Frizzy hair is that annoying mass of tangled hair that sits on your head all day and seems to defy all your styling. Well, we are all about solving your hair problems for you, offering you the best advice on how to get rid of frizzy hair. Moreover, you’ll get some effective tips for preventing frizzy hair, as well as common dos and don’ts of styling for the days you can’t control that frizz.
In this article:
- What Causes Frizzy Hair?
- How to Get Rid of Frizzy Hair?
- How to Prevent Frizzy Hair
- Frizzy Hair Dos & Don’ts
What Causes Frizzy Hair?
All of us have had that experience where we wake up to see our hair strewn up all over our head. Well, you could blame it on the sheets, the weather condition or your cat, all which could be right. But frizzy hair happens to almost everyone, and several factors could be responsible for the ‘bird’s nest on your hair.’
Naturally, your hair has oils that keep it sleek, curled up and shiny. However, you could strip your hair of oils by using too much shampoo, exposing your hair to drying chemicals like alcohol or staying in that hot relaxing shower for too long.
All these reasons lead to dehydration and that is the main cause of frizziness. Extreme humid weather conditions could also lead to your hair swelling due to excess moisture.
Just to make sure you are up to speed, frizzy hair looks tangled, dry, damaged, rough and wouldn’t respond to all your styling effort. And you don’t exactly want this kind of conditions for your hair.
How to Get Rid of Frizzy Hair?
If you already have tangled mane and you wish to get rid of it, we have a lot of tips for you. These tips have been tested and work well for those who have tried them. You can look through them all and find the one that is pretty convenient for you.
Using Anti-Frizz Products
In another article, we have listed some fantastic frizzy hair products that will work wonders for your hair. These anti-frizz products save you the stress, time and money that you spend when you go to the salon to have your hair treated. You can get a bottle and unleash it on your stubborn frizz in the comfort of your own home. Read the instructions on any bottle you choose to achieve great results for your hair.
Using Other Professional Products to Defrizz Hair
Apart from products directly specified for treating frizz, other haircare products work for this same purpose. They include special shampoos, conditioners, hair oils and more that we discuss below.
• Get a Glycerin-Packed Shampoo, With No Sulfates
Shampoos that have glycerin in high concentration are very good for your hair. They help absorb extra moisture and create a protective covering for your hair. You would enjoy the frizz-fighting benefits, since such shampoos penetrate the hair and hydrate it. Be careful to watch out for sulfates, as they can have a long-term damaging effect, and you certainly don’t want that.
• Buy a Mild Conditioner
After using shampoo, try to apply a mild conditioner. This is because your hair cuticles might have lost some hydration after washing your hair. Conditioners restore this moisture and lock it in. The result will be a smooth mane that is healthy and well-nourished. Try products that contain glycerin and shea butter for better results. Another tip is to use conditioners twice a week, without first shampooing it.
• Apply Nourishing Hair Oil to Dry Ends
After blow-drying, if your hair is still ‘frizzed-up,’ then add nourishing hair oil to the dry ends. These wonderful products help to smoothen your hair while adding gloss and shine. You get to rejuvenate your hair vibrancy and tame frizz. To apply it, add 1-3 drops on your palm and rub it over the ends of the hair.
• Use Some Shine Spray
Get a shine spray and apply it to your hair lightly to remove frizz. Then you can use a toothbrush or small comb to get those little strands that keep sticking out, to stay down.
• Regularly Use Coconut Oil
Although some of the hair care products we put in this section contain coconut oil, it never gets too much. Get a bottle of pure organic coconut oil for hair and make it your beauty routine. Rub it down the length of your hair and leave it in for a few hours or overnight. The result is smooth and healthier hair. You can also use it to fight frizz instantly – take a pea size and rub it into your strands.
• Try Using a Hair Mask Once a Week
Do a special treatment that involves deep moisturizing once a week. You can get products that are very rich in glycerin or coconut oil. The protein in such hair masks will help you fight frizz and make your hair less prone to any damage.
• For Frizzy Ponytail, Try Hand or Body Lotion
If your ponytail is all frizzed up, get a hand or body lotion, squeeze it into your palms and rub it together. Then run it through the ponytail, to make it appear polished.
Homemade Remedies to Get Rid of Frizzy Hair
There are also fantastic homemade remedies for getting rid of frizzy hair. This won’t cost you so much, and they are great because you can make them by yourself with ingredients you have or can buy at the drugstore near you.
Beer Defrizzing Treatment
As unlikely as it sounds. This is a great moisturizing formula to cure frizziness. It adds proteins and vitamin B to your strands, making your hair healthy.
- Pour a pint of beer into a bowl and let it go flat by leaving it overnight. Then use a shampoo (no sulfate, glycerin-infused) to wash your hair.
