Has frizzy hair got you feeling more Mia Thermopolis than Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo, Princess of Genovia?
I get it; frizzy hair is anything but chic.
Putting apple cider vinegar in your locks or cracking an egg over your head sounds totally crazy, right?
But did you know that these unconventional methods are actually some of the best frizzy hair home remedies?
So breathe easy babes because pricey products aren't always the only solution when it comes to taming your frizzy mane.
In fact, frizzy hair home remedies aren't just cheaper and often, better for your hair than their over-the-counter-counter-parts, but they're also a handy way to cut down your plastic waste! (Yay for the environment).
So to help save you and your wallet another trip to the salon, I've rounded up our top 10 frizzy hair home remedies you can try this weekend.
What causes frizzy hair?
To understand how to tame your frizz, you first have to address the root cause of frizziness! (pun not intended)
pH levels are confusing!
So to put it simply; frizz occurs when your hair is dry and damaged.
The main cause of dryness in hair is dehydration.
Cells called cuticles make up the outermost part of your hair and they keep each strand healthy and protected.
However, when your hair is dehydrated, these cells rise to let in more moisture.
A build-up of excess moisture from the atmosphere causes your hair to swell up.
This is what creates frizz.
Hence why frizzy hair is worse in more humid areas.
So the key to keeping your locks luscious, frizz-free and full of life lies in hydration! Hydration! Hydration!
And this is precisely the focus of each of our ten frizzy hair home remedies.
In science terms, keeping your locks hydrated ensures that your hair's pH balance remains acidic.
But, acidic sounds terrible, right?
So, why do we want our hair to be acidic?
Because your hairs natural acidity keeps your cuticles closed, resulting in more hydrated, healthier, smoother and frizz-free hair.
So if you're tired of tired, lifeless locks, check out our top 10 frizzy hair home remedies to hydrate your hair and balance dem pH levels guuurl.
1. Get your hair's ideal acidity with an apple cider vinegar rinse
You might be asking yourself, will apple cider vinegar dry my hair more?
The answer is surprisingly no.
You could also be wondering, will apple cider vinegar make my hair smell?
Apple cider vinegar will not dry your hair or leave you smelling like a cleaning product.
The reason it is one of our fav frizzy hair home remedies is because the acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar is super similar to that found in human hair.
Meaning, it is one of the easiest solutions to boost your hair's pH levels.
It is also one of the easiest home remedies to DIY and apply.
Start by shampooing your hair.
Following a thorough rinse, pour apple cider vinegar over your entire head.
Leave the mask for 30 seconds then rinse thoroughly with cool water.
If you find the smell is too strong for you, dilute the vinegar with some water before applying.
Condition as you would usually and enjoy ultra-shiny and frizz-free hair all day.
2. Wake up frizz-free by sleeping on a silk pillowcase
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Okay, I know this isn't exactly a frizzy hair home remedy.
But silk pillowcases are still great when it comes to beating frizzy hair.
Not to mention, they're also a super chic bedroom styling choice.
Where cotton bedding draws moisture out of your hair, silk pillowcases help your locks retain it.
With the added bonus of being fabulous for your skin, silk is also a friction-free material that allows your hair to glide and move freely over the pillowcase while you snooze.
This means less snagging and damage which, as you've probably guessed, means less frizz.
3. Find your happy medium when it comes to brushing
The old wives' tale that you need to brush your hair 100 times before bed every night, thankfully died right along with the blonde tiger streaks trend.
As we all know, brushing your hair too often can do more harm than good.
But this doesn't mean you should skip it altogether.
So how often should you brush your hair?
The answer isn't a one size fits all.
In fact, you should only brush your hair as often as you feel it needs it.
Paddle brushes are best when it comes to frizzy hair, and it is paramount that you detangle your hair before going to bed.
If your hair is fine and fragile, instead of giving your whole head a good brush every night, just work out the knots in smaller sections before you catch some zzz's.
This will ensure you go to sleep with sleek locks and wake up looking like a Pantene commercial.
4. Avocado and olive oil make a natural conditioner
Avocado isn't just our favourite brekky.
