How can I keep my twist outs/bantu knot outs/etc from frizzing up?
I use the L.O.C. method whenever I style my hair, & my twists seem to be fine. However, when I take down & separate them the next day, the ends are frizzy & the curls aren't very defined. I've tried different curling products (Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Creme, Kinky Curly Curling Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, etc.) but I keep having the same results. I'm thinking that maybe it's because of the moisture in the air, but I honestly don't know what else to do. Sooooooooo, HELP!! lol
Have you considered getting a trim? Sometimes a good trim can make a world of different for your twists. Next it may be your method AND NOT YOUR PRODUCTS. All of the products you listed are fairly decent products for twist outs. Evaluate your method. Are you keeping your sections smooth and seperate? Crossover hairs can cause frizz. Are you detangling WELL? Small tangles can be the difference between smooth sets and frizzy ones. Have you tried blow drying your hair and then doing a twist out? I have found a number of women who use this method and have beautiful twist outs, but more importantly HEALTHY hair. I know we tend to stay away from heat, but if used wisely, it can actually help keep hair healthy. Blow drying on low heat/cool can seal the cuticle and decrease tangles which, as I'm sure you know, decrease the chance of mechanical breakage in the long run. Less tangles=less detangle=less manipulation= less breakage= longer stronger hair. Also, are you properly hydrating your hair on wash day? This can make a lot of difference too! The proper moisture on wash day will keep your hair from trying to draw moisture from the atmosphere which is one way frizz happens. Are you using humectants? They can cause frizz. Stay away from water based products and use more oil based ones if you do not want to draw moisture from the hair into the shafts. Not sure if this was the answer you were looking for but I hope this helps!
Great answer above there. I agree, a food trim is in order and be sure to comb through each section as you go. Is your hair in the type 4 category or 3. In my experience, type 4s have better success than type 3s. If all else fails add a perm rod to the bottom of your twist or braid and see if that helps. Best Wishes!