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Just when you think you have your frizzy hair under control, it rains! Using the right remedy for the right situation can work wonders and give you that sleek hair you've always wanted. This is a guide about remedies for frizzy hair.


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By 11 found this helpful
August 19, 2011

Frizzy hair is a challenge but shouldn't be the decision maker of what kind of day you are going to have. A good hair trim is where to start. Every 6 - 8 weeks the ends need to be trimmed. If you have one length all over, you may consider long, layers instead of just it all having same weight, as well as length.

Use shampoo and conditioner that doesn't have added toxins. Shampoo does not need sulfates in it. This just strips your hair of it natural oils and shine. Using a lighter weight conditioners are best. Just because it says for damaged hair, doesn't always means its better. Using less of a conditioner that you got on sale, is a great way to save money. After you shampoo, use a comb with conditioner on your hair to evenly distribute it throughout the hair.


Unless you are buying your product at the salon, they are basically all the same. Please keep this in mind when purchasing. It is true that the scent is different, how much water, or added coloring, etc. Just start by reading the ingredients.

Rinsing your hair in apple cider vinegar isn't a myth. It helps with build up of products, and helps leave hair shiny with added volume. So every 2-3 shampoos you may want to try this. If you can only have time on weekends then do it then.

Here comes my personal secret; I use the vitamin E capsules on my ends. What's left on my hands, I just rub throughout my hair. It's amazing, and you don't have to spend hardly any money. I can get 30 in a bottle at the Dollar Store. Read the bottle; if you take supplements you know there is are differences in the way vitamin E is made. In this case you are not ingesting it. You are taking a pin and squeezing it out of what may or may not be a soluble capsule. Vitamin E is so wonderful for your hair, and there is no need for those very expensive oils, that say it does the same thing.

I like to air dry my hair. Blow dryers just cause more damage. I do realize that sometimes this is not possible, but just try not over blow dry. Hot irons or straighteners damage the hair by the high amounts of heat. This causes breakage, and frizzy hair to become worse.


If you use hair spray, gels or whatever styling products, try to skip it all on days you are not going to work or staying at home. Put on a bandanna, and maybe some extra olive oil leave it in. Just let your hair be. An "off" day from all the heat, shampoos, and other products is very good for your hair. I also do the mayonaise or avocado treatments from time to time. Try them all and see which one works best for your hair.

I use organic everything which is what I recommend. I suggest you start by reading the labels, using the vitamin E, trying one of the hair treatments I suggested and letting your hair have some down time away from anything that destroys the hair shaft.

I will leave this with something you may laugh at but my brushes and combs are wrapped with a dryer sheet (unscented). It helps with static electricity and fly away frizzy hair.

Source: I was a model, so I got tips from people in the industry. It's a hit or miss kind of thing because everyone's hair reacts differently. The olive oil my mother had my sister and I do that every Sat. night. Vitamin E I did because it made sense to me. Then after all these years, I heard it on Dr. Oz.

By Luana M.

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February 13, 20170 found this helpful

Dealing with frizzy hair is not that easy. Hair is the first thing that a person notices. You cannot look beautiful until you carry a perfect hair style. Beer is a great option for restoring moisture in the hair. It is also helpful to get healthy hair.

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By 3 found this helpful
August 26, 2011

If my hair looks really dried out or frizzy on the ends, here is what I do. I take hand lotion and rub it on my hands, and then (picking up just small strips of hair) I rub it on. Don't use too much or you will look greasy. Also try not to wash your hair too much; only once every two to three days.

Once a week, I use an egg/olive oil/honey mask on my hair. Just blend it all together, and slap it on. I put a plastic (Walmart) bag over it, and twist it in the back and clip. Sometimes I then rap my head in a warm towel. Leave on anywhere from 15 minutes to a half an hour. Hair always looks better after.

By Mell from Traverse City, MI

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October 30, 20040 found this helpful

Get the frizz in the winter? Look like Buckwheat by the time you get to work? Me too. Here's a quick, economical way to reuse your dryer sheets. Put one in your bag and a brush. Rub the brush with the used dryer sheet and viola! No more Annie hair. Hope this helps you like it helps me. You can also use the dryer sheet to cut the static on your clothes when you get into the office out of the cold. Take care of yourself and those you love.

