How to Prevent Frizz on Afro Hair

How To Stop Afro Hair Becoming Frizzy – Top Tips from Afrotherapy Afro Hair Salon in Edmonton, North London

Frizz is a common problem for many people with afro curly hair so let us share out top tips for controlling frizzy hair!  The team at Afrotherapy Hair Salon in Edmonton, North London, really are the experts when it comes to handling and styling black, afro and multi-textured hair so give us a call on 020 8345 5621 if you are ready to embrace fabulous hair!

What Causes Frizzy Afro Hair?

It is generally believed that frizz is mostly caused by a lack of moisture in the hair – although humidity can also play havoc with your hair! Frizz occurs on afro hair and curly hair more than any other types. Afro hair produces plenty of protective oils called sebum, but the oil struggles to spread evenly along the hair fibre due to the curly nature of afro hair.  Without lubrication, the fibres become very dry which causes the hair to become frizzy and brittle.  The brittle strands begin to flake and roughen, resulting in hair that is coarse to the touch. 

How to Control Frizz on Afro Hair

Below are our top tips on how to control frizz on black and afro hair.  We also recommend some great hair treatments and products such as the Phyto Specific hair oils available to buy online here.

How to Prevent Frizz on Afro Hair

Condition Black Afro Hair Regularly

Fighting frizz is all about depositing moisture in your hair. You want to avoid your cuticle opening up to let moisture in. So look for a conditioner that contains glycerin as well as other hydrating ingredients like PhytoSpecific Nourishing Styling Butter – a moisturising styler that detangles, smoothes and fortifies hair to prevent breakage when styling. Great for all hair types, this botanical leave-in formula helps smooth hair and redefine curls. Apply from the tips all the way down to your ends. Avoid drenching your roots with conditioner so it can have some breathing space. 

Book a Keratin Protein Hair Treatment at Edmonton’s Top Afro Hair Salon – Afrotherapy 

A protein-infused conditioner will both manage frizz and create shine. At Afrotherapy, our popular menu of afro hair treatments help target specific problems for our clients with afro, multi-textured and curly hair. We can transform frizzy hair into sleek straight locks that shine! Your hair will be protected against humidity and other harmful environmental toxins and influences too.

Wear Naturally Curly Hair in a Bun or Braids

After you’ve shampooed and conditioned, braid your hair into pigtails or put it up in a bun. When your cuticles are locked into place, frizz-fighting is more effective. You can even choose to keep your hair in a weave or in braids for that extra added protection. We offer the full range of hair extension and weave services for afro hair at our London salon including Twists, Braiding & Extensions, Bonding, Kinky twists, Marley braids, Havana braids and Afro Kinky. 

Finger Comb Afro Hair To Prevent Frizz

When combing frizzy hair, it is best to finger comb for more effective results in tackling those tangles. While your hair is still wet, apply a moisture-locking dry oil to your hair to act as a barrier and keep the liquids from penetrating. Once your hair is 90 per cent dry, but still slightly damp, run your fingers through sections of your hair to detangle any knots. Alternatively, you can detangle hair when it is dry by wetting the tips of your fingers before detangling.