One in five women say frizz is their biggest hair annoyance. If you have curly hair, you’ll probably be familiar with the many challenges of keeping frizz at bay. Since curly hair is typically drier than naturally straight hair, frizz is unfortunately inevitable. Taking the time to care for curly hair and styling it well can create smooth, sleek, and frizz-free locks.
Smooth and healthy hair secrets
No matter your hair type, the importance of having your hair trimmed regularly shouldn’t be underestimated. A professional trim every six to eight weeks as recommended will keep your hair healthy, get rid of damaged split ends, and makes styling curly hair an easier job. Using a deep conditioning hair mask at least once a week can also do your hair a world of good — especially if it’s color treated. Ideally, opt for a hair mask with natural ingredients like argan oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil, which are highly nourishing, soothing, and conditioning. You may also benefit from using a good leave-in conditioning spray just before styling your hair to keep your ends healthy and help minimize frizz. Alternatively, you can try using a hair relaxer, which can keep your hair straight for at least six to eight weeks at a time. Hair relaxers essentially chemically change the texture of your hair to reduce curl and make it easier to manage and straighten. You’ll then need to go for occasional touch-ups to keep unwanted frizz at bay.
Big, voluminous ponytail
Sometimes throwing your hair up into a full and voluminous ponytail is the quickest way to style your hair and keep it free from frizz throughout the day. Start by washing and partially drying your hair before spraying it liberally with a volumizing spray all the way from the roots to the tips. Then use a blowdryer and a hot air brush to dry your hair while creating maximum volume. Next, tie your hair up into a loose high ponytail with an elastic hair tie. Split the pony in half and pull each part to tighten the ponytail and create extra volume on the top of your head. To finish, spray both your head and ponytail liberally with hairspray to protect against moisture and humidity and keep your do in place throughout the day.
Loose curls is a beautiful and versatile hairstyle that suits both casual daytime activities and glamours nighttime events. It’s also easy to achieve with just a curling iron, sea salt spray, best practices to protect against frizz. Although it may at first seem unnecessary to use a curling iron on already curly locks, it’s actually an effective way of reviving lifeless and limp hair in between washes. It’s essential, however, to use a thin one-inch curling iron to get the job done. First, after washing your hair, spritz it with a sea salt spray to add volume and texture. Blow dry your hair without worrying about getting it straight. Then pin up half of your hair. Segment the remaining half of your hair into smaller sections. Use a curling iron to curl each individual section at a time — hold the iron away from your face and facing downwards to create natural and loose curls. Repeat for the top half of your hair without going all the way up to your roots. After letting your locks cool for a few minutes, spritz with a sea salt spray and run your fingers through to separate your curls.
Chic chignon bun
Chignon buns are stunning and elegant hairstyles perfect for curly hair. First, after washing your hair and before drying, apply a single pump of hair primer to get it ready for styling, as well as to protect it from humidity and frizz throughout the day. You can then either blow dry your hair or leave it to air dry naturally. Next, part your hair and simply gather it into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Without being too precise, pull and twist your hair up into a messy bun. Secure the bun in place with bobby pins as needed. Remember the aim is for a rough, loose, and natural look — so let some strands or curls stick out messily. You can also pull out a few random strands at the front to frame your face. To finish off your chignon bun, all you need to do is spray some flexible hold hairspray, which lends long-lasting hold and beautiful shine, as well as prevents frizz as the day wears on.
Caring for and styling curly hair doesn’t have to be difficult. Try out these tips and styles for yourself to get beautiful, smooth, and sleek hair and keep frizz at bay.