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Wash Day: Dealing With My Frizzy Hair

Wash Day: Dealing With My Frizzy Hair

My journey to natural hair goals is often impeded by the fact that I have extremely frizzy hair. usually, I don’t mind because I just hold my hair back in a bun, but there are times when I want to let the fro flourish. Of course, I can’t because my hair is stiff and dry and just looks like a nest. Recently, someone compared me to that nude Yak in Zootopia.

Needless to say, I felt strongly compelled to wash my hair afterwards. I’ve struggled with frizzy hair for a while, so I had a bought a couple of products to tame it some time last year. I guess you can consider this a sort of review of those products.

We begin with the frizzy hair…
me et my frizzy hair

Don’t worry. I know

Before shampooing, I brush my hair out so the product can distribute more evenly. I don’t remember where I read it, but it helps. After a good run through with my brush, I pour water on my hair and follow with a dollop of shampoo.

L'Oreal Elvive Smooth Intense Anti Frizz Shampoo

L’Oreal Elvive Smooth Intense Anti Frizz Shampoo

I picked this shampoo up for N3000 at Sahad Stores, Abuja last year while school shopping for my sister. Of course, I was drawn to the bottle and labelling. Sometimes, I’m a little over-eager to try any product that promises to help with frizzy hair – the struggle. Anyhu, I pour a sizeable amount of this on my hair and literally just start scrubbing and washing my hair like I’m washing a towel or carpet.

going at it

going at it

I’m not one of those people who “wash twice and then condition”. This is why I pour a lot of shampoo at once. I scrub, add a little water, and scrub some more. Basically, I do this until the foam floating away is white and not filthy and then I rinse all the shampoo out completely.

Shampoo-free

Shampoo-free

My hair is still a little bit frizzy, but you can also see a curl pattern trying to be great. I love this shampoo because it doesn’t dry out my hair, and it smells great. I can feel a little bit of oil in my hair, but it’s a comfortable level of oily where it’s gunkking up on your fingers. The difference isn’t very noticeable to someone who isn’t looking for one, but it helps in its own little way. Next up, deep conditioning!

Shea Moisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Nourishing Hair Masque

Shea Moisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Nourishing Hair Masque

I got this awesome hair masque from a Kinky Apothecary stand at a store in Lekki for about N3500 or something. Can’t remember exactly. Again, I bought this specifically to target my frizzy hair. The directions say to apply a generous amount of it to damp hair, and so that’s what I do. The product itself is really light, so you have to be careful or you’ll end up spilling it everywhere.

Olori Damage Be Gone Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment

Olori Damage Be Gone Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment

I mix my hair masque with this Olori Damage Be Gone Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment i got in a goodie bag at an event just because it’s so great for damaged hair. When I leave my hair out for so long, it tends to just break and become so dry and brittle, I have ridiculous split ends. All of this is what contributes to my frizzy hair problem. The Olori conditioner takes care of all that mess.

This is what it looks like after I mix the masque nd conditioner

This is what it looks like after I mix the masque nd conditioner

Because my hair is REALLY full, I can’t just scoop the gunk with my fingers and apply it all-round. I have to divide my hair into sections and do each one individually. I use the opportunity to braid the sections. In my head, this helps spread the conditioner through the strands.

Fat Braids with conditioner

Fat Braids with conditioner

Usually, I cover my hair with a shower cap or nylon bag for a couple of minutes before combing out, but I was in a hurry on this particular day. Besides, it takes a lot of time to completely part and condition the sections. It counts, please. I left my hair like this for five minutes after I was done, and then started the detangling process.

Detangling, yay!

Detangling, yay!

Basically, I loosen a braid, add a little more of the mixture to it, and then comb it out with a wide-toothed comb. I do this until I can’t feel any knots when running the comb through. Usually, I have a headache afterwards, but it’s for a good cause. By the time I’m done, my hair feels so soft and fluffy! ^_^

WHOOOOOSH!!

WHOOOOOSH!!

Notice how there’s less frizz? It’s a little tempting to leave it like this sometimes, mostly because I love the smell of the conditioner mix, but I gotta wash it out.

LESS FRIZZ!!

LESS FRIZZ!!

This is my hair after I wash out the conditioner and towel dry. You can see a curl pattern forming a little bit. It’s not perfect, but I consider it progress. I think my hair texture just doesn’t do curls.And I’m fine with that, to be honest. I just don’t want my hair inviting stray birds either.  Next, styling.

Cantu Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream

Cantu Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream

I read that argan oil is really good for frizz control, and so I borrowed this from someone to use. hopefully, I’ll buy mine soon and really flourish. I applied a little bit of it to my hair and just combed through because it was still a little bit damp. Usually, I like to twist my hair after a wash, but time is too tight nowadays. I consoled myself with the fact that the instructions said to let hair dry naturally.

Can Ii get a hoot hoot!?!

Can Ii get a hoot hoot!?!

Hair is conditioned and combed out. Not a huge improvement, but definitely something to record. My hair is softer, fluffier, and not so unruly. Plus, it smells amazing!

Have you used any of these products before? Do you have frizzy hair? How do you deal with it? Let’s discuss so I can know if I’m on the right track or I need to re-evaluate. Going to have to restock on deep conditioner soon anyway.

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