Frizz is caused by a lack of hair care, which is why all it takes is a little more attention to tackle the problem front on. This doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money on pricey products or salon treatments, all you need is a little knowledge of what’s causing your hair to frizz and a few household components to solve the problem. Your hair is always thirsty. When your hair’s hydration needs aren’t met, the cuticles (the dead cells on the outside of your hair shaft that maintain your hair healthy and safe) raise to let moisture in. Excess moisture from the environment causes your hair to swell and frizz. Dehydration causes damage to your hair, making it frizzy and lifeless.
If you desire to achieve something, there are certain home remedies that might help minimize frizz by restoring moisture. Increased moisture can also assist enhance hair health, which is an added bonus. Frizz is a cry for moisture and nutrients. You can get rid of it in a variety of ways. Begin by making sure you’re eating properly and getting enough water. Once you’ve mastered those two skills, you should oil your hair and use hair masks on a regular basis. I’ve included a list of natural methods for dealing with frizzy hair below.
Home Remedies for Frizzy Hair
Almond Oil and Egg
- 1/4 cup almond oil
- 1 raw egg
- Combine the almond oil and egg until you get a smooth mixture. Optionally you can just whisk the egg and apply it to your hair.
- Section your hair and start applying the mixture to your scalp and through the length of your hair.
- Wait for 40 minutes and then rinse your hair as usual.
- Use a good shampoo and conditioner, preferably one without sulfates. Apply this once a week.
Almond oil acts as a conciliatory. The egg repairs damage in the hair shaft with its high protein content. This is considered to be one of the best remedies for frizzy hair.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 cup yogurt
- Cut the avocado and remove the pit.
- Mash the avocado and the yogurt to get a smooth, creamy paste.
- Apply it to your hair and let it sit for 40-45 minutes.
- Wash thoroughly with shampoo and follow it up with your conditioner. Apply this mask once or twice every week.
Using an avocado-based hair mask is an inexpensive but effective remedy to control frizz. It contains vitamins B and E which nourish the hair and repair damage. Yogurt cleans and deep conditions your hair.
Coconut Oil and Vitamin E
- 1 part vitamin E oil
- 4 parts organic cold-pressed coconut oil
- Mix both the oils and pour it into an air-tight container to be stored.
- Take 2-3 tablespoons of the oil depending on the length of your hair.
- Apply it all on your scalp and through the length of your hair.
- Wash your hair after about 40 minutes. Apply this oil once or twice a week.
Vitamin E helps fight free radicals and prevents hair damage. Coconut oil has penetrative properties that deep condition your hair.
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup pure almond oil
- 1-2 eggs (depending on the length of your hair)
- Mix the mayonnaise, almond oil, and eggs to form a smooth paste.
- Generously coat your hair and scalp with the mixture and then cover it with a hot towel or a shower cap.
- Shampoo thoroughly and follow up with conditioner. You can use this hair mask up to two times a week.
The mask works amazingly well to provide shine, nourishment, and strength. It adds an extra layer of moisture, which helps in controlling frizzy hair effectively. In fact, this is one of the best hair masks for dry and frizzy hair.
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/3 cup coconut oil/almond oil
- Mash the banana until there are no lumps and to it add the honey and oil to form a smooth paste.
- Apply the mixture all over your scalp and hair, and leave it on for 20-25 minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner. Use this mask once a week for hair that is extremely frizzy.
Bananas are great for hair conditioning, especially when it is combined with honey which is a well-known humectant A banana mask for hair is just the kind of attention your hair deserves.
Lemon and Honey
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup water
- Combine all the ingredients and pour it through freshly washed hair.
- Massage your scalp for a couple of minutes and then let the mixture sit for an additional 10 minutes.
- Rinse with lukewarm water and shampoo. Use this hair mask once every two weeks. Ensure that you use other conditioning hair masks during the rest of the week.
The mask removes dirt from the hair shaft which improves cuticle health, reducing frizz. The rich vitamin C content also helps boost hair growth. The bleaching agents can give you some natural and subtle highlights.
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 cups warm water
- Dilute the honey with water and pour it through your hair.
- Once your hair is saturated with the mixture, let it sit for 30 minutes.
- Shampoo and condition. While honey is an excellent conditioner, it also lightens your hair. If you do not want your hair to be lightened it would be wise not to use this mask more than once a week. If you want subtle highlights, use the mask twice a week.
This is a simple solution that isn’t too time-consuming. Like I mentioned before, honey is an excellent humectant which means that it does a great job at sealing moisture in your hair. It makes your hair stronger, smoother, and shinier.
