Embrace Your Frizz

Are you a frizz hater, or a frizz lover?  Frizz seems to be a bad word in the Natural Hair Community to some. To others, it’s not a big deal at all!  I happen to be a Naturalista who loves my frizz!  So, what I want to know is, why is it so hard for you to embrace your frizz?  Let me tell you why you should.

But, before I get into that, let me briefly explain what causes it in the first place.

Curly hair is genetically prone to it. If you’re into hair-typing, just know that it doesn’t matter if your hair type is 3c, 4a, 4b, or 4c it’s going to happen.  The more curly or kinky your hair is, the more you will experience frizz.

The natural oil our scalp secretes is called sebum. (Read more about it here). Once the sebum hits our hair shaft it’s almost impossible for it to make it’s  way all the way down to the end.  It’s like a roller coaster ride for oil.  With all the twists and turns of our curls it’s just too much! This all makes our hair naturally drier.

During the summer months, the humidity will cause additional frizz. Our hair cuticles will raise, attempting to let in the beloved moisture crave.  Unfortunately, the moisture ends up passing right on thorough causing our hair to swell, aka more frizz. So in my opinion it just easier to  embrace your frizz.

These days there are so many hair products out there claiming assist in combating frizz.  So, it is possible to have more sleek and defined curls if that’s what you choose.  Now of course this is while adhering to the normal natural hair care Do’s and Don’ts.

For example, use sealing oils only when hair has been properly moisturized, protect hair with silk or satin at night, deep condition weekly, and rinse conditioner out with cold water …. etc.

But seriously don’t get cause up in the frizz-free hype! Having natural hair is primarily about embracing the hair we were born with, right?  Without frizz, it’s impossible to shape the perfect afro. Our natural frizz makes it possible for our hair to hold braids and twists like no other.It make our hair appear fuller and fluffier then our straight-haired cohorts.  I personally like my hair to look fluffy and soft enough to sleep on!

So, save yourself from unnecessary grief and wasted money. No two curls are perfectly defined, so don’t expect your hair to be full of perfectly defined curls, at all times. It’s ridiculous in my opinion!  Please learn to embrace your frizz. Trust me, it will make your natural hair journey a lot easier,

What’s your opinion on this topic? Let me know, and I will talk to you later!

 

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