Taming frizzy hair is like catching clouds – it feels impossible! Understandably, you might be tempted to buy fancy anti-frizz products. But when they’re full of harsh chemicals, why settle? Natural remedies work just as well. Frizzy hair is likely if you always use blow dryers, straighteners, and curling irons. The heat strips your hair of natural moisture, causing breakage. Damage from bleach, hair dye, and gel is also common. Even using a towel can lead to frizz.
Wet hair is more elastic, making it prone to breakage. Rubbing wet hair is a great way to promote dry and frizzy locks.1 And then there is humidity, your hair’s worst enemy. The strands absorb excess moisture from the air and swell up. While it’s the opposite of dryness, it still leads to a head full of frizz. Thankfully, the most effective hair smoothers are in your kitchen. These add moisture to your hair in a balanced, gentle way. They’re also cheap and easy. Below are seven natural ways to banish frizzy hair.
Natural Treatments For Frizzy Hair
1. Basic Oil Treatment
Most commercial anti-frizz products are oils and serums. So why not use natural ones? These remedies are simple, basic, and don’t have unnecessary extra ingredients. From coconut to jojoba, oil is a blessing for frizzy hair. Other options include almond, apricot, avocado, grapeseed, olive, and argan oil.
- After a shower, let your hair air dry.
- Warm a few drops of oil in between your palms.
- If you’d like, warm the oil in a pot over low heat.
- Smooth onto your frizzy hair.
2. Aloe Vera Mask
Aloe vera isn’t just for your skin. Fresh gel can be used to tame frizz, thanks to its moisturizing effect.2 For best results, combine with a carrier like olive or jojoba oil.
- Mix ¼ cup aloe vera gel with ¼ cup carrier oil.
- Massage it into your hair, focusing on the ends.
- After 30 minutes, shampoo as usual.
3. Banana Mask
Bananas’ creamy texture is a real treat for frizzy hair. They are also full of vitamins and minerals, giving your locks a healthy boost. After peeling the banana, save the peels for a face massage.
- Using a fork, mash half a banana. Make sure there are no lumps.
- Add 1 tablespoon carrier oil. Mix well.
- Apply through your locks.
- Wait for 30 minutes. Rinse out and shampoo.
4. Avocado Mask
Avocados are full of vitamin E and healthy fats. These nutrients are amazing for the hair, especially if you add extra oil. The rest of this remedy can be used as a facial.
- Using a fork, mash ½ avocado.
- Add 1 tablespoon oil, if you’d like. Mix well.
- Work into your hair.
- After 30 minutes, rinse and shampoo.
5. Beer Hair Rinse
Did you know that beer has antioxidants, B vitamins, and protein?3 As a rinse, beer will soften and tame the hair, but don’t waste expensive craft beer. Cheap booze works just fine!
- Leave the beer in a bowl overnight. This will remove carbonation.
- Rinse your hair with the de-carbonated beer.
- Massage the scalp.
- After a few minutes, wash it off with water.
6. Mayonnaise Mask
Mayonnaise is full of oil, making it the perfect hair mask. However, if you have oily roots, avoid the scalp. Too much mayo can increase greasiness.
- Prepare ¼ cup mayonnaise.
- Work it through your hair.
- After 10 minutes, rinse it off.
7. Yogurt Honey Mask
For a deep conditioning treatment, turn to yogurt and honey. The combo will control frizz and smoothen fly away hair.
- Mix 3 tablespoons yogurt and 1 tablespoon honey.
- Work through your strands.
- Leave for 30 minutes and rinse.
To prevent frizz, let your hair air dry when possible. If needed, use a blow dryer on low setting. Instead of commercial products, reach for natural remedies.
|↑1||How to stop damaging your hair. American Academy of Dermatology.|
|↑2||Aloe. University of Maryland Medical Center.|
|↑3||Kaplan, Norman M, Biff F. Palmer, and Margo A. Denke. “Nutritional and health benefits of beer.” The American journal of the medical sciences 320, no. 5 (2000): 320-326.|