07-28-2011, 02:54 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Here's a message I wrote in response to another user's post but it may help you too. Sorry it's kind of long.-
I have a very similar problem. I'm so tired of wearing my hair in buns, ponies, and braids and I would really like a change from all the stress it has put on my scalp. I've also been doing a lot of research for the past couple of months.
Here are some tips to help you get rid of the frizz:
-Don't wash hair too frequently to avoid drying out hair and causing frizz (I wash mine about once a week)
-Use sulfate/silicone free products
-Never comb hair dry because it will ruin the shape of your curl and cause extreme frizz (make sure you gently comb through hair with a wide tooth comb while wet)
-Deep condition hair once a week
-Sleep on silk pillow case (I've heard it helps to reduce frizz but have yet to try doing this)
-Rinse hair with cold water after washing/ getting out of shower (I've tryed this but have yet to see any noticeable results. It's said to reduce frizz though).
-Avoid touching hair too much after you've styled it for the day
-Maybe try the Ouidad "rake and shake" method? I recently read about it but haven't tryed it. It's a method of styling curls to get them defined and frizz free. I'll probably try it soon. (Go to Ouidad.com)
As for products, I still haven't found any that I absolutely love but I am currently using Carol's Daughter Tui Shampoo and Hair Smoothie which has worked wonders on my hair. Though I'm still struggling to find a good leave-in conditioner that will leave my curls defined without making them crunchy, dry, or too oily.
*While products are important I also think getting a good cut is equally important to get rid of split ends that cause frizz and to get more defined curls (I'm going to get a cut in a few weeks, and I'm hoping it will fix my frizzy/undefined curls problem that's preventing me from wearing my hair down.) But make sure you go somewhere where they know how to cut curly hair! I I suggest going somewhere where they practice the "devacut" method of cutting hair. I've heard really good things about it and it's the cut I'm going to try in a few weeks (fingers crossed it will help my hair). You can look it up online.