Don’t give up on your curls just yet! Here, some tress pros share their top frizz-fighting secrets, so ditch the pony and read on…
Nick Arrojo of Arrojo Studio, NYC:
* The right cut is key–short to mid-length with a good, solid shape suits frizzy (either curly, straight or grey) hair perfectly. These cuts won’t alter their texture, but the strong shape makes it easier to control frizz.
* Use silicone-based serum with smoothing properties. Concentrate it on the mid-lengths and especially the ends (frizz occurs on the oldest and most damaged part of the hair).
* After shampooing and conditioning, rinse with cool water. Apply styling product on damp hair before it has the chance to frizz.
Melissa Pratt of Ouidad Salon, NYC:
* To add dimension, smooth product onto hair section by section from the bottom up. When each section is smooth, squeeze product down to the ends to seal the curl.
* When finished applying product, scrunch hair gently to work the curl back in. “This is important because once hair is dry, you need to leave it alone or the curls won’t stay together and it will start to frizz.”
Michelle Breyer of Naturallycurly.com:
* Shampoo only one or two times a week. On alternate days, simply wet and condition your hair.
* Don’t dry with a terry cloth towel, which roughens up the cuticle. Use a microfiber towel or, if you’re in a pinch, try a t-shirt.
Hair by Fabio Salsa from Summer 2012 Collection, © Fabio Salsa PE 2012.