How to Keep Your Curly Hair Frizz-Free and Beautiful

I have 3A curly hair, and while my hair is generally easy to style, it can be difficult to keep it frizz-free. Over the last couple years, I’ve learned about tricks and products that make caring for my hair much easier. Some of these tips might be surprising, so be sure to read under the heading to learn the full details. Let’s jump into it!

Note: This is NOT a sponsored post. These are products I found on my own and use regularly.

Options for Daily Care

First things first, a rule to know: don’t brush your hair dry.

Yeah. You read that right. As a girl, I thought I just had to brush my hair every morning and it would look good. But as those of you with curly hair know, brushing dry curls just makes a poufy mess. Instead of brushing your hair dry every morning, you have a few options:

  1. Shower/Spray It with Water

If you want to get rid of my bedhead, getting it wet and THEN brushing it solves the problem.

2. Put in some Gel

I use the Garnier Fructis Style “Curl Scrunch” (see below, #1). If you’re really in a crunch, you can rub a quarter-size amount of gel (or maybe a bit more) through your hair to define your curls and decrease frizz. However, I would suggest not using it more than one day in a row without a shower as it leaves hair feeling “crunchy” and “bleh” if left on for too long.

Tip: If you’re really in a rush and have greasy roots, spray some dry shampoo (see #2) to pull it all together.

3. Straighten It

I don’t do this too often as it takes quite a while, but if you want to change things up, straightening your hair could be a fun option. Spray on something to protect your hair from the heat (see product #3) and start straightening! After straightening your hair, use a small spritz of dry conditioner to take away extra pouf and frizz (see product #4). Find my Landot hair straightener here.

My Usual Hair Routine


If I’m going somewhere, I’ll spray my hair with water or put gel in it. If I shower, I”ll brush my hair while it’s still wet, diffuse it, and then put in gel to make the curls last longer without frizz. Otherwise, I’ll throw it up into a ponytail or top knot.


I usually have sports going on in the afternoon, so I’ll put my hair up and put in some gel to make the ponytail look more put-together. If my hair is greasy, I’ll spray some dry shampoo on my roots as well.


After practice, I’ll shower. My hair needs conditioner, but I found that too much isn’t good for my hair. About a quarter-size amount does the trick. I’ll use my diffuser to dry my hair, braid it, or just leave it down to dry.

Hairstyle Inspiration/Tutorials

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Thanks for reading! I hope you found this helpful! What is your best tip/favorite product for caring for YOUR hair?

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4 thoughts on “How to Keep Your Curly Hair Frizz-Free and Beautiful”

  1. Hey Rachel thanks for sharing! As a curly girl myself I understand completely! How do you determine what type of hair you have? (You said you are 3A???) And what are the benefits of determining your hair type?

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    1. Good to hear from you, Elizabeth!! I found out my hair type by taking an online quiz. I mainly figured out my hair type to clarify for anyone reading the blog post so they would know if my tips would help them. I don’t think it matters too much though. 3A just means loose curls. 😊


  2. Very interesting post! I have type 2A or 2B hair, so I have to wash it with a LOT of conditioner! It gets frizzy in the summer and pretty boring and dry in the winter, but I recently found a leave-in conditioner spray, so when I’m in a rush and I don’t have time to shower and condition, I spray my hair with that! I use the Garner Fructis hair gel to smooth back fly-aways when I pull my hair back in a ponytail.

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