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Anti-Frizz Tips for Curly Hair

Heat? Humidity? No problem! Get your smoothest spirals ever with our anti-frizz plan.

Lose the Lather

The detergents that create those suds strip strands of their natural oils, leaving them dry and fuzzy-looking, says Shari harbinger of Devachan Salon in NYC. Instead, wash with a no-lather, sulfate-free cleansing conditioner, which will remove buildup and infuse moisture in one step.

Try L'OreĢal everCurl hydracharge Cleansing Conditioner ($6.99; drugstores) or DevaCurl No-poo Cleanser ($18.95; devachansalon.com).


Work Quickly

"Your curl pattern looks its prettiest when hair is very wet," says Anthony Dickey, owner of hair rules Salon in NYC. to lock in that shape, lightly blot hair with a towel when you step out of the shower (don't rub or you'll rough up the cuticle), then apply your styler from roots to tips, using your fingers to gently comb it through.

Make a Cocktail

"Most styling products for curls focus on definition rather than hydration," Dickey says. "If your hair could use a bit more moisture, don't be afraid to mix your styler with a leave-in conditioner." put two quarter-sized dollops each in your palm and blend well before applying.

Try Aveda Be Curly Curl Controller ($21; aveda.com) and Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner ($23; ouidad.com)

Be Hands-off

The more you fuss with your hair during the drying process, the more you'll disrupt the curl pattern and cause frizz, harbinger says. It's best to air-dry, but if you're in a rush, use the diffuser attachment on your blow dryer to cut down on tousling.

Get even more tips for taming frizz.

See homemade hair treatments you can make with kitchen staples.

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