Frizzy needs help!

WavyGingerWavyGinger Posts: 2Registered Users

I'm hoping to find some kindred spirits because no one seems to understand how impossible my hair is. Let me explain: my hair is thick (thickest my hairdresser has ever done), type 2c, and frizzy as all heck. I've tried alot of products but i'll admit i'm afraid to try new ones because if it doesn't work then i've just wasted my money. I usually wear my hair in a ponytail and slather it in mousse and hairspray just to tame it and because i'm getting tired of fighting with it.

I'm tired of the wet look, with crunchy hair that frizzes when someone touches it or the wind comes along. What I want is shiney, non-frizzy waves. The only time my hair doesn't look dull is when I flat iron it but that can be hard on my hair if I do it too much (not to mention 1 hour of my time).

Now that i've written a book, here is my question: can anyone recommend a product for me that does what I want without having the wet, crunchy look?

Thanks bunches!


  • wavyonewavyone Posts: 219Registered Users
    My hair is very similar, although I haven't figured out whether my frizz is just the way it is or due to the thinning scissors the stylist used on me before I went CG.
    I'm 3 months in now with mod-CG, and my frizz is only doing a little bit better. But the best success I've had has been with a method, not a product--the Spritz & Condish method. You can look it up in the general curly hair forum, or I can give you more info if you like.
    I've also started to suspect that my frizz is partly due to the constant high dew points we've been having. Whenever I have a particularly non-frizzy day, it's always been a low-dew day.
    I have taken to calming frizz with a touch of Deva Set up and Above in wet hands or a spritz of Wonder Waves by FRuctis. Usually helps a little bit.
    2a or b, highlighted, fine hair but lots of it
    Modified CG since 6/11

    Low Poo: CJ Daily Fix
    Co-Wash: DevaCurl No Poo
    Rinse Out: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner or Deva One C
    DT: CJ Rehab
    Stylers: Deva Heaven in Hair as a Leave-in, followed by Arc Angel
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    There are a million causes for frizz, but the most common cause is the hair not having enough moisture. Your mousse and hairspray is working against you on that front. Mousse is drying and hairspray is made mostly of drying alcohol. Many of us get here and think we have dry hair. After we get our hair back in good condition, we realize that it was much dryer then we knew.
    Most of us use the curly girl (CG) method of hair care based on a book by Lorraine Massey. This link explains the method. Most of us use it or a version of it.
    The College Curly: Laura Lee's All In One Guide to Going CG: Now Revised and Updated!
    Before and After CG thread for wavies. I'm on the second to last page (I think). You'll see it made a huge difference for my hair.

    When you use gel, you should add it to very wet hair (although some have better luck with slightly drier hair), let it get 100% dry, and then scrunch out the crunch (SOTC) but repeatedly squeezing it in your hands until it is no longer crunchy. This should give you touchable, bouncy hair.
    /home/leaving?" class="Popup (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
    2a ( 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • MountaincurlMountaincurl Posts: 571Registered Users
    Wyoming, mod CG since 08/2010
    2cFii (fia), normal/normal, bleached, loves protein.
    Seborrheic dermatitis diagnosed 02/2016
  • WavyGingerWavyGinger Posts: 2Registered Users
    Thank you very much ladies, I will try both the spritz and condish and the CG methods. Of course I will document and post progress.
  • plunkybugplunkybug Posts: 2,526Registered Users
    WavyGinger wrote: »
    Thank you very much ladies, I will try both the spritz and condish and the CG methods. Of course I will document and post progress.

    And post pics! :)

    Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

    Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

    Hair bio: