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Remedies for Frizzy Hair

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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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Tip: Dealing with 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.

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Tip: Frizzy Hair Remedies

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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Tip: Avoid Stripping the Oils from Your Hair

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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Tip: Frizzy Hair Remedy

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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Question: Dealing With Frizzy Hair

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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By amy 1 1 08/09/2010

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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Question: Hair Is Frizzy At Roots

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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By Annie 2 07/28/2010

Trim your hair regularly. It sounds like you've got split ends from whatever hair treatment. Once a split end starts it is easier for it to "grow" up the hair shaft. Think about a crack in wood. It will keep cracking if not taken care of. Hair grows back so trim that hair!

If you can't live without blow drying, try blow drying from the roots to right above the start of the frizz. Add a treatment suitable for your hair type and leave the frizz alone. If you add the right product, it should dry straight enough to be manageable.

Hope this helps!

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Question: Taming Frizzy 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

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By TerriGU 1 04/21/2011

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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Question: Dry Frizzy Hair

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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By jessica 1 29 06/20/2009

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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Question: New Spiral Perm Tight and Frizzy

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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By Elgie 5 144 02/08/2015

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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Question: Managing Wavy Hair

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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Thrifty Fun has been around so long that many of our pages have been reset several times. Archives are older versions of the page and the comments that were provided then.

Archive: Dealing With Frizzy Hair

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.


Archive: Dealing With Frizzy Hair

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

RE: 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

RE: 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

RE: 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

RE: 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

RE: 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

Archive: Dealing With Frizzy Hair

When I was younger I dried my hair everyday and where it would frizz I straightened it, too.


Archive: Taming Frizzy Hair

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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