7 Homemade Treatments to Combat Frizz

Frizz is annoying and can make some hairstyles difficult. Fortunately, beyond conventional products, there are some home treatments that help improve its appearance.
7 Homemade Treatments to Combat Frizz

Last update: 07 May, 2021

Women with frizz often find it more difficult to style their hair. In addition, they often find their hair strands dry and dull. Fortunately, there are several treatments that help to combat frizzy hair with the help of natural ingredients.

While it’s true that the cosmetic industry offers several effective options to solve this problem, it’s worth trying some homemade preparations that seem to have positive effects. Although there’s usually no scientific evidence to back their efficacy, there’s anecdotal data suggesting that they’re beneficial. Would you like to try them?

Why do I have frizz?

According to a publication in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium, shiny, smooth-textured hair with sealed ends is often perceived as healthy. However, regardless of its color, shape, or size, it can be affected when we altering its style with dyes or elements that are currently popular.

In general, these can cause the following:

  • Loss of shine
  • Frizziness or frizziness
  • Split ends
  • Other hair problems

We also know that other factors, such as nutrition and dehydration, can compromise hair health. In the case of frizz, it’s usually associated with a loss of natural moisture in the strands, humidity from the climate, and deterioration of the hair fibers.

At the same time, a study published in 2011 in Medecine Tropicale explained that frizzy hair syndrome is due to lateral growth and tight coiling of the hair fiber. In general, it’s secondary to improper grooming practices and damage. It’s also considered a risk factor for excessive hair loss.

A woman with red, curly hair.
Frizzy hair can be a sign of dehydration of the hair strands and scalp.

Homemade treatments to fight frizz

Home treatments can be a good adjuvant in reducing the appearance of frizzy hair. However, knowing that it’s a problem that may have its origin in hair damage that requires more care, it’s best to seek advice from a dermatologist to find other treatment options. In addition, it should be complemented with other care.

According to information in the American Academy of Dermatology, it’s possible to stop damaging the hair by improving the way you apply products such as shampoo and conditioner. Also, by reducing the use of heat elements, avoiding direct exposure to chlorine from swimming pools, and allowing it to air dry. What else can you do?

Here are some of the natural remedies that have become popular as alternatives to improve the appearance of frizzy hair. While there are no studies to back up their effectiveness, they’re generally safe. Try them!

1. Apple cider vinegar

On its own, apple cider vinegar is acidic and can be harsh for people with sensitive scalps. However, diluted with water, it’s safe for almost everyone. It’s generally used externally to promote soft, shiny, frizz-free hair.

  • To use, mix it in equal parts with water and spray all over the hair. After about 10 minutes, rinse.
  • You can repeat the application 2 or 3 times a week.

2. Beer

Another natural trick that seems to have positive effects against frizzy hair is the application of beer. However, it’s important to note that beer contains alcohol, which can dehydrate the hair.

Therefore, it should be used with extra caution, preferably combined with other hair products. If you have a sensitive scalp, it’s better to opt for another option.

  • If you want to try it, combine equal parts of beer and water and spray all over the hair.
  • Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse.
  • Repeat twice a week.
Three glasses of beer.
There’s no evidence on the benefits of beer for hair. However, in popular culture, it’s been used to obtain hair shine and softness.

3. Egg yolk

Egg yolk is a nutritious food, containing essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B, D, E, and minerals such as iron, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. According to a study published in Dermatology Practical & Conceptual, these nutrients contribute to healthier hair.

  • To avoid frizzy hair, we recommend mixing your regular shampoo with an egg yolk. You hair will be clean, nourished, and frizz-free. This treatment is ideal for people with normal or dry hair.

4. Honey

Bee honey is a well-known product in the cosmetic industry due to its antioxidant, regenerative and anti-inflammatory properties.

Even, as detailed in a review published in An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda, it’s used in the manufacturing of skin products and hair conditioners.

We suggest using it in a simple home treatment for frizzy hair, which in turn helps to treat dryness.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of liquid honey (50 g)
  • ½ cup of water (100 ml)

Instructions

  • Mix the honey with the water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
  • Spray the mixture to your dry hair, a half hour before you plan to wash it.
  • Massage it into your scalp.
  • Afterwards wash hair as you normally would.
  • Repeat daily.

5. Condition your hair without rinsing

A quick method for preventing frizz is using a small amount of hair conditioner, and not washing it out. If you do this, the conditioner will remain as an anti-frizz product.

  • However, your shouldn’t overuse this method. Conditioner can help moisturize your hair, but overuse can also cause dandruff or bad odor. Therefore, you should only use this remedy occasionally.
A woman combing conditioner through her hair to prevent frizz.
A small amount of leave-in conditioner can be helpful in shaping frizzy hair.

6. Pre-wash hair mask

Another simple way to eliminate frizzy hair is applying a hair mask after washing.  A hair mask will work on hair for at least a half hour on dry hair. Then, wash it with your regular shampoo and conditioner. The result? More hydrated and detangled hair.

7. Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil is one of the most suitable oils for nourishing frizzy hair. A recent review, published in Dermatology and Venereology, highlights its moisturizing qualities for hair and skin as its main benefit.

  • Apply it in small amounts, spreading it well in both hands and massaging it throughout all of your hair. You can apply it on wet or dry hair, before or after shampooing.
  • Repeat application 2 or 3 times a week.

There are several ways to avoid frizzy hair

Whether your hair is frizzy or not depends on many factors. However, it’s possible to improve its appearance with the application of the above remedies. Choose one at a time and stick with the one that works best for you. Finally, remember to take into account other means of caring for your hair, such as using gentle combs, applying moisturizing treatments, among others.

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