- Use the beer to massage your scalp and then rinse out with cold water.
- Repeat the process once in two weeks.
Honey and Yogurt Hair Mask for Frizzy Hair
Honey works as an excellent conditioner to lighten your hair and create subtle highlights, while yogurt helps retain moisture. Combined, these two will make your hair smoother and much shinier.
- Get a bowl to mix one tablespoon of honey with three tablespoons of yogurt.
- After mixing them. Apply it on your hair and scalp, and leave it in for 30 minutes.
- Rinse off with cold water.
- Repeat the process once a week.
Coconut Oil and Vitamin E Defrizzing Mask
With a mixture of these two ingredients, your hair gets to enjoy deep conditioning. They are good at fighting off radicals and preventing damage.
- Get an airtight container, for proper storage, and mix four-part organic cold-pressed coconut oil with one-part vitamin E oil into it.
- Use 2-3 tablespoons for your hair depending on the length.
- Rub it all over your scalp and the entire length of your hair.
- After 40 minutes wash it out.
- Use it once or twice a week for great results.
Eggs and Olive Oil for Frizzy Hair
Eggs are rich in amino acids, which will help you revitalize your hair follicles and smooth frizzy hair. They also protect your hair from damage and remove any unwanted oils from your scalp.
- Mix one tablespoon of olive oil with one raw egg.
- Leave for about 30 minutes, so that the ingredients can dissolve.
- Apply the mixture to your hair and cover your hair for 20 minutes. Waiting for a longer time could cause your hair strands to get brittle.
- Use a regular shampoo to rinse it out.
Massage Your Hair with Hot Oils
Different carrier oils have various benefits for your hair. But all of them will help you moisturize your strands deeply to get rid of frizzy hair. You can get any of the oils to try the hot oil treatment for an excellent result – extra virgin olive oil, castor oil, coconut oil, rosemary oil, or almond oil.
- Warm the oil you choose for 2-4 minutes using a stove.
- Pour it into a bowl and wait for it to get to a tolerable condition, as you don’t want to burn your scalp with hot oil.
- Apply the warm oil into your scalp and gently massage it from root to tip.
- Use a plastic bag or towel to wrap your hair and leave it covered for an hour.
- Then shampoo and condition your hair to remove the oil.
- Do this twice a week for an excellent result.
How to Prevent Frizzy Hair
Frizz isn’t good for your hair, and you want to avoid it as much as possible. Here are tips that can help you prevent frizzy hair:
- Avoid using flat irons and curling irons. These tools will keep your curls dehydrated and cause more frizz.
- Use a silk pillowcase, instead of using a cotton-pillow case that makes your hair tacky and bunched up. It will help you reduce breakage or split ends.
- Wet your fingers and run it through dry hair, as dry hair might be harsh to comb. This will drive frizz far away by leaving your hair moist.
- Regularly add moisture back to your strands using moisturizing hair care products.
- Don’t brush wet hair. When your hair is wet, it can break easily if your run a hair brush through it. So, try to gently squeeze your hair dry or wait for it to dry before using a brush on damp hair.
- Avoid over-processing your hair. Make sure you check the frequency of use in the bottle of your shampoo or conditioner to avoid excess use.
- Get a round brush to smooth your hair. If you use a blow-dryer to dry your hair, you should use a round brush to flatten your cuticles. This will keep moisture in and avoid dryness.
Frizzy Hair Dos & Don’ts
So, you know how to get rid of frizzy hair using the best anti-frizz products, as well as how to prevent frizziness. Here you also have some dos and don’ts that will help achieve silky smooth hair without any static or frizziness!
Dos for Frizzy Hair
- After taking a shower, use a cotton T-shirt instead of your towel to dry your hair from the root to the tip. Then blow-dry your damp hair and use a round brush to smoothen your cuticles.
- Try overnight frizz-fighting products to kick out any tangled hair that you experience.
- A good haircut can help you get rid of split ends while also keeping frizziness at bay, and you can get one every two months.
- Use bobby pins and hair spray to bring down any hair that is sticking out.
- When working out, use a leave-in conditioner to stop your hair from being dehydrated by the sodium in your sweat.
- For outdoor emergencies, get some water and pat your frizzy hair down. It doesn’t last long, but at least it’s a quick fix.
Don’ts for Frizzy Hair
- If you are using a heat styling tool, try not to raise the temperature. Too much heat will lead to hair damage, dehydration and frizziness.
- Never blow-dry soaking wet hair, as the heat directed on your wet hair will cause too much dehydration leading to frizzy hair.
- Products with alcohol are completely unsafe for your hair. Also stay away from sulfates, parabens, and animal-tested product to prevent frizzy hair.
- Try to keep your hands away from your hair, as touching it too often breaks up the natural pattern, and this can lead to frizzy hair.
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