How to battle Frizzy Hair: 8 Tips
There are ways to battle frizzy hair and reduce frizzy hair. Everyone’s been through those hot, sticky, humid days where their hair is so frizzy it looks like a rat’s nest, but what if I told you that you didn’t have to go through that nightmare?
Even on the most humid days, there are ways you can tame down those fly-away hairs and look your best. The best part is you don’t have to use chemicals to do it!
1. Coconut Oil Treatment
Treating your hair with a little coconut oil can go a long way when it comes to calming things down. Warm up a bit of coconut oil by putting the solid oil into small plastic or metal dish and putting that dish into a dish filled with warm water. Make sure none of the water sloshes into the coconut oil. It’ll be warm and oily in a few minutes.
Take this oil and massage it into your hair beginning at the ends and working your way up to your roots. Leave this on for around twenty to forty minutes. The warm oil is going to penetrate your scalp and your pores, making your hair feel conditioned. Shampoo and condition as usual.
Another way to use this oil to get rid of your frizz is to add a teaspoon of oil to your shampoo. Use your regular amount of shampoo with a teaspoon of coconut oil in your palm and wash your hair. If you have thin hair, you may want to begin with less oil so it doesn’t turn out greasy. Your hair will be moisturized and nourished when you get out of the shower.
If you’re someone with thick, coarse, or wavy hair, then use a pea-sized amount of oil in your palm and rub it between your hands until it’s melted. Then work it through your hair thoroughly. Don’t get it near the roots of your hair, though. This will get rid of the frizz throughout your hair and help fight your split ends. Don’t shampoo or condition after this!
2. Vitamin E Treatment
Add a tablespoon of vitamin E oil to five tablespoons of sweet almond oil and warm it up with the double boiler method. Massage this into your scalp with your fingertips, spreading it down the length of your hair. Let it rest for half an hour, and then shampoo and condition as usual. A warm oil massage will do wonders for your hair, and it will make your hair frizz-free. If you’re not into sweet almond oil, you can also use olive oil, coconut oil, burdock root oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, and argan oil.
It might sound a bit gross, but eggs are actually really great for your hair. They have many vitamins in them that help your hair become healthier and shinier, and they help tame your frizz. Mix an egg with some water and apply it to your hair. Massage it gently into your hair and then wash it out with some water. Shampoo and condition as usual, and repeat the process once a week.
4. Avoid Towel Drying
You might be tempted to towel dry your hair because you want it to dry as quick as possible without having to blow dry it, but the fibers of the towel are damaging to the cuticles of your hair. Rather than towel drying, let your hair dry naturally. Of course, you don’t want water dripping down your back for an hour, so gently pat your hair dry with the towel. Do not squeeze, twist, or otherwise, wring the water from your hair. If you absolutely need to towel-dry your hair, then use a microfiber towel because it’s a lot gentler than cotton.
5. Avoid Blow-Drying
Just as you want to avoid towel-drying your hair, you also want to avoid blow-drying your hair. You might think that it will make your hair smoother and look tamer throughout the day, but there’s a chance you’re exposing your hair to too much heat, which will make it frizzy and look dry. You can remedy this by putting vitamin E on your hair after you blow-dry, or just not blow dry altogether. If you really need to blow dry read here for the best blow dryers to use.
6. Put It Up
If you can’t seem to get the frizz to go away with any of the methods in this article, then you might want to put your hair up for the day. You can do this by braiding it, putting it up into a bun or ponytail, or just putting up the top part of your hair if the frizz is on top.
7. Avocado and Olive Oil Mask
A really great home remedy for frizzy hair is to use an olive oil and avocado mask. Avocado has fatty acids that will tame your frizz, and so does olive oil.
Mash the avocado in a bowl and add some olive oil to the pulp until its creamy. Whip it with a mixer, and then shampoo your hair. Apply the mask after you shampoo, and leave it there for half an hour. Then rinse your hair completely. Condition as you normally would to get rid of the avocado smell.
8. Brush Your Hair
Many people use brushes that are damaging to their hair, or worse yet, they use combs. Boar bristle brushes will carry the natural oil that’s produced by your scalp – sebum – down to the ends of the hair shafts. Each hair strand will be coated with sebum, which will naturally cure your frizzy hair. Be aware that sebum is natural and should be produced by your scalp in order to keep your hair from being damaged. Brush from the roots to the hair tip to help distribute your scalp’s natural oils.
Frizzy hair can be a nightmare, but you can combat it with the natural hair masks, techniques, and ingredients you’ve found here. Many people tend to forget about their hair until it’s causing a problem. When you’re giving yourself a wonderful spa day during the week, don’t forget to nourish those beautiful locks, too! That way, you won’t have to worry about frizz because you’ll never have it.