Frizz...what could be causing it?

I have recently noticed my curls aren't staying together while my hair dries. I just can't figure out why...

I've read the article on frizz and I thought I had 'in curl frizz'. I took a look at my products and the only change I had made was I began using Tresemme Nautrals. I then thought I had build up, so I did a low poo. But I still have frizz.

The pictures were taken today (2nd day hair). I wasn't able to upload those taken while my hair was drying.

We've been having some low dews, but I don't know if that is the culprit.

Any ideas my fellow curlies?????


3b/High porosity/Fine - Medium density/Medium texture
PT: Ion Reconstructor
DT: GVPCB
Co-wash/RO: Cure Care, Tresemme Naturals, GVPCB
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals, Renpure Moisturizing
Stylers:AIF, Salon Care Super Firm (yellow), Eco Styler (clear), KMFUM, HESMU
HG's: Cure Care condish, Ion Reconstructor
Frizz is usually caused by a lack of moisture.

Have you tried sealing with some oil or adding a leave in conditioner? Using an emollient rinse out conditioner?

Try adding more moisture and see how your hair responds. Whenever I get frizz likes yours, I add a little more leave in over the top of my hair or use a few drops of oil to tame. It really helps.
woow you have lovely hair! if i had that amount of fizz, id be in heaven!! i agree on adding more moisture. have you though bout using same sort of oil to tame it? or a ACV rinse? there really good and seem to get rid of the fizz.

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
It looks to me like 1 or 2 things but maybe a combo of the two.

#1 You're touching your hair a lot while it's drying. I'm guilty of this too. I touch it to see if it's dry every 5 minutes and I wind up with tons of frizz.

#2 You're using glycerin products in low dew points. I have to switch my products for winter. I can't use stuff like Ecostyler or LALSG during the winter because of the glycerin. I use BRHG instead.
Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

Cleansers -
Suave Clarifying, Philosophy Happy Birthday Beautiful

Stylers - BRHG, re:coil, Ion Hairspray

I live in the NYC area.


Could you be overconditioned?
2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils
Could you be overconditioned?
Originally Posted by SegB
This is what I was thinking. I had tried the Spritz & Condish method (again) to try and reduce my drying time. I used Tresemme Naturals. The first time was awesome, the next few times, blah!

Tonight I cowashed and used my Suave Coconut as a RO & HESMU for a styler. So far, not as much frizz. Of course it's raining so the frizz factor will prolly change. I thought about using IAGirls PT this weekend for a boost.
3b/High porosity/Fine - Medium density/Medium texture
PT: Ion Reconstructor
DT: GVPCB
Co-wash/RO: Cure Care, Tresemme Naturals, GVPCB
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals, Renpure Moisturizing
Stylers:AIF, Salon Care Super Firm (yellow), Eco Styler (clear), KMFUM, HESMU
HG's: Cure Care condish, Ion Reconstructor
I use Biotera Leave-In Conditioner (I put it in at night all over my hair, but right now I'm talking about just using it for frizz if that makes sense). I put it in a spray bottle and dilute it with some water. When I spray it on my curls, it takes the frizz away. Your hair is very shiny and beautiful!
-3a/3b, fine, very thick, normal por., normal elast., long, dye- free (CG since Nov. '11)
-CO: every other night (air dry) VO5 (various scents)
-Low poo (As needed): ION Color Defense Clarifying, Yes To line, Giovanni TTTT
-RO: GVP CB
-LI: Giovanni DLI or a tiny bit of my co-wash or RO (sometimes none)
-Styling: BYZ Noodle Head Tame your Curls Mousse
-PT: ION Effective Care



I'm confused...do I have a frizz or flyaway problem? Also my hair is feeling kinda mushy and I know from past experience that my hair needs a hit of protein.

So, if I need protein...other than doing a PT....what is the best way to get consistent protein into my hair....should I be looking for conditioners with proteins (whether RO or LI) or stylers with protein? Because I use LALSG every now and then and when my hair dries it is really really really really crunchy.... Does anyone have any other product recommendations?

