10 Natural products from your kitchen that can help you fight hair frizz
Are you fed up of waking up to an unruly mop of hair every morning? While for some women, frizzy hair is only an occasional problem, for others it is a constant headache. The primary cause of frizzy hair is a lack of moisture, which can be caused by the weather, pollution, or it could just be in your genes. What you need to do to cure that problem, is to get the moisture back into your hair and, while there are thousands of products that you can buy that claim to do that for you, your answer to your frizzy hair problem could already be in your kitchen. So, give the store bought frizzy hair products a miss, and check out these ten natural products from your kitchen that can help you fight hair frizz instead.
Beer is one of the popular home remedies for frizzy hair and it is a superb conditioner for dry hair too, because it contains lots of minerals, vitamins and nutrients that your hair needs to stay healthy and shiny. To use beer as a treatment for the frizz, wash your hair as normal first, and then coat your hair with beer and leave it on for about five or ten minutes, before you rinse it out again with warm water. The beers that will give you the best results are the darker beers or stouts.
2. Apple Cider vinegar
Wonderful, apple cider vinegar has many health and beauty applications, one of which is treating dry, frizzy hair. Apple cider vinegar is a great natural hair conditioner and it also helps hair absorb and retain moisture. For the best results, use one part apple cider vinegar mixed with one part water as an after shampoo rinse.
Eggs are another one of effective ingredients that you can use in home remedies for frizzy hair. The egg yolks contain omega-3 fatty acids that will put the strength back into the hair and the whites help by bringing back the shine to dull and dry hair. Just beat up a couple of raw eggs and apply to your hair like a mask (if your hair is super dry, then add a couple of tablespoons of Argan oil or sesame seed oil), and leave it on for about twenty minutes before washing out.
4. Avocado and olive oil
Next one of great home remedies for frizzy hair is an avocado and olive oil mix. The natural oils and vitamin E that is found in avocado will also help to bring frizzy hair back under control. Mash up one ripe avocado with a tablespoon or two of olive oil, apply it to your scalp and let it sit for about half an hour and it will rehydrate and condition your hair beautifully.
5. Extra virgin olive oil
Just pure, extra virgin olive oil on its own will do the trick too. To deep condition your hair with olive oil, apply the oil to your hair at night, wrap your head in a towel or a wear shower cap, and leave the oil on until the morning. If you find that olive oil makes your hair too greasy, then try just applying it to the ends of your hair, rather than all over. Wash off in the morning and enjoy nourished, shiny and frizz-free hair!
Banana is another great ingredient for home remedies for frizzy hair. Bananas are a great source of vitamins A, C and E, as well as the mineral potassium, all of which will help strengthen hair and bring back the shine to it. For a great banana based hair mask, mash up one banana and mix it with three tablespoons of honey, a tablespoon of natural yoghurt and a tablespoon of sweet almond oil. Apply to the hair for about an hour and then shampoo and rinse out.
7. Honey and lemon
Everyone has honey and lemon in their kitchen, and the two together make a fantastic treatment for frizzy hair. Mix up two tablespoons of honey with some fresh lemon juice and add that to a cup of warm water. Apply the mixture to the length, just after you have shampooed your hair and leave it on for fifteen minutes before washing out again. If you use this treatment once or twice a week, it will soon banish the frizz and bring the shine back to your hair.
Even though this may sound weird, mayonnaise is another one of great ingredients that is often used in home remedies for frizzy hair, and here is a wonderful mayonnaise hair mask recipe, especially designed to treat dry and frizzy hair that uses some of the ingredients that we have mentioned before. Mix up half a jar of mayonnaise with a tablespoon of olive oil, one egg yolk and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and apply to damp hair. After half an hour, wash your hair thoroughly. After a few treatments, you will be able to see the difference that it has made to your hair.
9. Coconut oil
Our list of natural home remedies for frizzy hair wouldn’t be complete without mentioning coconut oil. Not only you can use it in different hair masks, but also, for a quick fix to frizz, try smoothing a little coconut oil over your hair to smooth down the stray strands. Be careful not to use too much though, or it will weigh down your hair and make it look greasy.
10. Tumble dryer sheets
Another easy, quick fix for flyaway hair is to rub down your hair with a dryer sheet. The anti-static properties of the sheet will take the frizz away, and some of them smell really great too.
What are your favorite home remedies for frizzy hair?