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


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.


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.

Blog Comments

Could I do the loc perm would that work best for me instead?

This blog is so amazing. I have Locs and there is such an abundance of information in one place! Thank you!!!

My locs are 2 months old. I’ve noticed a few budding. I was told not to style them. To let the locs get use to being worn down. I retwist with tajiid walid tight hold oil and Water spray every 3 weeks. I wash my hair with the designer essential protein shampoo and condition with a strengthened conditioner. Am I on the right track so far?

What is the loc perm called?

And where can i buy it please


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

What damage control can i do so that my dreads don’t thin or break? Last week i used a scissors to stop the frizz on my locs n i just saw this post now that it wrongbto use a scissors. Please help.

I have a love-hate relationship with my frizz. Sometimes I like it all the times I wish I didn’t have it.

9months locs started with interlocking and maintained by interlocking root, some of the locs are bumpy along some parts of the loc, what should I do

Thank you

What is a Loc perm? it sounds like a resolution to my issue my hair is like 3different texture so my Locs are frizzy and lack moisture

A Loc Perm is a chemical process that creates texture in the hair which would encourage the hair to lock and be less frizzy. Think of it like the opposite of a relaxer. This type of chemical process is primarily for individuals with straight or wavy texture.

Most people have 2-3 textures of hair in their head. It is totally normal.

What brand of liquid protein do you recommend, it’s so many out and I am not sure which is best for locs.


There are many because they effectiveness varies. I can recommend a protein treatment for you, if needed during a consultation. You can schedule a virtual consultation with me by clicking here.

My locs are 6 months old. Will doing compression styles like 2 strand twists prevent them from forming properly?

Yes compression styling too early can affect the locking process.

If I’m sleeping on a Silk pillowcase do I need to put on a satin or silk scarf.to try to stop frizzy.

Yes it can help to have on a scarf as well, not a bonnet.

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