We've all had it at least once in our lives. (And no, we're not talking about chicken pox.) It lurks in our tresses, waiting for a chance to destroy our day, our vacation, or maybe even our very lives. If left unchecked, it can cause copious amounts of anguish for curly girls and guys across the planet. It's every curly's nemesis and worst nightmare: frizz. Safe to say that every curly would like to know: how do you keep curly hair from frizzing?
Frizz is hands down the biggest complaint of anyone who has curls, waves, or even a slight bend in their hair. Nobody really wants it, and yet it seems to always be there. So just how do you defeat the dreaded enemy? Is there anything a curly girl or guy can do to eradicate and prevent frizz? Is there such thing as frizz-free curls?
The answer lies with one word: moisture.
Why does hair frizz in the first place? Well, simply put, frizz means that it's trying to curl. Have you ever heard a person say they have straight hair, but it's frizzy? Sorry, but that means it's not actually straight. If you have curls, have you ever straightened them and gone outside in humidity or a rainstorm? What happens? Yep, frizz! So first and foremost, if your hair is frizzing, you've got to accept that you have at least some form of natural wave or bend in your hair. When it frizzes, it's reacting to the moisture in the air, trying to do what it wants to do: curl!
So what can be done to keep this from happening? Is there a way to help frizzy curly hair? Here is the best way to keep curly hair from frizzing. First, stop using any shampoos with sulfates on your hair. If you'd like to know just what sulfates do, you can read our blog post about it here. Sulfates strip way too much moisture out of the hair, so naturally, the hair wants to absorb moisture from the environment! Makes sense, doesn't it?
Also, curls need moisture to flourish. If you want smooth, defined, frizz-free curls (who doesn't?), it's a cardinal rule that you must moisturize them. And that doesn't mean you can just use any old daily conditioner you pick up at the drugstore. (Sorry!) There's a reason why some products cost more—because they have better ingredients! It's like food for your hair: if you want your curls to look healthy and frizz-free, you have to feed them what they need. Moisturize them well, leave some conditioner in, and style with a moisturizing product such as Controlled Chaos Curl Crème. That may sound like a lot of moisturizing, but trust us—your curls will thank you!
When your curls are properly moisturized, they will be the best version of their curly selves and they won't be trying to pilfer water from the atmosphere. So think of the hydration as kind of a twofer: nourishment for your hair and preemptive frizz protection. Because when your hair is already hydrated, it won't be crying out for more!
So, yes, frizz-free curls are achievable—and Controlled Chaos can help you achieve them. Hydrated hair is frizz-free hair. Time to vanquish the enemy once and for all.