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Anybody else like a little frizz?

As much as I love perfect curls, I find that when I'm a little more frizzy than usual, I just want to keep running my fingers through my hair. There's also something more low-maintenance and laid-back about curls with a bit of frizz--not a ton, mind you, but enough to soften the look and give one a charming bedhead appearance. I saw the season 5 premiere of "The Hills" yesterday and noted that Lauren's hair looked frizzier and not as polished as usual, so perhaps the non-"perfect" curl/wave thing is catching wind (no pun intended)? Am I the only one who feels this way?
Fine, porous 3a with some 3b...
Co-wash: Suave Tropicals Coconut Conditioner (with shampoo bars 2x a month) Rinse-out: L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss Leave-in: Lustrasilk Styling: CK, Pink Boots, KCCC, AOMM, HESMU, BRHG, CJ Aloe Fix Gel Post-Styling: Apply product to wet hair, scrunch out water with Curls Like Us, diffuse for 5-7 minutes Treatments: Vatika coconut oil, Kama Brahmi oil

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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Posts: 5,581Registered Users
    Now that I have curl definition, I don't mind frizz. Even on my frizziest days I'm not hating it.

    Now before I hated big hair and big frizz. Now I embrace and love both. I just wouldn't mind it if you couldn't SEE my frizz in pictures!
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    Mix of 3s, thick, coarse, medium porosity

    Current hair styling technique: rake with a scrunch at the end. (works with my coarse hair)

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  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    I dont mind the kind of frizz I get now, sine going CG. And I know what you mean about "a little" frizz. I think since my hair is VERY naturally shiney, my hair looks almost fake without a little surface fuzz.

    A LITTLE:salut:
    Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot:geek:
    3miii/My HGs tame bulk&frizz/Give definition w/o crunch
    My Photobucket Album
  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    Another frizz lover here. Ok, maybe not a lover, but a little surface frizz is acceptable. As soon as I got over obsessing over having the perfect head of curls, a certain acceptance took over. I would rather have voluminous, shiny hair that is soft to the touch and that usually means having a little frizz. It's all good. 8)
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  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users
    You're not alone.

    Since I embraced my curl I've become much less concerned about frizz. If I get more than a little, I usually just wet my fingers, and run them over or through my hair, then scrunch a little. Since frizz is hair seeking more moisture from the air, this works. Wish I'd known how to do this long ago, but late is better than never.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I don't mind it either. I makes my hair fuller. And to me it looks softer. I don't like the wet look (even though it's dry) and I hate going out before I can crunch out my hair so frizz works for me.
    Central Massachusetts

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  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    misspam wrote: »
    Another frizz lover here. Ok, maybe not a lover, but a little surface frizz is acceptable. As soon as I got over obsessing over having the perfect head of curls, a certain acceptance took over. I would rather have voluminous, shiny hair that is soft to the touch and that usually means having a little frizz. It's all good. 8)
    ditto
    Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot:geek:
    3miii/My HGs tame bulk&frizz/Give definition w/o crunch
    My Photobucket Album
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    I'm trying to accept it, does that count? No matter what I do it's there soooooo whatever...my hair is still pretty :laughing6:
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • tctc Posts: 986Registered Users
    I like a tiny bit of frizz too :) I think it makes my hair look softer and more touchable.
  • britney.britney. Posts: 292Registered Users
    I don't like frizz at all. I can tolerate a little frizz though ;). But I do like that messy, tousled hair sort of look, makes your hair look more casual/laid back.
    2c/3a some 3b/Thick/Fine texture?/High Porosity
    Currently trying out the CG method again as of 1/3/12!

    Current Routine:
    Co-wash/RO: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Low poo: Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat (when needed)
    Products: LA Looks Sports Gel and Curly Kinks Coil Jam



  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,689Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I hate frizz.

    With a passion.

    Unfortunately I'm stuck with it, nothing I ever try makes it disappear. It does make my thinnish hair look a little less thin though, so I guess that's a good thing.

    Still hate it.
    3b in South Australia.
  • sew and sewsew and sew Posts: 3,443Registered Users
    Don't mind a little bit of it. Like Shakira's level here, because that look of her hair works with my personal style well, though my curls are a bit tighter.

    another one

    cute

    Agree that a bit can have a softening effect. Sometimes it has a regal effect too, thinking way back in the day...Queen Elizabeth I, and some contexts since then, and still now it can be a slightly regal touch. Not something 20-somethings and lower would go for though.

    The designers are taking it to the inth-degree as usual, but apparently frizz is starting to be embraced somewhat.

