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Sick of my frizzy hair!

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Frenchboat Tue 03-May-16 09:43:46

I have naturally very thick (yet fine) curly, dry hair. It's hard to look after.
I'm a my wits end trying to get rid of the frizz. Help!
Any recommendations please? Miracle hairdryers, shampoos, oils, gel etc - anything which has helped to banish the frizz?
Thank you!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 03-May-16 09:50:54

What works for me-

Parlux hair drier
Tigi Blow Out Balm
Frizz Ease
Loreal Extraordinary Oil

Redken Frizz Dismiss seeing is amazing and you only use it every 3 days or so as it's so strong.

Also Elvive mousse surprisingly as not used it since the 80's!

unimagmative13 Tue 03-May-16 10:24:53

Look up Goldwell kerasilk it's an anti frizz treatment but you can keep the curl. Like a keratin blow dry for curly hair

KondoAttitude Tue 03-May-16 10:25:22

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Frenchboat Tue 03-May-16 10:26:45

Thank you Dame!
Frizz ease does nothing for my hair sadly just sinks in then makes it even more frizzy- sigh!

Funnily enough I ordered a Parlux a few days ago after seeing it mentioned here! Haven't noticed a massive difference yet though but could be using it wrong?

Do you air dry your hair for a bit first?
Do you put any products in first before drying?
Do you always leave a nozzle on?
What hear setting do you use?

Sorry for million questions! smile

Frenchboat Tue 03-May-16 10:30:08

Unimaginative thanks I will look that up! I used get Brazilian hair straightening but it was so expensive then I noticed getting really watery eyes/ burning throat when the chemicals where on so decided to stop.
Kondo I tried extraordinary oil shampoo & conditioner but it did nothing!
Think my hair is an extreme case...

lifeistooshort Tue 03-May-16 10:37:04

Frenchboat go an check the curly girl website The method has really transformed my frizzy mess and lovely curls. You can read Lauren Massey's book Curly Girl for the basics.

I currently used Deva No Poo (from Amazon) to wash my hair, then I condition with a heavy conditioner. Then I squish to condish (look on the website for the turorial) with either Deva One Condition or the Yes to Blueberries conditionners. I tried the defining gels but they don't work for me so am waiting for a cream.

I then "plop" my hair.

For night time, I either spray a tiny bit of water and then some coconut oil or I mix some Deva one condition with water and run it through the ends. I then "Pinapple". I also sleep on a silk pillow case.

Just doing these simple things which really don't take time have transformed my hair. The think I didn't realize before is how much conditioner curly hair need and how quickly they can become dry and how fragile they are.

Also the method calls for no brushes, combs etc... to minimise damage

specialsubject Tue 03-May-16 11:07:13

Evangelism time - get extenso or wellastrate done. Last a year if hairdresser is competent. You don't have to be dead straight, and probably won't be, but you get combable shiny swishy hair rather than an ugly ball of frizz.

Pisssssedofff Tue 03-May-16 13:20:29

Frizz = bad condition, shed lots of deep conditioning and try not to blow dry more than once a week for a few months. You'll see a drastic improvement

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 03-May-16 14:19:57

Frizz doesn't always mean bad condition at all, for some it's just a natural default. My hair is in great condition just frizzes like Monica's from Friends the second there's any humidity or rain.

Op,I wash my hair and wrap it in a towel- get dressed!grin- then comb it through and add frizz ease or one of the above I mentioned - important to do it when really wet.Then style with Parlux- nozzle on and quick blast all over then use a round brush to dry. Always pointing the nozzle down the hair shaft to smooth the cuticles.

The Redken serum might be your best bet as it's really heavy duty!

Pisssssedofff Tue 03-May-16 14:26:19

It's clearly not in great condition because it frizzes lol

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 03-May-16 14:27:48

Nope, that's bollox.

