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Frizzy Natural Hair: 6 Reasons Your Hair Has Frizz

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Frizzy natural hair is something no natural wants to have but unfortunately, many of us are faced with it every day.  Some people suffer from it in more extreme ways than others and there is a very good reason for this which we will touch upon in just a moment.

Before we get into it, I just want you to know that your hair is beautiful. Natural hair comes in all different types and yours is just as beautiful as the next persons.


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What Is Frizzy Natural Hair?

Frizzy natural hair can present itself in many different forms and I’m certainly no stranger to it.  You may see it in the form of a “halo” around your head or you may see it as frizzy ends.

Depending on what you have or have not been doing with your hair can depend on what your frizz will look like.

For the most part, you will probably see frizz as loose strands of hair that just won’t sit in line with the rest of your hair, flyaways if you like. Those loose strands of hair can also appear to be shorter pieces of hair that just “float”.

Before we go any further with this it’s probably important to know that sometimes you get frizz and there is nothing that you can do about it.  Most people will have frizz to some degree or another.


This Is Why Your Hair Is So Frizzy

If you are experiencing hight levels or frizz in your natural hair there are a few things that could be making it worse.  Let’s take a look at what some of those things could be.


1. Your Hair Is Dry

Your hair needs moisture and there’s no way to get around it.  If your hair is dry it won’t be able to cooperate with you properly.  If you are suffering from a lot of dryness in your hair then you may need to take a closer look at the products that you are using.

Some of the products that we use can contain ingredients that strip our hair of its natural oils.  Ingredients such as alcohols and glycerin, if used in the wrong way at the wrong time can cause our hair to get very dry quite quickly.

Glycerin is not necessarily bad for you but using it in the wrong temperature can have an adverse effect on your hair.  If you want to know more about the best conditions to use glycerin take a look at this.


2. You Love To Towel Dry

Towel drying your hair is a BIG NO NO when it comes to natural hair. Regular terry towels are way too harsh for your hair and can cause your hair to frizz quite a bit.

Regular towels also take out too much moisture from your hair.  It would be much better for you to use a microfiber towel like this one instead.  Microfiber towels are much better for drying your hair as they only take out the excess water and it doesn’t strip your hair of the moisture that it needs.

If you have a regular towel chances are that its an old one that has been used many times over and it’s now dry and hard.  You don’t need that.

A much better option would be to use a microfiber towel.


3. Your Products Are All Wrong

We’ve already touched on this slightly but its a good idea to revisit it for more clarity. The products that you use could actually be making your natural hair much more frizzy than it needs to be.

Its always going to be a good idea to look at the ingredients on any product that you decide to use on your hair because some of them may not be very good for you.  We’ve mentioned that alcohol is one of those things but you also need to understand that there are different types of alcohol and some are not damaging for your natural hair.  You just need to know which ones.

There are some products that you use in your hair that may not even agree with your hair.  They may work for one person but not necessarily for you so bear that in mind and be flexible with the products that you decide to use.


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4. You’re Too Rough With Your Hair

You may not think you are being rough with your natural hair but it can happen without you realising it.  Have you ever been in a rush to head out of the door but you haven’t done your hair yet? It’s in times like this where when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands that we can get a little heavy-handed with our hair and we end up causing damage.

The damage that you cause your natural hair may not be noticeable right away but I can guarantee you that it is there. Over time you may start to see the “fly away” hairs which are potentially broken strands of hair.

Detangling your hair when you are in a rush or busy is one of the most damaging things you can do to your hair.  It may represent its self as frizzy natural hair but it is also damage.


5. You Neglect Trimming Your Hair

Trimming your natural hair seems to be the one thing that people appear to sidestep.  People often think that by trimming your hair you will be loosing length. This is completely not true at all.  By trimming your natural hair you are actually doing a great deed because you are keeping it in good health.

It’s similar to having a plant and never trimming it or maintaining it.  It’s simply not good enough to leave your hair to grow, there has to be a level of care and maintenance involved.

Trimming your natural hair keeps your hair from split ends and generally keeps it in good health so it can flourish and grow, just be sure to use the right type of scissors if you do it yourself.

Trimming my natural hair was one of the things that allowed me to grow my hair so long and healthy within a minimal amount of time.


6. Too Much Heat

We all know that excess heat can be that one thing that can almost certainly damage your hair if used in the wrong way.

If you have been revelling in heat products especially without using any type of heat protectant then you can be assured that this will possibly be a reason you have frizzy natural hair. 

If by a slim chance you have been able to get away not having frizzy natural hair despite having bad practices with heat I would strongly recommend that you use heat protectant going forward or at the very least look at alternative ways to straighten your hair without using heat.


Final Thoughts On Frizzy Natural Hair

If you do have frizzy natural hair it’s not the end of the world.  I would suggest going forward with your natural hair care routine that you avoid some of the above practices. Your hair will definitely thank you for it later!


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