How to tame frizzy curly hair
When you’re born with natural waves, coils, or curly hair, you know firsthand that the fight against frizzy hair is a daily struggle. Lucky for you, there are easy curly hair tips to manage frizzy hair once and for all. Follow these strategies for your beauty regimen and see the results of smooth, frizz-free curls for yourself. Trust us: The hair perks are worth the changes.
1. Use A Shampoo for Curly Hair
It's time to start using a curl-friendly hair cleanser in your beauty routine. (Some traditional hair care formulas can contain sulfate, which clean hair a little too well and dry out curls.) Look for a gentle hair cleanser like Garnier Fructis Curl Nourish Sulfate-Free Shampoo to help curls look smooth and free of frizz instead of thirsty and dry.
2. See A Hair Stylist, Pronto
Damaged, scraggly hair ends make your curly hair look like a frizzy hair mess. A fresh hair trim can quickly clean up your hairstyle and make it look polished, but it pays to be picky. You'll get the best shape if you book an appointment with a beauty pro who is experienced with caring for textured, curly hair.
3. Deep Condition Hair
Give yourself a five-minute deep conditioning treatment with heat to seal hydration into curly hair. All you need to do is mix a few drops of warm jojoba or olive oil with conditioner for curly hair, like Garnier Fructis Curl Nourish Conditioner, and slather it on your hair strands. (Wavy hair types should avoid the root area.) Why it helps: Curls are naturally dry and porous, soaking up excess moisture in the air. That's one reason your hair can get so big and frizzy on a rainy or humid day. So it’s worth incorporating deep conditioners and hair treatments into your beauty routine to keep frizzy hair at bay.
4. Learn to Love Hair Oils
Wavy, curly and coiled hair textures can lock in hair hydration (and therefore help prevent frizz) with the help of extra conditioner and plant oils. After you cleanse and condition your hair, rinse and reapply a thin layer of conditioner or a leave-in product like Garnier Fructis Curl Nourish Butter Cream Leave-In Treatment. Detangle hair and blot it dry with a soft towel or old T-shirt, gentle fabrics won’t be as rough on your curls. Before styling, apply a hair oil that suits your curly hair texture. Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment with Moroccan argan oil is great for waves or curls. Coarse, coily hair textures get added weight and protection from denser hair oils like coconut oil.
5. Invest in Good Hair Tools
The right styling tools make a huge difference when trying to tame frizzy curly hair. Here’s what every curly girl needs in her kit:
• Soft T-shirt: Regular terry cloth towels have loops that can snag hair, which can lead to frizzy-looking hair locks. Either blot your curls dry with a gentle fabric, like an old cotton T-shirt, or try plopping, which helps curls dry without frizz.
• Hair diffuser: When you don’t have time to air-dry, a diffuser attachment paired with an ionic blow dryer are the next best thing. They help keep your curls smooth and defined.
• Wide-toothed comb: Look for a detangling comb made from a pliable material to avoid unnecessary tugging. Use it only when hair is wet, since brushing curly hair when it’s dry may cause hair breakage.
6. Lock in a Solid Curly Hair Routine
Now put it all together! The secret to gorgeous curls is a smart beauty routine, so stick to the steps in this plan and your curls can look more bouncy and less frizzy. First, cleanse with a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo. Then, condition your hair. Curls need deep moisture hair treatments at least once a week. Seal in moisture with the combo of conditioner and hair oil to help stop frizzy hair in its tracks, and then, for styling curly hair, get the right hair tools and be careful with heat.