Post # 1
Does anyone else follow the Curly Girl system? I haven’t used silicone products in my hair in probably 5 years, and I’ve only used “real” shampoo 2 or 3 times in those 5 years.
But, man, I live in N. Florida now with crazy humidity, and the frizz is killing me! I don’t want to start using silicone in my hair again, but I can’t stand the amount of frizz I have. I look in the mirror, and all I see is frizz. I’ve tried tons of different products, and I still have frizz. My hair is nice and soft with no buildup, but I don’t know what to do about the frizz without adding silicone and regular shampoo back in. My hair was in far worse condition when I was using those kinds of products, and I’m afraid to start using them again. I just can’t live with this frizz! When I lived in a far less humid area, I had no frizz problems.
Anyone have any suggestions or product recs?
Post # 3
I’ve used this styling cream for a few months and it works great…
Living Proof No Frizz
I just put it on wet hair and air dry.
It’s not silicone – something else (you can read about it on the site).
Post # 4
I use BigCurlyHair curling creme, Biolage gel, and Kenra spray products–shine spray and hair spray. Deva also works nicely and their diffusor (which looks like a big goofy hand) is amazing. Then i top it off with silicone product which keeps the frizzies down.
Post # 5
@prettyflowers: I second Living Proof! The leave in conditioner is amazing.
Post # 6
I have the total opposite of curly hair.
BUT, a friend of mine since childhood has crazy curly hair (before she started using products in it, she looked just like Chelsea Clinton did in the White House years). She lives in a super humid part of TX now, and her hair is always in perfectly clean curls. She just uses drugstore Pantene products!
Post # 7
It’s actually about the dew point, not the humidity level. This e-book explains it and is WAY better than the Curly Girl book. It helped me finally figure my hair out and what to do with it to avoid frizz in all climates!
TOTALLY worth buying. 🙂 As for what products I use, I use Giovanni weightless leave-in conditioner or Kinky Curly Knot Today. For styling I use Kinky Curly Curling Custard, Paul Brown Hawaii’s Gelatine Goo or Herbal Essences Totally Twisted or Set Me Up gel. Jane Carter Solutions’ Nourish and Shine is great for smoothing things down (and for your hands, too!).
ETA: When the dew point is high, I need more gel/control than I do conditioner, but it’s important to still use at least a little bit of conditioner to even out the moisture between what’s in your hair and what’s in the environment. That’s what helps prevent frizz.
Post # 8
I’m using the Kinky Curly products right now, which is definitely better at controlling frizz than the Jessicurl stuff I was using before (which was awesome when I was living somewhere not so humid), but the Kinky Curly isn’t perfect. I tried out the Deva products before that, and while they worked decently well, I just couldn’t stand the overwhelming smell of them. I had to hold my breath while applying the products.
I would just love to have perfect, frizz-free curls.
I want to run up to every curly girl I see here and ask them what products they use in their hair/who cuts it/etc, but I’m afraid they’ll think I’m weird. I think I’m destined to be a product junkie for life.
Thanks for all your recs, ladies. Thank you for that book rec, Hope. I’ll definitely check it out.