Remedies for Frizzy Hair


August 19, 2011

Beautiful woman with frizzy hair looking at her comb, with a pained expressionFrizzy 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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October 30, 2004

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!

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August 26, 2011

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.

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August 15, 2011

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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November 3, 2019

I have very frizzy, curly hair and about 3 years ago I rebonded it for the first time. Afterwards I kind of got addicted to it and rebonded my hair like every 5 months.

I had a baby 1.5 years ago and since then I've lost almost all my hair. The remaining hair is always a mess because half of the strands are straight and half are frizzy. It's just a few hair strands remaining now and I consulted a doctor immediately. She said that my hair is still growing fine from the roots, but the damaged hair is breaking and falling. So she didn't prescribe any additional medicine. But my hair is a nightmare now. It looks like a bird nest when I wake up, and I always keep it tied in a knot. I'm 31, but this hair style makes me look like I'm 50. Can someone please advise me on how to style my hair until it grows back? Or else, shall I curl all of my hair so that it's not uneven? Will it again damage my hair?


November 3, 20190 found this helpful
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before you comb try putting some hair cream or hair oil
Before the bath or head wash put hair oil like mustered oil, coconut oil for some time then wash them with your shampoo and brush hairs before they dry. You remember to move your brush straight from top to bottom.

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November 4, 20190 found this helpful
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After having a child there can be hormone issues that can cause your hair to fall out if the hair was damaged before you delivered the baby. In this case it sounds like you could be experiencing some hormone issues and you may need to get some special vitimas for this. If you are unhappy with the way your hair looks it is best to just try and get it syleed in a cut that will allow it to heal and grow back.


Right now if you use a curling iron on your hair it can damage it further. You could try the old fashion rag curls or even rod curlers at night to make your hair look better.

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November 5, 20190 found this helpful
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Make sure you take vitamins and biotin daily, but try to keep your hair as safe as possible by keeping it conditioned and very gently combed with a wide-tooth comb. Try not to mess with it too much, and don't tie it up as it will tug on it.

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July 24, 2010

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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September 29, 2008

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


September 29, 20080 found this helpful

It sounds as though some sort of chemical or hormonal change has taken place, making this an internal, rather than external issue.

Are you peri-menopausal? Changes in hormone levels can certainly affect hair. As women age our hormone levels drop and every part of our bodies are affected, including our hair.

Have you been on any kind of medication (or changes in medicine) for a while now? Some meds will definitely affect hair (and nail) texture and growth.

Have you changed your eating habits? Sometimes, in an effort to lose weight, people reduce their fat intake to levels that don't provide the necessary oils to maintain healthy hair, skin & nail care.

Perhaps you should speak with your doctor about the change since it's of some concern to you. It may be there's an internal medical reason you both need to know about.

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September 29, 20080 found this helpful

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

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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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April 19, 2011

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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June 16, 2009

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

By Brianna from Eureka, IL


June 16, 20090 found this helpful

Use a flat iron to straighten it and use a good conditioner so it won't dry out.

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June 17, 20090 found this helpful

Me too! (mine is naturally curly/frizzy). As you know, air drying is best if you can. After talking to many women that come into my business that have nice hair, I ask them their tips & they all have one thing in common: They only wash their hair with shampoo once a week & then they use a mild shampoo like baby shampoo & on the other days they need to clean their hair they comb conditioner through their hair paying close attention to combing or massaging the conditioner on their scalp then through the rest of their hair then rinsing it ALL out.

You'd be surprised at how clean you can get your hair using only conditioner & no shampoo! (Look for a conditioner that has the words "Stearalkonium Chloride" in the first 5 ingredients) This is one of the best ingredients for quality hair conditioners. You can usually find one of these at a dollar store. Also, use a spray-in product made specially for heat & blow-drying. It will help protect your hair!

---> 3 Products I can't live without:
1) Infusium 23 leave in hair treatment. (Don't leave home without it!)
2) A moisturizing finishing lotion (comb in a dab then leave in hair)
3) & just for the ends, a dimethicone based de-frizzer like "Frizz-eze" or Citreshine de-frizz serum... (Just look at the ingredients, the first one should be dimethicone)

You could use a deep conditioning pack once every 2 weeks. You put the deep conditioner in your hair then either sleep with it or heat a towel in the oven on 200 for 10 minutes then when it's cool enough, you wrap the hot towel around your hair to help the conditioner soak in.

---> A tip that may help you: When looking for quality products for frizzy hair that don't cost to much, look in the area for Black & Ethnic hair. They sell lots of great products for frizzy & damaged hair in that section of the drug store.

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June 20, 20090 found this helpful

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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February 6, 2015

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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November 3, 2014

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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April 19, 2011

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.

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July 24, 2010

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

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