Tips to Avoid Frizz for Curly Hair
Frizz. It's that one word that we all dread the most. Having curly hair that is prone to frizz and dryness, at some point, we had to deal with it. Especially when you live in a humid country like here in the Philippines, sometimes it feels like it's too difficult to tame.
But don't lose all hope! Frizz, like other hair issues, can be managed.
First, you have to know what actually causes frizzy hair. Frizz is a result of a lack of moisture in the hair. Sometimes, it's a sign that the hair is damaged. For curly hair, however, frizz is almost natural because moisture doesn't easily distribute to curly hair than it does to straight hair. So it is very important to treat your curls properly.
Aside from following the Curly Girl Method, here we list a few tips for you to avoid frizzy hair and keep your curls smooth and moisturized.
1. Avoid touching your hair
We can't emphasize this enough. We know it's tempting to smooth over your curls from time to time, but always keep in mind that touching hair disrupt curls pattern, cause unnecessary friction, and also strips off the hair's natural oil.
2. Don't wash hair with hot water
Hot water strips off the moisture in your hair. Make sure to rinse your hair with cold water as cold temperature helps seals in moisture and leaves your scalp hydrated.
3. Get the right hair cut
Hair cut on curly hair should be different from hair cut on straight hair. Most salons wash hair with regular shampoo before cutting them. And often times, the cut is uneven. Make sure to find the right stylist for your curls.
4. Deep condition hair
Hydration is very important for curly hair. Don't forget to deep condition your hair after every wash day or as many times as you need-- but don't try to overdo it! Over-moisturizing can also disrupt the balance of moisture in your curls. Use deep conditioner that are infused with oils that help fight against frizz, such as avocado oil.
Try this Avocado and Tea-Tree Deep Conditioner for your hair routine.
5. Invest in the right tools
Hair maintenance doesn't end after wash day. Even with all the curl-friendly products you use, you still need to protect your curls from frizz. Use silk or satin material (headcap or pillows) when you sleep so you don't wake up with frizzy hair! Use a microfiber towel or a t-shirt too when you dry your hair as regular towel makes hair frizzy. When you need to tie up your hair, it's also better to use silk for your scrunchies.