Frizz occurs when the cuticle layer of your hair is raised, allowing moisture to pass through and swell the strands. As a result, your hair appears dry and frizzy instead of smooth and defined.
Frizzy hair is hard to love. It’s not sleek and silky; it’s not curly, adorable, wavy and sexy. It’s just a frizzy mess! With frizzy hair, you live in fear of rain, humidity or even perspiration, which can cause your hair to become even fuller and wilder!
Frizz is mostly caused by a lack of moisture in your hair, but humidity, regular use of a blow dryer, swimming in chlorinated water, certain chemicals in hair care products and using the wrong products for your hair type can also contribute to it.
For many, frizzy hair is a daily battle. For others, it can be an occasional problem. In either case, it is frustrating for those who want shiny, silky and bouncy hair. Frizzy hair can look dull and be very difficult to style.
However there are natural solutions on how to get your frizzy hair to look shiny, smooth and lustrous:
- Apply a carbonated water rinse.
This is the simplest and easiest method to treat frizzy hair because the low pH level in carbonated water helps to reduce your frizz. Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner. Then, give it a final rinse with several cups of carbonated water.
2. Use an apple cider vinegar rinse.
The acidity in apple cider vinegar gives your hair a healthy shine. After shampooing your hair, and completely rinsing out any shampoo, pour apple cider vinegar into your hair, from root to tip, allow it sit for about 30 seconds and then rinse it with cool water. Proceed to condition your hair as you normally would. Repeat this treatment once a week. You can also dilute it with water if the smell bothers you.
- Use raw egg to hydrate your hair.
Eggs contain natural amino acids that are highly beneficial for revitalizing your hair follicles and smoothing down frizzy hair. They also contain enzymes that kill bacteria and get rid of unwanted oil on your scalp. Take an egg and separate the yolk from the whites. Put the whites in a bowl; mix the whites with olive oil and lemon. Leave the mask to sit for 30 minutes so the ingredients dissolve. Apply it to your hair, being sure to cover all of your hair and keep it on for 20 minutes. Rinse it out and proceed with your regular shampoo process. If you find raw eggs messy, you can also use egg oil.
4. Apply natural oils like coconut and olive oil to the ends of your hair.
Coconut oil is very hydrating and as a bonus, it smells pretty good. Put some coconut oil on your fingers and run them through your hair when it is feeling really dry or frizzy. Rub the oil on the ends of your hair as opposed to your roots, as you do not want your scalp to get too oily. You can also apply olive oil the same way, Put a few drops in your hand and run it through the damp ends of your hair to lock in moisture.
WRITTEN BY UGOCHI OBIAJUNWA