The Dos and Don'ts of Frizzy Hair
Limit the amount of heat (flat iron, curling iron, etc.) you use
Heat tools take moisture out of your hair, which in turn leads to more frizz and damaged hair. If you absolutely must use heat, be sure to use a heat protectant. But try to limit the heat exposure to once or twice a week.
Use hair products with high alcohol content
Alcohol makes your hair cuticles much larger, which increases frizz. Make sure your shampoo and other products are alcohol-free or have a low amount. Also, check for sulfate in your shampoo as that can dry up your hair.
Apply a hair mask twice a week
Hair masks rich in vitamins and nutrients not only keep your hair healthier, but also make it easier to maintain. There are two masks which seemed to work best for me and I like to alternate between the two. The first is made of an egg, half a banana, and some avocado. The second is made of 1 egg, ¼ cup almond oil, and ¼ cup mayonnaise. Use these masks twice a week and you will immediately notice a healthy “shine” to your hair. After a couple of uses, your frizz should be significantly lower.
Some people also recommend using a mixture with 50% almond oil and 50% cocoa butter. Personally, I’ve never used this mask before, but I’ve heard great things about it!
The friction adds static and leads to more frizz. If you towel dry your hair, the effect of any other anti-frizz techniques you may be using will be cancelled. I prefer to air dry my hair, but you may choose to blow dry at a low heat setting. If you use blow dryers, be sure to purchase a diffuser as they make sure the air is distributed evenly and with less force to protect your hair. Make sure to blow dry mainly at the tips and roots. If your hair is curly, you can scrunch it in a towel after washing so that your curls are more defined.
Take fish oil capsules
Take these once a day and your hair will be smoother, softer, glossier, and less frizzy. As an added bonus, hair growth also increases and your skin glows too!
Use coconut or castor oil
Coconut and castor oils are great if you’re looking to add volume to your hair. However, if your hair is already big, they can make the problem worse. They can be great supplement to use occasionally if you really need to moisturize your hair, but don’t use it to treat frizz.
Purchase Moroccan/Argan Oil Products
Moroccan argan oil is great for a sleek and shiny look. They replenish hair with vitamins, fatty acids, and other nutrients. They can also be used as skin moisturizer!
Make sure your diet is controlled! Avocados, fish, and ghee have been shown to control frizz.
Don’t brush wet hair! Some people say brushing wet hair decreases frizz, but keep in mind that this also causes your hair to break!
If you’re looking into hair smoothening, be sure not to go with “Keratin smoothening” as it doesn’t always work. I got mine done at a salon out of the country and it stayed for about five months. During these five months, my curly, frizzy hair became straight and shiny. However, my hair was also more prone to breaking and appeared to be “flat.” You will need to change your shampoo, conditioner, and serum if you choose to go with this treatment and I recommend the Matrix brand.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.