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March 8, 2018 at 12:29 am #742217
I have the exact same hair as you except mine is long. I also live in a super humid climate, so I’d recommend the following for frizz:
– Find a hairdresser who specializes in curly hair. A lot of them treat all hair types the same.
– Braid or bun wet hair and only de-tangle with fingers or a wide-tooth comb
– None of the anti-frizz products have ever worked for me. I use organic coconut oil – it’s cheap and lasts forever (or at least 2.5 years and going in my case)
– To keep curly, just spritz with an anti-humidity hairspray and Aquage (a very light shine/control spray). A small can of Aquage also lasts forever.
– I only wash hair every 3 days or so, and use Batiste dry shampoo if needed between. Shampoo roots, condition ends.March 8, 2018 at 11:34 am #742264
Well I’ve discovered that my shampoo has all kinds of sulfates, and my conditioner and the goop I’ve been putting in after shower has Alcohol as the second ingredient. So… I need to go shopping.
Jane– what do you do with the coconut oil? Put it in for the daytime? Put it in overnight before you shower in the am? I’m thinking it would make my hair greasy if I wore it in there during the day…March 8, 2018 at 3:16 pm #742309
@Spacey – I just put a dime-size amount on my hair after washing and de-tangling, and I only put it on the bottom half-2/3 of my hair (definitely not near the roots). It keeps things under control for a day or two without feeling greasy. I’ve never used it on dry hair though, and I have only ever just used the cooking oil (so it doesn’t really smell like anything).
With the sulfates, etc, I recently switched to pureology (had used Joico moisture before). Seems to work well with a little less dryness.March 8, 2018 at 6:11 pm #742332
I have very curly hair and I follow The Curly Girl Method to make sure I do everything right and use the right products. There’s a very active Facebook group for Americans which has product lists, techniques, all that good stuff so you don’t have to drive yourself mad wondering which ingredients are no good. You guys have an amazing array of products that don’t have any of the silicones, parabens or drying ingredients that cause frizz and they’re all listed. If you find that group I think you’ll be set! Even if you’re not that curly I think the products would be great for anyone.March 9, 2018 at 11:23 am #742379
Thanks Ange, I’ll check it out.
I ordered myself some Devacurl (travel size to try out), a clarifying shampoo, and some overnight mask thing. We’ll see how it goes!March 12, 2018 at 3:42 pm #742740
I’ll have to look into some of these…I’m wavy between 2A and 2B, and my hair has gotten frizzier and worse-looking in the past few years. I always air dry it and use mousse, but need to start trying other stuff. I also need to try a clarifying shampoo.