So, you were unlucky enough to be born with a hair texture that you absolutely despise. You see those ‘lucky’ people all around you with smooth, manageable hair, and you find yourself wishing you could experience that kind of freedom.
You’re tired of the fly away hairs and that unavoidable poof. You’ve had enough. No more hiding under hats. No more debating whether or not to just shave it all off.
It’s time to make a change! Let’s gain some control over that wild mane, and finally start loving your unique hair once again.
The good news is, making a few simple changes will get your on the right track. It may take some commitment, but it will be well worth it in the end! Keep on reading to discover how to finally get rid of your frizzy hair.
1. Condition, Condition, Condition!
Frizzy hair naturally cries out for some moisture. If your frizzy hair is far too dried out, it can take on that unappealing appearance of Velcro. No one wants that!
Purchase a good quality conditioner. Avoid the cheap stuff if possible, and try to find a product that is specifically designed for frizz. Use the conditioner religiously. Every time you bathe, cover your hair in a layer of the cream after your shampoo. Keep it in for at least two minutes. While the conditioner sets, comb through your hair with a wide-toothed comb in order to fully condition every single section of hair. After this, rinse well.
You will also want to perform a deep condition treatment on your hair at least once every couple of weeks.
Purchase a deep conditioning treatment, available at most pharmacies and grocery stores. Again, you want to go for the quality product. Once purchased, follow the directions on the label carefully.
If you’d prefer to moisturize your hair in a more natural manner, there are some natural at-home solutions that you can try.
The first is the use of a yogurt mask. Simply purchase a large container of plain (unsweetened and unflavored) Greek yogurt from your local grocery store.
Mix two cups of yogurt with one raw egg, and coat your hair in the mixture. If necessary, cover with a shower cap to prevent dripping. Leave this in your hair for 10-15 minutes.
The next natural solution you can try is Coconut Oil. This is a fantastic natural moisturizer for frizzy hair!
Purchase some all-natural coconut oil, and mix with a little bit of honey. Apply this to damp hair, and allow to sit for 45 minutes. Rinse well.
Finally, there is avocado. Filled with nutrients and fats, this natural remedy will do wonders for your hair (get an extra one to eat as well, they are very healthy!)
Mix one larger (or two small) avocados with two tablespoons of olive oil, and one tablespoon of honey. Lather damp hair with this concoction, and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly afterwards.
3. Regular Trims
Healthy hair is manageable hair. Keeping up with trims on a regular basis will do wonders for your frizz.
Damaged hair tends to act out. This is why you’re experiencing those fly-away hairs and crazy split ends all of the time. Keeping these under control with regular haircuts is key. Try to get a proper trim at least once per month, cutting off at least ½ Inches each time.
4. Heat Products
Although heat products aren’t the healthiest things for your hair, they can be a nice solution to maintaining a wild mane.
The key is to go about it the right way. If you would like to start straightening your hair, purchase a good quality product. Straighteners of cheap quality can severely damage your hair.
Keep your use of the straightener to a minimum. Stick to using it every other day at most.
Be sure to spray your hair with a heat protectant before each use. Once the straightener has fully heated up, straighten your hair section by section brushing it in between each stroke. You’ll get the hang of it quickly!
5. Know how to Tame
Styling your hair correctly is a huge step toward avoiding a frizzy look. It’s important to know the right procedures to follow in order to accomplish the smooth look you’re going for and get rid of your frizzy hair.
First off, avoid brushing your hair while it’s dry. As you probably know, you’re just asking to look like a poodle if you attempt to brush a dry, frizzy mane.
Brush your hair after bathing when possible. If you must brush your hair while it’s dry, try wetting your brush with a little bit of water before doing so. Also, ditch the ordinary hairbrush for a wide-toothed comb.
You may also want to consider using some form of anti-frizz spay. These can be purchased in wet or dry hair varieties. Purchase a quality product and follow the directions well.
6. Avoid Extreme Weather
Frizzy hair can react badly to certain weather elements. Rain, wind, extreme heat, and snow should all be avoided if you want to keep that hair under control. If you must go outside during these conditions (as most people would), protect your hair well with a hat and/or umbrella.
7. Don’t Over-Wash
Never over-wash your hair. As said previously, you want to avoid drying it out. Over-shampooing is bound to suck any natural oils right out of your hair.
Try not to shampoo any more than 2-3 times per week.
Try to find a shampoo that is sulfate free and made specifically for a frizzy hair texture.
8. Avoid the Towel Dry
Did you know that the way you dry your hair could be affecting its texture? It’s true!
Rubbing your hair with a towel after your shower causes friction that is damaging to your hair.
Next time, try squeezing out excess water by hand and letting your hair air-dry.
You’ve dealt with unmanageable hair for long enough, and now it’s time to take control. Get rid of your frizzy hair by showing it who’s boss! Follow these tips, and you’ll have that soft, manageable hair you’ve always dreamed of! Best of luck.