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VIDEO: How to Prevent Frizzy Hair - Causes of Frizzy Curls

Sunday, July 28, 2019

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Frizz is one thing I can guarantee that EVERYONE with curly hair battles. It's totally normal, and is the nature of naturally curly hair. Depending on your hair type and health of your hair, some may have it worse than others. There are several common causes of frizzy curly hair that I'm going to share with you today, along with tons of tips to prevent frizzy hair.

Causes of frizz and how to prevent it

  • Dryness: Curly hair is more prone to getting dry compared to other hair types due to the coil shape, preventing your scalps natural oils from traveling down the strand. Hair that is damaged from hot tools, hair color, bleaching, etc. is likely to be dry and frizzy. Shampoos with sulfate ingredients will also dry your hair out. If your hair feels like straw and tangly after you wash it, you're likely using the wrong shampoo for curls. More on that in this video here.
    How to prevent dry curly hair: DEEP CONDITION - your best friend. Use deep conditioners/hair masks weekly. Consistency is important here. I did a video here on How to Deep Condition Curly Hair for Beginners.
  • Over washing: I recommend only washing your hair 2x a week or less, depending on how oily your hair is. Using a refreshing product like the DevaCurl DevaFresh will help freshen up the scalp.
  • Breakage & fly-aways: I did a video here all about the common causes of tangles and breakage. So many similar tips to this post, but I share many ways to prevent breakage.
  • Raised or open hair cuticle: Having high-porosity hair means the cuticle (protein layer) of your hair is damaged and does not lay flat, allowing moisture to escape and not easily be retained.
    How to repair damaged hair cuticle: Protein treatments and Olaplex. Using hair masks and styling products that contain protein ingredients will help strengthen your hair. Be mindful to not over-do it, because too much protein can lead to brittle hair. Always balance protein treatments with moisture.
    DevaCurl Deep Sea Repair is my favorite protein-based deep conditioner.
    Olaplex No. 3 is one of the best products for repairing the hair's cuticle by reconnecting broken disulfide sulfur bonds. More on that in this video.
  • Silicone build up: Silicone is a common ingredient that can tame frizz, however it create a barrier on the hair that build up over time, preventing moisture from entering and leading to dryness, limp hair, and frizz. More on what ingredients to avoid for the Curly Girl Method here.
    How to remove silicone build up: Clarify using raw apple cider vinegar or a sulfate shampoo to remove silicones. Make sure the shampoo is silicone-free (use sparingly and always follow up with a moisturizing mask).
  • Not using styling products. Styling products like curl creams, gels and mousse are designed to give us definition and hold. Gels tend to provide the most hold to tame frizz because they give you that gel cast. Simply using a leave-in conditioner or oil likely won't do the trick for preventing frizz.
  • Improperly applying stylers. There are unlimited ways to apply curly hair products, and I did a video here on 4 different methods. Try out different techniques and see what works for you.
  • Improperly drying your hair. Some prefer to air dry, some love to diffuse. Find which method works for you. I prefer to diffuse because I have the least amount of frizz. For both methods, it's important to not touch your hair while it's drying which will cause frizz.
  • Not protecting your hair while you sleep. Everyone with curly hair should have a satin or silk pillowcase, or sleep with your hair in a silk scarf or bonnet. I prefer both a satin pillowcase and a bonnet. With just a satin pillowcase, you should also wear your hair up in a loose ponytail using a scrunchy on top of your had to protect your curls.
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