By Suzanne S.

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July 10, 20090 found this helpful

I love my John Frieda Spray - for curly hair and fights frizz. =) Walmart and Target about $5 lasts a while. My stylist uses biosilk on my hair. I also only use a wide comb while wet in shower. No brushing or combing once my hair is dry. In emergencies a small dab of hand lotion will help me be rid of hat static.

I rarely use any hot irons or hair dryers on my hair. Only in the winter and only during the work week so I can get out the door. I use a lightweight detangling conditioner which I bought at BJs wholesale club and a little goes a long way. Its their brand.

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August 15, 2011

Many times frizzy hair is caused by your hair being too dry. Harsh shampoos and frequent washing can strip the natural oils from your hair, causing it to be dry. Switching to a moisturizing shampoo can help. You could also consider washing your hair every other day.

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By 1 found this helpful
July 24, 2010

I have curly/wavy hair. How do I deal with the frizz without using gels?

By Julie from Miami Beach, FL

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July 30, 20100 found this helpful

I use the SunSilk shampoo and conditioner for curly hair,then spray my hair with a leave in conditioner (1/4 conditioner, 3/4 th's water in spray bottle, shake before using) and I love the way my hair look's and feel's. SunSilk product's are relatively cheap and can be found at most major retailer's.

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August 1, 20100 found this helpful

I discovered this by accident last time I washed my hair. Another Thriftyfunner had posted to use a 1:4 ratio of white or cider vinegar and water as a rinse to remove conditioner buildup and "refresh" your hair and scalp. (That's one part vinegar to 4 parts water. I used white, cider might smell better.) I prepared the mixture ahead of time in an empty, clean milk jug and had it ready next to the tub. I washed my hair as usual and poured the mixture, little by little, over my head. I worked it into my scalp and hair as I went, all the way to the ends. I didn't use anything else, no conditioner or anything. Hubby told me the next day how nice and un-frizzy my hair looked. I think I'll do this about once a month now. :D

One caution: don't get the vinegar/water mixture in your eyes!

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August 9, 20100 found this helpful

I use nutrient spray in my hair. it makes your hair lie down and shine. It also gives your hair nutrients, making healthier hair.

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February 6, 20150 found this helpful

Yesterday I got a perm and it was really frizzy and didn't reflect the large rod patten. It was really out of control, with very tight curls. Today I gave it a 30 minute conditioning which helped and I took a curling iron to a lot of it. It looks so much better. Did I ruin this because of what I did?
I am not sure what this will look like when I actually shampoo it. Advice please.

By Lynn S

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February 6, 20150 found this helpful

If you continue to have problems after you wash your hair, I suggest you immediately return to your hair stylist for help. Your stylist is responsible for providing proper treatment and styling for your hair. The stylist may have left the perm treatment on your hair for a longer period than is appropriate, used an incorrect perm chemical mix for your hair-could be many reasons. You should be pleased with the results, not frustrated with difficult to maintain hair.

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February 8, 20150 found this helpful

Do not use shampoo on your hair, just "wash" with conditioner only and you should soon get it under control.. Some people with very curly hair never use actual shampoo only conditioner to wash their hair. All perms take a while to "relax" or they don't last as long as you would hope. Good luck.

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September 29, 20080 found this helpful

My hair has become frizzy right at the roots not at the ends. It looks like I have a fine layer of frizz all over the top of my head. Its embarrassing and nothing I have tried for frizzy hair works. Not even the expensive products. I have long hair. It's blonde and fine. Please help me, I'm desperate!

Liz from Dallas, Texas

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September 29, 20080 found this helpful

Try going into the afro sheen product section of your store they have a clear tube called curls. It is a gel saves your curls removes ALL frizz. I have very thick natural curl hair and I have to use this during humidity season it works. Another quick thing to do is have a conditioner and put some in your hands when your hair is dry and just apply to ends and frizzy areas it will help. Good luck

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September 29, 20080 found this helpful

Take a close look at others with your hair type. It's normal to have some short stuff popping up. You could glue it down with gels and whatnot, but first see if it's normal.

