Why is my mixed heritage, afro hair & curly hair so frizzy?
Okay, we are blessed with the privilege of curly hair, but what causes curly hair to go frizzy? Is there something we can do or stop doing that helps minimize the frizz? Well, read on...
What causes frizzy hair?
The outer layer of our hair strand is called the cuticle. These look like scales. The role of the cuticle that is made from the protein keratin is to protect the hair.
In straight hair, the cuticles are generally flat when your hair is frizzy the cuticle is raised. For you to reduce frizz in your hair, you have to aim for practices and products that will keep your hair cuticles closed.
Why is my hair so frizzy?
If the cuticles or scales of your hair are raised. Your hair will lose moisture quickly and react by becoming more frizzier to warm humid environments.
- Deep conditioning treatment
Conditioner with a plastic bag with a towel around it or steamer will raise cuticles conditioner will absorb and close cuticles by rinsing
- Protein treatment
You can make your protein treatment with a raw egg mixed with a moisturizing natural oil like Monshea shea oil or Monshea hair oil. https://sheaoil.co.uk/collections/hair
- Sleep with a satin or silk scarf or pillowcase to maintain moisture in your hair
- Moisturise with natural oils that offer benefits for your hair type.
- Plait hair before sleeping will minimize frizz, and reduces friction.
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