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Best Home Remedies For Frizzy Hair That’ll Make You Toss Out Those Expensive Products

Best Home Remedies For Frizzy Hair That’ll Make You Toss Out Those Expensive Products

Ever heard of the phrase ‘frizzy hair, don’t care’? Yeah, us neither, because it is difficult to ignore the fact that your hair turns into a puffy mess sometimes. Let’s picture an all too familiar scenario: You wake up early, wash your hair, spend an hour styling it and do a dramatic hair flip as you leave the house ...Only to reach your workplace and scream in horror as you stare into your reflection in the mirror. Your gorgeous curls or sleek straight hair is now…*gasp*….all over the place! Frizz is like those annoying relatives that show up uninvited at your home every year, and don’t seem to want to leave. So what do you do? You make them leave. As you need to do with frizz.


How To Treat Frizzy Hair     
Home Remedies     
FAQ    


What Is Frizzy Hair?


Ever wondered who creates the poofy monster on your hair and where it comes from? We got to the bottom of it: frizz occurs when the outer layer of your hair, or the cuticle layer, is raised, leading to moisture entering your hair, making it swollen and puffy. This makes your hair look dry and frizzy instead of soft and smooth.


What Causes Frizzy Hair?


If you think that ‘frizzy’ is just your hair type, think again. There’s a lot of factors that contribute to your hair becoming frizzy. This could be your diet, your water intake, the wrong kind of shampoo, medication or chemical treatments. Curly hair is more likely to be frizzy than straighter hair because the strands get more dehydrated. And what’s the solution to dry/dehydrated hair? You guessed it- it’s moisture! The first step would be to make sure you consume enough water (at least 2 liters a day) and improve your diet and lifestyle. If your hair still remains frizzy, worry not, we’re here to help!


How Do You Treat Frizzy Hair?


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If you’ve noticed your hair getting frizzy and unmanageable, the first step would be to get to the bottom of the problem: what exactly is causing it? Make a simple checklist of all the things that can cause your hair to frizz up, and crossing off things that you think don’t apply to you. Once you get to the root cause, it will be way simpler to tackle that particular problem.


We said it before and we’ll say it again: Moisturised hair is KEY to eliminating frizz, and there are two ways to deal with this problem. Let’s explore the options available to us:


Products


One of the solutions to treating frizzy hair is with the help of products available in the market, and there are definitely some great ones out there! The one product you can probably find in your own bathroom right now is conditioner. So remember the golden rule: NEVER skip conditioner! If you feel like your conditioner is weighing your hair down too much and making it oily, try to invert your hair wash procedure: Apply conditioner to your hair first, lightly rinse it with water, and then shampoo your hair! This method has certainly worked wonders for a lot of people. Besides that, you can also let your hair lock in extra moisture by applying a serum to the length of your strands when your hair is damp.


Home Remedies


If you’re in the ‘experimental’ phase where you’re trying different things out to figure out what your hair actually responds well to, we’d definitely recommend home remedies! You don’t really want to spend thousands of rupees on a number of products, only to find out that half of them don’t suit your hair. Plus, natural ingredients are less likely to have an adverse reaction and damage your hair further.


Top 8 Home Remedies To Tame Frizzy Hair


We did a deep-dive of the internet, so you wouldn’t have to, and compiled a list of the best home remedies to treat your frizzy hair. Most of them include ingredients easily available at home, so you can treat it like a fun art project! So run into your kitchen and start mixing!


1. Here’s The Tea


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For damaged, dry and frizzy hair, fresh tea leaves are an excellent home remedy! They help reduce hair fall, increase volume and give your hair a healthy shine. Follow these steps to incorporate tea leaves into your hair-care routine:


  • Step 1: Boil some water in a utensil and add a tablespoon of tea leaves

  • Step 2: Once the colour of the water changes to brown, add a few drops of lemon juice to it

  • Step 3: Turn off the heat and allow it to cool down

  • Step 4: After shampooing your hair, pour this natural mix all over your hair 

  • Step 5: Leave it to soak for about a minute and wash it off with lukewarm water


Do this every alternate day for three weeks and you’ll notice a difference.


2. Avocado To The Rescue!


There’s more to this fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) than the hipster ‘avocado toast’! One of the biggest reasons to love this hair mask is that it’s inexpensive and does an amazing job of preventing dryness. Plus, you can use the leftover pulp to make guacamole and eat it with nachos. #SelfCare, amarite? 


  • Step 1: Peel one avocado and mash it to pulp till it turns into a paste

  • Step 2: Add a tablespoon of thick curd and blend both ingredients well

  • Step 3: Using your fingertips, gently apply this mask all over your hair and leave in on for an hour 

  • Step 4: Wash it off with chilled water 


Try this twice a month!


3. Three Cheers For Beer!


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If you want to restore the moisture in your hair naturally, you can take the party to your bathroom! Just FYI, beer is packed with minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients. And if you want to take a few swigs mid-bath, nobody’s there to judge you! Here’s how you can use it: 


  • Step 1: Open a can of beer, and pour it on your hair after you shampoo it

  • Step 2: Make sure you massage your scalp and make your way from the bottom to the top

  • Step 3: After a couple of minutes, rinse your hair with water and apply conditioner

  • Step 4: Lock in all the moisture with the last rinse with cold water 


Remember to try this once every 2 weeks. (You’re welcome!)