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By guest (Guest Post)
October 14, 20080 found this helpful

It sounds as though your hair is growing out already damaged. Try not to wash it as often to give it a chance. I have found dove shampoo and conditioner to be the gentlest. I buy it from Sam's club. I only shampoo every other day and use conditioner every time I wet my hair. Do you take a multivitaminor fish oil supplements? Those help with hair regeneration. Also, are you dyeing, perming or heat drying/straightening your hair? That can cause a lot of damage. Try and find a style that works well with your natural texture.

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By 0 found this helpful
April 19, 2011

I have a problem, I was born with thick, frizzy hair and I hate it. I straighten it nearly everyday, but then it goes frizzy and my hair goes big after a week. If I wash it, it's horrible. Please can you help?

By Amy from Wolverhampton

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April 20, 20110 found this helpful

Try using olive oil or hair care products designed for black women, they are very effective on frizzy hair, additionally it helps not to wash it every day, 2 to 3 times a week allows for natural oils on your hair to replenish them selves, this makes your hair healthier and helps to prevent breakage when using straightening irons, also a good straight iron for frizzy hair needs to be at least 450 degrees, Wal-mart ones will not work.

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April 21, 20110 found this helpful

A Chi might get hot enough. But, your life will be much simpler if you can get a hair style that complements your hair type. I could suggest a chignon or a bun on top of your head, but these may not be appropriate for your age or lifestyle. I did the bun on top of the head, saved a bundle on hair cuts. Spent a bundle on nice hair accessories.

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April 21, 20110 found this helpful

I used to have super frizzy & course hair, it would get even worse on rainy days!!!! I was complaining to a friend, whose sister was a hair dresser, she told me her sister always recommends a loose curl body wave!!! I know it sounds crazy but it worked!!! She used next to the largest curling rod with the perm and I said goodbye to frizzy hair over 35 yrs. ago. It changed my hair structure just enough that I've never needed another one!!! My hair isn't stick straight either, it still has enough body to fix anyway I like, & I do like my hair..........Good Luck.......TGU

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June 16, 20090 found this helpful

I have really dry, frizzy hair from dying it too much. What do I do now?

By breebaby from Eureka, IL

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June 16, 20090 found this helpful

Use a flat iron to straighten it and use a good conditioner so it won't dry out.

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June 17, 20090 found this helpful

Me too! (mine is naturally curly/frizzy). As you know, air drying is best if you can. After talking to many women that come into my business that have nice hair, I ask them their tips & they all have one thing in common: They only wash their hair with shampoo once a week & then they use a mild shampoo like baby shampoo & on the other days they need to clean their hair they comb conditioner through their hair paying close attention to combing or massaging the conditioner on their scalp then through the rest of their hair then rinsing it ALL out.

You'd be surprised at how clean you can get your hair using only conditioner & no shampoo! (Look for a conditioner that has the words "Stearalkonium Chloride" in the first 5 ingredients) This is one of the best ingredients for quality hair conditioners. You can usually find one of these at a dollar store. Also, use a spray-in product made specially for heat & blow-drying. It will help protect your hair!

---> 3 Products I can't live without:

1) Infusium 23 leave in hair treatment. (Don't leave home without it!)

2) A moisturizing finishing lotion (comb in a dab then leave in hair)

3) & just for the ends, a dimethicone based de-frizzer like "Frizz-eze" or Citreshine de-frizz serum... (Just look at the ingredients, the first one should be dimethicone)

You could use a deep conditioning pack once every 2 weeks. You put the deep conditioner in your hair then either sleep with it or heat a towel in the oven on 200 for 10 minutes then when it's cool enough, you wrap the hot towel around your hair to help the conditioner soak in.

---> A tip that may help you: When looking for quality products for frizzy hair that don't cost to much, look in the area for Black & Ethnic hair. They sell lots of great products for frizzy & damaged hair in that section of the drug store.

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June 20, 20090 found this helpful

Use the infuser attachment to your dryer! I had the same problem until I started using the infuser. Trust me. do it and start using some biosilk. Its a little expensive but you only use a dime sized amount so it lasts a while and it smells great! You can find it on ebay for like 5-10 dollars. Alot cheaper that in salons.

