8 Simple Tips to Treat Rebellious, Frizzy Hair

· June 3, 2015
Frizzy hair is a problem for a lot of women who wish their hair wasn't rebellious. Here are eight simple and useful tips to treat rebellious, frizzy hair!

Frizzy hair has many causes, from chemical treatments to hair styling appliances such as straighteners or hair dryers. The result is usually the same; dry hair tends to suffer from frizz, which only gets worse when there’s more humidity in the atmosphere. Take a look at this article to discover a few home remedies for frizzy hair.

Why do I have frizzy hair?

Frizzy hair is synonymous with dryness. In other words, a lack of moisture and natural oils. The external layer of the cuticle becomes rough, making the hair more porous, which allows water vapor molecules to “stick” to the hair and make it “swell up”.

That’s why people who live in humid climates (or just about any place during the summer) are more prone to suffering from this problem.

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Despite the fact that many people suffer from this problem, there are ways to get rid of it. We can’t just “blame it all” on the weather or the rain. It’s important to keep your hair healthy at all times.

Home remedies are great alternatives because your hair doesn’t become dependent on them, they don’t contain chemicals, they’re more affordable, and they offer more long-term results (although they can sometimes take a while to work in comparison to store-bought products).

A woman with tame hair.

Home remedies for frizzy hair

Apple cider vinegar

It helps to smooth out your hair cuticles. Simply apply it to your hair after washing it and then comb it with a wide tooth comb. Then, use your regular conditioner. When you rinse out your hair, use the coldest water you can stand in order to close the cuticles and make your hair smoother and shinier.

Olive oil and eggs

In a bowl, mix ¼ cup olive oil with one whole egg. Apply this mixture to your hair, leave on for 30 minutes, and then wash it with a moisturizing shampoo. Then, use your regular conditioner.

Olive oil helps keep your hair moist. Egg, on the other hand, has a natural amino acid called L-cysteine which helps new cells grow and repairs hair tissue.

Honey

This rinse should be used after shampooing. You just have to mix a tablespoon of pure honey with a liter of water. After washing your hair, apply this mixture while your hair is still completely wet. Use your regular conditioner.

Honey is an excellent natural moisturizer which attracts and holds on to water molecules that moisturize your hair.

Honey.

Chamomile

Mix two cups of boiling water with one tablespoon of chamomile flowers and let it steep for an hour. Add ¼ tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Wash your hair with shampoo and then apply this infusion (which should be cold or lukewarm). Then, use your regular conditioner.

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Mayonnaise

This hair mask should be used once a week to help eliminate dryness and nourish your hair and scalp. Plus, it’ll provide your hair with proteins so it looks healthier.

To prepare the mask, just mix ¼ cup mayonnaise with one egg. Apply the mixture to your hair, cover your head with a towel, and leave on for half an hour. Remove the mixture by washing your hair with shampoo and hot water. Then, use conditioner and rinse with cold water.

Avocado and banana

Mash a banana and an avocado. Mix the two together and apply this mixture to your hair. Bananas have a lot of antioxidants and minerals that will make your hair healthier, while avocados are rich in fatty acids that provide extra nourishment.

Aloe vera and coconut

  • Clean two aloe vera leaves and open them up to remove the gel.
  • Place it in a bowl.
  • Mix the gel with three tablespoons of coconut oil (you can also use olive oil).
  • Apply the mixture to your hair, cover it with a plastic shower cap, and leave on for 30 minutes.
  • Wash it out with plenty of water and then use the same products as always to wash your hair.

Both of the ingredients in this mixture moisturize your hair, making it smoother and shinier.

Coconut oil.

Banana, oil, and honey

  • Wet your hair with lukewarm water and wrap it in a towel.
  • Mash two ripe bananas and add one tablespoon of honey and five drops of almond oil or olive oil.
  • Once you have a homogeneous mixture, apply it to your hair, cover with a shower cap, and leave on for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair with plenty of water and wash it with the same products as always.
A woman who applied a hair mask.

Tips to avoid frizzy hair

  • Style your hair in a ponytail: Wash your hair and then apply a good amount of conditioner with coconut oil or castor oil. Rinse with cold water and comb with a wide tooth comb. Always use cloth hair ties instead of elastic bands. Take the ponytail out once your hair has dried.
  • Always use brushes with natural bristles or wide tooth combs. Plastic bristles can make your hair even frizzier.
  • Use an anti-frizz mask after washing your hair, but before drying it. Although it may seem obvious, don’t overdry your hair because this will make it frizzier.
  • After washing your hair, comb it to the left, wait a few minutes, and then comb it to the other side. Then, brush it as you normally would.
  • Use products, such as shampoo and conditioner, that are specially made for dry hair.
  • Avoid using straighteners and hair dryers because their high temperatures dry out your hair and, like hair dyes, make hair fibers tougher.
  • Try not to constantly touch your hair. You should only comb it when it’s wet.
  • Don’t towel dry your hair too aggressively because this could break your hair cuticles.