I learned this through trial and error, but I'm curious as to why. If I spray water (or water + conditioner, oil, etc.) in my hair, I get frizz almost immediately. If I smooth it on with my hands, I don't get frizz. I'm thinking the mist/droplets sitting on my hair are somehow encouraging the frizz, but not sure why it doesn't happen if I smooth it on. Does this happen to anyone else?
did you try spraying and then smoothing down? cos its the same way with me. I also learned that i can only spray with just water, then ill smooth down a little conditioner with my hands.
Yes, I've tried spraying and smoothing, and that doesn't work either. Spraying with just water also gives me frizz. The only way I can spray anything is if I put my silk sleep cap on immediately after. The silk seems to calm it all down and I wake up to frizz-free hair. That's why I think it's related to the water droplets/mist sitting on my hair.
*raising hand* - I can't spray or spray-n-smooth, either. I have to wet my hands under the faucet, then smooth my wet hands over my clumps. If I'm super careful, I can then scrunch to revive those curls a little.
Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
I have silk sleep caps and a silk pillowcase, lol. I usually have great curls in the morning--a little flat, but I can fluff them up pretty well. I think silk really helps to minimize frizz, but some of it was just figuring out product and how much to use. I had some really bad days before I developed a decent routine.
My hair hates having anything sprayed onto it. I pretty much have to thoroughly wet it every day or just put it in a pony. 2nd day hair rarely happens.
--I'm located in Western PA.
--I found NC in late 2004, CG since 2-2005, started going grey in late 2005.
--My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
--My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...-progress.html
I'm glad to see others have this same problem! It took me a long time to figure it out because it seemed so silly. The most annoying part is that my water is kind of yucky (hard + iron), so I try to avoid putting tap water in it when styling. So I spray distilled water in my hand and smooth it on. It would be so much easier if I could just spray it directly in my hair!
I have the same problem. I find that if I spray my refresher onto my hands, sandwich my hair between them, then run them quickly over my hair, followed by scrunching my hair, I get much better results, and decreased frizz.
Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008