Meaning of frizz in English:


Pronunciation /frɪz/

Translate frizz into Spanish


[with object]
  • 1Form (hair) into a mass of small, tight curls.

    ‘her hair was crimped and frizzed into a leonine mane’
    • ‘My hair was frizzed and my natural curls had returned.’
    • ‘Her wine red hair was frizzed, and her jaw was clenched.’
    • ‘She had gray frizzed hair tied back in a loose bun and she was wearing a long, black dress.’
    • ‘Her hair was frizzed and disheveled from a night of worry and sorrow.’
    • ‘It was like he had dumped water on himself and frizzed his hair around.’
    • ‘His brown, wavy hair was frizzed from tossing in his sleep and he was breathing heavily.’
    • ‘She pulled the comforter off of her head, frizzing her mousy brown hair.’
    • ‘The day is hot, humid, and overcast - the kind of day that frizzes hair and dampens spirits.’
    • ‘According to President Watson, rumor has it that Denver was chosen because ‘the weather did not frizz one's hair.’’
    • ‘Her long, scarlet hair hung loose from the French braids, and was frizzed from the night's sleep.’
    • ‘My hair will still be wet when she comes; I won't have time to frizz it up.’
    • ‘It was too much work to frizz it up, so I was just going to stuff it under a baseball cap again.’
    • ‘Around the same time, French women frizzed their hair with heat and then sculpted it to towering heights.’
    • ‘Hairdressers for a long time have been trying to perfect curling hair without damaging or frizzing the ends.’
    • ‘A fringe of frizzed hair conceals a narrow band.’
    • ‘She had frizzed black hair and wore a severe navy blue blazer and skirt.’
    • ‘Priya was a mad scientist; she wore a white lab coat with her hair frizzed out to the ends.’
    • ‘His hair was all frizzed up and he wore a happy smile.’
    • ‘My hair was limp, stringy, greasy, and frizzed from all the dyeing I did to it.’
    curly, curled, corkscrew, crimped, crinkled, crinkly, kinked, kinky, waved, frizzed, corrugated
    1. 1.1no object (of hair) form itself into a mass of small, tight curls.
      ‘his hair had frizzed out symmetrically’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Needless to say, his hair frizzed massively.’
      • ‘Long locks of once-blonde hair now frizzed in greasy clumps filled with dirt and thorns.’
      • ‘Her dark red hair frizzed in a manner that would have been comical if her gaze was not one of hatred.’
      • ‘My hair can frizz out to double its size in 4 minutes on a humid day.’
      • ‘It also keeps hair from frizzing and protects it, especially the ends, before flat-ironing.’
      • ‘Make sure that the split end areas are dried as straight as possible since splits look worse when they are allowed to wave, curl, frizz or spike out.’
      • ‘She cried as her pretty curls began to frizz in the rain.’
      • ‘They are smoother than mesh rollers and less likely to catch the hair, causing it to tangle or frizz.’
      • ‘The crimson ribbon had unraveled and his silver-blonde hair was spilling out over his shoulders, frizzing slightly.’
      • ‘Danny Masterson, highly annoyed at the the moisture in the summer air frizzing up his perfectly gelled hair, moped around from station to station.’
      • ‘Looking over to the small mirror hung on the wall, Nicola noticed her hair was still in the knot Lenni had put it in for the ball, but now some hair had fallen out of it while other parts frizzed.’
      • ‘It was straight, but she had small curls around her forehead from the rain and it was starting to frizz slightly.’
      • ‘Since dry hair is most likely to frizz and look dull, it really needs moisture.’
      • ‘She didn't have very long hair, and it was naturally wavy, so when let down it started to frizz.’
      • ‘Here at Chiggy we understand how different curly hair is - how it shrinks, frizzes and needs lots of moisture.’
      • ‘Are you fed up of your hair frizzing up whenever you step out into damp and humid air?’
      • ‘We recommend using a Silicon spray to protect the synthetic hair from frizzing, drying out and fading’
  • 2Dress (chamois or a similar leather) with pumice or a scraping knife.


mass noun
  • The state of being formed into a mass of small, tight curls.

    ‘a perm system designed to add curl without frizz’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Danilo says that these days, there's no excuse for frizz.’
    • ‘So whether your concern is dullness, damage, frizz or fragility, we have the answers to ease even the toughest hair-care woes.’
    • ‘His essential hair products for summer are a good leave-in conditioner and an anti-chlorine shampoo - although to prevent frizz, try not to shampoo too often.’
    • ‘We're finishing hair with new products that control frizz and fuzz, but keep it soft and sexy.’
    • ‘‘It got rid of my frizz but didn't feel gooey or sticky like other products I've used,’ reported one tester with hard-to-manage locks.’
    • ‘Because humidity is sealed out, it doesn't have a chance to cause frizz.’
    • ‘Tame your hair into dreads and don't wash so it eventually reaches the state where it cleans and takes care of itself and washing it would only stir up the dormant dandruff, and cause unnecessary frizz.’
    • ‘When used on already dry hair, a flat iron, explains Romero, locks in moisture, creating smooth and shiny locks while eliminating frizz.’
    • ‘After dealing with frizz and the issues faced by blondes, he turned his attention to brunettes, whose main complaint was dull, listless hair.’
    • ‘Doing the opposite will only cause the hair cuticle to become rough, creating unnecessary frizz.’
    • ‘It's half curly, half straight with blonde on top and brown underneath and loads of frizz.’
    • ‘Developed with us in mind, it helps eliminate frizz and gives hair a smooth finish.’
    • ‘A weekly deep-conditioning mask will add moisture and combat the frizz.’
    • ‘Otherwise, that is if I've slept on it, I generally have it in a ponytail because at least then the frizz isn't evident unless I turn around.’
    • ‘She has long, straight brown hair completely free of frizz and deep blue eyes.’
    • ‘This technique works best on straight hair and can be risky for frizzy hair, as poorly executed razoring can make the frizz worse.’
    • ‘She looked lovely, aside from the mess of half-formed curls and frizz that sat atop her head.’
    mass, mane, mop, thatch, head, crop, bush, cloud, frizz, fuzz, foam, curls, tangle, chaos, cascade, quiff, halo


Late Middle English (in frizz (sense 2 of the verb)): from French friser. frizz (sense 1 of the verb) dates from the late 16th century.