FannyFanakapan Tue 03-May-16 14:30:54

I put coconut oil through the hair of my kids - oldest has very dry frizzy hair. SHe washes in a keratin shampoo and conditioner, and after its dry, I melt small qty of coconut oil in my hand and rub through her hair - it looks oily for the first 12 hours (so we do this of an evening) but then it looks lovely and controlled with big shiney waves rather than frizz. We do this once a week for the wee one, as her hair is very fine, and twice a week for the oldest.

When she wants curls, we use phil smiths curly locks leave in spray

specialsubject Tue 03-May-16 14:33:49

Cobblers. Frizz is a side effect of tight curls and thick porous hair.

LimpidPools Tue 03-May-16 14:37:51

You sound like a great candidate for a curly girl, no poo, silicon free regime.

The theory is that harsh cleansers (all the sodium laureth sulfate type detergents) strip the natural oils from the hair and then silicone stops it from reabsorbing moisture, so it frizzes because it's reaching out, trying to find moisture in the air, like a plant reaches towards sunlight.

Reformed curly girls can get a bit evangelical about this, and in fact I've just, very tentatively turned a friend on to the idea because every time I saw her, her hair looked dry, frizzy and perfect for it. Luckily I way right and she's been really grateful. I was scared, because she hadn't asked she could have felt so differently about it!

It's got to be worth a try though. There can be a bit of trial and error involved in finding what works for you, but once you do it's bliss! And if you can't, then go back to trying other kinds of things.

There are some great groups on facebook, as well as

LimpidPools Tue 03-May-16 14:38:51

Crikey, massive post.

See? Evangelical! grin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 03-May-16 14:42:23

My mum does curly girl and works great for her.

I tried no silicone for THREE months, oh dear God my hair was like strawgrin not doing that again!

RunningGingerFreckleyThing Tue 03-May-16 14:50:58

I 'plop' using a pillowcase. Don't use a normal towel. A friend swears by sleeping on a silk pillowcase, like lifeistooshort suggests. I must get one.

unimagmative13 Tue 03-May-16 19:27:05

Frizz is a side effect of tight curls and thick porous hair

So what about people with straight frizz hair

Frizz is actually the lack of keratin bonds in hair, hence why there is so much emphasis on keratin products.

Whyhellodaffodil Tue 03-May-16 19:45:13

Plopping has made a massive difference for me - I just use an old cotton t shirt and leave it on my head for 15-20 mins then run my fingers through it, works curly or if I then straighten it

anotherbusymum14 Tue 03-May-16 19:50:40

Argan oil. Everyday. It works I've just started doing this. Add to dry hair in your frizzy/dry bits. It seems to make a difference. Hope that helps.

Lollylovesbones Tue 03-May-16 19:56:25

My hair is thick and curly with a tendency to be dry and frizzy - it has improved considerably since I've started using paraben and silicone free shampoo. I also use almond oil as a leave in conditioner.

lifeistooshort Wed 04-May-16 16:10:52

I use this towel to plop and it is great. Dries the hair better than a T shirt but avoid the frizz

RunningGinger do try the silk pillow case. Even if I don't do anything else to my hair, it makes a massive difference frizz-wise

Jmangel Wed 04-May-16 19:43:55

I find that on soaking wet hair, add loads of leave in conditioner, then a big dollop of glycerine, followed by big dollop of argon oil followed by loads of curl control cream then loads of curl control mousse - Trevor Sortie one good and doesn't go crunchy.
Frizzy hair is not damaged. My 4 year old has curly hair that frizzes without argan oil and has obviously never had heat on her hair to damage it. Very ignorant to say frizzy hair is damaged.

DerelictMyBalls Wed 04-May-16 19:49:26

Stop using towels. Plop with a big old cotton t-shirt instead.

Stop using shampoos containing sulfates. Use a sulfate-free shampoo or consider using a co-wash instead.

Avoid conditioners containing silicones.

Rake through a curl cream when your hair is sopping wet. Don't comb it after this stage. Don't touch it while it dries.

Moisturise daily with a spray-on hair milk such as Davines OI.

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