Is your frizzy hair one of the reasons you bite your nails with worry? And you have tried many, many things to tame the wrath of your hair, but to no avail? While there are several natural frizzy hair treatments out there, it is important to first find out the cause of your frizziness.
Frizzy hair is a big scare for most women out there! No one wants to step out of the house looking like a frizz-ball. There are many reasons your hair tends to turn frizzy AF. Excess humidity and lack of moisture in your hair can add frizz to your tresses. Apart from that, dry and damaged hair can also be an important cause for frizzy mane.
While environmental factors such as heat and pollution add to your frizzy woes, you can also blame overuse of heat-styling tools as one of the causes for frizziness.
Here are all the hair care tips you need to keep in mind if you want to keep the frizz at bay.
- #1: Never skimp on conditioner
- #2: Avoid over-washing and consider co-washing
- #3: Oiling is a hair-saving hack
- #4: Jump onto the hair-masking bandwagon
- #5: Limit the use of heat-styling tools
#1: Never skimp on conditioner
One of the main reasons your hair turns frizzy right after a hair-wash is probably because you’re not following up with conditioner. If it’s true, then we suggest you use a hydrating conditioner each time you shampoo your hair. Conditioning regularly is one of the best frizzy hair treatments out there. A conditioner infused with glycerin and the goodness of other natural ingredients like shea butter will not only hydrate your cuticles but also prevent excess moisture from the environment from penetrating your strands.
And, while applying conditioner to your hair, make sure you don’t start from the roots. Always apply conditioner from mid-shaft to the ends. Conditioning the right way will make all the difference in leaving you with softer, smoother locks.
#2: Avoid over-washing and consider co-washing
Do you wash your hair every single day?. Over-washing does no good for the health of your mane. In fact, frizzy hair is a sign that you’re over-washing your hair. When you wash your hair every day, you’re stripping it (and the scalp) of its natural oils and moisture, leaving it dry and frizzy. A dry scalp leads to dry hair.
One amazing hair treatment for frizzy hair is known as co-washing. Co-washing has taken the beauty world by storm. On certain days, you can skip shampoo altogether and only use a conditioner to remove product buildup from the scalp. Remember to use a conditioner that is free of harsh ingredients such as parabens and sulfates. Twice a week, you can opt for co-washing your hair to keep frizziness at bay.
#3: Oiling is a hair-saving hack
Remember the oil champis our moms and grandmoms pampered us with every other night? Yes, they make complete sense today. Massage your scalp with warmed-up oil just an hour or two before washing your hair. You can use oils like argan oil, coconut oil, castor oil or baobab oil for softer, nourished mane.
And that’s not all! If you want to tone down the frizz after a hair-wash, then immediately after washing, warm up some castor oil in between your palms and run it through your strands. Apply to the outer layers and avoid your hairline as it may start to look greasy there. Oiling is the cheapest and most convenient frizzy hair treatment for anyone dealing with this hair situation.
#4: Jump onto the hair-masking bandwagon
While it’s important to shampoo and condition your hair regularly, do you know what will make all the difference? Giving your tresses some extra care and attention. Once a week deep-condition your hair or apply a home-made hydrating mask. Hydrating your hair will keep the cuticles closed which means no environmental aggressors will penetrate your strands and turn them frizzy.
Look for moisturizing, hair-loving ingredients on your kitchen shelf, mix them together to form a mask and apply it to your hair. We suggest you mix together two tablespoons mayonnaise, one egg and one tablespoon honey. Massage the mixture onto wet hair, leave it on for about 15 minutes before washing with cool water. Mayonnaise is a fantastic ingredient to use for frizzy hair treatments. Egg and honey on the other hand, will help soften and moisturise your locks and keep frizziness at bay.
#5: Limit the use of heat-styling tools
Heat-styling tools are your hair’s worst enemy. Constant use of blow dryers, straighteners and tongs are a recipe for frizzy locks. If you feel that your hair is turning dry or notice split ends developing, then we suggest you discontinue or limit the use of heat-styling tools immediately. Dry, damaged locks ultimately end up causing frizz.
If your hair is just not behaving, then you can run a flat iron just on the top layer of your hair instead of going all over. This little trick will help cut down on the frizz. Similarly, with blow dryers, make sure you use it on a low heat setting. Use a heat diffuser for best results.