The Top 5 Natural Solutions For Frizzy Hair
Whether you have straight or curly hair, you’ve probably experienced frizz. I used to blow-dry my hair straight every day, and I remember being so nervous about it getting frizzy. If the weather wasn’t ideal for my locks, I would just stay inside. Or I would crank up the AC in my car if I had to go somewhere in the humid heat. It’s not fun to have to worry about something so often, especially something that you should only have to deal with once during the day.
Have you ever walked the streets of Manhattan in the summer? If you haven’t, let me just tell you that the heat mixed with the humidity is most girls’ worst enemy. Not only is every part of your body sticky, but you’re also hoping your hair doesn’t double in size and look like the hairball your cat just coughed up.
There are so many products and solutions out there for frizzy hair that it’s hard to know what will work for you and your specific hair needs. The first thing you’ll need to do to tame your frizz is to find out what’s causing it! You need to get to the root (sorry, I had to) of the problem in order to find a solution. And that’s where we’ll begin.
What Causes Frizzy Hair?
Frizz happens when the cuticle layer becomes raised, trying to absorb any moisture that it can. It causes your strands to swell, leaving your hair looking dry and frizzy instead of sleek and smooth. Curly hair tends to have more frizz than straight hair because it gets dehydrated more quickly.
There could be many reasons why your hair becomes dehydrated. It might be because you’re not drinking enough water, using hot styling tools too often, or using hot water to wash your hair. Taking a hot shower may be the best way to end a stressful day, but the heat isn’t doing your hair any favors. If the water is too hot, it can strip your hair of all the oils that keep it shiny and moisturized.
Using a rough towel to dry your hair could also be causing frizz. When you use an abrasive bath towel, it can quickly draw out hair moisture. You should certainly not use a bath towel if you have curly hair, since the friction may cause clumps and mess with the natural pattern of your curls.
Switch to a microfiber towel to reduce any hair damage. Your frizz may also be the result of your pillowcase. Use a satin or silk one to prevent it from causing any damage to your tresses.
Top 5 Solutions
1. Argan Oil
Argan oil is a favorite in the beauty world. Not only is this oil great for your hair, but it also works wonders for your skin. It contains antioxidants, like ferulic acid, vitamin E and fatty acids, making a great nourishing and protective ingredient. All of this helps fight UV rays and hair cell damage. It can work well as a conditioner, shampoo, styling agent, and hair mask.
Pure argan oil can be pricey because it isn’t that easy to make. The argan kernels have to be removed from the shell and then ground up by hand into the oil. It can take days just to get a liter of it. But, it’s definitely worth the wait and the price tag! It’s best if you use pure argan oil, since additional chemicals may damage your scalp and natural products are healthier for you and the environment. You can treat your frizzy hair with argan oil by putting a small amount through your wet strands before you blow-dry your hair. You can also use it after your hair dries by applying a few drops and smoothing them all over for a frizz-free finish. It not only hydrates your hair but makes it shine as well.
2. Avocado Oil
When your hair is frizzy, it means it’s lacking moisture and hydration. It could also mean that you’re exposing it regularly to flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers. Avocado oil stands out above all the rest of the oils because it, along with coconut oil, has the ability to deeply penetrate hair cuticles to start a strong hydration and soothing process. The fruit unclogs follicles and stimulates new hair to grow from the used-to-be dormant follicles.
Since avocados have intense moisturizing properties, the oil can help prevent split ends and hair from breaking. It’s able to do this because of its unique combination of fatty acids that help strengthen the hair without weighing it down. After you get a trim, use avocado oil on the ends of your hair to prevent the usually-inevitable split ends.
Yet just when you thought it could only help your hair, avocados can actually do so much much more. Avocado oil is full of powerful vitamins like vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, and B5. These are important because they help your body transform food into energy. Avocado oil is also beneficial for your scalp and skin, not just your hair.
It’s recommended to use avocado oil on your scalp if you find that it’s extra dry or irritated. Avocados- helping hair from root to tip!
3. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is packed with fatty acids, allowing it to go deep into the hair quicker than regular conditioners. It can specifically help oily and dry hair. Coconut oil can also help prevent the protein loss in hair. Protein is important because each and every one of our hair strands is made up of protein fiber, meaning that they need protein to grow and remain strong. If you aren’t consuming enough protein your body will begin to ration it out and will give less to your hair follicles, making it frail and brittle.
Coconut oil works differently for everyone and may not be the best solution for all frizzy hair. If you have oily hair, don’t apply it directly to your roots or scalp. If you have dry hair, feel free to rub it ‘all up in’ your scalp. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature. Therefore, you should heat it and then leave it to cool for about an hour before applying. Leave it in your hair for 30 minutes to an hour and rinse with natural shampoo. Repeating this once a week will definitely leave your hair looking soft, silky and shiny.
4. Almond Oil
Before you even think about going near your hair with a flat iron or blow dryer, spritz on a heat-protective spray. This is important for all hair types, but especially for fine hair, which is more prone to the kind of cuticle damage that leads to frizz. You’ll want to apply an oil that has a high smoke point. A smoke point is determined by when the oil starts to burn and smoke. Luckily for you almond oil has a very high smoke point, making it a perfect option for use with hot tools. It also has vitamins E, D, B1, B2, B6, and A – all nutrients that allow your hair to grow in beautifully, healthy, and strong.
It may take a few tries to figure out the perfect amount of oil needed for your hair. I recommend using about two to three drops of organic, cold-pressed almond oil. Apply it evenly to your damp hair before using any heating tools. You can also just rub some almond oil into your hands, scrunch your hair, and let it dry naturally. You’ll notice your hair looking much sleeker. If you do decide to blow-dry your locks, try using the medium-heat setting and then switch to cool at the end to lock in the moisture.
5. Maple Holistics Silk18 Conditioner
If you are looking for a natural way for your hair to be moisturized while also keeping it lookin’ fresh, hydrated, and smooth, Maple Holistics’ Silk18 Conditioner is just what you need. It’s made up of an optimal blend of 18 naturally-derived silk amino acids. It hydrates your hair while also strengthening the hair fibers.
The conditioner is formulated to tame your frizzy, dry hair. It’s packed with argan oil, organic pomegranate, jojoba oil, and shea butter – all to infuse your hair with antioxidants and moisture. I spoke about argan oil earlier, but pomegranates, jojoba oil, and shea butter all have benefits for your hair. Pomegranates strengthen hair follicles by stimulating blood circulation. Jojoba oil nourishes and hydrates the hair, while shea butter moisturizes it. Basically, this product will make you want to show off your tresses. It is 100% natural with a vanilla extract scent, which makes for a sweet shower experience. The conditioner is perfect for all hair types, even dyed hair. It will be able to work wonders on even the most damaged hair. If you want to learn more about this product, you can read more here.
Once you figure out what’s causing your frizz, you’re one step closer to taming that uncontrollable nest of yours. Most of the time, you will only need to make a few minor adjustments to your hair regime to see frizz-free results.
You may just need to change the towel you use to dry your hair, the heat setting on your blow dryer, or add an all-natural ingredient to your locks. Whatever you do, you’re sure to reap major benefits.
Sticking with natural frizz solutions for your hair is always the way to go. Not only are they healthier for you and better for the environment, but they are also less likely to cause a bad reaction. You know exactly what you’re putting in your hair and on your scalp- leaving you feeling confident with your hair decisions.
Even though there are a million and one ways to try to prevent frizzy hair, you will inevitably suffer from it at some point. The best thing to do in that situation is to put it up in either a bun or braids. If the weather is nasty, you’ll be happy to have it out of your face anyway. Now, go on and make your hair frizz-free!