If you're blessed with naturally wavy hair, you might consider yourself lucky -- until the frizz strikes and you feel like you're morphing into a lion. Curly haired girls suffer from frizz more than do those with straight hair, but don't let that discourage you from keeping your wavy style. Washing your hair properly goes a long way toward tackling a fuzzy mane. Once you're all clean, follow up with frizz-fighting products to score the sleek, smooth hair of your dreams.

Step 1

Shampoo your hair only a few times a week. Hot showers and excessive shampooing can dry out hair rapidly. Avoid alcohol-based shampoos and conditioners. Instead, look for products that contain silicone, an ingredient that locks moisture into hair. Wash hair with cool water.

Step 2

Apply a deep conditioner after you shampoo. Leave the conditioner in for five minutes, then rinse. Alternatively, apply a leave-in conditioner so your hair stays moisturized all day. The sun can dry out hair, so use a conditioner that contains sunscreen.

Step 3

Pat your hair dry with an absorbent microfiber towel after your shower. Microfiber is less likely to make your hair frizzy than other types of towels will.

Step 4

Coat hair with a curl-enhancing cream, mousse or gel. These products contain polymers that help keep natural curls in place. This means that you'll need to rely on the curling iron less.

Step 5

Spritz hair with a heat-protectant spray before using a hair dryer, curling iron or other heated styling product.

Step 6

Dry your hair from the top down if you must use a hair dryer. Dry the roots first, then move down toward the ends. If you regularly use a hair dryer, consider getting an ionic one. Ionic dryers compress the hair cuticle and reduce frizz.

Step 7

Smooth your hair with a frizz-fighting serum that contains argan oil, grape-seed extract or silicone. Use the serum anytime you're struggling with frizz.


  • If you're always fighting dry hair and skin, consider setting up a humidifier in your home. These machines infuse the air with moisture and are handy on days when the air is dry.

  • Braid hair before you go to bed, and leave the braids in overnight to encourage natural waves. For more bounce, apply a curl-enhancing product to hair before braiding.