Banish Fall Frizz


Fall is officially here, and while we are looking at new clothes, makeup trends and planning for the holidays…This season comes with a few beauty twists. One of those major twists is frizzy hair! Fall is the “iffy” season. It is still a bit humid outside, and it is leaning towards cooler weather. That’s a recipe for poodle hair, and I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t like it.

So what could you possibly do to minimize that fluff? Keep reading!

The Breakdown

Frizzy hair occurs when the hair is very dry and porous. When your hair is like this, it sucks up all the moisture in the air like a sponge! Before you know it you might be rocking a Halloween costume wig.

QUENCH YOUR THIRST: If you don’t drink enough water, your hair will definitely tell on you! Drinking the appropriate amount of water will nourish your hair from the inside out.

Tip: You should be drinking about half an ounce to an ounce of water for every pound that you weigh. Example: If you weigh 150 pounds, you should be going through 8 Dasani water bottles a day (16.9 oz. per bottle).

DEEP CONDITION: This should already be a part of you beauty routine, but in the colder months deep conditioning is extremely important. When you deep condition your hair, it coats the hair shaft and seals the moisture in.

Tip: Rinse your hair with cool water last, and dry it with a cotton t-shirt. Reason? The cool water will seal the hair shaft, and the t-shirt will help minimize the frizz that much more. When drying you hair with the t-shirt DO NOT vigorously rub your hair. Use a wringing motion to squeeze the water out.

Not sure what to use?…Try this!

Sweet Melody Deep Conditioner

  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons of your favorite conditioner (I use Pantene Pro-V Smooth & Sleek Conditioner with Argan Oil)

You can increase these measurements if your hair is longer or thicker. This deep conditioner is good for all hair types. If your hair is more fine, only use half a tablespoon of coconut oil. Too much oil on very fine hair can weigh the hair down.

Not a fan of mixology? That’s ok too!

Product of choice: Miss Jessie’s Rapid Recovery Treatment ($14.00 USD for 8 oz. & $24.00 USD for 16 oz.)

ALWAYS USE PROTECTION: Now get your minds out of the gutter, and remember that we are talking about hair care. If your hair is fried, died and laid to the side, then you probably have issues with your hair being frizzy year round. That’s ok….We can fix it! Refer to step one, and after that make sure you use a good heat-protecting spray or serum. If your hair is more fine, go with a spray. If you hair is thick, use a serum.

Tip: When using heat-protecting spray or serum, be sure to apply it while the hair is still damp. If you apply it when the hair is dry, it will just sit on top of the hair. If you have been doing this, that will explain where the sizzle in your straightening routine has been coming from. You will thank me later.

Products of choice:

Super Skinny Serum by Paul Mitchell ($20.99 USD), Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray by TRESemmé ($5.00-$6.00 USD) and Ever-Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray by Organix ($7.99 USD)

BLAME IT ON THE ALCOHOL: If you use mousse or holding spray on your hair, try to opt out on the products that contain alcohol. Alcohol makes the hair cuticle swell up, and this makes your hair look frizzy.

Tip: Remember that a little goes a long way. Regardless of the product being alcohol-free, a mass buildup of product can cause the hair to frizz and make the hair extremely dry.

Products of choice: Hair Milk Nourishing & Conditioning Styling Foam by Carol’s Daughter ($12.00 USD), and the Brilliant Hair Spray by Aveda ($21.00 USD)



Big Chop or Transition?

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Over the course of 5 long years I have “chopped” my hair 4 times:Pixie cut, big chop, grew it out, relaxed it, pixie cut, grew it out and now it’s chopped once again.

Whew! That was a lot, but I have learned many things along the way:

The BIG Chop

For those who are unsure as to what this is…..The “BIG” chop is the process of cutting off all the chemically processed ends of the hair, and leaving the remaining hair which is chemical free (natural).

There are many women who are afraid to do the big chop and have many reasons as to why:

  1. “I don’t have the head shape for that.”
  2. “I want my long hair.”
  3. “I’m not sure if that’s what I want.”
  4. “I don’t know what my texture is like.”
  5. “My significant other may/ may not like it.”

….I’m sure you get the point.


Transitioning is when you allow your hair to grow a certain length (whatever length you are comfortable with) without adding chemicals before cutting the processed ends off. This is the route that is taken when the “BIG” chop is not a favored option.

There are many ways to transition, but the process does not come with ease. Some of the ways are:

  • Bantu Knots
  • Braids
  • Twists
  • Weaves
  • Roller Sets

You can be creative with all of these options!


 Chemically processing your hair breaks down the hair strands (makes the hair straighter). While transitioning, your chemically processed hair will be extremely fragile in comparison. The most fragile part of the hair is where the natural and chemical part meet. Be sure to keep tension on your transitioning hair to a minimum! While on your journey, you may also have the urge to straighten you hair so that your natural hair texture will “match” your processed hair. DO NOT DO IT! Try to keep all heat usage to a minimum. If too much heat is used, damage will occur. When you decide to big chop, your transitioned hair will be stringy and lifeless in comparison to the hair growth to come.

While transitioning or while working with your hair post- big chop, just remember that patience is key. Your hair WILL grow!