Can't blow dry without frizz!!!

CurlyCarlyCurlyCarly Posts: 8Registered Users
Does anyone have some advice on how to blow dry 3b hair without ending up with frizzy sections? I want to avoid using a straightener, as I'm already using heat with the hair dryer, but after blow drying I usually have to run a straightener over a few frizzy sections of my hair (generally the top layer). I shampoo and condition with Aveda and use Biolage spray on heat protectant. Does anyone have any products/advice on how I can blow out my hair and avoid the straightener after!? Thanks.
---*Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end*---


  • chocolate<3chocolate<3 Posts: 17Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    do you use a diffuser? that helps a lot to control frizz, its also better for your hair :D just use an on/off technique. You put the bowl of the diffuser into your hair then turn it on, and turn it off before going to the next section and repeat :)
  • JennyWhiskeyJennyWhiskey Posts: 37Registered Users
    Applying product when hair is sopping wet is a good start. The try plopping (leaning over, laying wet hair into microfiber towel or tshirt and wrapping) for a while (20 min or so). The use the diffuser blow drying method the previous poster explained above.

    This method has worked pretty well for me. I can't let my hair air dry, because I lose all my volume and I like my hair kinda big.

    Afterwards, if it still looks a tad frizzy, try some shine spray, or smoothing a finishing cream over the top layer.

    I may be alone in this....but I think a little bit of frizz in curly hair is ok. When there is absolutely NONE I feel like you get that wet look, which I'm personally not a fan of.
    3b, shoulder length.

    Current Regimen: Co wash, Naked Naturals Aloe Awapuhi & Lavender Moisturizing Conditioner, Hamadi Healing Serum, L'oreal Everpure serum, DevaCurl AnGel, and Ganier Fructis Curl Shaping Spray.
  • CurlyCarlyCurlyCarly Posts: 8Registered Users
    Thanks, everyone.
    I do use a diffuser. I think it's great- I can't blow dry my hair without it. I think you're right Jenny, curly hair is always going to have a bit of friz. It's only natural. I have also tried smoothing creams and shine serums. After blow drying my hair and working product into it (and quickly running a straightener over various portions) it always ends up looking great anyway. Guess I'll have to deal with a little friz.
    ---*Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end*---
  • mhen76mhen76 Posts: 813Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    This may sound a little nuts to most but it works for me. When I get out of the shower, I apply a leave-in or curl cream mixed with about a quarter sized glob of KY jelly, then mousse or gel, then diffuse. The KY is my HG product. It's really worked to get rid of my frizz.
    3B, fine, normal to low porosity
    Modified CG since June 2010
    HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
  • happycurls24happycurls24 Posts: 263Registered Users
    I also use the pixie girl method. I think that is what it is called anyway... someone posted what it is above.

    I keep the blow dryer low and sometimes I even have it on cool and I keep it in one section for about a minute.

    I blow dry it until it is about sixty or seventy percent dry because if I dry my hair any more it gets frizzy. If my hair is already frizzy I put a small amount of leave-in in my hair and I usually don't have too much frizz.
    Hair Type: 3b /3a?.... medium texture, normal porosity:afro:

    Aussie Moist

    Shampoo: Organix Shampoo

    Other products: Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam Mousse, LA looks Sport gel, & whatever is cheapest for a frizz serum.

  • CurlyCarlyCurlyCarly Posts: 8Registered Users
    KY jelly?? Haha I'm so interested to try it!
    ---*Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end*---

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