Controlling The Frizz
Don’t you just hate those days when you’re looking and feeling fly, but your hair just won’t co-operate? Unfortunately, afro and curly textured hair is more susceptible to frizz due to its make-up and texture. All hope is not lost however, as there are a few tips and tricks to control the frizz.
Using Frizz Control Hair Products On Wash Day
Choosing the right hair products is key in fighting the frizz. Go for a quality shampoo like Nylah’s strength and shine thickening shampoo cream and follow through with the super botanicals restorative conditioner from the range. These products are proven to provide moisture retention, whilst smoothing the hair cuticles which prevents dry frizzy afro hair.
Deep Conditioning Black Afro Hair Regularly
Regular conditioning and moisturising aids in sealing the cuticles and preventing air from getting in, which in turn helps with frizzing. Finger comb your hair whilst wet in order to detangle your coils, this goes a long way in frizz control for natural black hair. Using a microfiber towel or an old t-shirt to dry your hair after washing is also ideal as this lessens the friction you get when using a regular cotton towel. After shampooing and conditioning, it is good to air dry your hair or use a diffuser rather than using a blow dryer. Excessive heat causes damage to the cuticles leading to a frizzy mess instead of a controlled mane.
Further Tricks Of The Trade:
- Braiding Hair After Washing
After washing your hair, it is a good idea to braid your hair into pigtails. When cuticles are locked into place, frizz fighting is more effective. This is the same idea behind the promotion of protective styles such as braids and weaves.
- Getting a Regular Trim to Prevent Frizz
The black natural community are normally apprehensive when it comes to the thought of scissors, but a trim every few months can work wonders for our hair and growth. Getting rid of damaged split ends is a no brainer in frizz control.
- Sleeping on a Satin Pillowcase
We would also advocate sleeping on a satin pillowcase or using a satin bonnet on your afro or curly hair. Cotton pillowcases or head wraps sap the moisture out of your hair and allow added friction, which in turn leads to frizz.
We hope that this blog has been helpful on the topic of frizz control for natural black hair. Do you have any other tips for our readers or a burning question to ask? Please leave a comment below or get in touch with us.