11 Great Tips to Fix Your Frizzy Hair Right Now
Does frizzy hair have you down? Frizz seems to happen at the worst times; you know right before your dream date. And it’s not just a one-time occurrence – it always happens.
That’s life. Right?
It doesn’t have to be. You can eliminate or fix your frizzy hair right now.
But it is a process that takes a little time (with some of the tips mentioned) to work. If you’re tired of the “frizz,” it’s time to take action.
Tip #11 – Use Hydrating Masks on a Weekly Basis
Hydrating hair masks should be done on a weekly basis. It’s kind of like doing a deep conditioning of your hair. However, it’s a little more complex because you’ll be using ingredients that you find right in your home.
For simple homemade mask (here is its advanced and more efficient version) you’ll need just one tablespoon of coconut oil and one tablespoon of raw honey. Make sure that you choose organic products that aren’t filled with additives that will dry your hair.
- Mix all of these ingredients up and place them in a small saucepan.
- Heat this mixture up mildly (do not go over 104°F / 40°C) just to make everything liquid.
- Now, you apply it to your wet hair from the top to the bottom (make sure everything is covered in your mask appropriately).
- Afterward, wrap your hair up in a bun, and let the mask sit for 30 – 40 minutes.
Once you have reached the time limit, get in the shower and rinse out the mixture using your usual shampoo and conditioner.
Tip #10 – Stop Towel-Drying Your Hair
Standard towels can cause static and frizz, and these towels are also very rough on the shaft of your hair.
It’s best to use an absorbent microfiber towel. I can recommend brands such as:
I have found that these towels are smoother and won’t cause as much damage. Just wrap your hair in the towel and pat dry until it stops dripping.
Tip #9 – Minimize Usage of Heat-Tools
Flat irons, curling irons and the like are great for styling but horrible for hair health.
If you use these tools, you need to ensure that you deep condition your hair, perform hair masks and use all of the right products to counteract the damage.
Heat tools will remove the moisture from your hair, causing frizz.
Pay attention: If you must use heat tools, be prepared to follow every other tip listed to counteract the damage you’re causing.
Tip #8 – Rinse Your Hair with Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is used for everything from detox to frizzy hair. And it works wonders. Really. Minus the smell of course.
So, this is what you want to do:
- Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a mixing bowl.
- Add a cup of cool or cold water.
- Pour it over your head.
You’ll leave this treatment on your hair for at least ten minutes. Follow this routine at least once a week for best results.
Tip #7 – Apply Natural Oils
Your hair is filled with oils that are stripped out thanks to harsh shampoos and hair treatments.
Oil, not too much of course, will keep your hair moisturized to reduce frizz. Simply apply some oil to your hands and rub it into the ends of your hair.
Tip #6 – Avoid Alcohol-Based Hair Care Products
Alcohol-based hair products are bad. I am not even sure why they’re still for sale honestly. These products dry your hair out so bad that they may be the sole culprit to your frizz problem.
Conditioners often include this alcohol, too. So, long story short: pay attention to the ingredients in your hair care products.
Alcohol-free products are best. If your hair is very damaged, don’t worry you’re not alone, you can use a hair repair conditioner to remedy the problem.
Pay attention: Just do yourself a favor and toss any hair care products that contains alcohol.
Tip #5 – Choose Protein-Rich Conditioner
If you’ve read this far along, you’ve realized that everything you normally do to your hair is causing damage.
It is hard to change your old ways (I should know), but hair companies have already started offering products to help people with frizzy hair.
Protein-rich conditioners, for example, are excellent. I highly recommend these brands:
Keep in mind: Proteins fill in the “gaps” between the hair to reduce frizz and static.
Tip #4 – Dry Your Hair’s Roots Only
You don’t need to dry the entire length of your hair, removing all of its moisture, just to combat frizz. Instead, dry just the roots of your hair.
This means the rest of your hair should be pat dry, so it’s not dripping wet, but not fully dried.
Keep in mind: Doing this will help your hair maintain some of its natural moisture.
Tip #3 – Use a Carbonated Water Rinse
Mineral water or club soda is very good for combating frizz. These products have low pH levels, and they naturally calm frizzy hair.
Carbon dioxide gasses actually dissolve in the water.
When humid weather hits (the time when frizz loves to ruin your day), the carbonated water will keep your hair smooth and healthy.
All you have to do is shampoo as normal and rinse using carbonated water. The only issue is that you need to continue using carbonated water every time you rinse for the best results – it’s worth it.
Tip #2 – Stop Brushing Your Hair When It’s Completely Wet or Dry
You need to stop brushing your hair when it’s completely wet or dry. I recommend using a microfiber towel to pat your hair dry, and allow for just a tad of wetness or moisture to remain.
If you brush your hair when it’s too dry, you risk causing more static and frizz.
Tip #1 – Use Sulfate-Free, Glycerin-Packed Shampoo & Silicone-Free Conditioner
Sulfates. We have all heard of them before, and everyone says they’re not good. The truth is that sulfate shampoos are damaging your hair.
And silicone conditioners are no better. Why? Your hair has natural oils, and these are needed to keep your hair moisturized, and frizz at bay.
If you use shampoos and conditioners that have sulfates or silicone in them, you’re stripping your hair of all these natural oils.
Keep in mind: Instead, choose a tube of shampoo that is sulfate-free and includes a glycerin to keep your hair moisturized and frizz-free!
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