If you have naturally curly hair, you know all too well about the battle against frizz. Mahisha Dellinger, curly-haired expert and creator of the CURLS organic hair collection, has some great anti-frizz tips.
First of all, she says there are some ingredients found in frizz-fighting products that curly girls want to avoid, such as silicone, drying alcohols, like isopropyl alcohol and denatured alcohol, and too much protein. Instead, try some of Mahisha’s natural frizz-fighting recipes that you can whip up at home.
Pucker Up: Distilled white vinegar rinse is a great in the shower frizz fighting technique all hair types can add to their regime to banish frizz, Mahisha says. Rinse hair with warm water to remove product. and skip shampooing. Apply vinegar directly to hair and scalp. Mahisha likes to use a bottle with spout top for easy distribution. Gently massage, rinse, and condition as usual. This treatment will reduce frizz by sealing the cuticle, restore hair’s natural pH balance, and removes build-up and add sheen, leaving tresses feeling soft. A word of caution, however, avoid over indulging in this quick fix. Only do the vinegar treatment once every two weeks!
Sweeten the Deal: Honey is also a great natural remedy for combating frizz. For fine hair, mix the honey with a little conditioner, or for medium or densely textured hair, apply it directly to your hair, after shampooing and before conditioning.
Mahisha’s Milk & Honey Hair Smoothie
Ingredients: You need one can of pure coconut milk, one ripe avocado, two tablespoons of pure honey, and two tablespoons of olive oil.
To Make: Add all ingredients to a blender. Mix at high speed until your concoction reaches a smoothie consistency. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks and warm it up in the microwave (just enough to de-chill) before your next application.
Instructions: Section hair into four segments. Generously apply evenly to hair, from root to ends. Concentrate on the ends, as they are the most prone to frizz. Smooth hair into a protective style, like a braided ponytail or a bun. Leave the mask on for at least 15 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.