Most of us look forward to Spring as it means that we can say goodbye to coats and hello to shorts or dresses, but for those who have natural afro curls, Spring can also cause your kinky, coily hair to frizz even more. This is because the weather's humid conditions can cause your hair's cuticles to swell and strip your hair of its natural curl definition.
In addition, you could be affected by static surface frizz at the ends of your afro hair, or frizz at the top of your head. To get back to non-frizzy curls during Spring, you need a regimen that can combat humidity, dryness, and damaged afro hair. Here are our six ways to help you battle and win against frizz-prone hair during Spring.
Adopt A Shampoo And Conditioning Routine To Keep Hydration In
While you might feel the need to wash your hair more often during the Spring months, it is essential to remember that shampooing your curls too much can rid them of their natural oils. This will lead to dry, brittle hair frequented by frizz. Instead try shampooing once or twice a week, depending on your curl type and porosity. Make sure you also opt for a sulphate-free shampoo like our Hydration Shampoo With Manuka Honey. If your curls need to be washed more than twice a week, consider a co-wash with a conditioner to keep them hydrated.
Divide The Conditioner Equally Among Your Afro Hair
After rinsing the shampoo from your afro hair, use a hydrating conditioner like our Moisture Rich Conditioner with Manuka Honey & Avocado. Maximise this conditioner by distributing this mixture using a wide-tooth comb to ensure that all of the product is well distributed over your whole head. Additionally, this even distribution of product on your curls can help them absorb more of the product during the natural steaming process that the shower can initiate. Then, rinse the conditioner from your afro hair using cold water to close your hair cuticles and prevent your afro curls from absorbing any humidity from the spring environment.
Opt For Air-Drying Or A Diffuser
Try to squeeze as much excess water from your curls as possible during the washing process using your fingers. Then before drying completely, to help keep the moisture in your hair and reduce split ends and frizz, apply our Leave-In Conditioner with Manuka Honey & Avocado Oil. Avoid using a cotton towel to dry your afro curls as this can lead to split-ends and breakage. Instead, opt for a microfibre towel which is gentler than a traditional towel and is more absorbent. Air-drying your kinky hair is another good solution as you can air-dry your hair while doing tasks around the house.
If you're in a hurry, consider using a diffuser extension for your blow dryer. This type of extension can reduce the amount of heat and air hitting your afro curls directly. As a result, your kinky hair will be smoother and less frizzy. Furthermore, using the diffuser in a cool setting is more likely to make your afro curls less prone to frizz.
Trim Your Afro Curls To Avoid Damage Which Leads To Frizz
If you do not trim your afro hair regularly, it can lead to split ends prone to breakage and dryness. This dry, damaged hair also becomes susceptible to flyways, resulting in more frizz.
Use Products With Moisturising Ingredients To Style Your Hair Without Heat
As well as our wash-day focused products mentioned above, we also have other products that use plant-based properties to seal in moisture. For example, our Curl Elongating Gel with Flaxseed Oil & Rosewater can put the definition back into your hair and can be used to stretch and shape curls naturally without heat. In addition, if you are looking to wear an updo or a bun type of hairstyle, you can use our Curling Mousse with Flaxseed Oil & Rosewater to smooth down your roots and hairline to achieve a sleeker look. A little goes a long way for smooth, healthy curls.
Next, if you want to refresh your coily hair without washing or co-washing it, try our Everyday Curl Refresh With Coconut & Jamaican Black Castor Oils. This product can tame frizz, add shine, and maintain definition until your next wash day arrives.
Avoid Touching Your Kinky Curls Too Often
When our curls are in top form, most of us want to touch them repeatedly to ensure they are still perfect. But continually touching your curls can attract more frizz. So remember to keep your hands away from them once styled.
Most of us with afro hair will experience frizz as the natural oils find it harder to travel down the bends of our tightly curled or coiled tresses. Choosing only the most moisturising products for your curl type and porosity will help to combat this issue. Lastly, stick to a regimen that keeps your hair hydrated to lessen the effects of frizz during the Spring months.