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.
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.
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.
Here are some rules for people who have curly, frizzy hair. Never brush your hair with a hair brush, always use a wide tooth comb and only while your hair is still wet. If you brush once it gets dry, it will only get frizzier and I'm sure that is what you do not want. Also don't brush your hair b4 u shower or wash it. Do it in the shower or when ur hair is already wet.
If it hurts put conditioner in and then it will get smoother and easier to brush, then wash that out, what ur hair with shampoo and then with the conditioner again. Once u get out u can brush ur hair but try to avoid using anything other than a wide toothed comb. Also, u can buy anti-frizz gel that work :) I got my at Wal-Mart it's by Frizz-Ease. something like that. Try that and you will see at least a little bit of an improvement, for me it help a lot :)
GOOD LUCK! J
I have the same struggle with my hair every day. I have learned a few tricks along the way. I rinse with cold water & do olive oil treatments. I use bio silk before I blow dry my hair until its about half way dry then air dry the rest of the way then run my Angelique flat iron over it & top it off with Fekkai. Best of luck!
Also, I have attached a pic but please excuse the expression & tiara. It was my birthday, I had been running on no sleep for 36 hours & had just stepped in from being in the wind, so my hair needed to be brushed. LOL
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.
I have curly/wavy hair. How do I deal with the frizz without using gels?
By Julie from Miami Beach, FL
Rinse your hair in vinegar after shampooing it makes it really soft, then after you are done toweling your hair dry, use a dab of regular rinse out conditioner and put through the ends and top of your hair, not much and don't rinse it out. Let your hair dry normally. No more frizz. Works great!
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.
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!
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 I rub it on. Don't use too much or you will look greasy.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 really dry, frizzy hair from dying it too much. What do I do now?
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.
<h3>RE: Taming Frizzy Hair</h3>
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)
<p> By <a href="http://www.thriftyfun.com//profile/index.lasso?profile=thr291575">Suzanne S.</a></p>
<h3>RE: Taming Frizzy Hair</h3>
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)
<p> By <a href="http://www.thriftyfun.com/profile.l ... 25">tuey</a></p>
When I was younger I dried my hair everyday and where it would frizz I straightened it, too.