5 unusual methods for taming frizzy, curly-hair.

Think you’ve tried every no-frizz trick in the book? Think again! Here are some unique and unconventional methods of fighting frizz, even in the most humid weather:

1. Beer

Take one cup of flat, room-temperature beer and work into hair after shampooing, then rinse with cold water. The vitamin B and natural sugars in beer add body and shine, while acting as a natural setting lotion that increases resilience, vitality and hold.

2. Breast milk

Breast milk is a natural deep conditioner; it contains the appropriate amounts of protein and fat to condition hair and reduce frizz. It also packs essential vitamins and minerals that help combat dry hair. Fill a spray bottle with breast milk, spray locks thoroughly and proceed with your normal hair-washing routine.

3. Fabric Softener

A natural fabric softener can be a great way to make your curls less frizzy. Simply use as any other conditioner and apply after shampooing. Keep some dryer sheets in your purse to use in a pinch and stroke the dryer sheet in a downward motion. Dryer sheets are also great for eliminating static cling.

4. KY Jelly

Apply KY Jelly just like any gel. Don’t worry: this remedy isn’t that x-rated. Use sparingly or mixed in with other products. This paste will condition each hair strand section by section; simply smooth through curls with your fingers. Rinse, and behold silky, restored, beautiful hair. You can also apply to dry hair to define curls and smooth frizz.

5. Weather Report

Leaving the house without knowing the weather report can trip-up even the most prepared frizz-fighter. Stay a step ahead of the weather with NaturallyCurly’s Frizz Forecast. The Frizz Forecast provides the humidity conditions for your area, high and low temperatures for the day, and recommended curly hair products to keep your curls looking great.


The KY worked great for curly hair and holding spiky looks. Its been years since I have used that- I should go back to it and use it. FYI, However it did make the hair crunchy. But it loosened with some raking. Enjoy and try it!!

Years ago in the early 80's, way before there were hair products for curly hair I was a hair dresser. I used KY Gel in my hair and in my clients hair to get that 80's punk look! I would laugh ever yatime I would go to the pharmacy and stock up on several large tubes of KY for everyone in the salon!! But

@ naturalily, I think uoylkggf was being facetious about the joint grease. :)

Interesting article. I have heard of the beer, but not the breast milk, fabric softener or ky. I guess if the ky does not bother you down there (which I think is more sensitive than your hair), then I guess it should be ok for your hair. :) I might have to give that one a try.

What is cv joint grease?

Ok...who is the genius that actually thought to try breast milk in their hair? Why would anyone even think to do something like that????

How about cv joint grease? It would completely remove frizz regardless of the weather. No need to reapply during the day! It could protect the hair from any weather conditions, water, and even UV. It coats your hair, so you don't have to be afraid of harsh detergent when you shampoo! I's also very efficient. It could last whole year, so you only need to add some to your roots every week or two. And I'm pretty sure it's CG friendly - no dimethicone or other silicones! Now, seriosuly, I'm a hair freak, too. I can totally understand hair obsession (been there). But these ideas are just too much for me. Breast milk in your HAIR? KY Jelly? Is it April Fools' Day, but in May?

I've been wanting to try KY - anything to help with the frizz! I had to make a quick stop at the store today without the hubby so I thought it would be a good time to pick up KY. With him not looking over my shoulder, it would be easier to make the purchase and not have to explain! I learned a very valuable lesson!! When you live in a small town, never buy KY when the other item on your list is batteries. Next time, I'll know better! Currently, I am frizz-free. Embarrassed, but frizz-free!

I live in the Caribbean, very humid weather, especially now in hurricane season. FINALLY found KY locally today and its cheaper equal: SILKSKIN Lubricating Jelly. EXACT ingredients for 72.2% less! Tried SilkSkin after co-wash and leave-in, then put gel over it; RESULTS: NO FRIZZ!! Never thought possible with my full head of VERY dry and frizzy, fine 3c curls. A little stiff/crunchy with gel, but nothing a good night's sleep won't cure with some tossing/turning on a satin pillowcase. Will try with less/no gel going fwd to get no frizz/no crunch combo just right. :)

How interesting; I didn't know CK and KY were so similar!

LuckyGirl, even if that were true, what makes you think that natural products wouldn't do the same thing? Just because they're "natural"? It sounds a little bit silly to make statements like that without the scientific knowledge to back it up. Don't let people use scare tactics on you in order to sell their products.

So laughing about the KY when I first read this, but of course I had to try it. I live in a foreign country, getting products can be a task and KY is available. I have type 3c/4a curls. I used the KY first then use Miss Jessie's stretch silkening creme on top of it. I must say, I've never seen my hair curl like this, and its a cheap fix!

If it's not an organic product with natural ingredients, I won't let it get near my hair. Man-made chemicals can enter the bloodstream through our skin and hair. No thanks!

KY's personal lubricant jelly (as advertised on Amazon) has Chlorhexidine Gluconate, Gluconolactone, Methylparaben and Sodium Hydroxide -aside from the common ingrediets with CurlKeeper.

Curlies, common ingredients in KY's tingling jelly and CurlKeeper are Water, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose but KY also has Sorbitol, Benzoic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Menthyl Lactate, Methyl Salicylate,Tocopheryl Acetate and Natural & Artificial Mint. Are we really sure we want to put this is our hair? Wouldn't it dry it out in the long run (like most gels)?

CurlyChrisInTheSticks,I tried finding the KY Jelly but found there are 3 kinds: warming, tingling and silk. Does it matter which one I try? Which has worked best for you? And do you know the cheapest place to find it? I am a new curly convert and greatly appreciate the tips on keeping my curly locks under control.

Guilty on the KY. Use on wet hair, then use regular styling products. Not enough to use alone. It works like CurlKeeper without the huge price tag. Check out the ingredients, they are almost identical. I swear by it in humid weather.

Nope. But when I was pregnant and breast feeding I had really good hair and didn't need to!