull some of the product out of your hair, but it can break natural waves and curls which will cause frizz almost immediately. Try to break this habit if you find yourself touching your hair often.
#6- Don’t wash your hair every day.
But only if your hair allows! Some people have hair types that need to be shampooed every day or else they become extremely greasy. If your hair is dry though, washing it every day will only dry it out more. Try moving to shampooing your hair every other day, while still using conditioner daily. This will actually train your hair to allow a normal amount of oil back into it, which will help with dryness and frizz.
Hopefully, these tips are helpful in controlling your hair. If none of these seem to help, you may want to look at seeing your hair stylist. Sometimes it takes a professional to find the root of the problem (pun intended). Good luck, and may you be blessed with only great hair days!