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Remedies for Frizzy Hair

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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August 19, 2011 Flag
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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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July 24, 2010 Flag
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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, 2015 Flag
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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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October 30, 2004 Flag
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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.

September 29, 2008 Flag
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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

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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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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July 28, 20100 found this helpful

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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April 19, 2011 Flag
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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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August 26, 2011 Flag
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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.

June 16, 2009 Flag
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I have really dry, frizzy hair from dying it too much. What do I do now?

August 15, 2011 Flag

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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