04-14-2011, 12:54 PM
Join Date: May 2009
I had a lot of frizz issues for a long time. I think I managed to have every type of frizz, all at once.
Some things that might help:
- Are you diffusing? If so, try the Pixiecurl method. I get bad frizzies if I regular diffuse.
- Do you have hard water? I do, and my hair would get really frizzy from it. ACV rinses once a week keep that under control.
- DO NOT TOUCH YOUR HAIR TO SOTC UNTIL IT IS TOTALLY DRY. I mean it!
- Cotton pillowcases can create a lot of friction leading to frizz. Try a satin pillowcase, pineappling your hair at night, or wearing one of those satin bonnet things.
- As someone else mentioned, products that contain humectants can cause frizz depending on what the humidity/dew point is. I never quite understood all that, but some products just don't work for me at certain times of year.
- A teensy bit of coconut oil, applied to soaking wet hair prior to products, can be helpful too. I found that if I applied it to dry hair it made it look greasy and weighed down, but applied to soaking wet hair it absorbs better.
- My all-time favorite combo for humid weather is Eco-Styler Protein (the brown one) layered under BRHG. That kept me frizz-free through a wedding held in a 96 degree church during a thunderstorm. Once again, don't touch your hair to SOTC until it is totally bone dry.
P.S. It is normal for your hair to look worse at first when you go CG before it adjusts, and before you figure out the right routine, products. etc.. We've all been there.
2a/b right now; 2c when it's longer
Fine/iii density/high porosity
Suave Naturals Coconut co-wash
GVP Protein Restructuring Conditioner
GVP Conditioning Balm
Eco-Styler, LALSG, BRHG, Garnier Curl Shaping Spray Gel
ACV rinse 1x per week