When it comes to curly frizzy hair, there’s only one choice to make: to tame, or not to tame? If you want to control that wild and gorgeous mane, we’ve got you covered. If you prefer to go with the flow, we’ll show you how to embrace your luscious curls. Before you reach for your beanie or settle for yet another ponytail (not that there’s anything wrong with that!), check out our five favorite hairstyles for frizzy hair.
1. Brush It Out
A lot of people with wavy, curly, and frizzy hair often feel like they're in a losing battle with their frizz. But you can rock a look that’s easy to achieve with minimal fuss just by brushing out your natural ringlets to enhance your hair texture. Celebrating and owning what Mother Nature gave us is so on trend for 2022. It’s also the perfect style if you’ve got dry hair, coarse hair, or damaged hair, because you don’t need a lot of product to lock the look. Authentic is in, and natural is cool, but you want to keep things under control, too.
Get this look with:
The Lu Rescue Collection. The best way to offset the effects of harmful chemical treatments, high heat, and color damage is with natural ingredients and a healthy dose of science. Our Rescue shampoo and conditioner are all about hair health. They work to nourish your locks while repairing heat damage from blow dryers and irons, defying frizz, and minimizing the effects of humidity. The key ingredient is Shatavari-infused glycerin, a sacred medicinal plant originating from India that's rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins that are designed to strengthen and rejuvenate. For the best results, apply our Intensive Therapy Leave-in Cream to your wet hair immediately after the shower (using lukewarm water rather than taking a hot shower, please) to hydrate and repair your hair the right way.
Comb from the bottom up using a wide-tooth comb. It’s a common practice to detangle your hair from the top, which tends to push your knots farther down and cause split ends, hair damage, and more frizz. Start from the bottom for a gentler and more effective technique.
2. Bob It Up
If you’ve got short, frizzy hair, try a wavy, chin-length, or shoulder-length textured bob that lets your locks celebrate their natural curly texture and gives you a tousled, bouncy look without getting out of control. Curls look killer on a bob, and don’t ignore those wispy bangs! If you want to try a more youthful look that really accentuates your face, ask your stylist for a European Bob. This is one of the best haircuts for people with curly hair. It's a textured style that looks edgy and modern, and works well with hair types like frizzy curly hair as well as frizzy wavy hair. It’s also a great way to deal with those flyaways that can pop out at any time.
Get this look with:
The LatinUs Freedom Collection. Freedom brings the bounce back to your curls, leaving your hair shiny, voluminous, and luscious. The unique blend of Moringa seed oil and Impossible Keratin™ makes this one of the best shampoos and conditioners for strengthening every hair strand for visibly healthy, lusciously touchable curls. Hydrate and add texture to your hair with our Free to be Styling Cream. After applying, don’t brush! Simply scrunch with your hands and define the waves with your fingers.
This look requires a little TLC and a hair care routine that includes regular trims. You've got to keep those dead ends at bay so your bob stays bouncy and beautiful, day after day.
3. Get the Fringe Benefits
A fringe can be your curly hair’s best friend. Those textured coils help frame your face and set off your best features. They also add height and body to your hair, giving you room to be creative. You can get a “curls out loud” fringe with a curl-defining cream, styling oil, or diffuser. Or, go for a cascading fringe that can be worn up in topknots or down. Either look embraces and celebrates your curls, but keeps them under control and looking tight.
Get this look with:
Lu’s Control Collection. You want your frizz tamed and your hair to shine. That’s where our Control shampoo and conditioner work wonders. They’re made with Murumuru Butter, a rare seed that locks in moisture and softens hair for game-changing manageability, allowing you to keep every loose curl just where you want it. Towel dry your hair (preferably with a microfiber towel) rather than blow-drying, and apply the Lock the Look Styling Cream to protect every strand and combat frizz, giving you a perfectly put together 'do.
Curly hair can shrink once it curls. Consult with your stylist so they don’t cut your fringe too short, and make sure to cut your fringe when your hair is dry and naturally styled. You want fierce, not freaky!
4. Be Shaggadelic, Baby!
It’s no secret that shags have roared back since the glorious ‘70s. For girls with a frizzy hair problem, a modern shag that shows off a cascade of curls is a fave, and one of the easiest ways to style your frizzy look. A shag hairstyle can work for any hair type and length. Layering gives long manes added dimension, volume, and movement. Plus, you can wear your hair loose without having to apply potentially harmful heat styling tools. Choppy layers and razor cuts work really well for mid-length and short frizzy hair. You might intuitively think that shags are messy, but they don’t have to be. You can sport a sleek shag or go full bedhead. The choice is yours, depending on your mood, vibe, and personality. The other reason we love shags? They’re a relatively low-maintenance style that will have you ready to tackle your day in a flash.
Get this look with:
Lu’s Control, Freedom, or Rescue Collection. You can find a shag to suit your hair style, and a Lu collection packed with anti-frizz products to match! Need a more polished, smooth look that tames those frizzy strands, or a natural shag that screams bedhead babe? We’ve got you covered.
If you’ve got curly hair, a shag is a long-term relationship. Remember that you’ll be lopping off a lot of hair to get that lovely, layered look, and it will take time for it to grow back.
5. Wear It Long & Loose
This look is so easy to pull off, it’s almost cheating. And it works on all types of long, curly hair. This hairstyle is particularly flattering for diamond-shaped faces, as it creates width on your forehead and fills out the chin – the two thinnest parts of your face. Start with a deep side part and layer your curls to frame your face. Work your magic with a curling wand to widen your waves as needed, and don’t worry about getting frequent trims at the salon.
Get this look with:
Lu’s Control Collection. To keep this look on point, you’ll need a little ongoing maintenance to protect against the frizz. Our Control shampoo and conditioner are your best frizz fighters, and our Lock the Look Styling Cream will keep your mane long, loose, and luscious.
A curling iron isn't just for straight hair. It can actually do a lot of good for long, curly hair, and is especially useful for this look. Use it judiciously to gently curl any ends of your hair that have gone flat. If you're using a flat iron, try braiding your hair and then running your braid through your flat iron.
No matter how you wear your hair, Lu has a hair care solution for you and your particular hair type. Remember, using the right products makes all the difference when it comes to frizzy hair, even when you’re dealing with humid weather or other conditions that cause wayward strands and unruly looks. And because everything we make boasts paraben-free, phthalate-free, colorant-free, and sulfate-free formulas, you know you'll always be natural, vegan, and cruelty-free with Lu. Learn more about the Lu difference and start your journey to transformative healthcare here.