We’re partnering up with some of the hair industry’s top talents to bring you answers to your most pressing hair questions. Up today? Justine Piecuch, a stylist at Boston’s renowned Jeffrey Lyle Salon, is showing us how to prevent dreaded frizz in your curls.
“Help out the curly girls! How can I keep frizz away without weighing down my curls?”
Treat, treat and treat. Curls are very fragile and have the tendency to break. Due to the “S” shaped pattern in a curl, the break causes the hair to stick straight out. This would be what we all call frizz.
My recommendation would be to do an intense conditioning treatment weekly. This will help strengthen hair and prevent breakage. Try using a very wide tooth comb or fingers to comb the hair when conditioner is in or when getting out of the shower. Taking really good care of your hair will help minimize all the goop you need to put in.
Try using different types of styling aids. Finding the best one for you may require doing a bit of leg work and search. Depending on your hair type, go with leave-in conditioners for fine hair to heavier styling creams or oil based ones for more medium to thick textures. Also, play with the amount of product you’re using. Just because it says to use a hazelnut sized amount doesn’t mean you have to. Go in with a little more or a little less.
Pay attention to how you’re placing the product in the hair and try to have a method. If you’re just rubbing your hands together and slapping it in your hair, chances are you’re not even placing the product where it really needs to go, completely defeating the purpose of using it.
Maybe try applying it underneath first and working your way up the back of the head into the front, distributing it throughout each section. Last but not least, make sure to maintain your haircuts, making sure to never exceed eight weeks. A longer timeframe is akin to going without water!