Honey and Yogurt
- 2-3 tablespoons yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Mix the honey and yogurt in a bowl.
- Apply the mixture on your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
- Wash with cold water. Do this once a week to restore moisture and maintain your hair.
Yogurt is an effective deep conditioner and honey helps in retaining moisture. It also acts as an emollient and makes hair smoother and shinier.
- 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
- 1/4 cup carrier oil
- Combine the Aloe gel with a carrier oil of your choice.
- Apply the mixture to your scalp and through the length of your hair.
- Leave it in for 20-30 minutes and then wash off with shampoo and condition. You can use this mask up to twice a week.
Aloe vera is one of the best ingredients for moisturizing. In combination with a carrier oil, it forms a protective layer over your cuticle that minimizes moisture loss, giving you hair that is soft, smooth, and shiny.
- 2-3 tablespoons coconut milk (depending on the length of your hair)
- A bowl for heating
- Heat the coconut milk until it is warm.
- Apply it to your hair and let it sit for 30 minutes
- Shampoo and condition. You can use coconut milk for your hair up to twice a week.
Coconut oil is a perfect light protein treatment to repair damaged hair. It moisturizes while nourishing your hair, making it smooth, strong, and shiny.
Hot Oil Massage
Hot oil massages are one of the best ways to treat frizzy hair. Oils nourish and moisturize your hair, keeping it healthy and frizz-free. There are many different oils, each carrying its unique properties. You can choose what oils to use depending on what suits your hair best. Below is a list of oils and how they help control frizz.
1. Argan Oil for Frizzy Hair
Argan oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids that help treat and repair damage It also helps prevent splitting and makes your hair smooth and more manageable.
2. Coconut Oil for Frizzy Hair
Coconut oil is one of the most penetrative hair oils (5). It contains chains of fatty acids that nourish your hair from the inside, making it stronger and healthier.
3. Almond Oil for Frizzy Hair
Almond oil is rich in vitamin E which contains antioxidant properties. Antioxidants combat the free radicals which cause damage to your hair, keeping it healthy. It is also an emollient which helps keep moisture locked in your hair soft.
4. Jojoba Oil for Frizzy Hair
Jojoba oil is perfect for those who have combination hair that is oily at the roots and dry at the tips. The oil mimics the natural oils produced by your scalp, reducing the amount of oil produced, while moisturizing and providing nourishment to the tips of your hair.
5. Olive Oil for Frizzy Hair
Olive oil is a natural conditioner that leaves your hair feeling silky and smooth. It is light and so does not weigh your hair down while keeping it moisturized. It also tackles issues like dandruff and improves scalp health.
There are many different oils and blends you can use for your hair. You can also make your own blend of oils from the list above or other oils of your choice.
Give yourself a relaxing hot oil massage by following the steps below.
2-3 tablespoons of a carrier oil/ oil blend
- Pour the oil into a bowl and heat it by placing it in a larger bowl filled with hot water.
- Massage the warm oil into your scalp and through your hair. Massage your scalp for a good 10-15 minutes.
- Dip a towel in hot water and wrap your hair with it. This will create a warm environment that will allow for maximum penetration.
- Leave the oil on your hair for 30 minutes
- Shampoo and condition.
Give yourself a hot oil massage twice a week for best results.
Warm oil penetrates through the hair shafts and follicles, conditioning and nourishing them. It also forms a protective layer around your cuticles which locks moisture in. It restores luster to your hair and soothes the cuticles, preventing frizz.
Vitamins for Frizzy Hair
Internal care is just as important as external when it comes to hair health. Consuming the right amounts of protein, vitamins, and minerals is vital for healthy hair growth. Vitamins A, B-complex, C, and E are essential. Making sure that your hair grows out healthy is the only way to ensure its long-term health.
Using a leave-in conditioner or hair serum can make a huge difference in how much your hair frizzes up as you go about your day. There are several frizz control products available in the market, specially designed for curly hair.
What not to do?
- Never wash your hair with hot water. Heat causes the cuticles to rise, making it frizz up. Always use water that is either cool or lukewarm.
- Go easy with the heat styling tools. Heat causes damage, and if your hair is already frizzy, it is best avoided.
- Cotton pillow cases are a big no-no. They soak up the moisture from your hair while you sleep. Counter this by investing in some satin pillow covers.
- Do not shampoo more than thrice a week. Most shampoos contain sulfates that strip your hair of moisture. It would be a good idea to find a good sulfate-free shampoo and wash your hair thrice a week.
- Do not towel dry your hair. The friction from it causes the cuticles to rise and makes your hair rough and prone to breakage.
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