from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To form or be formed into small tight curls or tufts.
- n. The condition of being frizzed.
- n. A small tight curl or tuft.
- transitive v. To fry or burn with a sizzling noise.
- intransitive v. To make a sizzling noise while frying or searing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mass of tightly curled or unruly hair.
- v. Of hair, to form into a mass of tight curls.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. See friz, v. t. & n.
- v. To fry, cook, or sear with a sizzling noise; to sizzle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To curl; crisp; form into a mass of small, loose, crisp curls, as the hair, with a crisping-pin; specifically, to crisp and then loosen out so as to form a light, fluffy mass of little curls.
- To form into little burs, prominences, or knots, as the nap of cloth; raise a nap or bur on.
- In leather-dressing, to remove the bur, prominences, or roughnesses from, as chamois and wash-leather, by rubbing with pumicestone, a blunt knife, or the like, in order to soften the surface and give a uniform thickness.
- n. That which is frizzed or curled; a wig, as covered with frizzes: as, a frizz of hair.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the condition of being formed into small tight curls
- v. curl tightly
My hair was always stick straight until a few years ago, I noticed a definite "frizz" starting to develop, much to my horror!
Sated on art, we ventured out into the frizz zone, clutching our zebra-print umbrella for dear life.
That's what people have been liking about it — they can still have their volume, but they get rid of the frizz, she said.
By providing a drier environment, silk reduces that Kafkaesque tendency a nice blowout has of morphing into a nest of frizz overnight.
No static, no frizz, no creases etched into my cheeks—something magic was clearly at work.
I still need some frizz control afterwards though.
I never blow dry -- just try to control the frizz and flyaways.
For frizz taming I use clear Aloe Vera gel (wierd, but it's much nicer than other hair gel).
And when I wake up the next morning with frizz again but I'm not ready to wash my hair again yet (because my hair's pretty dry and I don't like to overwork it), I just take another little dollop of gel and do the same thing again.
I basically want something that will reduce frizz and let my curls hold together as they dry (I don't heat-style unless I'm desperate to get out the door) without making them crunchy or weighing them down with gludge.