Curls and frizz just seem to go together – like peanut butter and jelly (but not in a good way). If you’ve been trying to fight your natural curl all your life, you’re not alone.

But here’s a secret: frizz doesn’t have to be the standard for us curly-haired folks. Au contraire, friends. Here are a few hacks to tame frizz and get that beautifully coiled, curly hair of your dreams.

Invest in Products That Work for Your Curls

Look – not every curly hair product is going to work for your hair. Some hair masks might be too heavy and weigh your curls down. Other styling products (like some mousses) might not be enough to keep those beautiful, wild locks tame all day. Two of our favorite brands, Kerastase Curl Manifesto and Mizani, both offer hydrating styling products that will give your curls that perfect balanced bounce.

The first step to finding products that work is to identify your curl type. A product that works for fine, wavy curls probably won’t cut it for thick, coily curls. Understanding your curl patterns and hair type can help you narrow down the wide selection of curly girl hair care products out there.

Go for sulfate-free, moisturizing shampoos to make sure you’re not stripping your hair and scalp of the natural oils that they need to give you bouncy, luscious curls

If you’re prone to frizz (and who isn’t?!), Tribe expert McKenzi always recommends the perfect coil oil gel by Mizani for flawless curls – no matter what type of curl you are. It’s one of the best products for curly hair.

This magical potion combines the best qualities of two different products: a gel and oil. You don’t get the crunch like you usually do with a gel because the oil provides all-day moisture to keep those curls looking fresh.

You should also invest in a quality leave-in conditioner. This curly girl hair care tip is one easy way to make sure that every day is a good hair day. Apply your leave-in conditioner to wet hair before you start layering on your final styling products to lock in moisture and keep those locks shiny and frizz-free.

Don’t Overdo It

Washing. Products. Heat.

They can all be a quick way to make it to frizz town – and it’s usually a one-way ticket. So give it a rest, already. If there’s anything that quarantine taught us, it’s that going au naturale every day is doable.

We’re not here to tell you not to style your hair. But we are here to tell you that your hair could use a break. Maybe let your hair air dry, then use a curling iron for a few spot touch-ups.

Don’t forget that deep conditioning can be a curly girl’s BFF. If your hair feels a little run down from all that heat styling, use one of our hair masks that have moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil, argan oil, or shea butter for maximum moisturization.

When in Doubt, Consult Your Professional Stylist

Learning how to make the most out of your natural curls is a learning process. Once you identify your curl type, it can be a process of trial and error until you find the right combination of products to keep those curls frizz-free all day long.

Need help finding the right products for you? Contact our resident curly hair specialist McKenzi and she’ll get you hooked up with everything you need to have a killer hair day all week long.

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