\ 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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Other Words from frizzy

frizziness noun

Examples of frizzy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the headwear is just the thing to keep grown out roots, frizzy braids and curls concealed while running errands and attending Zoom meetings. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "5 Easy Head Wrap Tutorials To Try Before Your Next Zoom Meeting," 13 Apr. 2020 These kinds of moisturizing and gloss-enhancing ingredients are always essential for keeping my hair from getting too frizzy, but especially so in this dry winter weather. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "I Tried the New Lush Conditioner Made With Literal Rainwater," 15 Nov. 2019 De Angelis, who is fifty-nine and part Sicilian, has frizzy auburn hair and was wearing a thrifted blazer. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, "Putting Elena Ferrante on the Stage," 5 Feb. 2020 After that's been done, lift a section of your hair into the diffuser, then turn your hair dryer on low — too much heat can harm the curl, and too much airflow can make curls look frizzy. Pia Velasco, Good Housekeeping, "How to Use a Diffuser to Get Perfect Curls and Waves Every Time," 30 Sep. 2019 But pressing your hair between two scorching-hot plates can be a recipe for a dried, sizzled, frizzy disaster. Allure, "The 20 Best Flatirons and Hair Straighteners at Every Price Point," 1 Dec. 2019 Baron Frankenstein creates a hissing, frizzy-haired female for his other monster. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019," 22 Sep. 2019 But post Olaplex, my frizzy hair was replaced by sleek, smooth locks. Braelyn Wood,, "I Used the Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 Treatment—and My Hair Has Never Felt Better," 9 Aug. 2019 These anti-frizz sheets are game changers for curly hair that tends to get frizzy in humid weather. Shauna Beni, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Travel Hair Products for Every Type of Hair Texture," 23 July 2019

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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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20 Apr 2020

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“Frizzy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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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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