Defining the Frizz

I am in the process of transitioning...Well, my transition is different, because I have 4a/b hair and have been "texlaxing" for about a year now. I just hate the stick straight hair, but haven't been able to figure out how to manage natural hair.
I have short hair (when straightened, its a bob that just touches my collar bone). I have decided to eliminate all the heat (blow dryer and flat iron) from my hair as much as possible.
I think the great thing about curly hair is that it can be worn in so many diverse ways, so I look forward to flat ironing it from time to time, but my overall daily look, I want just past my shoulders curly hair.
So, my texlaxed hair is great, except I can't get rid of the FRIZZZ!!! I see all these great before and after pictures of defined curls, but I'm not able to get that as well as the pics. I still have just the before-pic frizz.

Does anyone have any tips?
Also, has anyone tried the Hair Rules brand? I'm thinking of trying their Kinky Curling Cream.
It's a texturizing relaxer. So I basically use a relaxer on my hair, but only leave it in for about 12 minutes, so my hair still has a texturized look....The curl is more a S pattern (4a) rather than Z (4b).
What is your current hair routine and products?
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Kamillyah, I don't use a texturizing relaxer, but I have found a way (finally) to define my curls and reduce the frizz. I'm still experimenting with it, but so far so good. Check my fotki's October album and you'll see what I did...maybe if your hair is similar, you could probably use the same technique.
Last Relaxer: October 2007
Transition Period: 1 Year
Final Big Chop: October 2008
Hair Type: 4A/3B/3A/4B WTH?



MissCurlyCue, Thanks for the response, but I didn't see any pictures on your fotki? All the photo albums were empty.
MissCurlyCue, Thanks for the response, but I didn't see any pictures on your fotki? All the photo albums were empty.
Originally Posted by Kamillya14
Oh, sorry about that Kamillya. I figured that might happen, too. You must be logged in to Fotki to view my albums, guestbook, etc. Otherwise, it will say the albums are empty. Do you have a Fotki account that you can log into?
Last Relaxer: October 2007
Transition Period: 1 Year
Final Big Chop: October 2008
Hair Type: 4A/3B/3A/4B WTH?



Your braid-outs look gorgeous....I wish I could get mine to look like that, instead of all sticking straight out. I think my hair is still too short.

Anyway, I tried another braid out last night. I did three cornrows going back. After rinsing my hair, I applied shea butter leave-in conditioner, and then hair oil to seal in that moisture. I parted my hair in three sections back to front, and sprayed on some S-Curl moisturizer before beginning each braid. The result was more curly, than the zig-zag look that sometimes come from braid-outs. I am more pleased with the result, although my hair was still wet when I woke up this morning!!

If I can figure out how to get the same result without still damp hair, I will have a great little braid-out!
Right now my hair is in a short bob, but once it grows out more, I know it's gonna look even cuter with these braid-outs like this!
Your braid-outs look gorgeous....I wish I could get mine to look like that, instead of all sticking straight out. I think my hair is still too short.

Anyway, I tried another braid out last night. I did three cornrows going back. After rinsing my hair, I applied shea butter leave-in conditioner, and then hair oil to seal in that moisture. I parted my hair in three sections back to front, and sprayed on some S-Curl moisturizer before beginning each braid. The result was more curly, than the zig-zag look that sometimes come from braid-outs. I am more pleased with the result, although my hair was still wet when I woke up this morning!!

If I can figure out how to get the same result without still damp hair, I will have a great little braid-out!
Right now my hair is in a short bob, but once it grows out more, I know it's gonna look even cuter with these braid-outs like this!
Originally Posted by Kamillya14
Thanks Kamillya, I think it might be a result of the length? When I was doing the brad outs, my hair was still well past my shoulders (I don't think I cut off more than four inches before those braid outs) and pretty layered, so the weight of the hair was relatively heavy. By then, I lost a significant amount of permed hair at that stage of the transition, so my ends were pretty thin as well.

If the braids are larger (on short hair), then the braidout will probably have a lot more volume. I used olive oil (nothing else) and I think that may have added some weight to my hair...taming the volume a bit. I don't know if any of that information helps.
Last Relaxer: October 2007
Transition Period: 1 Year
Final Big Chop: October 2008
Hair Type: 4A/3B/3A/4B WTH?



Did another braidout tonight....Its slowly but surely getting better, but I've just realized I'm going to have to sit under the dryer for a while - either that or wear the braids for a day or two around the house, because my hair never seems to get dry by the morning.
I used less leave-in condition than last time, and more S-curl moisturizer. I will take your suggestion and use a bit more oil as well (I use Carol's Daughter brand) to weigh the hair down a bit more...It's getting better, slowly but surely

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