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Define your curls

For the lil lady asking about what I do to my hair and how to make curly hair less frizzy:

1. So with curly hair it tends to be dry so the main thing is to keep it moisturised. A lot of people swear by coconut oil (put it on your hair once every week or every 2 weeks) and it’ll smooth it all out and strengthen it. Make sure you wash it out properly so your roots aren’t flat and greasy.

2. Try not to use heat your curls. It could take a while for the curl pattern to regulate again.

3. Use moisturising shampoos/conditioners/masks that’ll lock in moisture for as long as possible and keep your curls defined. They don’t have to be expensive (you can make diy masks at home).

- Shampoos and conditioners for straight hair are supposed to tame frizz and make hair sleeker. I’ve started using them lately and it’s been working v well for me so it might be worth a try -

4. When you’re shampooing your hair, focus on the roots and not the tips since shampoo strips your hair of oils and you don’t want dry ends. And try to wash your hair only when you need to. Excessive washing dries out curly hair especially.

5. Brush your hair only before you wash it and never brush it when its wet!! A wide toothed comb is better for your hair than a brush because it reduces breakage.

6. While on the topic of hair, start brushing from the bottom up!

7. Dry your hair with a towel (or something softer like a t shirt) by dabbing it instead of rubbing it. Again, you’re trying to keep the curls as intact as possible.

8. To keep your curls defined, don’t brush your hair after you get out of the shower!! Like I said, only brush it before you wash it.

9. What I personally put in my hair after I wash it: I rub a bit of my conditioner between the palms of my hands, flip my hair over and start scrunching my hair, focusing on the middle/ends of my hair and the areas where my hair usually gets the most frizzy. I don’t rinse it out which is why I only use a small amount so my hair doesn’t look greasy.

10. On the days I don’t wash my hair (if my hair is looking frizzy) I put a bit of water on it and then scrunch a tiny bit of conditioner through it and it’ll rejuvenate the curls as if it’s just been washed. Or I rub a few drops of Moroccan oil between my hands and put that on the middle/ends of my hair.

11. Don’t run your fingers through your hair (I do this a lot lol). It separates and frizzes out your curls. Also go for trims whenever you feel like the ends of your hair are dry.

12. I find that putting my hair up in a bun or a ponytail or a braid ruins the way my curls look, so when I want my hair out of my face I either clip it back or I put a headband on.

13. idk if this will help specifically with frizzy hair but zinc is a good mineral for your hair and nails.

That’s all I can think of for now and it’s what I find works for me. Hope it was helpful 💘

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