5 Ways To Control Frizzy Locs

What can I do to stop my locs from being frizzy all the time?

Does that sound like a question that you ask yourself (or Youtube) often?

Well, hopefully you’ve checked out the “Top 4 Reasons Why Locs Are Frizzy” and that gave you some insight into the cause(s) behind your frizz, and now I’ll share with you a few simple ways that you can use to control the frizz.





5 Ways To Control Frizz

Compression Styles

Styles that help to bind the hair together and minimize manipulation are known as compression styles. By wearing compression styles, you help to encourage the loose hair to mesh into the shaft of the locs. An example of a compression style is Rope Twists. The use of compression styles are really great for locs that are in the teenage phase.

Compression Style For Locs

Loc Perm

This is a chemical process, similar to a Permanent Wave, that adds texture to hair that is otherwise naturally straight. With the proper application, you will have noticeably less frizz as the loose hairs tighten into the locs with the help of the added texture. (THIS IS NOT A RELAXER.)

Loc Brushing

This is one of my favorite techniques for keeping mature locs moisturized and with less frizz. As I’m sure you already know, you can brush your locs while wet or dry, but loc brushing while wet is best for minimizing frizz.

RELATED ARTICLE: How to Brush Your Locs Properly

Interlocking

The use of interlocking definitely helps to control frizz— particularly at the roots. If you’re someone whose hair grows around the loc, instead of with the loc, then you would benefit from using the integrating interlocking technique to bring your hairs back into the loc. However, you do want to be careful not to damage your locs by switching from palm rolling to interlocking.

Crocheting

Much like the instant loc technique, a loc refinement can be done to bring the external frizz into the loc using a crochet hook. This is very effective for mature locs (and even thick locs) without causing damage as long as the crochet hook is very tiny (less than 0.5mm).

Whichever method that you find that is best for you and your locs is great, just make sure you never (ever, ever, everrr) use scissors!! Trimming the frizzy hair from around your locs with scissors with weaken the locs and lead to thinning and breakage.

How do you control frizz? Leave me a comment!

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Jocelyn Reneé

Jocelyn Reneé is a Licensed Cosmetologist, Loctician and Textured Hair Educator. She was born and raised in the Washington DC area and is a graduate of the Aveda Institute Cosmetology Science program. With over 14 years in the Hair Care Industry, from Salon Assistant to Natural Hair Blogger to Professional; Jocelyn is passionate about cultivating healthy hair.

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Hello

Starter locs: After washing my 3 week old interlocked locs, should I just dry it, then leave it alone, I am not bothered about the frizzy bits at the moment I have medium size locs, not sure if I should be oiling the hair

Thank you

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