5 Ways YOU Can Avoid Frizz (in humid weather!)

By Wes (of

Okay, I have to admit: this entire summer I have been very lazy in regards to styling my hair. In July, I rocked long cornrows (think: Bo Derek) and ever since the braids came out (which I only donned for a total of about 10 days – not quite 2 weeks, I hate “fuzzy” braids!) I’ve had my curls hidden in a high bun. However, if you’re not like me and you actually want to wear your hair down, loose and free in this hot, humid and sometimes wet weather, I’ve got 5 tips that will help you accomplish your goal (while avoiding that nasty frizz!).

  1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Moisture is the #1 defense against frizz. Keeping your hair well moisturized will help fight off a serious case of the frizzies (especially if your hair is colored or bleached). Try deep conditioning your hair once a week using a heavyweight conditioner such as Shea Moisture’s Deep Treatment Masque. The great thing about this conditioner is that it can also be used as a leave-in to style your wash & go’s or twist-outs.
  2. Co-Washing. In between your deep conditioning treatments, you should try to avoid shampooing as much as possible and co-wash (I absolutely love Aussie’s Moist Conditioner). Though if you must shampoo because co-washing isn’t for you, Shea Moisture’s Curl & Shine Shampoo (sulfate free) is the next best thing.
  3. Natural moisturizers. Once you’ve conditioned your lovely locks, you’ll want to make sure you’ve locked in that moisture. I like to use 100% pure coconut oil on my wet hair (a little goes a LONG way) after I’ve washed and conditioned. Olive oil and Jamaican Black Castor oil are also great options to consider.
  4. Layering. This is an important step in the styling of your hair. An idea I got from Mahogany Curls (love her!) consists of using Let’s Jam Custard (a cream/gel) along with Eco-Styler’s Olive Oil Gel. I apply the Custard first and then the gel over it (once again: A little goes a long way, I use about a finger-tip full per section). The Custard helps with moisturizing while the gel offers the holding power (which also provides a shield against frizz).
  5. Drying. Now I know it’s summertime and it’s hot, but I still like to set my curls underneath my bonnet dryer. I use little metal clips at the roots of the crown (for volume; but you can also use clips at the ends of your curls to stretch them out some). I only sit under the dryer for about 30-45 minutes. Afterwards, I separate the curls and fluff them up using my fingers. To finish (I know many may not like hairspray), I use a little of Suave’s Touchable Finish Lightweight Hold Spray. Holding my head upside down, I quickly spray (focusing on the roots) and keep my head upside down for about 15 seconds before lifting.


Voila! There you have it: Wonderful curls that will hold up in ANY weather! This wash & go will usually last me a good 3 – 4 days (sometimes more depending on the weather). Happy hairstyling!

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on August 13, 2012 Gabrielle said:

Great information!! I need to pick up that hairspray! I needed it badly this weekend for my undo!

on August 14, 2012 Rondia Hill said:

Great Tip. I am newly BC and need all the assistance I can get. This is my 2nd BC; first was in ’08 and now ’12 for GOOD!!!

on August 14, 2012 diane mary said:

wonderful tips! i have the shea moisture curl shampoo and will be trying it soon! glad to see it listed here! am also addicted to coconut oil as pre poo treatments and for sealing the hair! it is fantastic!

on August 26, 2012 Michelle@Radiant Brown Beauty said:

I so agree on the layering tip. I almost never experience frizz with my WnG’s.
Now that winter is coming though, I’m reverting back to protective styling so no worry about frizz then!

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