It’s time for your day to begin. You’ve prepped your clothes and even know which accessories and jewelry you’re going to wear, too. You head out to lunch with some friends, have a fairly easy workload — life is good. A quick check in the mirror before you head out and BAM — there it is!
That little bit of frizz just snuck up on you between setting your curls and the mirror next to the door. Okay, so there’s no time to wash and restyle, but there are a few quick tricks and curly hair styles you can use to hide your frizz and still have one heck of a day!
Start off on the Right Foot
First off, be sure to use products that work for your hair type and help cut down on frizz. Also, look at products that are “seasonal” for your hair type, since warmer and colder temperatures affect each hair type differently. In warmer weather, hair tends to need moisture so it doesn’t suck it out from the humidity (which results in frizz). In the winter, protective styles and deep conditioners ensure that the cold, dry weather doesn't take moisture from your hair (which results in frizz).
Don’t forget that “over-washing” is also not good for curls. Keep washing to a minimum and use leave-in conditioners, second day hair products and co-washing to avoid stripping your hair of its essential oils.
Double Braided Updo
Keeping frizz at bay once you are out of the shower and are in a rush can be difficult. With no time on your hands to restyle, deep condition, or moisturize, you might be freaking. Braids are one of those curly hair styles that can be your saving grace.
Most of us have been braiding our dolls, moms, best friend's or our own hair since sixth grade. We've become experts, which is why braids are the curly girl's number one tool in our hairstyle tool kits. They get our hair out of our face and, when needed, make frizz seemingly disappear!
- Part your hair to the side and French braid each side. To French braid, begin with three strands close to the scalp. As you continue down the side, pick up hair along the way in to each of the three sections. Secure the ends with elastic ties.
- Apply a smoothing cream like shea butter to the braids to keep flyaways at bay. If your hair is long enough, pull the braids to the back center of your head into a ponytail. Twist the ponytail into a bun and secure with bobby pins.
- If your hair is shorter, simply pin the braids where they are, or pull them back into an X formation on the back of your head and pin in place.