My hair is very porous (meaning permeable to water) so I had excessive tangles, breakage and poufy hair in the early stages of my hair journey. Using a sulfate-free shampoo and deep conditioning on a weekly basis has really helped to reduce dryness and control the frizz.
It’s hard, but I don’t expose my hair to the sun for long periods of time during the summer months. Heat tends to dry my hair out so I avoid it as often as possible.
Another method I swear by is using an acidic leave-in conditioner to help close the lifted hair cuticles that allow moisture to escape the hair shaft. Products with aloe vera juice, citric acid or lactic acid allow my hair to lay flat, smooth and frizz free.
I always dry my hair with a cotton t-shirt as opposed to a towel. Rubbing my hair while wet with a towel can rough up the cuticles causing tangles and frizz once my hair dries.
Valerie Bremang founded Hairlista.com Social Network in 2008 as a platform to educate, inform and encourage women that they can achieve healthy hair.