You don't need to commit Frizzicide anymore with these frizzy hair remedies!
Does your hair sometimes look like you just stuck your finger into an electrical outlet? Are there days your hair appears two feet taller than it was the day before? Chances are if your hair has even the slightest wave or curl, it's susceptible to frizz. Fortunately we live in a time that embraces every hair texture and helps us with the rules we must follow to care for it properly.
If the frizzies are your problem, take a look at BeingGirl's list of frizzy hair remedies.
DO massage your scalp and hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. Natural oils will remain in your hair, relaxing the frizz.
DO shampoo no more than three or four times a week. Look at what happens to your jeans when you wash them. Detergent is much stronger than shampoo, but the bottom line is that shampoo strips the hair after each wash.
DO rinse with the coldest water you can stand. The cold water locks down the hair cuticle and makes hair look sleeker, less frizzy.
DO use a big round brush to smooth your hair as you dry. The advantage of aluminum brushes is that the inner core warms with the heat of the dryer, providing the double advantage of heat and styling at the same time.
DO carry an umbrella if you think it might rain. Wet hair leads to frizz. And wear a hat to cover your head in the sun and the wind.
DO have your hair cut regularly. No matter how long your hair is, split ends only add to the problem.
DO blow dry in a downward motion. Running the hair dryer over hair up and down causes the cuticle to frizz and split. Divide hair in sections with curler pins and dry one section at a time.
Another frizzy hair remedy is DO try using a hair pick when your hair is wet, then finger comb when your hair is dry. If you have bedhead in the morning, spritz your hair with water and finger comb into place.
DO consider hair products that protect against UV rays (they have an SPF, or Sun Protection Factor).
DO buy a showerhead water filter. It gives you chlorine-free and harsh mineral-free water that helps make the products you use more effective.
DO drink a lot of water. The health of your hair also comes from within.
DON'T overuse blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons. The more heat you use to style your hair, the more you are drying your strands out. If you must use one, set it at a lower temperature than you normally use, and use a thermal protectant on your hair before you begin.
Another frizzy hair remedy is DON'T rub your hair with a towel when wet. Let your hair set in the towel for 10 minutes instead, then take the towel off. Use a hand towel to squeeze the hair up from the ends to the roots.
DON'T touch your hair while it's drying.
DON'T use fine-tooth combs and brushes.
DON'T use styling products with high alcohol content or shampoos with sulfates.
DON'T let your hairstylist use a razor to layer your hair. Although layering is good, razors contribute to split ends.
The most important DO is to love your hair. Many are jealous of the regal quality of curly and wavy hair!