Your quick fix is
silicone. This is now added to specialist products from shampoos
and conditioners to gels and "drops" and simply coats your frizz
prone hair, smoothing the surface. These products can even be
used on fine hair prone to frizziness as the silicone oils are
very light and will not weigh it down. Often marketed as "non-chemical
relaxers" they are not permanent and will not damage your hair.
The drops and finishing oils in this group of products are extremely
concentrated so only small amounts are needed, normally only a
If you are only prone
to an attack of the frizzes during humid or damp weather, try
to make your style last longer as it will protect your hair from
climate changes e.g. hair spray.
Over the long term
keep these points in mind:
- Keeping your hair in good condition
is the only real long-term fix for the frizzes. Try a once
a week moisture treatment
to put back what your hair needs internally and special conditioner
for curly hair.
- Eat a diet rich in protein (fish
and nuts) and essential fatty acids (vegetable oil).
- Use little or no heat on your
hair. There are hairdryers with cool settings
specifically for your type of hair.
- If you do blow-dry, use a
when blow-drying angle the flow of air from roots to ends
to keep the surface of your hair smooth.
- Go for non-permanent colour
rather than highlights and permanent colour.
- Perms will generally exaggerate
the problem rather than help it.
- Never brush or comb your curly hair when dry as this will make it more frizzy. Simple detangle with your fingers. Comb out the knots when wet though!
Vassey of Session's salon Sydney says, "the best thing
to de-frizz your hair is a Sebastian 2+1 treatment that has been
baked into individual sections using flat/straightening irons".
This in salon treatment would take about an hour all up and just
image the great massage that comes with it!