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Top 15 Fast-Working Remedies for Frizzy Hair

Nothing is more frustrating than frizzy, out of control hair. Getting frizzy hair under control is an urgent matter and you’re going to love our top 15 fast-working remedies for frizzy hair. Let’s begin by looking at what causes frizzy hair.

The short answer is that frizzy hair is caused from dryness and damage. When your hair becomes dehydrated, the outermost shaft of the hair follicles rises further up the shaft of the hair in order to obtain more moisture. As soon as it finds moisture it swells up rapidly and poof, literally, you have frizzy hair. The dehydration of your hair can be caused by several factors including:

  • The environment or weather;
  • Harsh shampoos, conditioners and styling products;
  • Blow drying, curling and straightening;
  • Chlorine from swimming pools;
  • Overall skin and scalp dehydration.

Our top 15 fast-working remedies for frizzy hair will help you to regain and retain the moisture in your scalp and the hair follicles to help get rid of the frizz.

Top 15 Fast-Working Remedies for Frizzy Hair

Avocado

Mashed up avocado might not be your first thought as a remedy for frizzy hair, but it works.

What to do:

  • Taking a ripe avocado, add 1 Tbsp of olive oil and mash the two together until they are mixed into a thick paste.
  • Apply the avocado mix throughout your hair and scalp after shampooing.
  • Allow the paste to sit for 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water.
  • Repeat one or two times a week.

How it works:

The vitamin E and medium chain fatty acids in avocados help to keep your hair hydrated and healthy.

avocado half

Banana

Banana is a treatment for frizzy hair, which is nearly as strange as avocado, but it’s another great remedy.

What to do:

  • Using a fork, mash a ripe banana until it’s smooth, add in ¼ cup of plain yogurt, 2 Tbsp of honey and 2 Tbsp of olive oil.
  • Massage the mixture into your hair and scalp.
  • Place a shower cap over your hair and allow the mixture to sit for 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair, and then shampoo as usual.
  • Repeat once or twice a week.

How it works:

Bananas contain natural oils, vitamins, carbohydrates and minerals, which are essential for maintaining a healthy, hydrated scalp.

Papaya

You are also able to rid yourself of frizzy hair using papaya.

What to do:

  • Mash 4 slices of ripe papaya into a paste.
  • Mix in 2 Tbsp of plain yogurt.
  • Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp, cover it and let it set for 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Rinse and shampoo as usual.
  • Repeat at least once a week.

How it works:

Papaya helps strip away chemical buildup and is rich in carotene. Carotene helps to keep your hair and scalp hydrated.

Beer

No need to get all wound up over frizzy hair, to get rid of it, just have a beer.

What to do:

  • While in the shower, pour and massage a can of beer (darker ales are best) into your hair and scalp.
  • Allow the beer to soak in good for up to five minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water.
  • Repeat weekly.

How it works:

Beer contains amino acids, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients for restoring moisture to your hair and scalp.

Eggs

An old standby that has been used for a very long time, eggs, are also an effective remedy for frizzy hair.

What to do:

  • Add 1 egg to 1 tsp of olive oil and beat until the two are well mixed.
  • Massage the mixture into your hair and scalp and allow it to stand for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water and wash your hair as usual.
  • Repeat once or twice a week.

How it works:

Eggs pack a one-two punch. The yolks are rich in fats and proteins and the whites contain enzymes, which kill bacteria and strip away unwanted chemicals.

Carbonated Water

A slow, but effective treatment for frizzy hair is to add a little fizz to the frizz with carbonated water.

What to do:

  • During regular shampooing, rinse your hair with carbonated water instead in place of regular water.
  • Repeat regularly for several months.

How it works:

The carbon dioxide in carbonated water helps to lower the pH in your hair and scalp, which makes it retain moisture better.

aloe vera plant

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera does a lot more than just soothe sunburns and heal wounds, it can also get rid of frizzy hair.

What to do:

  • Mix ¼ cup of aloe vera gel with a ¼ cup of olive, coconut or almond oil.
  • Massage the mixture into your scalp and throughout your hair.
  • Allow the mixture to sit for 20-30 minutes
  • Rinse with cold water, and then shampoo as usual.
  • Repeat once or twice a week.

How it works:

Aloe vera soothes and moisturizes a dry scalp and, along with the carrier oil, helps to create a protective barrier against dehydration.

Hot Oil Massage

A hot oil massage is one of the best cures for frizzy hair.

