Curly and Frizzy HairQ: Hi, my hair is curly and frizzy and it gets big when I get up. If I got my hair thinned would my hair look better or will it be the same curly and frizzy?
A: You may need a combination of things to help you control the "big hair syndrome" and the frizz. First, having your very curly hair thinned, will help to reduce the bulkiness and volume you are experiencing. I definitely suggest you see a licensed cosmetologist to have this done rather than doing it on your own. A good hairdresser can help you by removing bulk in targeted areas. So talk with the stylist, explain what you see as your biggest problem areas and what you want to see for your hair, then let him or her do the rest.
Now, to address the problem of frizz, you need to make sure to use the proper products to clean and condition the hair. A protein-rich shampoo and conditioner in a "smooth and sleek" formula is generally ideal for helping make the hair smooth, manageable and less frizzed. The hair should be shampooed only when it becomes dirty, but needs to be conditioned every day.
You can even use your rinse-through conditioner to "clean" your hair of daily levels of soiling. Rinse the conditioner from the hair using cool water, and towel-dry the hair by squeezing and patting the hair rather than rubbing. You can wrap the hair in a towel turban-style if you want to pursue other parts of your grooming routine and let the towel wick away the moisture.
After towel-drying, use a spray-on, leave-in conditioner or de-tangling spray on the hair as well as an anti-frizz serum. Comb the products through carefully using a wide tooth comb to distribute them evenly. And if necessary, use a diffused hair dryer to dry the hair to an almost dry state, and let the hair air dry completely.
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