It's also one of the best frizzy hair home remedies when combined with olive oil.
Avocado and olive oil are both super hydrating, and avo is also packed full of fatty acids that strengthen your hair and soothe frizziness.
I'm not suggesting you wack it on your head the same way you make your toast in the morning.
But you can use it to create a dreamy frizz-fighting hair mask.
Mix up some smashed avocado with a splash of olive oil.
Apply the mixture to your entire head after thoroughly shampooing and leave for 30 minutes to an hour.
Rinse the mask and condition as you would normally.
5. Beer is refreshing for your hair too!
Did you know, a nice cold beer can help you beat the heat, lower your stress and tame your frizzy hair too?
Seriously, is there anything beer can't do?
Beer restores moisture and nourishes your hair while also helping to keep those pesky cuticles closed.
However, using beer as a frizzy hair home remedy isn't as simple as chugging a furphy.
First, you want to decarbonate the beer by pouring it into a bowl.
Once the beer has gone flat, pour it over shampooed hair and massage it into your scalp.
Rinse with cold water.
Once you've conditioned your hair, pour yourself another cold one and enjoy your sleek looking locks.
6. Boost your hair's protein intake with an egg and olive oil treatment
Another breakfast food has made our list of frizzy hair home remedies, and for some very good reasons (okay, the pun was intended this time).
Eggs are not only cracking with protein and good fats, but they also contain an enzyme called lysozyme, which kills bacteria and removes unwanted oil.
Meanwhile, olive oil's soothing and hydrating properties are more powerful than any salon-quality emollient shampoo.
Whisk one raw egg with a teaspoon of olive oil to create the treatment.
Apply the mixture to your hair before washing and leave in for 30 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and wash your hair as usual.
7. Say goodbye to flyaways by tying your hair back at night
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Does the idea of tying your hair up before bed scare you?
Well, it should and it shouldn't.
I'm not suggesting that before bed you pull out a rubber band and haphazardly throw your hair up into a messy bun (which will, of course, look flawless because they always do when you aren't trying).
That's just a recipe for breakage!
Instead, gently tame your flyaways by neatly smoothing your hair back into a ponytail, loose bun and plait.
Secure your hair with a soft silk scrunchie.
Sleeping with your hair up prevents it from being rubbed in all different directions while you sleep.
Keeping your hair under control in this manner actually prevents breakage and frizz.
8. Give your hair a good clean with lemon and honey
Lemon and honey isn't just an excellent home remedy for a sore throat.
Did you know it's actually one of the best frizzy hair home remedies too?
This zesty combo works to remove dirt and grime from your hair shaft, improving cuticle health and reducing frizz.
This mask is also rich in vitamin C, which helps to boost hair growth.
Combine two tablespoons of honey, two tablespoons of lemon juice and a cup of water.
Mix it together and apply to dry hair.
Massage the mask into your scalp and leave for ten minutes before rinsing and washing your hair.
Oh, and did I mention the bleaching agent in the lemon will also give you some subtle natural highlights too?
9. Use fizzy drink to tame frizzy hair
Another one of our highly effective frizzy hair home remedies is carbonated water.
While you might think putting fizzy water on your frizzy hair is a recipe for disaster, it's actually a great way to detangle your mane.
It's also very, VERY easy.
Simply wash your hair and give it a final rinse using carbonated water.
This method works similarly to the apple cider vinegar rinse to balance your hair's pH levels (just minus the cooking smell).
10. Well oiled hair follicles function like well-oiled machines
From coconut oil to olive oil, our pantries are packed with frizzy hair home remedies.
Oil helps your hair to lock in moisture helping it to stay, now what's the magic word?
Olive oil and coconut oil both offer similar benefits when it comes to combating frizzy hair.
However, coconut oil won't leave you smelling like a freshly dipped piece of bread on an antipasto plate.
Really, neither will olive oil if used in small portions.
Put a few drops of either oil in your hands and run them through damp hair to lock the moisture in.
Use sparingly to prevent your hair from looking greasy.
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