Minimizing Frizz When Wearing a Wash and Go- Natural Hair Tips

by Alicia James of

I enjoy wearing my tight kinky curly hair in a wash and go. I have to admit that pulling off the wash and go was not always a breeze for my hair type. It literally took over half of my journey to start to figure out what method worked best for me. One of the biggest challenges with having kinky curly/coily hair is minimizing the frizz. The frizz can make or break your hairstyle. I don’t mind a little frizz, because it adds personality to the hairstyle, but sometimes it can completely things.

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Frizz Fighting Products That Really Work

by Nicole Hollis of Hair Liberty

There are times when you need your hair to look like perfection. Maybe you have an exciting date or a big meeting at work. You take the time to put every strand in its proper place, but within minutes of going outside, the best twist out ever or the most polished blow out turns into an undefined mess. That's because humidity in the environment brings excess moisture to your hair. The humidity may be from rain, or because you live in Texas or Florida, or because you're sweatin' out your hurr in a hot club. Wherever the excess moisture comes from, it's usually not enough to make your hair look wet, just enough to swell your strands and make your hair poof out. So frustrating!

Unlike many other hair care problems, the strategies for fighting frizz are more about product than technique. To protect your hair from humidity, you have to seal like your life (okay the life of your hairstyle) depends on it. Here are the must haves:

Frizz Fighter #1: A protein conditioner/treatment

Rinse out products that contain hydrolyzed protein temporarily patch up some of the cuticle holes in porous hair. If African American hair doesn't get additional protein regularly, it will frizz out very quickly no matter what you do. Make sure to use a strengthening product at least once every 2 weeks. Salon quality protein conditioners will leave your hair smooth and strong, not stiff.

Product recommendations

Curlisto Deep Therapy Masque
Joico Moisture Recovery Conditioner for Dry Hair
Nexxus Emergencee Strengthening Polymeric Reconstructor
Ouidad 12 Minute Deep Treatment

Dealing with Frizz- Natural Hair!

by Tamara of Natural Hair Rules!

In the hot summer month keeping frizz at bay can be a challenge. Here are some tips for dealing with frizz. Frizz can be a result of hair lacking moisture that may or may not be damaged. Here we will discuss tips to avoid frizzy hair that is lacking the adequate amount of moisture. As a result you will see smoother, softer and healthier hair.

No Poo Please
As discussed previously your cleanser or cleansing agent is your foundations and the following product and/or techniques build upon it. If you are a regular reader, you know my rant about the benefits of Noo Poo. I won't go into detail. Co-wash or shampoo with sulfate, silicone and alcohol FREE products. When it comes to all your product try to keep it all natural...

Condition Those Curls
Your conditioner is equally if not more important than your cleansing agent. It can be used as a cleanser and conditioner or conditioner and leave in or conditioner and styling product. Don't EVER skip your Hair Conditioner. Opt for all natural conditioners and not just the ones that say all natural but read the ingredients. Your conditioner is usually the initial source of moisture added besides water that you add to your hair so choose wisely. Your moisturizing conditioners should be water based.

Leave In and Moisturize
Really, do I need to say more. One of the best ways to combat frizz caused by dryness is to use a good leave in conditioner. I use either Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner or Giovanni Direct Leave In Conditioner but it really depends on the style. When it comes to moisturizers one of my fellower bloggers says the kinkier the hair the creamy the moisturizers needs to be and I agree. I recommend unrefined shea butter and/or coconut oil. You can whip shea butter with a hand mixer and add an oil or aloe vera gel to maintain the whipped consistence. (My personal recipe for Shealoe)

Drip Dry
I've said it before I will say it again, NEVER towel dry your hair. This only causes frizzness especially if you’re using a terry cloth towel. Drip dry, t-shirt dry or use a microfiber towel. If you have not invest in a hood dryer and you live in cold climates, please do. Drying your hair under a hood dryer is less damaging than blow drying with a diffuser and minimizes shrinkage as well. Partially or completely dry your hair before you step outside or go to sleep allows the style to set in place with smooth defined curls.

Carry a Spray Bottle
When I first heard this I thought it was a little silly but then I tried it. The benefits of regular misting with water are undeniable. Add your fav conditioner or oil and these benefits increase infinitely. Don't believe me try it. Not only will your hair look and feel better but your scalp will as well. In cool climates I only recommend misting if you’re going to be indoor it can have adverse effects in the cold. Read more!

Minimize Gel Use
When it comes to styling products if you use the previous tips you won't need gel to keep frizz at bay. Limit your use of gel because even the alcohol free can make hard and dry if used in excess. If you must use gel opt for Aloe Vera Gel which moisturizes. I encourage styling products such as Kinky Curly Curling Custard. Only a small amount is needed to achieve desired style. These products work with your conditioners and moisturizers to maintain soft and smooth hair. Also don't be afraid to try Hair mousse for curling hair.

