10 easy ways to stop frizz from sabotaging your curly hair

November 26, 2014

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.

10 easy ways to stop frizz from sabotaging your curly hair

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.
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