What to do:

  • Pour 2 to 3 Tbsp of olive, coconut or almond into a bowl.
  • Warm the oil indirectly by placing the bowl into a pan or other bowl of hot water.
  • Massage the warm oil into your hair and especially your scalp, which you should massage for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Wrap your hair and scalp in a hot towel.
  • Allow the oil to sit for 30 minutes
  • Shampoo and condition as usual.
  • Repeat a couple times a week.

How it works:

Warm oil penetrates the hair shaft and pores of the scalp to allow the vitamin E and medium chain fatty acids to nourish your hair and scalp and prevent dehydration.

Clary Sage Oil

Clary sage essential oil is another way to win the fight against frizzy hair.

What to do:

  • Add 10 drops of clary sage oil to 2 Tbsp of coconut oil.
  • Apply the oil to your hair and brush it through to make sure every strand is coated.
  • Repeat a couple times a week.

How it works:

Clary sage oil is known for its phytoestrogen compounds which help to encourage healthy hair growth and moisture retention in scalp and hair.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk in your hair is another home remedy for frizzy hair that you can use.

What to do:

  • Warm 2 Tbsp of coconut milk, but don’t let it get too hot.
  • Before going to bed, massage the warm coconut milk into your hair and scalp and cover it with a towel.
  • Leave in place overnight.
  • Wash and condition your hair as usual the following morning.
  • Repeat a couple of times a week.

How it works:

The medium chain fatty acids in coconut milk help to promote hair growth and moisturizing. Coconut milk is also very high in vitamin E.

Honey

A sticky, sweet remedy for frizzy hair is honey.

What to do:

  • Dilute 2 Tbsp of honey with 2 cups of water.
  • Pour the mixture through your hair, making sure that you saturate all parts.
  • Allow it to sit for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse, shampoo and condition as usual.
  • Repeat weekly.

How it works:

Honey is a humectants that helps to seal moisture into your hair and protects it from drying out.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Another of the many uses of apple cider vinegar is in the treatment of frizzy hair.

What to do:

  • Combine equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water.
  • After shampooing your hair, use the mixture as a final rinse.
  • Repeat every couple of weeks.
  • Or, you can apply diluted apple cider vinegar onto your scalp with a cotton ball and then comb the solution through your hair.
  • Allow it to sit 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse with cold water.
  • Repeat weekly.

How it works:

Apple cider vinegar helps to smooth out the frizz in your hair by stripping away harsh chemicals and replacing them with vital minerals and vitamins.

Olive Oil

Among the best potential cures for frizzy hair, which is used in a number of our treatments is olive oil.

What to do:

  • You can use olive oil in a hot oil massage, like was mentioned earlier.
  • Olive oil makes an excellent carrier oil for applying other essential oils.

How it works:

Olive oil not only provides a number of vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals to your hair, but it also coats it with a protective layer to prevent dehydration.

Peppermint and Lavender Oil

Another excellent home remedy for frizzy hair, which works, is a mixture of peppermint and lavender essential oils.

What to do:

  • In 2 Tbsp of warm coconut oil, mix 5 drops each of peppermint oil and lavender oil.
  • Massage the oil into your scalp and leave it on for up to 30 minutes.
  • Rinse and shampoo as usual.
  • Repeat 2 or 3 times a week.

How it works:

This oil mix helps to eliminate dandruff and dry scalp as well as cleansing clogged pores and damaging chemicals, which contribute to dehydration.

bowl of mayonnaise

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is a quick and easy remedy for frizzy hair, which is premixed with eggs and oils.

What to do:

  • Dilute 1 cup of mayonnaise with 1 Tbsp of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar.
  • Apply the mayonnaise mixture to freshly washed hair like a conditioner.
  • Cover your hair and let it stand for 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water.
  • Repeat once or twice a week.

How it works:

Mayonnaise is essentially a mixture of eggs and oil, which provide vital nutrients to your damages hair and help to form a protective barrier to prevent further damage and dehydration.

Final Thoughts

Frizzy hair is not only unsightly, but it’s also extremely frustrating to battle against it. Don’t let it ruin your day. You can win the battle by making use of one or more of our top 15 fast-working remedies for frizzy hair. If you’ve got other fast-working remedies that you have used or can attest to success with one or more of ours please comment below.

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Alice Maria Fuentes

Alice Maria Fuentes

Alice grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in California, though she likes to visit home frequently. She graduated from a marketing specialist degree and worked at the core of outreach teams for more than 5 years.

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