Being born Italian with thick black wavy/curly I don’t know what to call it kind of hair, I’ve had my fair share of frizz issues. I’ve lived in fear of rain, humidity and even the tiniest of amount of perspiration because I usually end up looking like Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries.
I know. It’s not a good look. I tried many hair products that claimed to remove the frizz, and after every failed attempt I-decided to look into what can be causing my frizzy dry hair in the first place. Turns out curly/kinky textured hair is more dehydrated than straighter textures naturally. After each wash the natural oils on the scalp from these type of textures have a hard time making it down the strands of hair. Add hot humid months of summer or dry heat from heaters in the winter and you have a recipe for frizzy unmanageable hair. You need to put in work from the inside out.
How can you help hydrate your hair? Well..
Drink plenty of water daily.
Choose a balanced shampoo without sulphates or parabens that are known to strip the hair of moisture ( I use Helen Seward Bio-nurturing shampoo) you can purchase it here: https://rlmoda.com/products/helen-seward-bio-nurturing-shampoo
Treat your hair to a deep conditioning treatment every so often. ( Helen Seward Bio-Nurturing Deep Conditioner )You can purchase it here: https://rlmoda.com/collections/helen-seward-products/products/helen-seward-bio-nurturing-deep-conditionner
Avoid chemicals that dry out your hair even further like high lifting dyes and bleach.
Use natural oils to help penetrate your hair from roots to tips. ( Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil or Olive Oil)
One method that I believe solved my issues with frizz for good is using raw organic coconut oil on my hair. I like to do this at least once or twice a month. It’s very simple, all you need is:
Raw Organic Coconut Oil (you can purchase it at your local grocery store or on amazon via this link: www.amazon.ca/dp/B017446L8E ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_FZ8EAbRNNK5C5)
After you bought your coconut oil and you pour yourself a glass of wine and put on your favourite robe (they also help with frizz… shh just go with it) it’s time to get to business.
Start by combing your untamed mane and scoop out a generous amount of coconut oil and apply it all over your hair and massage it into your scalp in circular motions as well.
I also like to comb it through using a soft paddle brush and tie it up once I’m done.
Leave the coconut oil in your hair for minimum 30 minutes. The longer you leave it in the better it works I find.
After waiting the set amount of time and finishing your 3rd glass of vino…It’s time to wash it out.
Use shampoo and lather rinse and repeat twice. You instantly feel how soft and manageable your hair is already by this point.
You can use conditioner after it’s optional but avoid using conditioners on your roots at all times but especially after a coconut oil treatment. Conditioners cause your pores on your scalp to get blocked and well that’s a whole other blog post…
Dry and style your hair as usual and voila you’ve officially de-frizzed yourself and you have smooth soft beautiful hair!
You can try the above method with other oils as well like Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil or Avocado Oil. Coconut oil is my oil of choice because it also grows your hair and strengthens it at the same time.
Thank you for reading. I hope I helped some of you lionesses to tame your manes. Let us know other methods you have tried that worked for you.