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_Eva_ 08-25-2013 01:25 AM

Is frizz free even possible?
 
Yesterday I watched the Curly Girl DVD. I was amazed at how good their hair looked. Absolutely no frizz at all!

Is that for real? Has anyone achieved a similar frizz free look for any prolonged period of time?

Firefox7275 08-25-2013 06:09 AM

There are a lot of variables, from your lifestyle to weather conditions to hair properties. The Devachan salons may well have a controlled environment, air conditioning maintaining a fixed temperature and humidity level. It probably helps having someone style you that can see 360 degrees of your head. Have you seen the before and after threads?

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...r-cg-pics.html
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...er-wavies.html

chloe92us 08-25-2013 06:13 AM

I am frizz free until I step outside, touch my hair, put a shirt on, etc, lol. In my experience, it's unrealistic to have frizz FREE hair. I aim for minimal frizz.

_Eva_ 08-25-2013 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Firefox7275 (Post 2202990)
There are a lot of variables, from your lifestyle to weather conditions to hair. The Devachan salons may well have a controlled environment, air conditioning maintaining a fixed temperature and humidity level.

Yes, that was what I was thinking exactly. It seems like an add and you never know what happens behind the screens. However... I did an internet search for pictures of Lorraine Massey and she just looks amazing in every single one of them.

That makes me wonder. In her book she does not mention things like dew point, porosity or coarse/fine at all. Still she has amazing hair. The fact that she does not mention these makes me think she doesn't regard them as important? Or am I wrong there?

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Originally Posted by Firefox7275 (Post 2202990)

Yes I did. I've seen really beautiful women with the most beautiful curls. I just wonder if people can maintain frizzfree hair for any prolonged period of time.

Firefox7275 08-25-2013 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by _Eva_ (Post 2202997)
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Originally Posted by Firefox7275 (Post 2202990)
There are a lot of variables, from your lifestyle to weather conditions to hair. The Devachan salons may well have a controlled environment, air conditioning maintaining a fixed temperature and humidity level.

Yes, that was what I was thinking exactly. It seems like an add and you never know what happens behind the screens. However... I did an internet search for pictures of Lorraine Massey and she just looks amazing in every single one of them.

That makes me wonder. In her book she does not mention things like dew point, porosity or coarse/fine at all. Still she has amazing hair. The fact that she does not mention these makes me think she doesn't regard them as important? Or am I wrong there?

Yes I did. I've seen really beautiful women with the most beautiful curls. I just wonder if people can maintain frizzfree hair for any prolonged period of time.

I think Lorraine Massey sees all curly hair as porous, which it is not. I imagine she does her hair shortly before most photos or videos are done, she might then be in a climate controlled salon or studio or car much of the time. Perhaps her hair clumps easily, naturally or perhaps it's because she's been styling and cutting her own hair this way so long she is really in tune with it.

Jessica McGuinty from Jessicurl always looks good too, both ladies have a strong and neat curl pattern. I often wonder if it's those at the extremes who struggle most - weak wavies, very dry, very low porosity for example. I haven't read it, but some of the regulars here prefer the Live Curly Live Free e-book to Curly Girl.

_Eva_ 08-25-2013 07:44 AM

I'll have a look around for that e-book. Thanks for mentioning it!

I guess it gets easier the better you know what your hair is like and what it needs. I've just started, so I get kind of confused by how my hair is behaving lots of the time. But that's a whole different subject :D

Still I think it is wonderful to realize that it is possible in one way or the other to have beautiful curls. Even if they are climate controlled :D

Starmie 08-25-2013 10:26 AM

I think maybe it is possible for some people (though few, I would imagine). I'm with Chloe on this one, I just aim for minimal frizz and I think my hair 'journey' got easier once I accepted that.

WavyRoo 08-25-2013 11:14 AM

Hahaha- not for me! I finally have shine and definition...oh and frizz. Can't seem to get away from it:/

CurlyGrey3 08-25-2013 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by WavyRoo (Post 2203068)
Hahaha- not for me! I finally have shine and definition...oh and frizz. Can't seem to get away from it:/

Me too!

CurlyInTheFog 08-25-2013 12:57 PM

You know what? Under normal, everyday circumstances, even straighties don't have frizz-free hair, or at least not perfectly smooth hair. I was getting really hung up on frizz, and then I started looking at all the heads of hair around me, and realized there was frizz on every single one of them. Even the most beautiful heads of hair had some level of frizz. So now I don't worry too much about being frizz and just try to keep the curls nice--if your curls look good, no one is really going to look at the frizz anyway.

_Eva_ 08-25-2013 01:18 PM

That is sooo true!

Since I learned about how to take care of my curls I started looking around how other people had their hair. Most do have frizz. Some have loads of frizz.

hambo02 08-25-2013 01:48 PM

i mean i have frizz when i step outside and its windy out. putting on a shirt. I just learned to deal with it.

smalesev 08-25-2013 01:52 PM

I always have frizz. The only way I can get frizz-free (and not even completely) is if I put A TON of gel in my hair and don't SOTC. I prefer frizz to untouchable curls. As long as they have definition, I don't mind a little frizz :)

curlicious13 08-25-2013 01:53 PM

I found that if when styling my hair, that I don't pay or take my fingers thru my hair... No frizz. For me too much styling=frizz. So I can achieve frizz free hair as long as I use no humectants & gel.

curlicious13 08-25-2013 01:55 PM

But I'd rather frizzy hair to hard hair any day.

Marci Pie 08-26-2013 11:02 AM

I can have frizz free days but I have no volume. If I want volume which I love that means a little frizz, but too me its too much frizz but to the average joe it's nothing. In fact, I get more compliments when my hair has more frizz. For me it is a very very delicate balance. One or two more scrunches and it's over!

sheilacurl 08-27-2013 11:16 AM

Mine looks pretty good until I step outside :sad5:

Yesterday I was having an icky hair day and someone actually said that I had nice hair, lol. I was going to go off on a tangent about what a frizzy mess it was but I stopped myself and accepted the compliment, as shocked as I was.

I obsess with the amount of frizz I have so much that I let it ruin my day sometimes. I need to take on the "minimal frizz is good" approach.

Great thread idea, by the way!

BlackAngelPlayah 08-27-2013 01:06 PM

Lots of ladies twirl their hair to set it which reduces frizz because they are making perfect clumps.

I just can not be bothered.

My hair is naturally fuzzy. And that's ok. The curls that DO clump are AWESOME!! But someday that fuzz is going to give me some wickedly LARGE hair.

Can't wait. :D

Jessiebanana 08-27-2013 03:17 PM

There is a certain amount of frizz (frizz being defined as unclumped hair) that just comes with 3c hair, but I think for my tighter curl pattern I can achieve pretty frizz free hair.

Now for my it's all in the styling. My hair doesn't change much from inside to outside. I can tell when my hair is wet how frizzy it will look later.

SuzyQ3 08-27-2013 05:22 PM

What gets me is that right after I've used some good styling products and let my hair air-dry, then loosen it up a bit, I have soft, fairly nice curls, although a bit bushy at the crown -- (3b/3c, with varied textures).

Then I go outside (beach town in SoCal) for a walk, and my hair not only frizzes but fuzzes and loses that softness.

I'm still looking for that product that will prevent this. Any ideas?


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