\ ˈfri-zē How to pronounce frizzy (audio) \
frizzier; frizziest

Definition of frizzy

of hair
: not smooth and neat because individual shafts are variably wavy and do not align together When hair is frizzy or damaged, its outer cover, or cuticle, is riddled with lifted or missing sections that allow the hair's inner cortex to soak up hair-swelling moisture.— Victoria Clayton

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frizziness noun

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Here are a few prebedtime techniques that will ensure a happier, bouncier, and less frizzy morning (and even a few extra minutes of precious weekday sleep). Glamour, "How to Keep Curls Overnight Without Losing Their Shape," 14 May 2019 Happily, more and more beauty and textile brands are coming out with pillowcases specifically designed to target certain beauty concerns, like wrinkling skin and frizzy hair. Lauren Swanson, Allure, "15 Pillowcases That'll Transform Your Hair and Skin for the Better," 13 Nov. 2018 The best humidifiers can help combat cracking skin, frizzy strands, and even the occasional stuffy nose. Maria Cassano, Allure, "The 9 Best-Selling Air Humidifiers on Amazon," 26 Feb. 2018 Straight, curly, kinky, and anywhere in between, silk and satin is a lot softer on your hair than cotton or other materials that can lead to frizzy strands and breakage. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "The Surprising Reason You Should Be Sleeping On A Silk (Or Satin) Pillowcase," 9 Oct. 2018 Waking up to find your perfect blowout from the day before looking like a frizzy mess can start your morning off on the wrong foot. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "This $42 Silk Pillowcase From Fishers Finery Is the Best Damn Investment I've Ever Made," 1 Oct. 2018 Summertime — long days by the beach, flirting with cute lifeguards, oh, and super-frizzy hair! Seventeen Magazine, Seventeen, "Win a $1000 Smooth N' Shine Gift Card!," 31 July 2011 Fine-haired people have enjoyed the oil-absorbing benefits of dry shampoo but the frizzy-haired world has gone without an acceptable alternative for far too long. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "This New Dry Conditioner Will Make Wash-and-Go’s Last Longer," 17 Apr. 2018 Chelsea told Elle magazine that, in her early 20s, her curls just naturally subsided; an affront to frizzy-haired women everywhere. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: New York Times journalist Amy Chozick on Recode Media," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of frizzy

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of frizzy was circa 1864

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\ ˈfri-zē How to pronounce frizzy (audio) \
frizzier; frizziest

Kids Definition of frizzy

: very curly frizzy hair

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