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November 3, 20140 found this helpful

I have wavy hair which is quite frizzy and difficult to manage. The front fringes don't look good because they turn wavy and look really weird moreover it is very difficult for they are rough. Please suggest something coz I have tried a lot of shampoos and conditioners and nothing works. I do not want to get rebonding done to my hair.

By Ashi

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April 19, 20110 found this helpful

Here's a good trick from a professional salon for people who are plagued by frizzy hair, especially in humid weather or after damp drying it.

Take a small section at a time and twist it into a spiral, then blow-dry the sections one by one, keeping the dryer moving. You'll find that your hair will be more manageable and will fall into a more natural shape.

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Another quick on the run fix is to rub a dryer sheet on your brush before running it through your hair. It eliminates all the static. Just pop them both in your bag for quick fixes throughout the day from wind and weather changes. (02/10/2005)

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There is a fantastic new product on the market that will take care of the frizzies for good. Chi products is a gift from above for anyone with curly or frizzy hair. Once you try it, you will not leave home without it. (02/15/2005)

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July 24, 20100 found this helpful

When I was younger my step-mother made me dry my hair everyday and where it would frizz I straightened it, too. Now today it's frizzier than ever, and so I still dry it and straighten it almost everyday.

If I'm not doing that I'm putting mousse and hair spray in my hair to tame the frizz. Even when I let it dry naturally now it frizzes just as much. My hair used to be super curly and not frizzy at all. What can I do to get back my natural non frizzy hair?

By Jasmine from Oak Hill, WV


Dealing With Frizzy Hair

I have stick straight heavy, coarse frizzy hair that I color at home. I think, but am not sure, that you want a conditioner for your frizzy hair. A very simple, but effective homemade recipe is to put mayonnaise on your hair. Use the real kind, not the low fat or no fat type.

Spread it all over your hair, wrap your hair in plastic wrap and keep it on for 30 minutes. Or keep it on longer. Then rinse it out of your hair very well. Let your hair air dry. Wash your hair the next day.

I've used this recipe before, But I don't straighten my hair so I don't know what your results will be. But I do know that this is a great conditioner. You might have to use it once or more per week until you get your desired results. Good luck! (02/02/2010)

By metroplex

Dealing With Frizzy Hair

I bought an Instyler with the thought that if it didn't work I would return it. It works great. I love it. I paid $99 for it in a local store, but you can go online and get 2 for the price of one from the website and try it for $14.99. They send you 2 to try. (02/05/2010)

By Lamico

Dealing With Frizzy Hair

Most curly, wavy, or frizzy hair gets more so as we age. It is just nature. I think professional advice is in order. (02/05/2010)

By Ann

Dealing With Frizzy Hair

I started using the SunSilk products for curly hair and love the results. No more frizz, great curls and at a price I can afford. Each bottle is about 3$ each at Wal Mart. You have to use the entire regimen to get the results (3 products), but it is worth it to me not to have frizzy hair. (02/05/2010)

By mary1day

Dealing With Frizzy Hair

Much of the problem is *created by* the artificial drying of your hair. Maybe the solution is that simple. If hair is still dry try rubbing a drop or two at a time of olive oil between your hands then rubbing it in starting at the ends. Just let it be and embrace it. A lifelong naturally curly/kinky haired person. (02/06/2010)

By officergrammy

Dealing With Frizzy Hair

I put a couple of drops of my favorite essential oil scent in the palm of one hand, rub both palms together and carefully and evenly run my palms over and through my hair and that controls the frizz for me. (02/16/2010)

By Deeli

Dealing With Frizzy Hair

Mayonnaise works well with frizzy hair, and it is an amazing moisturizer. Otherwise you may try a leave in conditioner, or just leaving regular conditioner in you hair. In the meantime don't straighten it, if it gets "fluffy" use gel, that's what I do. (02/20/2010)

By BiancaLoves

Dealing With Frizzy Hair

Talk to Aveda about their natural products for frizzy hair. Frizz happens when there isn't enough moisture in your strands. I've been using their light shampoo and frizz conditioner for years and think they are great! They last a long time, too, so even though the price might seem like a lot, it isn't because it lasts so long. (03/01/2010)

By muddypaws

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February 1, 20100 found this helpful

I'm really desperate for some hair tips. I feel like I've tried every product out there or natural solution for frizzy hair. Could everyone please give me good ideas for inexpensive products or natural solutions that actually work for frizzy, medium thick hair.
Thanks so much.

