People always complain how dry their ends are.. but the solution to that is easy – trim off the dead ends. It’s not so easy when you have dry roots. I have tried every method in the book to quench my thirsty roots. Even though I do enjoy a bit of frizz for volume, it does look a bit odd when the rest of my hair is well defined then I have a halo of fuzz at my dry roots.
Here are some of my methods which I have found work to prevent having frizzy roots…
Keep your hair hydrated
Frizz is a sign that your hair lacks moisture. Water is key and an entirely free way of keeping your curls hydrated and moisturised so I always keep a spare water spray in my handbag for frizz emergencies. I sometimes add in about one-third of the Boucleme Curl Cream to the mix for extra moisture. This product is great because the ingredients are humidity resistant and humidity for me is one of the biggest culprits for creating frizz. Also don’t forget to try and drink around 2L a day it really does help too!
Apply your products when hair is soaking wet
This is a great tip I got from curly hair guru Michele Scott-Lynch, and it works! When I apply my deep conditioner and feel my hair drying up (it’s usually my roots because they love the moisture) I’ll add some more water before applying more product. This definitely helps my hair reap all the benefits of the product and makes it easier to detangle.
Rinse with the coldest possible water after washing
Or even better, buy a leave in conditioner such as the Shea moisture restorative leave-in. That’s my favourite, it doesn’t weigh your hair down and it’s great for detangling. I use the LOC method. So my routine consists of using a leave in conditioner, sealing with my favourite oil and then finishing off with a curl cream or moisturising gel. I have started experimenting with the DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel. I apply a little to my roots and it helps prevent frizz and really helps me to style my hair better when it’s damp and help it to stay in place all day long.
Detangle with finger combing
Next tip is to end your detangling process with finger combing. The tangles teezer’s really do reduce my amount of breakage dramatically, so I use it religiously after I apply product but I always make sure to finish styling by using my fingers to create individual curls and set each curl around my face individually. Usually, when I struggle to gain curl pattern at the front where my fringe is, I finger twist my curls into place and a little bit of gel goes a long way in helping me achieve this.
My last tip if all else fails. Completely air dry your hair when possible and if that not an option then try use a hooded dryer to set curls as it will help your hair soak in the moisture and reduce frizz not only for your dry roots but it will make your curls more defined all round.
Hope you like my tips! Have you got any secrets to hydrating frizzy roots? Psst… don’t forget to find me over at www.kumbearxo.com