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Why Your Curly Hair is Not Behaving and How to Fix It!

Are you tired of struggling with your curls? It can be incredibly frustrating, but don't worry—you are not alone. Many people face this issue daily, and the good news is that there are solutions. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons why your curls might be frizzy, flat, and lifeless, and most importantly, we’ll provide you with effective strategies to fix them once and for all.

frizzy hair before a curl cut

Understanding the Problem

We get it—you have curly hair. You can’t just wash your hair and let it dry naturally, expecting it to look perfect. Instead of looking like Kate Moss stepping out of a swimming pool, you end up looking like Monica from Friends when she’s in Barbados—'It's the HUMIDITY!'

Unfortunately, this isn’t limited to hot climates; it happens every time you wash your hair.

Whether it's waking up looking like a bird has nested in your hair or straightening it only to have the curls return with a drizzle, these challenges can take a toll on your self-esteem and daily routine. But why does this problem persist? Let’s delve into the core issues behind unmanageable curls.

Another issues is lack of educated salons. One of the main issues faced by those with curly hair is the lack of proper education among hairdressers. Many hairdressers aren't trained to cut curly hair correctly, leaving clients feeling like they can't have a full salon experience, such as getting a blow-dry. This lack of knowledge means many with curly hair feel undervalued and neglected.

Identifying the Root Causes

To find a solution, we must pinpoint the root causes. Frizzy, dry curls can be influenced by various factors. Here are some common culprits:

Lack of Water

Curly hair is naturally drier than straight hair. When you don't use enough water while washing your hair, it doesn’t get the hydration it needs. This lack of moisture makes your hair frizzy and unmanageable.

Product Usage

Using the wrong products or not applying enough of the right ones can also lead to frizzy curls. Many people still rely on products like mousse or gel from the '80s, which are not suitable for today's curly hair needs. These products often contain alcohol and other drying agents that strip moisture from your curls.


Brushing curly hair too much or using the wrong type of brush can disrupt the curl pattern and create frizz. Curly hair needs gentle handling to maintain its natural shape and texture.

Drying Methods

How you dry your hair can make a big difference. Using a hair dryer improperly or not using one at all can result in frizzy, undefined curls. Curly hair requires specific drying techniques to retain its natural curl pattern and moisture.

How to Fix It

Now that we’ve identified the reasons behind frizzy, dry curls, it’s time to take action and fix them. Here are some practical steps you can take to overcome these challenges:

Revamp Your Hair Wash Routine

Look at your hair wash routine. What products are you using? Supermarket shampoos and conditioners often contain harsh chemicals that strip moisture from your hair. Instead, invest in a curl-specific product line like Only Curls. These products are designed to hydrate and define your curls, making them more manageable.

Ensure Enough Water

One of the simplest yet most effective changes you can make is ensuring there is enough water in your hair while applying curl products. Curls need moisture to stay defined and frizz-free. When you add your curl products, make sure your hair is soaking wet. This allows the products to lock in moisture and maintain your curl pattern.

Switch to a Silk Pillowcase

You might be sleeping on a cotton pillowcase, which is a common mistake. Cotton pillowcases draw moisture out of your hair and skin, leading to dryness and frizz. Switching to a silk pillowcase can make a huge difference. Silk retains moisture, reduces breakage, and is also beneficial for your skin.

Use a Diffuser Attachment

If you have a hair dryer but don’t use it, it’s time to change that, especially during the colder months. Use a diffuser attachment to dry your hair. Set your hair dryer to a medium heat, low-speed setting. Sit on your bed or chair, bend over with your head upside down, and gently move the diffuser around your head. This 'scrunching effect' helps to enhance your curls without causing frizz. Make sure to dry your hair 100% to maintain the shape and definition of your curls.

Additional Tips for Healthy Curls

Besides these primary steps, here are a few more tips to keep your curls healthy and vibrant:

Deep Conditioning Treatments

Incorporate deep conditioning treatments into your hair care routine. Use a hydrating mask once a week to replenish moisture and strengthen your hair. Look for products that contain natural oils like coconut oil, argan oil, and shea butter.

Avoid Heat Styling

Minimise the use of heat styling tools like flat irons and curling wands. Excessive heat can damage your hair and lead to dryness and frizz. If you must use heat, apply a heat protectant spray to shield your curls from damage.

Regular Trims

Get regular trims to remove split ends and maintain the shape of your curls. Split ends can travel up the hair shaft, causing more damage and frizz. Trimming your hair every 6-8 weeks keeps it healthy and manageable. At Simply Hair we offer a range of Curl Cuts to help transform your curls. Follow this link to check out what we can offer you

Hydrate from Within

Glowwa Hair Food at Simply Hair Chelmsford

Remember that healthy hair starts from within. Drink plenty of water and maintain a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, flaxseeds, and walnuts, can promote healthy hair growth. 

We highly recommend Glowwa Hair Food designed for everyone who wants beautiful hair.

Facing frizzy, dry curls can be challenging, but it's not insurmountable. By understanding the problem, identifying its root causes, and implementing the strategies outlined in this blog post, you can take significant steps toward resolving it. 

Remember, you have the power to change your situation. Start implementing these solutions today and reclaim control over your curls. 

As a special offer, book a free curl consultation with us and get personalised advice tailored to your unique hair type. Let's work together to bring out the best in your beautiful curls.

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