5 Reasons Why You Can't Shake the Frizz
We all have those moments.
Your hair is extra frizzy and you can’t figure out what is going on. You’re using the products you always use, doing the things you always do. But still, it WILL NOT go away.
Don’t stress too much because there is ALWAYS a solution. It just takes some troubleshooting!
Below are 5 reasons your curls may be extra frizzy, and what you can try to solve the problem.
REASON 1: You need to clarify.
Too many times I see curlies talk about their frizz and which styling products they are trying to solve the problem. That may help temporarily, but if you have too much build up on your hair, no styling product can help you. In fact, that will just make it worse by layering on MORE build up. Instead, treat yourself to a nice, thorough wash day.
If you’ve been using silicones (which we don’t recommend. Check out this blog post to find out why), you’ll need to use sulfates to wash them out. If you aren’t using silicones, a non-sulfate shampoo or cleanser, apple cider vinegar rinse, or clay mask should do the trick for you. We always use our hair cleanser to get our hair and scalps squeaky clean.
Just remember, you don’t want to use shampoos that lather TOO much or it will dry out your curls, which can also lead to unwanted frizz. Deep conditioning after using a shampoo (or no-poo in curly girl lingo) is essential to keeping that mane moisturized.
REASON 2: Your hair is in protein overload.
Too much protein can sometimes be a bad thing. It can make your curls dry, crispy, and FRIZZY. If your hair has been feeling this way, you may want to rotate out your current products for some products that have more moisture based ingredients. You can also try deep conditioning.
We love using the hair cream for wash days where our curls crave moisture and need a break from the protein.
REASON 3: Your hair is in moisture overload.
I know, I know! I just said too much protein can be bad and now I’m saying too much moisture can be bad! It’s a balancing act, but don’t worry, your hair will ALWAYS let you know what’s up.
If your hair has been feeling a bit limp, and lifeless, it’s probably in moisture overload. And moisture overload, just like protein overload, can lead to frizz. To solve this problem, try rotating in products with protein or trying a protein mask.
We use our upcoming protein leave-in when we need some protein in our lives!
REASON 4: You are styling on damp hair.
Styling on damp hair can definitely lead to frizz. Our hair needs water to stay happy and healthy. When we apply our styling products we are sealing our cuticle, making it difficult for moisture and hydration to enter our hair strand after the styling process. If we style on damp hair, we are sealing in...well, the dryness.
Instead, try styling your hair while it’s soaking wet. Styling on soaking wet hair will seal the cuticle of your hair while your hair is the most hydrated from water. This will not only get rid of unwanted frizz, but will also give you more defined, shinier curls.
REASON 5: Your sleep gear needs an upgrade.
Sleeping with a satin pillowcase, scarf, or bonnet is ESSENTIAL to keeping curls looking fresh in the morning. Without one of these items to protect your curls, the friction caused by your hair rubbing against your cotton pillowcase and sheets will cause unwanted frizz.
So that’s it! These are just a few reasons why your curls may be extra frizzy, and a few ways to start the troubleshooting process. Drop a comment if you tried any of these tips and noticed your frizz go away.
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