- 1Form (hair) into a mass of small, tight curls or tufts: her hair was frizzed up in a style that seemed matronlyMore example sentences
- That summer the Puerto Rican girls had straightened their hair like Mariah Carey but the white girls were still frizzing their hair out with big perms.
- My hair was frizzed and my natural curls had returned.
- Her wine red hair was frizzed, and her jaw was clenched.
- 1.1 [no object] (Of hair) form itself into a mass of small tight curls: his hair had frizzed out symmetricallyMore example sentences
- It has a tendency to frizz up and stick out over my ears so I look like a crazed koala.
- My eyeliner is all smudged, and my hair is frizzing out in tendrils because of the humidity.
- I sighed as I realized how much my hair had frizzed from the rain.
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- The state of being formed into a mass of tight curls or tufts: a perm designed to add curl without frizzMore example sentences
- The key to re-creating this style at home is to contain any wild frizz and to let the curls naturally air-dry.
- To cut frizz and shape curls, twist small sections of wet hair around your finger (the sections will remain when you remove your finger) and let them air-dry.
- I've also realised lately that if I don't towel-dry my hair, but apply product right away and let it dry evenly, there's a lot less frizz.
late Middle English (in the sense 'dress leather with pumice'): from French friser. The sense 'form hair into a mass of curls' dates from the late 16th century.
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