    Didn't know this:

    "According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the term frizz comes from the French word 'friser' — originally meaning 'to curl'. The word was coined in the 1660's and was first used only as a verb whose strict definition is given as "to form a mass of tight curls." Now when we talk about frizz it has negative connotations."
    “It was only a sunny smile and little it cost in the giving but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald

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  • PheebiePheebie Posts: 177Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote: »
    I don't mind it either. I makes my hair fuller. And to me it looks softer. I don't like the wet look (even though it's dry) and I hate going out before I can crunch out my hair so frizz works for me.

    I 2nd that. I prefer fullness & volume to a 100% frizz free head of hair. It's taken me a while to accept the occasional frizz factor (some days there's more than others), but now I'm cool with it. I've gotten lots of compliments on what I would have considered some of my frizziest days. Who knew? :laughing6:
    Hair Type: 3A/3B; natural color; mid-back length.
    Shampoo: Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus (2 - 3 times/week)
    Fave Rinse-Out Conditioners: HE Hello Hydration; Yes to Blueberries; GVP Conditioning Balm;
    Styling Routine: Squish-scrunch product /conditioner into soaking wet, upside down hair; plop for 10 minutes, air dry. (Diffuser dry front section.)
    Fave Styling Products: KCKT; Tigi Curl Amplifier Creme; Batia & Aleeza gel; Giovanni Sunset Styler; LA Looks Sport Gel.
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I can't embrace it. I just can't. I've had it all my life. Horrible frizz. I want smooth, perfectly curled hair with no frizz at all. Don't get me wrong, I don't have prefectly curled hair with no frizz. Most days I look like I stuck my finger in a light socket. But, I WANT perfectly curled, frizz free hair. I just know that I'll never see it. So, I accept frizz, even if I don't like it.

    Ifr frizz becomes the "in" thing, then I'm all set! I'm the hippest mama out there!
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • lexibugglexibugg Posts: 4Registered Users
    As much as I love perfect curls, I find that when I'm a little more frizzy than usual, I just want to keep running my fingers through my hair. There's also something more low-maintenance and laid-back about curls with a bit of frizz--not a ton, mind you, but enough to soften the look and give one a charming bedhead appearance. I saw the season 5 premiere of "The Hills" yesterday and noted that Lauren's hair looked frizzier and not as polished as usual, so perhaps the non-"perfect" curl/wave thing is catching wind (no pun intended)? Am I the only one who feels this way?
    you're not alone, i like alittle frizz and volume, and when my hair is big and blowing in the wind i feel so free and bohemian!!
  • lasaritalasarita Posts: 32Registered Users
    If my choice is between crunchy and hard or frizzy and soft, I'll go with frizz.

    I agree, it makes me feel a little bohemian and romantic.
    CG since 3/31/09... going curly is honoring God's creation! :angel10:
    2c /3a/3b, med. porosity, LOTS of fine hair
    low-poo: Giovanni TTT, Whispering Windz
    conditioners: suave / Vo5 naturals, Giovanni 50/50, GVPCB
    DT: Korres hair mask
    stylers: LASG, KY, Pink Boots!
    Wishlist for winter: CJ, KBB and a diffuser
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,360Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Another frizz-lover here. I used to fight it like mad, but now I accept it and my hair and I are both happier for it.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • Midnight curlsMidnight curls Posts: 82Registered Users
    Frizz makes it look like i didnt just spend 3 hours on my hair, and i like hair that looks good and still looks like it was effortless. :laughing6:
    Hair type: 3c with 4a at the sides
    Current lenght: (Unstretched): Shoulder length (Streteched): between armpit and brastrap length
    Hair goals: healthy, Mid-back length curls
    Staples: :love7:Unrefined shea butter, pure olive oil, herbal essences hello hydration...
    Favorite Hairstyles: Twist and curls (even before they had a name:compress:), braid outs, bantu knot outs (on dry hair)
    Twists and braids (I dont wear these often though) Trying to make buns look good on me...:happy8::laughing5:
  • CurlzillaCurlzilla Posts: 59Registered Users
    I like a little frizz too when I have a lot of defined curls in the mix. I actually sometimes break up curls a bit or diffuse on high near the end to get more fluffy and volume. Sometimes I think women with absolutely frizzfree perfectly formed ringlet curls (unless they have a TON of hair) look a little Nellie Olsen-ish. It's a bit too doll-like and cutesy looking to me. I like a bit touseled...the big sexy wild look. But not the big dry frizzled frizzy fried look that I often got or still do get in humid weather.
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    Deep Condition Treatments: CJ Deep Fix, Jessicurl OShea

    Rinse Out Conditioner: Trader Joe Nourish, Giovanni 50/50, Biolage Conditioning Balm, LVPNG (I LOVE this stuff)

    Leave-in: Giovanni Direct Leave In, KBB Nectar, KCKT

    Styling: I heart KCCC, CJ Coco Curly Cream, Komaza Curly Pudding, Boots, Garnier Fructis Spray Gel
  • goldencurls8goldencurls8 Posts: 115Registered Users
    You're not alone.

