Manage Frizzy Curly Hair
How to manage frizzy hair as been a major issue especially during the summer time. I found the solution. After about a year of trial and error with curly hair. However, I have perfected a quick way of taming curls for that summer dip in the pool.
About a year ago I decided that although I love my hair straight and perfected my technique. I saw all these girls with such gorgeous curls and I wanted that piece of the pie. What I didn’t know was the cost behind it nor what it all entailed. I tried hundreds of dollars worth of curling products and found that I didn’t need the most expensive products to get the job done but needed a good routine. Check out my post about Curly Hair Products Under $10 The question is how do I keep my curls flawless this summer well lets begin with the most important of them all moisturizer.
Winter or summer curls need to be hydrated. That is the key ingredient. As long as you have a great moisturizer your curls will rock. African Pride, Olive Miracle Leave-in Conditioner. This is the first product I put in my hair once I hop out the shower. Apply to hair from roots to ends. Do not apply to scalp as this will form build up. I use this when I want my hair curly or straight. My next go to is Shea Moisture, Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie. There is a smaller bottle for only $6 if the larger bottle is too pricey. Here are more Curly Products Under $10. Ok back to it…..I love this product nonetheless and if I had to buy the bigger bottle I would. This creamy concoction not only works but smells great too. I apply this to my hair in sections to make sure I hit every single curl and while I apply I twist unruly curls in my finger. This product not only helps moisturize your curls but helps with frizz.
Ok as a child I use to look like Buckwheat off of The Little Rascals. Yes, I had an afro for days and with no way of controlling it people swore I stuck my finger in an electric outlet. As I went through relaxers after relaxer my afro puff disappeared and what was left was a 70s Diana Ross fro. To keep my curls under control I needed a frizz controller. During the summer months, the humidity in some regions can have your hair in a rats nest. I use Fruitise Frizz Control. A small amount goes a long way.
This one I spent a lot of money on. The gel was either too heavy or too crunchy. I did a lot of research for this one and I found the only one that works for me is Eco Styling Gel. Lets say it doesn’t crunch and hold all day long. I apply this in sections as well as to get every curl. This way no curl is left out. Eco Styling Gel also helps with frizz. Win Win!!!
So I talked about the products that are needed to tame those curls but how can you manage getting hair wet and still look flawless after?
Water is NOT your enemy!!!
Matter of fact you need water to keep your hair moisturized read Myths About Curly Hair. That is right. WATER!!!! So why do black girls get told not to wash their hair every day. Here is why. 1. We have natural oils in our hair that provides the moisture we need. So, washing your hair every day strips the oils out. 2. If you have natural curly hair it takes twice as long for the oils to reach the ends of your hair do to the natural curl pattern unlike a straight shaft of hair.
Beach Time and Poolside Fun
Curly hair women can enjoy the beach again with these simple steps. After you enjoy the fun in the sun and water.
Before going for a dip. Get hair wet first. You can apply a conditioner to lock in moisture to your hair and protect it from the harsh chemicals.
Wash your hair with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. I prefer Aussie Moist shampoo and conditioner. Washing gets rid of salt or any chemicals that can damage any hair. *Quick tip: Rinse hair in cold water to look in the moisture the water provides.
Add moisturizer of choice. Refer to above. Then a frizz control and gel. However, if you don’t have these on hand just use a shampoo to wash out chemicals. Tie hair in high ponytail or bun. And bam!!! done my friend. Let the sun dry hair naturally. *I normally bring an extra t-shirt to dry my hair and my hair isn’t dripping wet when I apply my product. Use the t-shirt throughout the application of product if hair continues to drip of water. These rules apply to all ethnicities not just African Americans.
If you have a way of taming your curls during the summer or a day poolside please comment below. If you are looking on how to winterize your curls click here.