Tired of your unruly mane because of all that frizz? A not-so-secret tip is simply to moisturise, moisture and moisture! Here are 6 easy ways to bring about results.
There’s no escaping frizzy hair — especially during the monsoon and the humidity it brings. Whether you have curly or straight hair, the monsoon loves to ruin your locks by making them frizzy. It doesn’t help that the humidity causes your hair to swell, making you look like you’re sporting helmet hair. However, if you live in a tropical country like India, you probably have resigned to having frizzy hair all year round. But no more. Let’s dive into how you can flaunt frizz-free locks with these home remedies for dry and frizzy hair.
What causes hair to become frizzy
Before we get to some easy home remedies for dry and frizzy hair, let’s take a look at why it happens in the first place.
Whether you have straight, curly or wavy hair, there’s no escaping the effects of humidity. It doesn’t help that excess moisture leads to your locks absorbing it all and swelling up, making them frizzy.
Lack of moisture
Frizz is a particularly common occurrence for those with curly hair since the natural oils produced by your scalp can’t travel all the way down the hair shaft due to the shape of the curl pattern. This doesn’t mean that straight hair girls are free from this problem either. Similarly, if your locks don’t have enough natural oils and moisture, the strands will fray making them look frizzy.
Regardless of hair types, there is another common faux pas that we make which can lead to frizz: washing your hair with hot water. The heat dries and strips off the hair’s natural oils and tears the cuticles, damaging them.
Washing hair too often
Say you prefer cold water but still experience frizziness, then it may have something to do with the frequency of your hair baths. Washing the hair too often can also lead to dryness and tearing of hair strands.
Using heat-styling tools roughly
If you haven’t noticed the pattern by now, basically heat and hair don’t go hand in hand. You may like using a hair dryer to get rid of the wetness in 5 minutes or foregoing the proper steps to heat-style your hair in a rush, but that is just going to turn it more frizzy. It reduces the natural oils, in turn damaging your locks.
Vigorous hair drying
Using a rough towel or heat-drying your hair is yet again a no-no since the rough treatment can first and foremost break hair. Since hair is at its most sensitive state when it's wet, vigorously drying can lead to just more frizz.
How to get rid of frizzy hair
Here are 6 easy ways to rid your hair of frizz.
Use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner
Unsurprisingly, your hair might be frizzy if it is dry and damaged—whether that’s from using too much heat, bleach or colour. To combat this, experts recommend anti-frizz shampoos that have nourishing ingredients like fermented rice water, amino acids and vitamin E. These are found in the TRESemmé Pro Pure Damage Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner. The formulation is loaded with antioxidants and is gentle on brittle locks as it rebuilds hair strength and reduces breakage. Plus, it’s suitable for all hair types.
Pat your hair dry
First and foremost, opt for a microfiber towel that is soft on your hair. If you can’t find one, use a clean cotton cloth. Gently squeeze your locks of extra water and simply pat your hair to avoid frizz and split ends as well.
Air-dry for the win
Who knew that to get rid of frizzy hair in just 5 minutes you need not do anything. That’s right! If you are not in a hurry, let your hair air-dry and heal on its own. If you do need to detangle wet hair, use your fingers or gently comb through with a wide-toothed comb or brush.
Coat damp hair with serum
If your hair is brittle, you need to pamper it with mild products that are free of parabens, dyes and sulphates. Look no further than the TRESemmé Pro Pure Damage Recovery Hair Serum. With this product, your hair will get some high-powered professional care as the serum not only adds shine to dull hair but also smoothens frizz. Like the rest of TRESemmé’s Pro Pure collection, it is also formulated keeping in mind coloured hair. It also works as a heat protectant, so you don’t have to forego your much-loved hairstyle for the sake of your hair’s health.
The hair serum is the last step of your haircare routine. Take two or more pumps of the product, depending on your hair’s length and apply from the mid-lengths to the ends. It is also loaded with sunflower seed oil which limits breakage when you’re styling or combing your hair.
Treat your hair: Hair oils and mask
Another remedy for dry and frizzy hair is pampering your locks with oils and masks at home. Whether your scalp is dry or oily, you need all the ammo in your arsenal if you want to avoid frizziness. After washing, the hair follicles better absorb the healing products you apply. You can either go for a natural ingredient like coconut oil or hair masks made specifically for such conditions. We recommend the TRESemmé Pro Pure Damage Recovery Mask as it strengthens your hair inside out, preventing damage in the first place. The mask also uses the goodness of coconut oil (minus the greasiness) and returns your hair to its original shiny and healthy state.
You can use the mask once a week after washing your hair. Simply scoop out a generous amount and apply it on damp hair from the mid-lengths to the ends. Leave it on for 3 - 5 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
DIY hair masks
Honey and yoghurt mask
If you like a challenge, try a hair mask with natural ingredients like honey and yoghurt. This deep conditioning mask leaves you with soft and shiny hair. Yoghurt is much needed for your hair’s nourishment while honey smoothens the frayed strands.
Mix well two tablespoons of yoghurt and one tablespoon of honey.
Generously apply it to your hair from the root to the tips.
Massage your scalp and leave the mask on for 30 minutes.
Rinse with water.
Use this mask once a week.
Aloe vera and almond oil mask
Another potent hair mask for frizzy hair uses aloe vera and almond oil. The all-powerful aloe gel helps in treating hair follicles and promotes cell regeneration while almond oil strengthens the health of your strands so that they are immune to the frizz.
Combine 1/4th cup of aloe vera gel and almond oil.
Mix well and apply to your hair from the roots to the tips.
Wash it off after an hour with a shampoo.
You can apply this mask twice a week.
Tips to prevent frizzy hair
Here are some simple and easy tips that can help prevent frizzy hair in the first place
Avoid brushing wet hair
If you must, use a wide-toothed comb (for straight hair) or brush (for curly hair) to detangle knots.
Give your locks extra TLC
Save your hair with braids
Don’t touch your hair too much
Use cold water to wash your hair
Use a heat-protectant serum if you’re using a hair-dryer or heat-styling tool.
Written by Lopa K on Jun 27, 2022