Hair Care

How to Make Curly Hair Not Frizzy

Whether you live in mild to hot southern temperatures or the chilling frostiness of the north, there is one thing you can always count on regardless of which curl type you rock: our greatest enemy, the frizz.

If you haven’t been let in on the tricks of the curly trade, trying to fight frizz can seem fruitless given that it forms part of our hair’s natural make up.

Sure, people might envy our curly manes, but little do they know that they are extremely dry and thirsty and, as such, super demanding. In other words, they are incredibly needy and like – nay, need – to be spoiled with hydrating, moisturizing products on a regular basis.

This is part of the reason why many go through the best part of their lives showing off more frizz than actual curls: not everyone is a fan of working their hair with products. In fact, some are downright opposed to any type of hair products bar the necessary shampoo and conditioner.

It’s understandable, given that low-quality hair products featuring chemical-laden ingredients tend to have reverse effects on our curls. They leave our mane feeling sticky, heavy, lank and worst of all, give it a greasy, oily look that is far from flattering.

No wonder so many curly girls are left with deep and scarring product trauma! This is only because they haven’t been schooled on all the right, beneficial and super effective products, however – the ones that fight off frizz and leave our tresses looking healthy and shiny.

Along with finding the appropriate product for your curl type, it’s also important to be aware of the dos and don’ts of curly haircare.

Follow these religiously along with establishing a quality haircare regime with the right curl creams and moisturizers and you’ll be well on your way to a frizz-free head of curls. Here are the most important tips on how to make curly hair types not frizzy!

Combat Frizz Following the Dos and Don’ts of Curly Haircare

Before we dive into all the wonderful, top-quality products out there designed to keep frizz at bay and your hair beautifully hydrated, moisturized and healthy, let’s look at the most important dos and don’ts of curly haircare.

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Do use a conditioner. Whether you’re a curl type 2b or 4c, your curls will greatly benefit from that little, hydrating extra a good conditioner will leave you with. If your hair is extra thirsty – particularly 2c types and up – use a leave-in conditioner for more bounce and manageability.

Don’t wash your hair more than three times a week, let alone daily. This will only contribute to drying your out your curls, which will also lead to much more frizz.

Wash your hair two to three times a week and consider adding a co-wash regime to your usual haircare routine once weekly.

Do detangle your hair prior to washing it or while you’re allowing your curls to absorb your choice of conditioner in the shower. Use your fingers, a wide-tooth comb or a detangling brush to do so.

This will make your curls much easier to work with on wash days and once the styling part of your haircare comes around. The less you have to manipulate your curls after a wash, the less it is prone to frizzing.

Don’t use heat-based styling methods. Adding heat to natural dryness is asking for frizz, so skip blow-drying on medium to high heat, and add the diffuser attachment instead: you’ll get the same – if not better – styling results without the added frizz.

Frizz-Control Products that Should Form Part of Every Curly-Girl’s Haircare Repertoire

Now that we’ve discussed the basic dos and don’ts of haircare and curl maintenance, it’s time to let you in on all the best products designed to offer complete frizz control without any of the negative side-effects that keep so many from using products in the first place.

These serums, sprays and curl milks are all about getting the very best out of your full, gorgeous tresses by keeping the frizz at bay and leaving you with no visible trace of the product other than a head full of healthy-looking, glowing hair.

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Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum

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If you like to catch a refreshing whiff of a deliciously fruity scent every time you toss your curls, Garnier’s Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum is an excellent choice for you. You’ll only need a pump or two of this miracle serum for the full effect, making it ideal for long, thick curls.

Work this serum into damp, towel-dried hair then go about your usual styling routine and watch your curls come out with a satin-like sheen and a bright and healthy look.

It even works on damaged, chemically-treated hair, making your curls feel light and bouncy and giving you all the texture and curl formation without any of the annoying frizz.

Bed Head by TIGI Control Freak Anti-Frizz Serum

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Bed Head by Tigi Control Freak Anti Frizz Serum for Smooth Shiny Hair 250 ml
  • Anti-frizz hair serum
  • With mica for incredibly glossy and shiny hair
  • Smooths frizz, flyaways and static
  • Moisturises and conditions hair for a smooth, soft look
  • Bed Head by Tigi Control Freak Serum is great curly hair, frizzy hair and coarse hair

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This serum is for all the control freaks out there who like to style their curls to absolute perfection with not a strand of unsightly frizz in sight.

Made with moisturizing and hydrating ingredients, along with mica for a glossy shine, TIGI’s Bed Head Control Freak Anti-Frizz serum will work wonders on the coarsest of hair, turning it into a homogenous mass of soft, smooth and perky curls.

Giving you the curl-control you’ve always wanted, you’ll never have to worry about flyaways again, and, better yet: you won’t have to worry about wearing that favourite, static-provoking outfit of yours. This serum will keep any static in check.

Z.One Milk Shake Incredible Milk 12 Effects Spray Treatment

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Z.one Milk Shake Incredible Milk, 12 Effects, 150ml, Professional Anti-frizz, Anti Split ends, Spray Treatment, 12 Effects, 150ml.
  • Intensive hair treatment.
  • Twelve action spray mask.
  • Protects hair from UV rays, Repairs all hair types, Maintains colour, Protects from heat, Detangles, Maintains hair style, Reaches maximum shine, Creates body and volume, Controls frizz effect, Strips...
  • Size: 150ml.

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The Z.One Milk Shake brings none of the frizz to your curls and everyone’s like, this spray is far better than any other treatment – albeit at quite a charge. this is a pricier anti-frizz treatment but covering 12 effects, it’s way worth it.

This intensive, twelve-action spray mask doesn’t just treat the frizz, it also acts as a heat and UV protectant, a detangler, a styler for more body, volume and shine, a reparative treatment and it also helps to maintain colour.

This Incredible Milk spray works particularly well on fine, curly hair that needs a light-weight hold and minimal product for the full, fabulous effect, making it all the more cost-effective too. It smells good enough to want to eat – or slurp on – too!

OGX Coconut Milk Curl Defining Cream

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OGX Coconut Milk Curl Defining Cream for Curly Hair, 177 ml
  • Frizz-defying and curl defining styling milk
  • This curl styling milk helps enhance curls and tame frizz
  • Leaves hair smooth, bouncy and with the perfect curls
  • A tropical blend of coconut oil, sweet honey and citrus oil
  • Sulfate free curl defining cream

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This is the OG of curl defining creams that offers that little bit X-tra with its tropical ingredients and sulphate free formula. The OGX Coconut Milk Curl Defining Cream never fails to defy frizz, whilst defining your curls into “decadent spirals and tumbling waves with bounce and shine.”

Made up of a delicious blend of sweet honey, citrus oil and, of course, the star player, coconut oil, this curl styling milk enhances your hair’s natural softness – so much so, you’ll find yourself wanting to run your fingers through it all day long.

If you want the full OGX experience and all its undeniable benefits, us their products for every part of your hair care routine: from shampoo and conditioning to styling and maintenance.

Hati

I come from a land far, far away... and my hair is very curly, obviously! I have started this blog to share curly hair stories and what I use to manage my own hair. My other main passions are food, art and literature.

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