I came out the womb with frizzy hair. In middle school, we had to do some creative writing. One of my classmates took his character inspiration from the kids in our class. During peer editing, I was tasked to look over his work. There were about 8 people in our class and only two of us were girls. So his character description for me was pretty easy to spot. A "short, round, frizzy haired girl...." That's still a pretty accurate description. But I have learned a few things about managing my frizzy, wavy mane.
If you have chronic frizzy hair, you know that running a brush through your hair is the worst thing you can do. Often times you have to just let your tangles be and just hope that no one tries to run their fingers through your hair. They might not get their hand back.
I remembering using Smooth 'N Shine Hair Polisher when I was a kid. It works really well to, well, smooth your hair! But always work from your ends up. When my hair is in it's natural state, I like to use the Hair Polisher to calm it. I put about a quarter size in my palms and massage through my fingers before rubbing it into my hair. It is better to use your fingers because it gives you a better chance of spreading the product evenly. I hate when I get too much product in one spot of my hair and the products don't spread evenly.
If my hair is blown out, like in the pictures below, I use just a dime size, maybe even less. I focus it on my ends. Once 99% of the product is off my hands and in my hair, I GENTLY touch up the fly aways dancing near my roots. I never apply these products near my roots because I don't like the greasy hair look. I can't do it. But if you want that glossy, editorial hair look, you can use this product for that too. I did it of fun just before going to wash my hair. I mean, it's not like I was going to the Oscars.
The Hair Polisher has good slip, which means it glides through your hair easily. A little bit goes a long way. Even on my dry, color-treated hair. The product is very thick, so less is more. The only reason I think I stopped using this product is because I went through a bougie phase lol! This product can have you smooth and ready to run out the door. You can see that my hair is still a tiny bit frizzy, but I've never minded my frizzy hair, tbh.
What I don't like about this product is that the day after I use it, my hair smellz. If you have dry, frizzy, color-treated hair, you know that washing your hair too often just makes it drier, frizzier, and you're wasting your money dyeing your hair. I wash my hair about every 4-5 days. But the day after I use this product, I have to wash my hair. It has a sweet, sour candy smell to it when you first apply it. But the next day.....um hmm! It's just sour. It has to go.
I would not recommend this product for blondes, which I was up until a few weeks ago. When your hair is bottle-blonde, so many things can effect the color. Product build-up in the hair can make your hair look rusty and orange. The hair polisher gives your hair an orange hue. Like instantly.
Smooth 'N Shine Hair Polisher is SUPER affordable and really easy to find! You might find it in the 'ethnic' beauty section. Real quick, WTH is ethnic hair when everyone has an ethnicity. Oh right, it's just a way to make people feel excluded from beauty. Read about SheaMoisture taking a stance on beauty segregation here. Read about their #BreaktheWalls campaign here.
How do you solve frizzy hair?
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