Use THIS to Rinse Frizz Away! #EasyButton

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by Emilia Obiekea of Adorebotanicals.com

Frizz can be caused by many factors such as humectant heavy leave-in products and using items that are very alkaline. This causes the cuticle layer to open and swell. Tired of the hot and humid weather causing your wash n go's, twist outs and braid outs to look tragic by midday? A simple solution to this common problem is carbonated water.

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Fight the Frizz or Go with the Fro?- The Deets on Anti-Humectants


by Susan Walker of DrWalkerWellness

As the weather gets warmer naturals are finally letting go of their protective styles and being free with their hair. Wash n’ gos, twist outs, braid outs, bantu knots outs – you name it, it’s out!

And while we’ve done away with our winter hibernation styles and embraced the freedom of summer, there is a common issue that seems to come up time and time again.

Another “F” word that for some is not the desired style. That word is FRIZZ.

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Frizz in Natural Hair- The Science, Though.



The relentless quest for the “perfect curl” is very real (shout out to Elle!). As a naturally curly chick myself, my journey has involved a plethora of products and methods that I have tested to achieve my desired curly look. I have even gone as far as developing my own products to help me to reach my end goal. But no matter how much experience any of us have at styling and training our curls, it seems like they often have a mind of their own. It is as if all of the stars must align with Jupiter to reach hair nirvana sometimes. What’s up with that? The scientist in me struggles to accept this, so I have started to take a scientific approach to achieving the look that want.

Why your hair looks so good wet
Hair is the most pliable when it is wet due to the water entering the cortex of the hair and weakening hydrogen and salt bonds that attribute to approximately 30% of hair’s strength. Hydrogen bonds contribute to the structural backbone that helps to hold together the protein matrix hair, which ultimately determines its geometric shape. When these bonds are readily broken with water, the molecules that were once attracted to the solid protein structure become more attracted to the hydrogen in the water molecules, weakening the protein structure of the hair. Be careful! This is the reason hair is most sensitive and prone to breakage while it is wet. As the hair absorbs more water, the hair becomes heavier and the protein structure becomes more “fluid,” creating elongated curls! This is why so many curl obsessed fanatics claim to love their curls the most when their hair is drenching wet.

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How to Tame and Smooth Frizzy Roots



Frizz! It’s the number one complaint of naturals no matter the hair type, length or texture. Sometimes it can seem like no matter what we do or how hard we work on our styles, we still end up with that halo of frizz on our crowns. Some of us have learned to simply accept it, but there are things that we can do to minimize or eliminate it altogether. Read on for some frizz fighting tips to get rid of frizz near our roots.

1. Apply Products from Root to Tip

The number one cause of frizz is dehydrated hair. Dry hair that’s thirsty will draw water out of the atmosphere which causes frizz. So often we moisturize the length of our hair and forget our roots, but they need TLC too. An easy fix for frizzy roots is to try to apply product closer to your scalp so that your hair is moisturized from root to tip.

Ensuring our hair is moisturized starts from the cleansing process when we apply our deep conditioners. However, many of us naturals are guilty of only applying our deep conditioners toward the ends of our hair. By doing so, we may deny our roots of the much needed care that they need.

One useful tip is to thin out your deep conditioner with water in a bowl and apply it to your hair using an applicator brush like you would a relaxer section by section from root to tip. In doing so you will ensure that the entire length of your hair is moisturized.

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The Science of Frizz- Nature or Nurture?



Most curly-haired people have considerable personal experience with frizz. It is notorious for being an intruder on school picture days, job interviews, special occasions, outdoor events, and first dates. Its appearance can turn a good hair day into a ponytail day in a surprisingly short amount of time. Many a woman, when faced with rain, fog, or hot and humid weather, has suffered the sensation of her hair growing larger, coarser, and more unruly by the moment. Although much of the wisdom about the prevention of frizzy hair gives the impression that only overly dry or damaged hair is susceptible to the phenomenon, anecdotal experience definitely indicates that certain hair types are simply more prone to frizz. This can be especially discouraging if you are one who seems to always be fighting frizz, even when your hair is very healthy. So what makes certain hair types more likely to suffer from frizz, and what, if anything, can be done to minimize it?

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Frizzy Natural Hair?- 6 Prevention Tips



Frizz: some naturals embrace it, others hate it.

For me personally, there is a right time and place for frizz -- and it is not after I've worked super hard to achieve a defined style or a straightened look. Take a look at these 6 tips for fighting the battle against the frizz, and keep your curly hair in check longer!

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