Frizz is the number one reason why a wash and go style can end up being a complete fail. Luckily there are some things that you can do during the styling process that will reduce the chances of this happening. Here is a step by step of how you can get more defined curls and avoid a frizzy outcome.
#1 Get a fresh start! Shampoo.
It is always best to have a fresh base so you the products you apply will be more effective and fully define your hair. Do your wash and go on freshly washed hair, if you have a good amount of product buildup, make sure you use a clarifying shampoo so you have the best results.
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Conditioning your hair will aid in smoothing out those cuticles which in turn means less frizz, so do not skip conditioning your hair.
#3 Begin Defining Your Curls on Wet Hair
Your hair will better absorb the products you apply and it will give you better curl definition. You may have more elongation if you style on dry hair, but the curls will not be as defined and there is a higher likelihood of frizz. This is probably one of the most important steps!
#4 Section your hair
Get more thorough coverage when applying your products.
#5 Use a leave in conditioner
Doing this will smooth down those cuticles even more, improve manageability and it will moisturize your hair. Never underestimate the power of a good leave in!
#6 Use a good gel and rake it through your strands until you get definition
Avoid hair gels with drying alcohols this will definitely frizz your hair out! Some good gels to try:
Reclaim Your Crown Curl Elixir (made with flaxseed gel and honey)
Wonder Curl Get Set Jelly
#7 Opt to dry your hair naturally or use a diffuser
For times when you decide to blow dry, use a diffuser so that your hair can be dried evenly.