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How to care for frizzy hair with DevaCurl

If you’ve ever wondered why your hair is so frizzy or how to keep your hair from getting frizzy, you’re in the right place. We’re here to explain the causes of frizz and the best ways to keep your curls smooth, defined and controlled.


What causes frizzy hair?

Frizz is ultimately caused by a lack of moisture in the hair, leading to hair cuticle damage, which makes the hair reach into the air for moisture (that’s why humidity is a curlfriend’s nemesis). Unfortunately for us, the things we love to do to our hair, like styling and coloring, can also make frizz worse.

Styling tools, like hairdryers, curling irons or flat irons, are the usual culprits - especially if you use them daily. Heat can strip the hair of its natural moisture leading to, you guessed it, more frizz. The same goes for washing your hair every day, which messes with your hair’s natural balance.

Curly or wavy hair tends to be drier, so is naturally more prone to frizz and needs extra care.

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How to avoid frizz

So now you know the causes of frizz, how do you keep your hair from getting frizzy? Read on for our frizz control tips.


Ditch SLS/SLES sulfates and banish silicones

SLS/SLES sulfates are the ingredients commonly found in shampoos that make it all bubbly and foamy. Fun right? Well, not for your hair because it can actually strip moisture from the hair and cause frizz.

Likewise, it’s best to avoid silicone in your products. Silicones are found in many frizz-fighting products because it forces the cuticle to lie flat. Sadly, this smoothing effect is only temporary: silicones coat the hair, causing buildup which repels moisture and makes your hair even drier than it was before. Not cool.

If you’re looking to banish SLS/SLES sulfates and silicones, DevaCurl's No-Poo Cleanser gently cleanses without stripping the natural oils your curls need. And if you really can’t live without the lather, Low-Poo Original is for you.


Frizz control starts in the shower

If you’re one of those people who loves to crank up the temperature in the shower, you might want to rethink your routine because it could be damaging your hair. Scalding hot water strips your hair of its natural oils that keep it moisturized and shiny. We already know that lack of moisture in your hair can cause frizz, so try to avoid extreme heat - no matter how cold you are before you jump in!

Luckily this has an easy (and free) fix. Turn down the water temperature to lukewarm and finish off your shower with a quick cool rinse. The cool water helps seal strands and lock in those precious natural oils.


Dry carefully

Always wrap your hair in a terrycloth towel as soon as you’re out of the shower? You’re not helping frizz control. The rough surface of terrycloth towels can cause friction and frizz, so Devachan Stylist, Taylor, recommends using a microfiber towel, such as the DevaTowel, which helps absorb excess water without disrupting your curls.

It’s best to air-dry your hair, but if you really can’t do without heat, be sure to apply a heat protectant hair product first and use a diffuser, like our much-loved DevaFuser, to keep your curls bouncy -- not frizzy.

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DevaCurl’s best products for frizzy hair

We’ve rounded up DevaCurl’s best products for frizzy hair to help make it feel less like a full-time job.


For freshly washed curly and wavy hair

Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam has a lightweight, body-boosting formula which is perfect for looser curls that still have body. It also helps give shine, moisture and frizz control.


For styling wet or dry curls

Devachan Stylist, Melanie, recommends using Set It Free “on wet curls to provide a moisture base before applying gel or spray a little on curls that are starting to frizz.” You can also apply to dry curls for added moisture, softness, hold and shine.


For deep conditioning

Melt Into Moisture treatment mask with matcha butter and sweet almond extract intensely moisturizes dry hair. Apply to clean, wet hair for a nourishing treat and help banish that frizz-causing dryness.


For fighting frizz from heat-damage or transitioning

If you’re transitioning to natural hair or suffering the results of over-using heat styling tools, Deep Sea Repair is a seaweed strengthening mask specifically formulated to help strengthen hair. Stronger hair = less frizz. Now that’s what we’re talking about!