Frizz Be Gone! How to Get Frizz-Free Curly Hair Forever
Updated: May 14
Curly and wavy hair is the envy of many women. It's fun, it's versatile and most importantly, it looks fabulous! But curly hair will frizz if you aren't careful. With proper maintenance and some knowledge about how to prevent frizzy hair and enhance definition in curly hair there are some things that you can do to keep your curls looking great all day long!
Curly hair is prone to frizz.
Curly hair is naturally dry and frizzy, which makes it more prone to breakage. This can be caused by a number of things: Dryness, heat and humidity all contribute to curlier strands becoming unruly. Due to the spiral shape of curly hair (the same reason why curly wigs are so popular), it's isn't easy for the scalp's natural moisture and oil to trickle down and cover every hair strand - resulting in frizzy locks!
You can tame your curly hair and minimize frizz by making smart choices!
Curly hair is a beautiful thing, but it can be hard to find the right products. There are so many options out there that it’s easy to get lost in the sea of products and end up with frizz-prone curls or dry, frizzy ends.
Luckily for you, we have put together some tips and tricks for how best to take care of your curly locks:
Use the right products and techniques.
● Sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner are essential for curly hair. In addition, look for a leave-in conditioning treatment specifically designed for curly hair (if possible).
● Use a styling cream, gel or mousse like TRESemmé hair-mousse that will help control frizziness without drying out your tresses even more than they already are!
● If it's not possible to avoid heat styling altogether, try plopping your curls before blow-drying them with an upside-down bowl.
● Use a diffuser to spread the heat evenly throughout all sections of your head instead of focusing solely on one area at a time.
Wash your hair with the right shampoo and conditioner.
If you have curly or wavy hair and want to keep it that way, don't use any products containing sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), which strips out moisture from the hair follicle over time; instead try an organic sulphate-free version containing apricot oil, coconut oil or jojoba oil.
My top-pick is L'Oreal Paris Evercreme Sulfate Free Deep Nourish Shampoo.
The same goes for conditioner! If you have dry/damaged ends from heat treatments or chemical dyes then it's best to use a product containing argan oil, glycerin, or cetyl/stearyl alcohol. TRESemme Pro Protect Sulphate Free Conditioner is my go-to conditioner now, for obvious reasons!
Deep condition regularly.
It's a fact that your curls will be more defined, frizz-free and healthy if you deep condition regularly. A deep conditioner is a great way to restore moisture back into dry or damaged hair. Use it once weekly or as needed to keep your curls in tip-top shape!
Deep conditioners are best for dry hair types because they provide more intense hydration than other treatments like shampoos can provide. This means that if you have coarse or thick curly locks, then using a deep conditioning treatment twice weekly should be enough to keep them moisturized without weighing down their texture too much (which could cause breakage).
Use hydrating products for hair.
You can use hydrating products for hair to help prevent frizz and enhance definition. Use a hydrating hair mask. If you have dry hair, try adding some serum into your routine as well to give them extra shine while they are still wet after washing!
If you want something lighter than an oil but still want that added benefit of hydration (and maybe even some extra shine), try an air-dried mists. These will leave no greasy residue on your strands at all—just perfectly smooth curls!
Co-wash your hair weekly.
Co-washing is a great way to cleanse your hair without stripping it of natural oils. Using a shampoo that doesn't contain sulfates, you can still get clean without having to use harsh ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), which can dry out your curls and leave them feeling frizzy.
To co-wash your hair:
● Wash with warm water, but no conditioner
● Rinse thoroughly with cool water
Lower the temperature when you style your hair.
● Use a low heat setting on your blow dryer.
● Use a diffuser to keep the heat away from your hair.
● Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your curls, then brush them out with long, soft bristles (the kind in an electric toothbrush) when you're done styling them so that they don't get tangled again!
Protect your hair against the elements.
Protect your hair from the elements. When it’s windy or cold outside, your hair is going to look frizzy. Make sure you have a hat or scarf on and take care of yourself by applying leave-in conditioner before leaving the house or even using a heat protectant spray.
So there you have it! Frizz-free curls are possible and easy to achieve. If you're looking for a way to tame your frizz and keep your hair in great shape, this post was written especially with curly hair types in mind. It contains everything from tips on how to prevent frizzy hair from happening all the way through techniques that can make styling much easier. With these simple steps, you can prevent frizz from taking over your curls – and keep them looking beautiful for years!