Ouidad, The Queen of Curls, answers your curly hair questions

Dear Ouidad: I feel like I need something to pull my curls down. They curl up too tight to me . . . what would be something good to use to elongate while controlling frizz?? I want to use products that work best in my hair and let it dry naturally or with a diffuser without have to twist my hair!!! Ugh!! Can you tell I'm frustrated??

A: I suggest trying a gentle Softening Treatment to loosen the curl and give definition. Also, one of my favorite combinations to create healthy-looking, frizz-free curls is a Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner and Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel. Pairing a leave-in conditioner and anti-frizz styling gel together is a good combo to tame tighter curls and smooth flyaways. Style by applying the leave-in conditioner evenly through damp hair (adding a little more to the ends to weigh down curls and keep ends frizz-free) then use my Rake & Shake technique to apply Climate Control Gel.