What is frizzy hair?

Throughout my natural hair journey, which only started 10 months ago, I've mostly experienced dry, brittle, unmanageable hair. I've tried everything between the max hydration method with CLT treatments and making my own butters and oil concoctions, thanks to Naptural85 (love her!). I am now obsessed with Carol's Daughter. I must've spent $300 already and I only became their customer a month ago. Since using their products, my hair has become extremely manageable and there's finally some elasticity. But still my curls are barely curls. Each curl is covered by what I think is frizzy hair. I pull on a curl and gently feel its texture; it's soft but its not a smooth finish. It almost feels bumpy but not rough. Not dry but moisturized; except my ends. Am I making any sense?

I can't tell you what this has done to my self confidence. I've worn hats and head wraps all winter (with the baggy method and/or greenhouse effect) and I've avoided social events for the same reason. I just want to wear my hair naturally without looking a hot mess. Please help?

Thanks in advance ladies!


  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Giving more data about your hair really helps people answer your question. Hair properties are really important. Here's a link to help you with yours Curly Hair Basics | Live Curly Live Free Hair properties are the basis for choosing ingredients/products. You also don't talk about your routine--are you shampooing?? cowashing??

    My two guesses for your frizz are overconditioned and/or buildup. You may want to clarify and start over (remove buildup.) "Bumpy" hair usually indicates damage or porous. In that case, you may want to try adding protein which also helps with overconditioning.
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