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.
By Julie 1
I have curly/wavy hair. How do I deal with the frizz without using gels?
By Julie from Miami Beach, FL
August 9, 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.
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
July 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!
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
By Amy 1
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
April 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
I have really dry, frizzy hair from dying it too much. What do I do now?
By breebaby from Eureka, IL
June 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.
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
February 8, 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.
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.
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.
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
Do you have to wash it every day? I just started straightening my hair and found out that is looks the best on the third day. Of course I shower and wash my face every day, but I don't get my hair wet. Then, I can just touch it up with the straightener if I have to.
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.
I have naturally curly hair and its almost to my waist. If I don't put Curls Up by FX in it when its wet and then brush it its so frizzy I end up putting it in a bun or braid. Its not very expensive and you don't have to use a whole lot. A bottle lasts me about 6 months. Less than three dollars at Walmart. Its orange. (09/23/2005)
I went to the hair dresser and she used a Anti-frizz serum. I don't want to say what the serum looked like. I loved it. I did not buy the one at the salon, but I did get one at the Commissary, John Frieda Frizz-ease Hair Serum. The key to using it to it's fullest, was putting it on wet hair, the directions said do not towel dry hair and they meant it. I had shorter hair at the time.
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
It would definitely help if you didn't shampoo everyday. I have naturally curly hair and I only shampoo every 2-3 days. A good tip to help your hair look and feel "cleaner" longer is to only apply your conditioner to the mid-shaft and ends of the hair. You should not apply conditioners or smoothing serums to the root/scalp area. Smoothing serums are awesome. There are several out there. I think I've used them all. I'm stuck on Paul Mitchell's Super Skinny Serum. I love it. It doesn't prolong my drying time at all and isn't too heavy. Always remember, when it comes to serums, a little bit goes a long way.
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)
My daughter had problems with Frizzy Hair. We found a product called "Bed Head". I can't remember who makes it. We found it at the Hair Cuttery or beauty supply store. It was the only thing we found that worked for her. Good luck.
I have naturally curly hair and found that condition, condition, condition is the key. I use a lot of products and change them up sometimes. My "routine" would be to wash it with clarifying shampoo (Suave is OK, the clear one ), then Garnier Long and Strong shampoo on my second or third wash depending how my hair feels. I wash it until it "feels clean", then condition with Garnier Long and Strong.
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)
I am a salon owner as well as a hairstylist. Here's what I tell my customers that ask. First off, as you have already been told, don't shampoo everyday. Go as long as you can without it looking yucky. When you do shampoo, only do it once, hair doesn't usually need to be done twice, the shampoo companies just want you to use more product. So, one shampoo, lots of gentle scrubbing, rinse, rinse, rinse. Put on your conditioner do whatever else you need to do in the shower and rinse your conditioner out very last.
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)
My daughter has hair like yours and it looks absolutely fried in the summer. We started using Feria hair conditioner (only sold at Sally Beauty supply and similar stores). It's in a tube and is usually with the Feria hair coloring items. It has made a huge difference and has taken all the frizz out of her hair.
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)
I have long thick curly hair too. I use regular coconut conditioner from Suave and rub into wet hair and leave it. Also Hair Mane and Tail, that is used for horses it great too, but more expensive. They sell them both at Walmart. I never blow dry and only wash every other day.
I wear it in a bun on top of my head. The bangs, because they are short, are straight (helped by a curling iron and a shot of Rave 3X hair spray). Or, bangs with a low pony tail and a nice barrette at the back helping to pouf up the top hair. I got tired of trying to fight nature. The pony tail variation is shoulder length hair with one of those large claws holding it where a french twist would be located.
Try coconut oil for frizzy hair. It smells great and it's lighter than olive oil. (04/26/2006)
By Try this
I have the exact kind of hair the original poster posted, mine is also thick. This may sound funny, but there is a product called "Bouncycreme", that is supposed to help your hair curl. When it is dry and you straighten it with a flat iron, it gets unusually flat and silky, better than when you use flat iron sprays. I got it at a salon. (10/02/2007)
If you have naturally curly, frizzy hair, thick or coarse hair, permed hair which is out of control this may help. Always rinse with coldest water, you can stand. After using a shampoo and conditioner for making your hair straight. Cold water locks the hair cuticle and makes the hair appear slicker, less frizzy. If you have curly hair and do not want frizz, but still want it to be shiny, rather woolly, apply Aloe Vera. (07/08/2008)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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 http://www.getinstyler.com/?TrackId=11475739andCustom=andSource=andtrackingid=11475739 and try it for $14.99. They send you 2 to try. (02/05/2010)
Most curly, wavy, or frizzy hair gets more so as we age. It is just nature. I think professional advice is in order. (02/05/2010)
I started using the SunSilk products for curly hair and love the results. No more frizz, great curls and at a price I can afford. Each bottle is about 3$ 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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