(Closed) air drying hair w/o frizz?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
1949 posts
Buzzing bee

The key to controling Frizz is to start in the salon.  I do a keratin treatment every 6 months.  Not they type that straightens, they ones that help define a curl and smooth the hair.  

At home try not to use shampoo unless your hair is actually dirty.  Otherwise just rinse very well and condition.  Not stripping your hair of all the natural oils will help control frizz.  I find paste does not work well for curls or frizz.  I like design essentials line for curly hair.  They make a hair moose that is amazing and has changed my life.  After towel drying I apply the moose.  Im careful not to manipulate my hair too much after I shower too. The more I touch it, the more frizz I get.  I do all of my detangling and smoothing while the conditioner is still on and then rinse.  I towel dry gently too.  Once the moose is In I air dry.  

Post # 3
39 posts

Use a soft cotton t-shirt to dry and wrap your hair in while it is wet instead of a rough terry cloth bath towel, this will help to cause less friction and breakage to your delicate wet strands. Then while your hair is still damp use a mixture of damage eraser and marvelous oil frizz defy hair elixir.

 Squirt a pump of each product into you hand, Rub hands together vigorously mixing and activating the hair products. Gently massage into hair evenly from about the top of your ears down, then grab a wide-toothed comb and comb hair out to get rid of tangles and further distribute the products.

I have fine, slightly wavy hair that tends to frizz when I air dry (I don’t use heat at all either), and I never feel that these product weigh my hair down or cause my hair to be overly oily or anything, just super soft, bouncy and shiney. You could also braid your hair while its damp to amplify your waves 🙂 let me know if you try these tips! I hope you have great results!!


Post # 4
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I get Brazilian blowouts which help a ton with frizz. I have thick coarse hair, and the blowouts are seriously life changing! 

Post # 5
520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I use sulfate free shampoo/conditioners and only shampoo 3 times a week. the other days I do rinse through with conditioner only. People call it CO Washing. –I like Natures Gate and It’s A 10! 

Once a week i deep condition with macadamia nut oil masque. 

– After I get out of the shower – I immediately spritz my roots with Aveda volumizing tonic for some lift. Then spray the body with Sunbum Sea Spray – and on the tips of my hair a little morrocan oil. for smoothing.

It sounds like a lot but it really is quite quick to do and I don’t have the awful frizz. I avoid blow drying and all heat tools as I wanted to grow my hair out very long and healthy. It is now to the lower middle of my back and in perfect shape. – It is medium thickness with a slight wave. 

I get it trimmed 2-3 times a year only and I ask for LONG LAYERS. – This seems to grow out best and gives my hair shape and bounce without the length being heavy and dragging down. 

Good luck! 

Post # 6
662 posts
Busy bee

I have pretty much the opposite hair from you- it’s insanely thick- but definitely can get serious frizzies! What I’ve heard time and time again is that frizziness is usually because your hair is dried out and needs moisture. Do you ever switch up your shampoo/conditioner? You should alternate them to keep your hair from drying out!

I only wash my hair 1 time a week, that took a while to work up to but now my hair stays pretty much oil free! Also I use coconut oil in my hair (usually I’ll sleep in it the night before I need to was it and just cover it with a soft cotton tee) and it does wonders for thickness and frizz! I’ve also heard (and have been doing it for a while) that before you get out of your shower if you do a cold rinse on your hair it will seal the folicle and make your hair extra shiny!

I use a bunch of different leave in conditioners but since your hair is thin I wouldn’t reccommend that, like you said it just weighs your hair down.

Post # 7
1042 posts
Bumble bee

I alternate between macademia oil and argan oil for the hair. A few drops would do. It’s been working out quite well and doesn’t make my hair too greasy.

Post # 8
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Can you use a diffuser (or would that cause the same issues as direct heat)?

Post # 9
5884 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

Brazilian blowout and their after care line is amazing. 

Post # 10
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Commenting to follow – I have the exact same hair type as you, fine and wavy, but frizzes VERY easily when I let it blow dry or in humid weather. I have yet to find a good solution!

Post # 11
938 posts
Busy bee

I know you said no hair dryer but can you let it air dry 50-70 percent of the way and then just a quick blast with blow dryer to shorten the time?  I have similar hair to you and this is what I do.  The final step is to smooth & give wave/body to the top layer with a round brush.  

Like you, my hair is also best air dried & then styled or almost air dried and then styled.  I can’t use any product in mine though, there is nothing that doesn’t weigh it down/make is stringy or greasy.  A small amount of hot tool is what works for me, either hair dryer or curling iron.

Post # 12
69 posts
Worker bee

For almost 10 years I got Japanese perms to tame my fine, wavy, frizzy hair and turn it stick straight. I loved that look and the way my hair felt, but eventually I stopped getting them because I became concerned about the chemicals, so instead I straightened my hair every day with the hair dryer and occasionally the flat iron. Eventually, with the encouragement of my DH, I decided to let it air dry one day out of curiosity and was pleasantly surprised to see it didn’t turn out as horribly as I thought it would! I then began to exclusively air dry my hair, and over time went from washing it every day to just once a week. 

Once I decided to go natural I tried many different products to tame the frizz – mousse, gels etc. Interestingly, after over a year of no heat on my hair at all it actually stopped being frizzy. My routine now is to wash once a week, and after washing I use a little curl cream (Desert Essence Soft Curls Hair Cream), run it through with my fingers, wrap my hair in a Turbie Twist for 10-30 minutes, then shake it out and let it dry naturally. At night I sleep with it in a high ponytail (a “pineapple” as it’s sometimes called lol) which seems to protect it and help it retain shape while sleeping. On non-wash days I just wet my hair a little with water to “reactivate” my waves, let it air dry and I’m good to go. It’s so low maintenance and saves a ton of time every day! 

I really like the Curl Cream I use now as it doesn’t seem to weight down my hair and enhances the curl. I don’t use too much of it, just a dime sized amount on my bra-strap lenght hair. A bottle lasts me a long time – I get it on amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Desert-Essence-Curls-Cream-Coconut/dp/B007FSE2YK

Post # 13
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I also have fine, wavy hair that also frizzes way too easily.  And I’ve had a hard time finding a product that doesn’t weigh my hair down and/or make it look greasy.  But just recently I started using Aveeno’s spray leave-in conditioner, and I really like ti.  I spray it on when my hair is wet, then comb and go.  It controls the frizz without any greasy look or feel. 

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