Also - for those of you that have done IAGirl's PT...I noticed on her blog that she states you can't over do it by using her PT...I see the protein is from gelatin so what kind of protein is this? Is it gentle, middle of the road, or harsh?
3b/High porosity/Fine - Medium density/Medium texture
PT: Ion Reconstructor
DT: GVPCB
Co-wash/RO: Cure Care, Tresemme Naturals, GVPCB
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals, Renpure Moisturizing
Stylers:AIF, Salon Care Super Firm (yellow), Eco Styler (clear), KMFUM, HESMU
HG's: Cure Care condish, Ion Reconstructor
Yeah, you can use a conditioner with protein, and it may help. You will know if you get a protein-overload by the way your hair reacts. I would say to gradually increase the amount of protein until you feel like your hair is balanced.

I don't know if what you have is frizz or flyaways, but your hair looks healthy. You may have to change your gel or something. My hair does things like that when it's time for a product change. So much trial and error, huh?
-3a/3b, fine, very thick, normal por., normal elast., long, dye- free (CG since Nov. '11)
-CO: every other night (air dry) VO5 (various scents)
-Low poo (As needed): ION Color Defense Clarifying, Yes To line, Giovanni TTTT
-RO: GVP CB
-LI: Giovanni DLI or a tiny bit of my co-wash or RO (sometimes none)
-Styling: BYZ Noodle Head Tame your Curls Mousse
-PT: ION Effective Care



Oh yeah, if you are wanting a good curl cream, Biotera has one if you haven't already tried it.
-3a/3b, fine, very thick, normal por., normal elast., long, dye- free (CG since Nov. '11)
-CO: every other night (air dry) VO5 (various scents)
-Low poo (As needed): ION Color Defense Clarifying, Yes To line, Giovanni TTTT
-RO: GVP CB
-LI: Giovanni DLI or a tiny bit of my co-wash or RO (sometimes none)
-Styling: BYZ Noodle Head Tame your Curls Mousse
-PT: ION Effective Care



Oh yeah, if you are wanting a good curl cream, Biotera has one if you haven't already tried it.
Originally Posted by curlyev

Thanks for letting me know about this. I've been on the hunt for a good curl cream.

I just tried IAGirls PT and I'm glad I only did a small part of the underside of my hair. It felt dry afterward and my curls didn't come back to life (even after a quick DT) like they did after I used the ION Reconstruct.

I want to ask you...for the Boitera LI spray you use...what is the ratio? I thought about a 50/50 to begin with...but since I don't regularly use protein on my hair, I'm afraid that might be too much. Maybe I should start at 80/20.
3b/High porosity/Fine - Medium density/Medium texture
PT: Ion Reconstructor
DT: GVPCB
Co-wash/RO: Cure Care, Tresemme Naturals, GVPCB
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals, Renpure Moisturizing
Stylers:AIF, Salon Care Super Firm (yellow), Eco Styler (clear), KMFUM, HESMU
HG's: Cure Care condish, Ion Reconstructor
The gelatin in IAGirl's PT is collagen protein, but I'm not sure exactly where that ranks as far as protein strength goes. My hair absolutely loved it though.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Summer Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 SC, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, AIF,
Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's (link) as needed
On the Biotera leave in I started using it straight, but it was too much, I think I do about 50/50, maybe 60 leave-in/40 water. I would say start low and increase as needed. I started too high, so it would have been better if I started low.
-3a/3b, fine, very thick, normal por., normal elast., long, dye- free (CG since Nov. '11)
-CO: every other night (air dry) VO5 (various scents)
-Low poo (As needed): ION Color Defense Clarifying, Yes To line, Giovanni TTTT
-RO: GVP CB
-LI: Giovanni DLI or a tiny bit of my co-wash or RO (sometimes none)
-Styling: BYZ Noodle Head Tame your Curls Mousse
-PT: ION Effective Care



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