By Estelle from Baltimore, MD


Dealing With Frizzy Hair

One important thing is not to wash curly (frizzy ) hair too much! Even the best salons would tell you that. It is more dry than average hair and needs to re-balance the natural oils. Instead of washing with shampoo each time, just use the cream rinse for a couple days and then wash. You'll notice a huge difference. (The earth will thank you too.)
I use just plain olive oil or organic coconut oil. Just enough to have a thin film on hands and rub evenly in. Eat the oils too!

I also make a 'pomade' of beeswax, olive oil, coconut oil and essential oil of rosemary and or rose/lavender. Melt ingredients on stove top in an old pan and pour into saved tins. (Cool old mint tins etc) for your own hair savior. You'll get the measurements right after you try a few times. You can keep re melting it until you get it right. Rub a bit into hands until it 'melts' and then rub onto hair. Gives a nice sheen, and won't feel greasy if you're hair is thirsty for moisture. (11/28/2009)

By larissa pelletterio

Dealing With Frizzy Hair

Actually frizz has nothing to do with dryness but rather with moisture in the air or except when it's extremely chemically damaged from a perm.

When you have the frizzies simply place a drop or two (or more as needed depending on length and thickness) of your favorite conditioner, lotion or essential oil in the palm of a hand, rub together with other palm and gently and evenly disperse through your hair, brush or comb and you're good to go.

Besides having curly hair myself, I was a hairstylist for over three decades as were my parents so I learned quite a few tips to help my clients save money along the way. ;-) Oh, and actually shampooing every day stimulates scalp oil glands and those oils help coat the hair shaft when gently brushing or combing through from scalp to ends. (12/01/2009)

By Deeli

Dealing With Frizzy Hair

Dealing with frizzy hair involves a couple of steps. First, don't shampoo everyday. If you feel like you need to wash your hair daily try washing with conditioner only. Cheap conditioners like VO5 and Suave work the best for this. After wetting your hair, saturate your hair and scalp with the conditioner.

Leave it on while you finish the rest of your shower and rinse it at the end. Follow up this wash with a heavier conditioner on just the hair below your ears. Just lightly wash out the heavier conditioner. My favorite gel is straight Aloe Vera gel. You can get it from Walmart in the summer section, but be sure to get the kind without added medicine to heal a sunburn. A generous dollop of Aloe Vera gel mixed with a fingernails worth of coconut oil gives me perfect curls everyday. (12/01/2009)

By NurseMama

Dealing With Frizzy Hair

I have frizzy (and curly and long) hair, too. I searched for years without success until recently I found a way to have silky, soft, shiny hair: I think it's the combination.

Smooth 'N Shine Hair Polisher by Schwarzkopf and Henkel dist. After a few tries I figured out I needed just under 1 teaspoon rubbed into wet hair. (Too much and hair is oily the next day. Too little and I still have the frizzies.)

Next I generously apply Sunsilk 24/7 De-Frizz Creme (it's not like any other I've tried)

I also don't wash my hair daily. Only every 3rd day. In between washes I rinse very well and rub my fingers into my scalp like the hairstylists at the salon. Then I apply Clairol Color Seal Intensive Conditioning Creme. (I found it in the Perfect 10 hair color by Nice 'n Easy.) I use it every day after my pretend wash. I don't have any problems with my hair not looking nice and clean.

The best part for me was I found the first two products to be very very inexpensive. Family Dollar carries them. The Clairol Color Seal stuff costs 10.00 and lasts about 2 months. After all those hundreds of dollars already spent looking for this look I'm sticking with it, and that's my story! (12/02/2009)

By sstew2

Dealing With Frizzy Hair

When your hair is dry and you want to de-frizz quickly and not use products that are costly, just add a bit of hair conditioner with a tiny splash of water and it will smooth away the flyaways and de-frizz your hair. Good luck. (12/03/2009)

By meoowmom

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July 10, 20090 found this helpful

I have extremely dry and frizzy hair. The only way I can keep the "frizzies" away is by using gel or mousse on it, which makes my hair curly.

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