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Queens of the frizz

Paul Fowler is a digital marketing specialist with trip.me and a freelance writer based in Berlin. Passionate about culture, travel and tea, his writing has taken him all over the world (including a 3 year stint in Colombia) and seen him...

embrace your frizz like a celeb

From SheKnows Australia
A brief search of the internet or leaf through some magazines will reveal an abundance of articles extolling the virtues of "taming your frizz" or explaining how to "reduce frizz". This is all well and good once in a while, but are we too busy focusing on fixing the frizz when really we should be celebrating it?
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Sure, frizzy hair can be a pain and it can draw unwanted attention. Big, frizzy hair is more susceptible than any other style to looking unkempt. But while we do love beachy waves, which is the "it" hairstyle right now, we also think there's a time and a place for the sheer madness and flamboyance of wild, untamed frizziness and beautiful, natural curls.

And we're not the only ones who think so!

Diana Ross has been rocking the frizz for years. Her unkempt, beautiful 'do added to her allure and helped make her an icon. Colombian beauty Shakira might pull out the flat iron tongs now and again, but is there a better look for her than when she lets it all go? Beyonce's sister Solange sets herself apart by allowing her hair, not her family name, to define her. Beyonce herself often indulges in some serious afro-rocking and boy does she work it. Sarah Jessica Parker may have tested a thousand looks in her time, but surely nothing ranks higher than her curly bob from the Sex and the City days? Julia Roberts's hair might not be quite as wild as some of the others on the list, but we love how she maintains its natural curl and bounce. And, of course, our very own Kylie. Queen of the curls.

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Take the challenge and make frizz work

Having an all-out fabulous 'fro isn't all fun and games, however. While frizzy is good, many curly girls live in fear of their hair becoming little more than a frizzy, shapeless mess. Making frizz work for you is a challenge.

Finding the right cut is absolutely essential and you should be sure to visit the right hairdresser for advice and a skilled manipulation of your mop. Cutting curly hair is a difficult thing to get right and can easily end up as a bona fide Art Garfunkel look, but with the correct cut and good maintenance you can keep it wild while retaining a style.

Of course, your style will depend on your hair type.

  • For those with finer hair and loose waves, a medium-to-long, flowing style should suit you.
    Top tips to care for your curls: 
    • Use a good moisturising conditioner when showering.
    • Keep your hair hydrated with products that contain olive oil and coconut oil.
    • Apply product when your hair is still a bit wet so it all dries together.
    Encourage the curls but try not to get it too fluffy.
  • If your hair is of medium thickness and boasts tight, spirally curls you could grow it long. Just look at AnnaLynne McCord for a great example.
  • If you have thick, wavy hair then avoid getting layers and grow it long.
  • Thick hair and tight curls are best complemented with a medium-length bob, down to about your shoulders.
  • Girls with thick hair and loose curls should revel in the freedom their hair allows them and let their hair grow long and bouncy.

Be sexy and confident!

Girls with huge hair are often all too keen to try and keep it straight, which is a shame. Nothing grabs attention quite like the bounce and drama of a giant set of curls, and nothing is sexier than a woman who has the confidence and know-how to work with what she's been given. So don't pay attention to those who try to keep you and your hair down — let that frizz go free.

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