When your hair looks like you’ve entered a wind tunnel, it pays to know how to prevent and treat a case of the ‘frizzies.’ Contrary to popular belief, people with curly hair are not the only ones to suffer frizzy hair. You should know that home remedies for frizzy hair can assist any individual – no matter what type of hair – bone straight, kinky, or full of waves.
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Why Does Hair Get Frizzy?
The hair shaft is comprised of cuticle layers, which can sometimes ‘stand up.’ When this occurs, hair not only looks frizzy, but feels different as well. Since frizzy hair is naturally absorbent, extra moisture found in the air gravitates to the frazzled hair shaft, causing it to increasingly expand. As a result, cuticle layers begin to stand out and create the frizzy look you so desperately wish to get rid of.
While some are born with naturally frizzy hair, others unknowingly increase their chances of suffering this rather common hairstyling issue. Other underlying causes of frizzy hair include:
- Coarse texture
- Lack of moisture
- Not enough protein in the hair
- Coloring, perming and bleaching the hair
- Humid weather conditions
- Strong winds
- Overexposure to the sun
Frizzy Hair Home Remedies
In order to control frizzy hair, you need to get to the root of your problem (no pun intended). Once you uncover the source of your frizziness, you can begin with a suitable home treatment, which can be as simple as changing your lifestyle habits. Common home remedies for frizzy hair include:
a) Check the Ingredients:
Harsh chemicals and other ingredients can contribute to frizzy hair. Reduce your dependency on products that contain sodium, calcium, lye, and lithium hydroxide. Various oil-based conditions can also create frizzy hair.
b) Keep Away from Heat:
Excessive blow-drying of the hair can cause frizziness. Consider air-drying if you typically battle frizzy hair. If you have a habit of abusing your heat appliances, give your hair a rest. This also means using less of your curling iron and straightening comb, which can wreak havoc on hair. Additionally, hot oil treatments can produce the same frizzing effect on hair.
c) All-Natural Hair Products:
If your onslaught of gels, mousses and hairsprays possess a high alcohol content, you will only worsen frizzy hair. Consider the use of all-natural hair products that help curb a frizzy hair problem.
d) Hands Off:
Some people have a habit of constantly combing, scrunching, or brushing their hair. When it comes to healthy hair, you don’t need 100 strokes of the brush each day. Primp and fuss too much over your locks and you could add to a frizzy hair condition.
e) Natural Vegetable Glycerin:
Add natural vegetable glycerin to your mousse or gel in order to control frizzy hair.
Smooth out the cuticles of your hair by using vinegar to achieve an acceptable pH balance.
g) Don’t Overwash Your Hair:
Don’t shampoo everyday, as this will strip your strands of natural oils, which provide the best moisturizers for your hair.
h) Relax and Eat Balanced Meals:
When you combine stress, poor nutritional habits, and the absence of essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids – you’ll not only suffer frizzy hair, but also split ends and hair loss.
i) Egg and Olive Oil:
Combine olive oil and egg to create a paste that is directly applied to the hair. Once ½ hour has passed – use your regular shampoo and conditioner to rinse out the egg mixture.
j) Moisturizing Conditioner:
Calm down frizzy hair by using a conditioner that contains coconut oil  or castor oil.