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.
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
I have curly/wavy hair. How do I deal with the frizz without using gels?
By Julie from Miami Beach, FL
I use nutrient spray in my hair. it makes your hair lie down and shine. It also gives your hair nutrients, making healthier hair.
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
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
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. Sometimes I just don't want to use these things and would like straight hair, my hair is long. I have not been blow drying it, have tried using hair spray on a brush, Fizz Ease, etc. Can anyone help me find a different solution to tame and control the awful "frizzies" that seem to haunt me? Any suggestion would be gratefully appreciated.
jmz2005 from IL
Also, I tried using a tiny bit of Castor oil. That works really well, but can look greasy if I use too much. Also, I use the straightening conditioner again as a "gel" when my hair is wet. If I have to wet it before the third day, I just use conditioner instead of washing it, and that really cuts down the frizz, too.
Good Luck. Everyone's hair is so different I think experimenting is your best bet. Annie (09/22/2005)
Also, plain hand lotion in your hair after it is dry is amazing. It gives it a "natural day old look" is what I call it. I just rub lotion in my hands and the leftover goes on my hair. Start in the worst places. My crown is the worst place for me. It does take some experimenting. Too much and it looks like you stepped under a oil shower. I used this when my hair was long. (09/23/2005)
By Cindy in AL
Your shampoo and conditioner may be contributing to the problem as well. If you're using something "over-the-counter" you may want to rethink that. Professional hair products are pH tested, which is a very important factor in preventing frizz. They are also concentrated so you don't need to use so much of them. "Over-the-counter" styling products have the same problem, as well as, high alcohol levels and other ingredients that can stir up frizz in the worst way. (09/23/2005)
I hot oil periodically, also do a mayonnaise condition when its really bad. I take mayo, oil, and egg and mix it all up. I put it on the hair all over (its gross but works) then make a "doo rag" out of a plastic bag. I leave this on for at least an hour to let it absorb. Then I wash a bunch of times. If I am feeling indulgent I use my "stash" of nexus Karafix, it works wonders but is 18 dollars a bottle (not so thrifty). I comb while the conditioner is in, then rinse. I towel dry it then put in gel and when its getting dryish, but still wet. I use Rave or White Rain aerosol hairspray, scrunch and separate and then spray again when dry. I live in Florida so humidity is year round, almost. Do not blow dry. I have blow dried my hair about 3 times in the last 10 years. It kills frizzy hair. When I blow dried my hair, it was a mess. Even if I get an urge to flat iron my hair, I let it dry naturally first and then do that. Anyway sorry so long. (09/24/2005)
It is also important to gently towel dry your hair, doing it roughly will just add to your problem. Then I would use a leave-in conditioner. After that if you can do it I would let it dry on it's own before using your flat iron, but if you have to blow dry I would use a styling product that is for use with hot styling tools. When you blow dry start by drying the roots by lifting the hair and directing the heat at the roots first. When that is dry then start on the shaft of your hair. Work small sections at a time directing the heat from root to end in the same direction as the cuticle of your hair for a smooth finish.
When it is dry I would also apply the heat styling product again before using your flat iron. When you are done you would also benefit by lightly spraying with a finishing spray. I don't think you need to have a zillion products nor expensive ones to get good results. Thermasilk is a good non-salon lineup of products, Suave has good inexpensive products, Matrix which is salon product has the Sleek lineup of products that work wonderfully. I would also say that you don't need to use gobs and gobs of product on your hair, it will just get dirty quicker. I hope this helps. (11/21/2005)
We also just found a "wet to dry" hair straightener at Wal-Mart which does a great job. There are little holes on top that let the steam out as the wet hair goes through the straightening plates. It saves a lot of time because we can skip the blow drying step. (01/13/2006)
By Try this
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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)
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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