Come monsoon and those humidity levels turn even the straightest of hair into a frizzy and unkempt mess. If you happen to have curly hair, you are lucky because your natural hair will behave with a few smoothening products.
But if you have straight hair or, god forbid, wavy hair, you’re practically going crazy thinking of ways to cover up your bad hair days. Unfortunately, these days, all days seem to be bad hair days! If you want smooth and silky hair just like in those shampoo commercials, then don’t worry. We are here to give you solutions for every problem of yours.
Before you understand how to get rid of frizzy hair, you must know what it is all about. The main reason for hair becoming frizzy is heat and humidity. This includes heat not just from the weather but also from heating tools like the blow dryer and flat iron that you may have felt were your best friends. If all this has scared you, don’t be. The good news is that frizzy hair can be easily tackled with a few good hair products, a little bit of protection and some simple homemade remedies.
1. Dab them dry
Drying hair with forced towel rubbing can damage it and cause it to become frizzy. Instead of rubbing hard which will cause the hair shaft to break, lightly dab the hair with a towel. It may take longer but your hair will reward you for it. If you must shampoo every day, make sure you use a mild one. Your ideal hair care routine must include washing with a shampoo that has moisturisers and then using a good conditioner that will smoothen out the hair shaft.
2. Massage them well
A hot oil massage is known to be a good remedy for frizzy hair. Heat some olive oil and apply it to your hair 30 minutes before you wash it. Do the hot oil treatment once a week to reduce frizzy hair problem. Regular use promises to give you smooth and well-behaved hair.
3. Deep conditioning
The elixir to frizzy hair is moisture and conditioning. So make sure you give enough of it to your dry and frizzy hair. You may be applying conditioner after every wash but sometimes drastic times call for drastic measures. In such cases, deep conditioning can be a good option. And if you don’t have the time or inclination to go to a salon for the same, here’s a simple alternative. Slather your hair with conditioner the previous night and cover it with a shower cap. The next morning, simply remove the cap and rinse the conditioner off. Your hair will be soft as silk.
4. Go natural!
Your very own kitchen can help you with a good conditioning option. Mix an egg with some avocado and banana and massage this mixture to your scalp and hair. Rinse off after 15 minutes for a great anti-frizz conditioner.
5. Say hello to serum
A serum adds moisture to your hair, making it look hydrated and glossy. Buy a specialised serum that’s suitable for your hair type to keep hair frizz-free. Make sure you use only a coin-sized quantity or your hair will end up looking greasy.
6. Comb and style
Use a wide–toothed comb to dry your hair. If and when you have to style it, use a flat hot iron to straighten the frizz, but only once it is completely dry. However, make sure you use a protectant (such as serum) on your hair before using the iron or you’ll damage your hair further.
7. Cut is king
If all the above tips are doing you no good, you probably have tresses that are severely damaged and frizzy. Consider going to your salon and getting a haircut. It may make your hair short but hey, it’s better to have short hair that’s healthy rather than stick with long hair that looks like something the cat dragged in. Remember your cut will play a huge part in how your hair looks daily. Make sure you get a cut that suits your hair type and face cut.