Inside: Whether you leave your child’s hair down or style it up, these tips will get rid of frizzy mixed hair.
One of the things that can drive you nuts with biracial hair is that it gets so frizzy! Whether you leave it down or put it up, it either feels dry or is frizzing out of the hairstyle you just put it in.
As my daughter’s hair grew longer and thicker, I made it my quest to figure out how to tame the frizz!
I want to share with you what I’ve learned over the years so you can easily keep the frizz at bay.
Hair porosity and frizzy mixed hair
One of the issues that contributes to dryness and frizz in mixed hair is hair porosity.
Understanding what type of hair porosity your child has will guide you to what products work best with their hair.
For example, if you use the wrong product on low porosity hair, you can end up with extremely dry hair or if you use the wrong product on high porosity hair you can end up with goopy, limp hair.
If you want the whole low-down about hair porosity, and the correct products to use, (plus a whole lot more!) you can check out my eBook The Ultimate Guide To Biracial Hair Care.
Moisture and frizz control for mixed hair
One of the other issues that contributes to dryness and frizz is lack of moisture in biracial curly hair.
Curly hair is a naturally dryer hair type and needs more care to get moisture all the way throughout the hair, (especially the ends).
Styling and frizz control
One of the issues that’s plagued me more recently with frizz is how to get my daughter’s hairstyles to stay smooth!
It’s maddening when 6 minutes after you’ve finished your kid’s braid or ponytail, and there’s already fly always popping out!
It feels like no matter what hairstyle you do, your kid ends up with that telltale halo of frizz that frames their face.
(you can see her halo of frizz before I started using edge control)
Taming the frizz beast is frustrating and can make you feel like giving up on your endless quest of trying different products because nothing you use seems to work.
I resigned myself to the fact that no matter what I tried, my kid was always gonna have that frizz halo by the end of the day.
It doesn’t get easier either when my Grandma is asking me why my kids hair doesn’t look smooth and completely frizz free like North West’s hair.
Cue the massive eye roll as I try to explain to her that Kim K’s kid has a freakin’ glam squad! (And then attempt to explain what a glam squad is…)
I don’t experiment too often with products because I stick with what works with my kids hair, but I couldn’t resist trying a new product that I stumbled across that promised a smooth, sleek look for biracial curly hairstyles.
After experimenting with it, I’m so glad I tried it because it delivered on the results it promised!
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This edge control will give your kid that frizz free, flyaway free look that you’ve been hoping to achieve.
What I love about this particular edge control is it strengthens hair, moisturizes hair, and isn’t crunchy, sticky or flaky.
I would say it has a medium hold, and my kid is always jumping and tumbling around on her hair, so her hair does end up frizzing after a couple days but it’s in much better shape than if I didn’t use it.
While I haven’t personally tried them, I’ve heard really great things about these edge control products and feel confident recommending them to you if you’re looking for a stronger hold or other options.
Gorilla Snot (it sounds really gross but a lot of people love it for it’s strong hold)
Eco Style Gel (this is a gel rather than an edge control, but gets raved about for it’s strong hold)
How to use edge control
The way I use this is I put a small blob in my fingers, (maybe half a dime size) and I rub it so it spreads across my fingers. Then I apply it to the section of hairline I need to lay smooth.
I spread it evenly along the hairline, into the hair making sure there’s no chunks or goopy sections. Then I’ll comb it into the hairline as well.
You can also use a toothbrush to “comb” the edge control into the hairline.
I find the results work best when the hair is very wet so I use it right after I detangle my daughter’s hair or if I’m restyling it, I spray it so the hair is wet and then apply it.
If you try to use it when the hair is already dry, it won’t lay as smooth as it does when it’s wet.
It’s time to say bye to those fly aways and get the sleek, smooth look you’ve been drooling over!
To get rid of frizzy mixed hair, begin with making sure your kids hair is properly moisturized during their hair care routine and make sure you’re using the correct products for their hair. Then add edge control into your child’s hair routine and you’ll get a smooth hairstyle even your Grandma can’t complain about!