Fighting Frizz......Doesn't have to take all day - try these shortcuts to tame the frizz, make your hair healthier, and build some time back into your day for summer fun!
Time: The Lost CommodityFirst and foremost I am a Mom. As other Moms know, that means we put ourselves last in just about everything (except first up in the morning to get everyone else going for the day!). While it's easy to lament what it means to be a Mommy Martyr, it's so much more rewarding to share ideas on how to make the most of our time, shortcuts that work, and ways to make each day simpler and better lived. In short, to help each other! As the heat and humidity of summer linger, here are ways to help eliminate frizz to make your hair more manageable and give you time to add in a few extra yoga poses or to relish an undisturbed cup of coffee, rather than fighting frizz.
Bedtime Tips - Clipping or Plopping
- Try putting your hair in a clip on top of your head and sleeping on a satin pillowcase with a satin ponytail holder on, OR - Try plopping. Plopping is when you shampoo, condition, and apply styling products to your hair, but instead of drying or diffusing, you lay a cotton t-shirt on your bed, lean your head down AS IF you're going to wrap a towel turban-style around your head, but INSTEAD wrap the t-shirt around your head, using the "arms" to tuck it into place (long-sleeves work better). This reduces friction and frizz, and the hair stays in the curl pattern you want and also dries overnight. Do not try plopping with a towel, as this takes out more moisture than you want and can also cause breakage.
LOCing or Twisting- Try the MopTop LOC method. This is using Leave-In Conditioner, Oil (in our case, Mongongo Oil) and Curly Hair Custard. This method works to condition, moisturize, eliminate frizz, and provide curl definition. It can be used in general, or also works prior to plopping. - Rather than scrunching, after applying your desired styling product try twisting your hair into the desired curl pattern you want and then when 90% dry, release it from the twists.