Frizz is such a sore topic to naturals that just mentioning it will cause an eye-rolling. It’s the devil, right? Well, maybe…but what exactly is frizz? Frizz is the muddled tangling of hairs that create volume and makes you look like you’ve stuck your finger in a light socket. It’s the opposite of smoothness and since straight hair is the winner on looking smooth, most coilies and curlies “deal” with frizz to a greater degree.
Beautiful Benefits and Looks of Frizz
Frizz Gets a Bad Rap
Frizz is a raised cuticle layer that gives your hair the appearance of looking dry, as it cannot reflect the light as easily as straight hair (which has a flat cuticle layer) and give it sheen. Dehydrated hair is the main culprit of frizz, but handling our hair prior to it completely drying is another way to garner frizz. With certain textures, frizz is more about aesthetic than health. Your hair can still be moisturized and have frizz. Another major component is Mother Nature. Thank goodness for the Frizz Forecast!
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Now, frizz gets a bad rap as it makes your hair bigger and less smooth but honestly…isn’t big hair sexy? Isn’t “the bigger the hair, the harder they stare” kind of our mantra? I was all over the ‘I hate frizz’ train, but lately I’ve been feeling the big, uneven, sexy voluminous hair that frizz can give me. I love big hair and I’m the kind of natural who wants her hair so big that when I walk through doorways, the perimeter of my hair hits the door frame. Yea, I’ve got problems but loving small hair ain’t one of ‘em!
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The au naturale look
Want a more natural, effortless look? Well, there’s nothing more natural than frizz and if you are going for a more bohemian look, then a little frizz is right on the money. Natural is in, and even hairstylists are embracing the look. With summer approaching it’s the perfect time for a bed-head or beach bum, coily tresses to don.
Fine haired women get big hair
If you are a fine-haired natural or coily then frizz is your ticket to big hair. When naturals with fine hair wear straighter styles, the hair loses its fullness and tends to look flat. Frizz will raise that cuticle and give the appearance of a lovely halo that is flirty and fun.
Frizz is in
Yes, it’s on the runway, the print ads and like I said before, the hairstylists to the stars are embracing it. Straight, flat hair is out and although curls and coils are hot already, so is the undefined curls and coils. Neat, round, perfect…all words not being used in the salons. Making your tresses look more free and real is what is eye-catching and glam for 2014. What the heck to you think a messy bun is?
Changing up regular hairstyles
Tired of the same old look? Well, jazz it up with a little frizz to give it a lively feel. The side fishtail braid is coming back to life with frizzy hair taking over and making it lovelier than ever. Is your well-defined twist-out is getting old? Ride it out a few more days to let those curls become more undefined as the frizz takes over.
The fro is all about frizz
The perfect 'fro has always been about frizz, but as the classic style takes another bout in hair trends, the neat all around shape is not what most women are looking for. A more undefined fro is taking root and becoming one of the hottest styles to rock in 2014.
Just remember neglected hair is never stylish so keep your hair moisturized and cleaned.