What's Up with Curly Hair and Frizz?



People associate other people based on their features. One might use the height to distinguish people among others. You can either be “the midget” or “the gigantor”. Others use facial features to describe someone they know. It's either the teeth, the ears or the eyes. The personality only comes in second. That's why many people wants to change how they look because they get associated with these “negative” qualities, hence, affecting their ego.


    However, the most common descriptive quality people use is the hair. It's probably because it is the first thing you see in a person. Of course, it's at the top of your head. You're either described as the curly haired girl or the chick with wild hair. However they may describe your hair, it will forever stick with you and you'll forever be known as the “girl with spiky hair” or “Goldilocks”.


    This is why most women opt to change their hairstyles and settle for straight hair. If pretty sure you have a friend who has silky straight hair. But, what does have straight hair mean? What does having curly hair imply? And why do your hair keep getting frizzy?? Let's all find out.


    Historically speaking, hairstyles have been used to signify social status. You have probably seen women back in the Victorian era, where they wear their hair big and loud. It is said that rich people back then purposely chose complicated hairstyles to show their wealth. They use hair accessories to show everyone that they do not need to work to earn money. On the other hand, middle-class people prefer to keep their hairs clean and healthy. This indicates that they may not be rich, but they are capable of maintaining their health. Those in the working class have simple and practical hairstyles, for the purpose of avoiding distractions for work and to be as low-maintenance as possible.


    However, as time passed by, the indications of hair have evolved. Different hairstyles have sprung up, from those ridiculous looking to the practical ones. Most noted among these hairstyles are the styles done by the African Americans. They popularized the Afro, cornrows and braids. According to sociologists, these hairstyles are more than just for style. They signify diversity and an attempt to express individuality. However, at present times, we may be technological advanced and stuff, but discrimination is still rampant. We dismiss anyone of ethnic descent, thinking that they are lower than us. This is why most people prefer having straight hair. Having straight hair means you're part of the majority. You can blend in. You're not different. You're not ethnic. You're just like everybody else and that means you belong to most people.


    But, many people these days have learned to accept who they are and what they are. Now, race is not much of an issue as before and people have learned to accept curly haired individuals. In fact, they dominated the runways. There are numerous women with curly hair seen walking in the runway of the recent New York Fashion Week. This indicates acceptance and a new found openness for people of different ethnicity.


    However, straight or not, there is still one issue all women face every morning; frizz. It's such a bummer when you wake up and see that your hair is a tangled mess. All it needs is a bird and it's babies. Now, the question in everyone's mind is, what causes frizz and how do we take care of it?


    Our hair is composed of three layers. The cuticle, which is the outer layer of the hair. It's composed of thin, flat cells that overlap each other and resembles a cloth full of sequins. The middle layer is the cortex, which gives the hair structure and contains our hair's pigments. It the layer that receives the moisture entering the cuticle. The innermost layer, the medulla, is a disorganized bunch of fibers. Now, frizz occurs when the cuticles of the hair are raised. This results in the moisture from the hair escaping out o the hair's cortex, making it dry and course. Typically, curly hair is more susceptible to having frizz because of their oval shaped cortex. This makes it more easy for the cuticle to raise up and expel moisture.


    But, this does not mean that curly haired women are hopeless when it comes to the battle against frizz. Here are some tips you can do to fight frizz and rock that nice, bouncy, curly hair:


Use a shampoo and conditioner that will help you retain moisture and make it stronger and more resilient. DKoye's The Shampoo contains algae and kelp extracts that will help your hair retain moisture, plus DKoye's The Conditioner, that contains essential chemicals, will treat your hair and make it stronger and shinier.

One of curly hair's worst enemy is the weather. Humidity is one of your worst nightmares, so protect your hair by using a  serum that will protect your hair and help you tame frizzy hair. DKoye's The Elixir is perfect for those curly locks that need taming. It improves the moisture inside your hair and keeps it that way the entire day. Using The Elixir by DKoye will make your curls bouncier and shinier

If you plan to go out and you want your curls to look as awesome as possible, use a hair lotion that will give your hair definition while protecting it at the same time. DKoye's The Curl is a creamy hair lotion specifically designed for curly hair. The argan oil found in this hair lotion will help you define those curls that you were born with.

However, if you feel like laying low and would just want to keep the frizz in check, use a product that will make your hair pliable and manageable. Make sure to comb in properly and use DKoye's The Cream. This fast drying hair cream will nourish your hair, taming down the frizz while giving your hair that textured look.


    You don't have to feel sad if you have curly hair. Embrace it and make sure to use good and quality hair products that will give you that confidence to face the world, no matter what kind of hair you have.

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