High porosity, fine, dense hair?
So I have a lot of problems with my hair. As a child, it had a very subtle wave and was very manageable. It all changed when I started high school and started showing my German heritage (Think Einstein). My hair can range from 2c curly waves to a mostly straight ball of fuzz depending on the day, even though I have the same routine every night. I have a lot of fine/medium width hair and it is pretty porous and very frizzy and I don't know how to reconcile the two. I either treat the frizz and flatten the curls (which I love) or I play up the wave and frizz. Does any one have any advice or experience that could help me?
You can try rubbing some coconut oil or olive oil in your hands a smoothing them over your hair to tame the frizz. Your hair is very porous so it will soak it right up.
Use leave-in conditioner topped with gel. Don't touch while drying so the waves/curls dry undisturbed - this will reduce frizz. Don't detangle or brush dry hair. Fine hair that is porous should benefit from protein, so consider conditioners with protein as your rinse-out and leave-in. Consider protein treatments as well for necessary protein hits.