Raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimized by frizz! Almost all of us have experienced frizzy hair and instantly tried to look for products to help tame it – some of us with more success than others. For a lot of us, most anti-frizz shampoos or conditioners just don’t seem to work. For all of our sanity, we can safely assume that it is common knowledge not to wash your hair every day, to use a leave-in conditioner, etc. Here is how we can tackle frizz when it becomes completely and utterly unmanageable. If you want smooth, shiny, and frizz-free hair you might want to take notes.
What Is Frizzy Hair?
It’ll do you good to understand what frizzy hair is. It generally is the collective of strands that stand apart and away from the rest of the hair. These strands have an irregular texture, are coarse, and create a sort of fuzz of the head. Why does hair become frizzy? Beauticians and Dermatologists attribute frizz to either genetics, heat, damage, or humidity. Your hair type can determine how frizzy your hair can become.
Hair leaning to the curlier side tends to be more frizzy in comparison to straight hair. Frizz is almost always a by-product of how dry and damaged hair is due to heat and/or pollution. Chemical treatments also act as catalysts to this process. Straightening, curling, blow-drying strip off the natural moisture and oil in the hair causing it to be damaged further. In the same vein, climatic conditions affect hair texture immensely. Humid weather and the moisture in the air therein react adversely with hair.
Remedies For Frizzy Hair
It might be a little extra discipline and effort, but getting rid of frizzy hair is not impossible. However, you don’t necessarily need to shell out hundreds and thousands of rupees for that smooth, glossy, and shiny look. One peek into your kitchen and you might find everything you need and more.
With a few little tips and tricks, you might have the mane of your dreams. All it takes is a little understanding as to what you’re putting on your head. Mainly, the goal is to pack your head with moisture and nourishment. It is always a good idea to look into your diet because a balanced diet is helpful.
Checking your water intake, and avoiding heat as much as possible will also go a long way. However, on the days your hair needs intense nourishment, we got your back. Here is a list of home remedies for frizzy hair that may or may not be life-changing with ingredients that can be found in kitchens everywhere.
1. Oil Potion
For this mask, you will need coconut oil, olive oil, and vitamin E (oil or capsules). Mix both the oils and vitamin E in a 4:4:1 ratio thoroughly and apply it throughout the lengths of your hair, starting from your roots. Massage it well, and wrap your head with a warm cloth to pack in the moisture. Keep it on for about an hour, and rinse it off. This will leave your hair feeling nourished and healthy. Repeating this once or twice a week will help restore the shine.
However, as a disclaimer, we must inform you that coconut oil is not suitable for all hair types. This is the most popular oil associated with hair care. For a lot of people with coarse, dry, and damaged hair, coconut oil only makes it more brittle. In this mask, however, olive oil has excellent properties that will make up for any reaction caused by coconut oil.
2. Plain old curd
Curd has been in use as a skin and hair care product since time immemorial. Curd has lactic acid which cleanses the scalp and simultaneously provides moisture to the hair. It gives the hair a cooling and soothing effect.
Just scoop some curd and apply it throughout your hair length. If you want to step up your game, you could add a few tablespoons of honey for that extra shine. Let it sit for 30 minutes before washing it off with cold water. Repeat it at least once a week to see maximum results.
It’s not just the hero of guacamole but also the hero of haircare. Avocado is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants that work to replenish the hair. An avocado and a banana smashed together into a smooth paste will work wonders. Bananas are great conditioners and even better when mixed with the contents of an avocado. Apply the paste all over and let it sit for an hour or two. It might be a messy affair, but trust us, the results are worth it.
4. Always Aloe Vera
There is nothing as versatile as aloe Vera. It can heal, soothe, nourish, moisturize, and condition. What better remedy for dry and damaged hair than some good old aloe Vera gel. No home remedy for frizzy hair is easier and more convenient than this one.
Though it is preferable to use fresh gel from the plant, a store-bought one is still effective. Just squeeze some into your hair and massage well. You should be careful not to apply too much on the roots as it might make your hair feel greasy. To make application easier, it is recommended to mix any oil of your choice. Repeating twice a week will give you the best results.
Other easy masks can be made from beer, mayonnaise, eggs and almond oil, etc. Apart from these home remedies for frizzy hair, there are some tips and tricks to keep frizz at bay. Silk or satin pillowcases, ditching normal towels for microfibre towels or simple t-shirts, always using cold water, diffusing your hair instead of blow-drying, washing your hair once every three or four days, crafting your hair care routine and following it religiously, choosing the right products for your hair, especially conditioners – mainly without sulfates and ones that cater to your hair type are some of the other remedies for frizzy hair.
It can be frustrating to have frizzy hair, but we’ve all been there. With a little dedication, you can get rid of frizz. Following any of these remedies will ensure that when you walk by a store window, you’ll still see the same smooth and shiny hair that you left your house with.
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