Frizzy hair is a daily nightmare for some people and some have this problem occasionally due to humid warm weather. There are a lot of shampoos, serums, conditioners and so much other hair care products available that you get confused as to which one is going to get you out of this problem. Most of the times these products don’t actually address the problem of concern. We end up spending quite a good fortune but without any fruitful results. Frizz is mostly caused by a lack of moisture in your hair but humidity can also contribute to it. The cuticle layers on hair strands need moisture to make them smooth. Frizzy hair can look dull and be very difficult to style. Some other contributing factors are extreme humidity, regular use of a blow dryer, swimming in chlorinated water, certain chemicals in hair care products and using the wrong products for your hair type.
Daily De-Frizz Tips:
You need to follow a few simple routine tips that will help you fight the frizz. Choose a sulfate-free, glycerin-packed shampoo. Look for one with glycerin high up in the ingredient list (the closer ingredients are to the top of the list, the more concentrated they are), since it helps combat frizz by penetrating the hair shaft and hydrating it from the inside out. Don’t skip conditioner. Twice a week, use only conditioner on your hair instead of shampooing it. Use a hydrating mask once a week. Brush your hair regularly to help distribute its natural oils. De-frizz wavy hair by putting it in a bun after it’s dry or defining your waves with a curling iron.
Apart from following the above mentioned de-frizz tips you should also try the following home remedies to deal with your frizzy hair.
- Apple cider vinegar is a blessing. It heals in so many ways. Apple cider vinegar is another very effective ingredient for combating and preventing frizzy hair. The acid in apple cider vinegar will smooth out the frizz and give new life to your dull hair. Mix equal amounts of water with apple cider vinegar to reduce its acidic property and use it as a final rinse after washing and shampooing your hair. This simple remedy will make the hair frizz less and also add shine to your hair. You can use it every two to four weeks. Alternatively, you can apply apple cider vinegar diluted with water onto your scalp with a cotton ball. Then comb your hair gently to distribute the solution. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse your hair well. Repeat this once a week.
- Bananas are a natures perfect hair conditioning ingredient. They are rich in natural oils, potassium, carbohydrates and vitamins. All these ingredients lock in moisture to soften and add shine to your hair and help prevent and repair split ends. Mash one ripe banana with a fork until there are no lumps. Mix in one-fourth cup of yogurt. Then add two tablespoons each of honey and olive oil. Apply the mask all over your hair and scalp. Put a shower cap over your hair and leave it on for 30 minutes to an hour. Rinse your hair and then shampoo and condition as usual. Do this once a week.
- Coconut Oil or Olive Oil Treatment: Coconut oil is incredibly hydrating, and it smells amazing. Simply just rub some oil on your fingers and run them through your hair when it is feeling really dry. Focus mostly on the ends when doing this, as opposed to the roots (you don’t want your scalp to get too oily). Another great option is olive oil – put a few drops in your hand and run through damp hair to lock in moisture.
- Raw Egg & Olive Oil Treatment: Whisk one raw egg and mix in spoonful of olive oil. Egg yolk is rich in fats and proteins, and is naturally moisturizing. Egg whites contain enzymes that kill bacteria and remove unwanted oils. Meanwhile, the olive oil acts as en emollient that locks the moisture into your hair. Apply this mixture to your hair prior to shampooing/conditioning and let sit for about a half hour before rinsing and washing hair.