Re-Twist and Tie That Head Up
Regardless of how you are currently styling your hair it is imperative that you cover your hair while you sleep with a satin scarf or bonnet. If you don't like to cover your hair invest in a satin pillow case. The satin is smooth and will not pull at the hair or absorb the moisture in the hair. If you are wearing a twist or braid out, re-twisting your hair will help to keep your style longer and keep frizz at bay. For more info on re-twisting see here

Let me know if these tips were helpful.

15 Essential Frizz Reducing Tips

Alicia Ward of NaturallyCurly writes;

We know how frustrating frizzy hair can be, and we’re here to help! We’ve compiled this must-have list of our favorite no-frizz tips for curly hair.

1. A Good Haircut is Key

Split ends are the beginning of frizz, so stop them before they start by getting your curls trimmed every 6-8 weeks. Don’t cut hair too short, since shrinkage can be a real problem in humidity. You can find the best stylist for your curls using NaturallyCurly’s Salon Finder.

2. Don’t Shampoo Every Day

Curly, kinky and wavy hair needs the natural oils from your scalp to reduce frizz. No more than four washes every week is good. For your off days, go the rinse and condition route.

3. Lots of Conditioner!

Moisturize = Happy Curls! Aѕ curls succumb easily tο dryness, regular conditioning іѕ crucial. Never skip thе conditioner, аnԁ avoid two-іn-one, shampoo/conditioners. Once уου аrе done shampooing, squeeze extra moisture frοm уουr tresses (never wring), thеn work уουr conditioner іn frοm root tο tip. Leave thе conditioner іn fοr at least two minutes before rinsing. Using a deep conditioner once a week can be a major hеlр іn combating frizz.

4. Rinse with Cold Water!

Try a cold rinse to seal the hair cuticle and make it extra shiny. Let your hair drip after you rinse, and do not comb through it any more. Whеn rinsing out your conditioner, υѕе thе сοldest water уου саn tolerate, since сοƖԁ water helps smooth thе cuticle, diminishing frizz аnԁ fluffy, flyaway hair. Cold water also locks the follicle, which keeps the hair sleeker and shinier.

5. Avoid Terrycloth Towels; Use Microfiber Instead

Avoid wringing or rubbing your hair with a towel as this creates friction, breakage and split ends. Gently scrunch out most of the water with your fingers while you’re still in the shower. Always avoid rubbing the towel over your head as this will break up the curls you just shaped. The key when using any towel is flip your head over and scrunch up. Microfiber towels not only reduce frizz but speed up drying time. Microfiber is a super-absorbent fabric that soaks up excess water. Microfiber does not disturb the cuticle – instead it smooths it down, reducing frizz.

5 Home Frizzy Hair Remedies

AliciaMC of NaturallyCurly writes;

Want to save some money? Try some home frizzy hair remedies for keeping the spring in your curls. These remedies can help you have no-frizz curls with items picked up from your local grocery store. Here are our tips to repair dry hair now!


Rinsing your hair with something other than your shower water can work wonders!

1. Carbonated water rinse. If you often let your curls air dry, this is a great remedy to eliminate hair frizz caused by humidity. After you wash your hair, give it a final rinse with carbonated or sparkling water. The reason carbonated or sparkling water reduces frizz is because of it’s low pH level. Learn more about pH levels and frizz now.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar. This is another great natural remedy that is very effective in preventing frizzy curls. The procedure is very much like the process above with the carbonated/sparkling water. Wash your hair as you normally would and give it a final rinse with equal parts water and apple cider vinegar. Another great benefit of apple cider vinegar is shine! Shiny and frizz-free hair? Sign me up! We’ve broken down the apple cider vinegar process just for you!

3. Beer. Beer is another great rinse option, and ranks third on our list of unconventional no-frizz tips. Beer replenishes moisture in your hair. Dark beers often provide the most nutrients and moisture. When doing the rinse, simply coat your hair with them and let it sit for a few minutes. When ready, rinse your hair with cold water—which will also help get rid of the smell.

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Unconvential Frizz Tips!

NaturallyCurly writes:

Think you’ve tried every frizz-kicking trick in the book? Think again! Here are some unique and unconventional methods of fighting frizz, even in the most humid weather:

• Breast milk is a natural deep conditioner; it contains the appropriate amounts of protein and fat to condition hair and reduce frizz. It also packs essential vitamins and minerals that help combat dry hair. Fill a spray bottle with breast milk, spray locks thoroughly and proceed with your normal hair-washing routine.

• Take one cup of flat, room-temperature beer and work into hair after shampooing, then rinse with cold water. The vitamin B and natural sugars in beer add body and shine, while acting as a natural setting lotion that increases resilience, vitality and hold.

• Apply KY Jelly just like any gel. Don’t worry: this remedy isn’t that x-rated. Use sparingly or mixed in with other products. This paste will condition each hair strand section by section; simply smooth through curls with your fingers. Rinse, and behold silky, restored, beautiful hair. You can also apply to dry hair to define curls and smooth frizz.

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