4. Let’s Go Bananas!


When it comes to tackling frizz, bananas are pretty much life-savers. They contain potassium, vitamins, carbohydrates and natural oils, which help add shine and moisture to hair in distress. Plus who doesn’t want their hair to smell fruity and fresh? Follow these steps to make a delicious banana mask: 


  • Step 1: Peel one ripe banana and use a fork to mash it into a paste

  • Step 2: Add a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of almond oil 

  • Step 3: Mix all the ingredients well, resist the urge to lick it off and apply it to your scalp and hair

  • Step 4: Leave the mask to soak and dry for about 30-40 minutes, and wash it off


Try this once every two weeks.


5. An Egg-cellent Idea


Okay, we get it. They smell terrible- especially when they’re uncooked- but hear us out! Eggs are one of the best ingredients when you want to bring your hair back to life! They moisturise your hair, and make it glossy and soft! Plus they’re *extremely* cheap! Who doesn’t love a good bargain?


  • Step 1: Whisk 1 raw egg with the yolk in a container

  • Step 2: Add a teaspoon of lemon and a tablespoon of water

  • Step 3: Mix the ingredients together and apply it to your hair using a brush

  • Step 4: Wear a shower cap and don’t touch your hair for the next 35-45 minutes

  • Step 5: Remove the cap. Rinse off the pack and wash your hair with shampoo like you normally would.


Twice a month should work well to reduce frizz.


6. The Magic Potion AKA Coconut Milk


You’re probably already aware that coconut milk is a super ingredient. Besides being a delicious addition to your food or beverages, the milky liquid is excellent for frizzy hair because it moisturises the hair and gives it all the nourishment it needs.


  • Step 1: Pour some coconut milk into a pan and let it warm up on low heat

  • Step 2: Once it warms up, gently pour it over your hair and immediately wrap your head with a towel

  • Step 3: Leave it on your hair overnight, and wash it with lukewarm water the next morning

  • Step 4: Don’t forget to apply conditioner after   


Try this thrice in two weeks for best results.


7. Honey’s Here To Help!


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This is probably the easiest home remedy of them all. Honey is nature’s gift to us. This natural beauty ingredient is known for its moisturising and conditioning properties. Additionally, it can also help calm down an itchy scalp.


  • Step 1: Add four tablespoons of honey to a bowl

  • Step 2: Mix in two tablespoons of lukewarm water

  • Step 3: Mix both ingredients well till you get a slightly runny consistency.

  • Step 4: Use a brush to apply it all over your hair.

  • Step 5: Wait for the paste to dry on your head, and then wash it off with chilled water. 


You can use this mask once a week for good results.


8. Apple Cider Vinegar To The Rescue!


We couldn’t exclude this versatile ingredient from this list. Besides being great for the skin and its other health benefits, apple cider vinegar can really help control the frizz on your hair. It balances the pH of your hair and helps seal in all the moisture by closing your hair cuticles. Here’s how you can use it:


  • Step 1: Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in two cups of water

  • Step 2: Keep it aside to let it cool down for a bit

  • Step 3: Rinse your hair with this mixture after you’ve shampooed your hair

  • Step 4: Let it soak into your hair for a few minutes, and then condition your hair per usual.


Frequently Asked Questions:


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We’ve put together a list of questions to clear your doubts about frizzy hair.


How Do I Get Rid Of Frizzy Hair Overnight?


Yes, it IS possible to de-frizz your hair while you sleep. First, get rid of all your cotton pillowcases and replace them with silk ones. Cotton is known to suck the moisture out of your hair, which is why you often wake up with frizzy hair. Besides that, make sure you brush your hair before you go to bed, and tie it in a loose pony to avoid tangles as you sleep. It’s also a good idea to oil your hair before hitting the sack at least twice a week!


How Do I Make My Hair Less Frizzy After Washing It


Your hair is most vulnerable to frizz as soon as you step out of the shower. In order to curb that, you first need to make you are that you conditioned it adequately. After the wash, be very gentle when you towel-dry your hair, no aggressive rubbing and pulling! Once your hair is slightly drier, apply a moisturising serum to your hair, and wait for it to completely dry. If you must blow dry it, wait till it is almost dry and then use heat. If you blow dry soaking-wet hair, it’s going to become extremely frizzy. And comb your hair only once it is completely dry.


What To Avoid To Never Get Frizzy Hair Again?


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Okay, I know what you’re thinking- is it even possible to never deal with frizzy hair again? Well, the answer is yes, but you’ll have to work for it! You need a complete lifestyle overhaul when it comes to your hair care routine. You’ll need to wash your hair as little as possible (only once or twice a week), ditch any products with harsh chemicals, minimize the use of heat on your hair and promise to use a hair mask twice a week. 


 


Here are 3 DIY hair mask using all homemade ingredients to help you tackle that frizz.

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Published on Feb 19, 2019
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