    Since I embraced my curl I've become much less concerned about frizz. If I get more than a little, I usually just wet my fingers, and run them over or through my hair, then scrunch a little. Since frizz is hair seeking more moisture from the air, this works. Wish I'd known how to do this long ago, but late is better than never.

    ha! that has been my emergency go to for years - if I'm out and about, hubby sometimes looks at me strangely as I emerge from bathroom with a slightly wetter look than before lol!
  • PrettyMedusaPrettyMedusa Posts: 619Registered Users
    Curlzilla wrote: »
    I like a little frizz too when I have a lot of defined curls in the mix. I actually sometimes break up curls a bit or diffuse on high near the end to get more fluffy and volume. Sometimes I think women with absolutely frizzfree perfectly formed ringlet curls (unless they have a TON of hair) look a little Nellie Olsen-ish. It's a bit too doll-like and cutesy looking to me. I like a bit touseled...the big sexy wild look. But not the big dry frizzled frizzy fried look that I often got or still do get in humid weather.

    Ha ha, I'm totally with you. I've had perfect ringlet days and I just end up pulling at them because it's a little bit too precious, Shirley Temple of a look for me. I'm not a fan of tangly, undefined frizz, but perfectly formed curls with some halo looks very romantic and sexy.
    Fine, porous 3a with some 3b...
    Co-wash: Suave Tropicals Coconut Conditioner (with shampoo bars 2x a month) Rinse-out: L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss Leave-in: Lustrasilk Styling: CK, Pink Boots, KCCC, AOMM, HESMU, BRHG, CJ Aloe Fix Gel Post-Styling: Apply product to wet hair, scrunch out water with Curls Like Us, diffuse for 5-7 minutes Treatments: Vatika coconut oil, Kama Brahmi oil
  • curlygirl18curlygirl18 Posts: 355Registered Users
    I am starting to be okay with my frizz. I thought maybe I had a problem with protein or glycerin...but maybe I am just always going to be a little frizzy. Which kind of brings up a question...what is considered NORMAL frizz? I mean, when it is OBVIOUS that you have a problem with some sort of ingredient? I thought maybe I did, but maybe I just hated much!
    Condish Faves: GVP Condish Balm, GDLI, GTTTT
    HG Stylers as of NOW: DMCCB, CJ CCCC, Boots, Re:Coil, SMU, BRHG
    ABSOLUTE FAVES: KCP, CJ AF
  • PrettyMedusaPrettyMedusa Posts: 619Registered Users
    I am starting to be okay with my frizz. I thought maybe I had a problem with protein or glycerin...but maybe I am just always going to be a little frizzy. Which kind of brings up a question...what is considered NORMAL frizz? I mean, when it is OBVIOUS that you have a problem with some sort of ingredient? I thought maybe I did, but maybe I just hated much!

    When I think of BAD frizz, I think of lots of flyaways, undefined hair, kind of a staticky look. I'm embarrassed to say that several years ago, I used to brush my hair so it looked poufy. I mean, you could tell it was curly but the curls weren't very defined at all.

    In terms of NORMAL frizz, I think of defined curls but maybe with a bit of halo, which doesn't bother me because that makes it look touchable. I guess I probably could have frizz-free hair if I tried, but I just like playing with it too much.
    Fine, porous 3a with some 3b...
    Co-wash: Suave Tropicals Coconut Conditioner (with shampoo bars 2x a month) Rinse-out: L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss Leave-in: Lustrasilk Styling: CK, Pink Boots, KCCC, AOMM, HESMU, BRHG, CJ Aloe Fix Gel Post-Styling: Apply product to wet hair, scrunch out water with Curls Like Us, diffuse for 5-7 minutes Treatments: Vatika coconut oil, Kama Brahmi oil
  • curlyandproud124112curlyandproud124112 Posts: 49Registered Users
    I like a little frizz. It gives a hippie-chic look. Not completely overdone.
    Hair Type: 2c/3a/3b
    Products: Redken ringlet 07, It works perfectly! a match made in heaven

    I LOVE being curly!

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