Frizzy hair can be really hard to avoid sometimes. One of the key tips to tame frizzy hair is to remember the healthier the hair the less frizz.
Of course it can just be a genetic predisposition to frizzy hair or a humid climate in which case you will have to take steps to get that frizz under control.
There are plenty of commercial products on the market that can help you to easily control the frizzies but if you want to try to get things under control without having to pay out of pocket for commercial products you still have some options.
What Causes Frizzy Hair?
Frizzy or fly away hair can be caused by a few different things. It can be all natural and just a part of what your hair is. It can also be a sign of damaged dry hair.
Things like heat producing styling tools can be killer on your hair as well as hair dyes and other hair treatments.
If you have wavy or curly hair and you straighten it regularly on those days where the humidity is up than your hair will likely struggle to stay straight and a few hairs here and there will start their natural curling which will make you look a little frizzy.
If you are looking for a long term solution than there are a few things you can do for the long term.
Cut your hair
If you have a lot of dead ends that you want to give you hair a healthy start by cutting off the dead ends.
Chemically damaged hair can be restored (maybe) by laying off the chemicals and deep conditioning hair every few days. Unfortunately usually the answer for chemically damaged hair is the scissors but you can try deep conditioning treatments.
Heat damaged hair can be rescued with a trim and by using products that protect the hair from heat damage. In some cases you are not having permanent frizzy issues you are having a bad hair day and just need a quick fix.
The tips below are easy and are something that you can do everyday without fear of damaging your hair or your wallet.
When you wash your hair you most likely use an after shampoo wash out conditioner. That after wash conditioner can help you to get your frizzies under control! Add about 1/4 of a cup of any conditioner (even the cheapo kinds) to 2 cups of warm water.
Shake it all up until there is no conditioner floating around in the bottle and pour it into an old spray bottle that you have laying around. After you style your hair before you add any hair spray, spray on your new leave in conditioner!
The weight of the spray with the conditioner will keep your frizzes down to a minimum.
This is an oldie but a goodie. You can take a small drop of mineral oil and work it through your hair. There is a bit of a precarious balance issue with this method though. If you use too much you will be looking a little greasy.
If you do not use enough than you will see no benefit. You may have to experiment with amounts to get the right look that you are after.
Really In Pinch?
Alright so you are late and all out of commercial frizz tamer, you do not have any time to be experimenting with oil amounts and are out of conditioner so you can not whip up any of the fab frizz spray.
You use fabric softener! Yes it works! Fabric softener does for clothing what frizz tamers do for hair. They help the material to lay flat and get in line and that is all you want your hair to do. Grab a little and run it through your hair.
The right vitamins that are focused on glamming up your locks can help you to get rid of the frizzies. Folic acid and vitamins and minerals that your hair depends on can help you to grow healthier hair. Good nutrition can go a long way in improving your hair.
Drink plenty of water, eat a balanced diet and protect your hair from harsh environments and you may see a drastic improvement.
Don’t Fight The Curl
A lot of women have natural curly or wavey hair but they fight their natural curl and try to force their hair to do something that is just not natural. The hair retaliates and you wind up with a frizzy mess. Don’t fight the curl.
Get a good hair cut that promotes the natural wave in your hair. Fighting the curl never really works. It is fine for special occasions but for everyday wear get a cut that is easy on you and your hair and you will see less overall bad hair days!