Why Is My Curly Hair Frizzy? Curl Lover Explains
Let’s agree – our hair goes through a lot every single day. We are bleaching, drying, straightening them, and then the circle repeats. But life is short, so we deserve to have blue, green, or super blonde hair if we want to, right? This, however, comes with consequences, and sometimes looking at the mirror, you might ask yourself: why is my curly hair frizzy?
So, why is my hair so dry and frizzy?
You might already know that curly hair is drier than straight hair if you have naturally curly hair. It has to do with the fact that natural oils produced on our scalp can’t easily travel down the curly hair shaft. Luckily, we can solve this problem quickly.
Let’s start with the fact that your hair probably just needs special care from time to time. Treat yourself, queen/king! Take a long bath with essential oils, use that deep conditioner, put on a shower cap, turn on some good music and just relax. You deserve anything that’s best!
Okay, okay, now let’s talk for real. These are the tips that helped me to go from straw-like hair to moisturized ringlets.
How to hydrate curly hair?
#1 Deep condition your hair every week
Yeah, I know that I mentioned it before, but I just want to emphasize how important this step is if you’re going to have shiny, juicy ringlets. It takes approximately 30-40 minutes per week, and I swear that you WILL see a difference in the first month.
“Deep condition your hair at least once a week if you want to have hydrated & frizz-free curls”@subjectcurls
My personal favorites are AS I AM “Hydration Elation” and Camille Rose “Algae Renew.” I’ve been using those two products for more than a year, and they made a tremendous difference to my hair.”Deep condition your hair once a week if you want to have hydrated and frizz-free curls”
#2 Use products that are gentle for your hair
Your hair deserves to be treated the right way. Stop using shampoos that have SLS, SLES, or other harsh ingredients. The same goes for your conditioners: silicones are not suitable for your hair in the long term as it builds up on your hair. There are hundreds of curly hair-friendly products that will not dry out your hair.
#3 Don’t shampoo all of your hair
Shampoo could be the reason why your hair is so dry and frizzy. Focus on your scalp and roots when shampooing your hair, as the shampoo from the scalp cleans the rest of your hair when rinsing it out. And if you are not using the hair conditioner yet, this is your sign to start using it!
#4 Leave-in conditioner is a must
The leave-in conditioner hydrates your hair even when you are out of the shower. It also protects hair from damage and breakage. It could also give that extra shine and boost curl definition!
Of course, leave-in should not replace your regular hair conditioner or the fact that you still have to deep condition your hair every week.
#5 Use a bonnet or a satin/silk pillowcase
If you want to have frizz-free curls, you have to ensure that you take care of them even when you’re sleeping. We expose our hair to physical damage every night as we are pretty lively during sleep. That’s where high-quality satin or silk bonnets and pillowcases come to help. Silk and satin keep hair hydrated while cotton absorbs hairs’ moisture and natural oils.
How to control frizzy, curly hair?
“Control” is not the right word in this case. You don’t need to “control” your hair. Just be patient, be gentle, moisturize your hair like crazy, and the result will come itself. If your hair is frizzy, that means that it lacks hydration.
Use lukewarm water when washing your hair. Air dry your hair if possible. Don’t use the maximum heat when blow-drying. Buy a microfiber towel that won’t cause too much friction as our ordinary towels do, and stay hydrated!
P.S. I LOVE ManesByMell. She is very talented and funny, too! Here is her video about frizzy hair. Take a look: