Frizz is the number one hair concern for people with curly hair. Different curl types are more or less prone to it, with type 3 curls being the most affected. There can be a number of different reasons why you are experiencing it, and there are different ways to control frizz depending on which are its causes.
Control frizz by keeping curls defined
One of the main reasons why people with curly hair experience frizz is that they don’t use styling products in their routine. Stylers are absolutely key to define curls, enhance your natural pattern and prevent frizz. Leave-in conditioners and hydrating products are great to nourish the hair, but they lack the ingredients that lock curls in place and prevent frizz from happening. The stronger hold styler you use, the stronger frizz control you will have.
Control frizz due to dry hair
Curly hair is dry by nature, so it needs a lot more care than straight hair. The curlier the pattern, the drier it is, and the more moisturising products you will need to use to keep it nourished. If the hair structure is too dry, it will try to absorb water from its surroundings (i.e. the air around it), which will make it look frizzy and unruly. Make sure you always keep your hair nourished: condition every time you wash your hair, use a leave-in in between washes and deep condition once a week to prevent dryness-related frizz from happening.
Control frizz from protein or moisture overload
When your hair doesn’t have the right protein moisture balance, it can experience frizz. If you are using products with too much proteins for your needs, you can go into protein overload: the frizz will be stiff, wiry, dry and crispy. Remove some protein-rich products from your routine and substitute with moisturising ones to re-establish the right balance. If on the other hand you are using products with too much moisture and not enough proteins for your hair needs, you can go into moisture overload: the frizz will be soft, fluffy, like a little cloud all around the head. Make sure you add more protein-rich products to your routine to keep the hair balanced.
Control humidity-related frizz
When the atmosphere outside is humid, your hair is attracted by the water content in the air and expands to try and absorb it, which makes it puff up and become frizzy. To avoid that, you should always seal your style with an occlusive product like an oil or a serum before going out. They will create a film around the hair shaft that traps moisture inside and keeps your hair nourished, so it won’t need to absorb the moisture content in the hair and it will remain defined and frizz-free.