14 Fabulous hair tips on how to get rid of frizzy hair
Have you got the frizzy type of hair that makes you look like you’ve just been electrocuted? Do you have an uncontrollable, unmanageable mass of dry, frizzy hair that gives you a bad hair day every day of the week? Then read on, as we give you our top tips on how to get rid of frizzy hair using only natural ingredients:
It might not smell that good, but vinegar is a great and natural way to treat frizzy hair. Just add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water and massage into your hair and scalp; it will condition the hair, add shine and help to remove dandruff as well. Rinse thoroughly after 5-10 minutes! Do it once or twice a week and see wonderful results.
If you are looking for solutions on how to get rid of frizzy hair, don’t look further than your kitchen. To nourish and bring the shine back to your hair, whip one egg into some tepid water and apply it to your hair, massage gently. Wash out with warm water and not hot though, or you’ll end up with an omelette on your head! No need to shampoo. Condition as usual.
3. Avocado hair mask
Another one from the kitchen: mash one ripe avocado and mix it with two tablespoons of coconut oil to make a smooth paste (use your blender) and apply to your hair as a mask for 20-30 minutes, then shampoo and condition. Use once or twice a week and it will naturally condition your hair, nourish, help to prevent dryness, fight frizz and split ends.
4. Banana hair mask
Bananas can do wonderful job conditioning and nourishing your hair, relieving dryness and fighting frizz. Here is how to get rid of frizzy hair with this natural banana hair mask: place one ripe banana, two tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of honey in your blender and push the button. Apply this mix on your locks for 20-30 minutes, then shampoo and condition. Say ‘goodbye’ to dry and frizzy hair!
5. Don’t shampoo too often
Everyone likes to have a clean head of hair, but shampooing every day can dry out all the natural moisture from your hair, leaving it dry and frizzy. Try shampooing every two or three days and experiment with some milder shampoos to see if this makes a difference.
6. Don’t blow dry for too long
Blow drying your hair for too long will dry out the natural oils in your hair and cause the strands of hair to actually shrink, so keep drying time to a minimum. Also, try using a cool setting on your hairdryer, it will be less damaging for your locks and it will help get rid of frizzy hair too.
7. Brush your hair the right way
The drier your hair, the easier it breaks, the quicker it gets frizzy, so too much brushing (especially harsh and violent brushing) won’t make the frizz go away, it will only make it worse. Avoid brushing your hair when it’s wet, as your hair is more fragile when it’s damp. Also, if you want to know how to get rid of frizzy hair, don’t use harsh movements when towel-drying your locks to avoid breakage.
8. Coconut oil
Treating frizzy hair with coconut oil will help calm things down. Massage slightly warmed up coconut oil into your hair and scalp. Leave on for about 20-40 minutes (the warm oil will penetrate the scalp and pores, leaving your hair beautifully conditioned); then shampoo and condition.
Another way to use coconut oil to get rid of frizzy hair is to add one teaspoon of coconut oil into your usual shampoo; just mix your usual dose of shampoo with one teaspoon of coconut oil in the palm of your hand (if you have thin hair, use less oil) and wash your hair with it; you’ll see an amazing difference: your hair will be nourished, moisturized, fuzz free and shiny. Try it!
If you have coarse, thick, wavy hair, take a pea-sized drop of coconut oil (or you can also use avocado oil or macadamia nut oil), rub it between your hands and work it through your hair thoroughly, concentrating on the middle length and on the ends (don’t bring the oil near the roots of your hair, because we use it as a leave-in conditioner in this case). This quick tip can easily help you get rid of hair frizz and all the ‘goodness’ of natural oils will nourish your locks, help fight split ends, add shine and gloss.
9. Protect your hair
Another simple tip on how to get rid of frizzy hair is to keep your locks protected with a hat when you go out in extreme weather conditions. Both sunlight and very cold weather will make your hair frizzy.
10. Deep conditioning treatments
Since we, girls, adore using various heating gadgets and we love doing it often, our hair gets damaged, hence the frizz. To revitalize dehydrated dry hair make weekly deep conditioning treatments or use leave-in conditioners.
11. Use silicon-based hair products
Not only silicon based hair products will help get rid of frizzy hair, but also these products will add wonderful shine to otherwise dry and dull looking locks.
12. Silky smooth
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase can also help deal with hair frizz.
13. Vitamin E oil
Mix Vitamin E oil with sweet almond oil in proportions 1:5 (for example, 1 table spoon of Vitamin E oil and 5 tablespoons of sweet almond oil); slightly warm up the oil mixture and massage your scalp with it using your fingertips, spread the oil to the length; leave it for 30-40 minutes, then shampoo and condition. Warm oil massages will do wonders hydrating and nourishing your hair, as well as making your locks more manageable and frizz-free. You can also use other oils for your weekly warm oil scalp massages and hair treatments: olive oil, coconut oil, burdock root oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, argan oil, jojoba oil.
14. How to get rid of frizzy hair? Ponytail can help!
And finally, if you are in a hurry and you don’t have time for all the sophisticated and time-consuming treatments, just braid your hair or do a ponytail. These simple hairstyles take only a couple of minutes to make and will camouflage the frizz easily and quickly.
Sometimes, it’s the very things that you are doing to your hair to get of the frizz that are making it worse! Some of the most common causes of frizzy hair are: shampooing too frequently, hair products with harsh chemicals, brushing too harshly, blow drying too long and excessive sun/wind exposure. Also trim your hair regularly (every 4-5 weeks) to keep your locks looking healthy, beautiful and frizz-free.
We hope you find these tips for healthy hair useful.
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