Hair care: 7 natural remedies and tips to tame frizzy hair at home
Frizzy hair is literally a bane to our existence and it gets annoying as the seasons change. Summers are one of the worst seasons to deal with frizzy hair because strands keep breaking and there’s not much you can do in the heat. He’s super tough to tame but, as a silver lining here – it’s not impossible.
Now, to understand how to tame those frizzies, you need to know what makes them dry and unmanageable. So, just like our skin, our hair needs hydration. Frizz is caused by dry hair trying to compensate for the loss of moisture to the atmosphere. They try to fill in moisture through tiny droplets in the air, which is why the rainy season is one of the worst for frizzy hair. However, as each strand tries to soak up moisture, the cuticles tend to puff up and make the hair look like a bird’s nest (well, mine looks like that). Now, you can temporarily tame your hair using heated tools, but let’s face it, how long is that going to work?
So, here we have some home remedies and even tricks to easily tame that frizzy mane:
– If you like hot showers like me, make sure to limit that to the body. Avoid hot water on the hair. It tends to dry out the mane by stripping it of its natural oils. Prefer lukewarm or cold water for hair washing.
– When you shampoo, just limit it to the scalp. Avoid rubbing your hair and ends. It does not need to be cleaned. Scalp remnants will clean them when you wash them off.
– Avoid rubbing your hair with a towel while drying. Simply take a soft cloth or t-shirt and gently press down on hair to absorb excess water. No need to give your hair a hard time by patting it with the towel or rubbing it. It opens the hair cuticle and in turn makes everything dry and unmanageable. It’s your hair, so don’t try to give him a hard time doing all that.
One remedy that worked for me was oil. I’ve tried most of them over the years, but nothing works better than good ol’ shroom. Since my hair was dry from the very beginning, I made it a point to oil it before every wash, even if it’s only for an hour. Oiling adds an extra layer to hair strands which avoids stripping the natural oils present in the cuticle and locks in moisture. Now you will see the effects of this remedy over time, but give it a try!
How: Take oil of your choice (that you know works for your hair), it can be any – coconut, olive, almond, argan, Moroccan oil . You can apply it as is or just heat it up a bit until it is warm.
Pro tip: You can also insert a vitamin E capsule into the oil mixture.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Applying apple cider vinegar helps restore the pH of the hair to give it a shiny look by locking the cuticles. All you have to do is add two tablespoons of ACV to a cup and fill the rest with water. Once you are done showering, simply run this mixture through your hair. Leave on for a few minutes and rinse with cold water. Let your hair dry naturally.
EGG | ALMOND OIL
Egg is one of the most effective home remedies for dry hair. Due to its high protein content, it repairs the hair shaft and is considered one of the best remedies to get rid of frizz. Almond oil, on the other hand, adds moisture to the hair and the fat molecules in the oil coat the hair shaft to reduce dryness.
How? ‘Or’ What: Mix a raw egg with 3 tablespoons of almond oil. Whisk everything together to create a mixture. Part your hair and apply it to the hair shafts. Leave on for about 45 minutes and rinse regularly.
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