Combating Frizzy Hair
At some point in your natural journey, frizzy hair is bound to show its ugly head. I can count at least 10 instances in which my hair went from silky and smooth to frizzy and uncontrollable. It is safe to say that many people assume that all natural hair has a slight “frizziness” to it, but au contraire (that’s French for “on the contrary”) that is not the case at all.
The most common reason many people have a case of the frizzes is due to lack of moisture. Properly hydrated hair will keep the hair shaft smooth and shiny. To combat this, applying your moisturizer at the right time is essential. Many people suggest applying it while your hair is soaking wet or damp; the water combined with the cream or oil of your choice will “lock” the moisture in. Others recommend applying your moisturizer to dry hair and styling as you normally do. Remember: it is your preference and it may take a couple of tries until you figure out which is best for your hair.
Moisture retention is only as good as the type of product applied. Creams, oils and hairdresses (a combo of a cream and oil) are just a few of the well-known types of moisturizers. Oils tend to work better for hair that is not very dense, whereas, creams work better on dense, tightly packed hair. As of late, my hair has been in love with whipped shea butter, particularly Organikah’s. With winter upon us, moisture retention will be a very important part of your natural journey.
Not only is frizzy hair caused by lack of moisture but split ends can be a culprit too. It is important to trim and seal your ends. Doing so will ensure that your hair not only grows long but healthy too. As with relaxed hair, trimming your ends every 6-8 weeks will ensure that the hair cuticle can fully absorb all the products applied.
Frizzy hair does not have to be a permanent fixture during your natural hair quest. Trimming and sealing your ends, coupled with the a great moisture retention method will guarantee you silky, smooth strands.