Dry and frizzy hair is a cry for oil nourishment and moisturizing. Moisturizing is of paramount importance for curly and rough hair types to maintain manageable hair. Most women around the world prefer a weekly visit to hair spas for keeping frizz at bay. This is not a very affordable option for many. On the other hand some might not favor the chemical based products used in these spas.
Frizzy hair can look dull and be very difficult to style. The main cause of frizzy hair is lack of moisture. The cuticle layers on hair strands need moisture to make them smooth. Some other contributing factors are extreme 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.
We listed down the best home care remedies for taming out-of-control frizz and make your locks silky, smooth and bouncy again!
1. Hot Oil Massage
Yes you may have heard a lot about it; but did you implement it in proper ways?
There is no big science behind this remedy if you haven’t known how to do it at home. First off, take some pure extra virgin oil in a pot and warm it for 2-4 minutes. Then let it cool down slightly at room temperature so that it becomes tolerable on your scalp. Adding 2 tablespoons of honey can add extra benefit because it will help to smooth the hair fiber. Then apply this oil and gently massage it on your scalp and root to top. Take a plastic bag or hot towel and wrap your head with covering hair so that it can hold the moisture. Now let it stay for 1 hour and shampoo your hair as usual. And finally see the magic of one of the oldies but goody home remedies for frizzy hair.
You can also apply coconut oil, castor oil, almond oil or rosemary oil and follow the same process.
2. Carbonated Water
Carbonated water (such as club soda, soda water or sparkling water) is one of the best options for treating frizzy hair at home. Carbonated water is made by using pressure to dissolve carbon dioxide gas in water. This water has low pH levels that help fight frizz caused by humidity.
Simply rinse your hair with carbonated water after each regular shampooing. This will soothe and tame the frizz, but you need to follow this remedy regularly for quite some time.
Beer is a great option for restoring moisture in your hair. It also has nutrients, minerals, vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants that your hair needs. Use darker beers for best results.
Simply coat your hair with beer, allow it to sit for a few minutes and then rinse it out with cold water. Do this once every two weeks.
Another option is to mix equal amounts of beer, shampoo and conditioner. Apply this solution on your hair. Now brush your hair to create tension. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse your thoroughly with cold water.
Use beer on your hair once every two weeks.
Note: Cold water is believed to help close the hair cuticles, which makes it less susceptible to frizz, and adds shine.
An avocado-based hair mask is a highly effective remedy to control frizzy hair. The high amount of vitamin E present in avocado helps tame the frizz. Apart from the amazing hydrating benefit, avocado also has the good kind of fatty acids that help soothe frizzy and unruly hair.
Mash one ripe avocado, add a little olive oil and mix it well. Shampoo your hair and then apply the mixture throughout your hair. Let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour, and then rinse it out with cold water. You can then condition your hair to get rid of the avocado scent.
You can also mash an avocado and mix it with curd or mayonnaise to make a smooth paste. Use this as a hair mask once or twice every week to prevent dryness and condition your hair.
Bananas are great for hair conditioning because they are rich in natural oils, potassium, carbohydrates and vitamins. All these ingredients lock in moisture to soften and add shine to your hair and help prevent and repair split ends.
Mash one ripe banana with a fork until there are no lumps. Mix in one-fourth cup of yogurt. Then add two tablespoons each of honey and olive oil. Apply the mask all over your hair and scalp. Put a shower cap over your hair and leave it on for 30 minutes to an hour. Rinse your hair and then shampoo and condition as usual. Do this once a week.
6. Egg and Mayo
Mix together one egg yolk and 2 tablespoons of Mayo (not the eggless kind). Add one tablespoon each of olive oil and honey for extra nourishment! Apply all over your locks working from the scalp toward the ends. Let it sit for an hour before washing off and shampooing with cold water.
This treatment will leave your hair shiny and ultra smooth.
PLEASE NOTE – do not use any home remedy if you are allergic to any one of the ingredients.
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