Curly hair that is exposed to humidity can look messy, frizzy and puffy. On particularly hot or rainy days, hair may become even more frizzy than usual. To help combat frizzy hair and get smooth, shiny curls, switch up your shampooing and styling routine. By using items you have around the house, you can transform your frizzy hair into glossy, manageable locks.
Trim the Ends
When hair is damaged and has split ends, curly hair can look even more frayed, and hair may become tangled more easily. For healthy, frizz-free hair, trim your hair every six to eight weeks, recommends an article in “Marie Claire.” Use a pair of hair shears or sharp scissors to carefully trim your hair while it is wet. Comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb, then trim about 1/4 inch off of the ends. Trimming hair regularly will prevent split ends from splitting all the way up the hair shaft, creating a frizzy mess.
After shampooing, use a conditioner that contains silicone, recommends Jill Schuck Taylor in an article in “Glamour” magazine. After shampooing, rinse your hair completely and apply conditioner. Leave the conditioner in for at least 5 minutes, and then rinse again. After getting out of the shower, don’t rub your hair. Instead, carefully blot it with a towel to remove excess water, says Taylor. Touch your hair as little as possible while it is wet.
Shampoo Less Frequently
Shampooing hair strips it of its natural oils and makes hair look frizzy and puffy. To help tame your wild hair, shampoo your hair two or three times a week at the most. This way, your hair will absorb the oils that are released from the scalp. If your roots become oily, apply a small amount of baby powder to the roots and carefully rub it into your scalp to distribute it. Apply powder to the roots as necessary throughout the day to control oil.