Growth Update!
Monday, February 08, 2010 | 6 comments

It's been two months since the last update! Sorry for the hiatus, lovelies. We'll be updating more frequently now. Anyway, I am one month away from my first year ful...

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One of the most common questions I've been getting lately is on achieving perfectly air dried hair with no frizz. I'm going to answer this question for the masses here. The secret to getting the frizz-free is in the products and the temperature of the water. My best air drying days are on the days I wash my hair with conditioner. Why? Since I'm not using a shampoo, I'm getting all that conditioning without the detergents, which means smoother cuticles. You can still get pretty smooth cuticles if you shampoo, condition, and deep condition too, but co-washing is just tops. On to water temperature -- I've mentioned this before, but for some reason, no one really goes back that far on the blog -- Cold water seals the cuticles which means your hair will be smoother, shinier, and free of unwanted debris. Anything else? Yes, other things that can give you frizz free hair are: natural oils and silicone based products. By the way, contrary to popular belief, Silicone can't really block out ALL moisture from penetrating the inner layers of the hair. It's a myth.


Jaimie @ Just Kiss 'N Makeup says
October 2, 2008 at 10:42 AM

wow i need to remember that. I always wash and rinse the shampoo with warm water, but rinse the conditioner with cold. should i not be doing that? i have really dry hair. it just soaks up moisture. and what do you mean by wash with conditioner? just only do the conditioner?

Jaimie @ Just Kiss 'N Makeup says
October 2, 2008 at 10:42 AM

and that hair of the month is so BAD! i love those hairstyles on her.

Amina says
October 2, 2008 at 12:49 PM

thank you for the tips! I've always heard that you should do a final rinse with cold water but i loove my warm/hot water

max.fabulous says
October 2, 2008 at 1:18 PM

I also find that not touching my hair until it's completely dry helps...but it's hard not to touch!

DeDe says
October 2, 2008 at 1:40 PM

Great post!! But I am one of those folks who hates cones. Dry dry dryness, for my hair.

Hairman says
October 3, 2008 at 2:06 AM

Gotta give Mixed Chicks products a try. They work well.

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