Living with frizzy hair is a frustrating constant battle. You do your best to style your hair picture-perfect, just to find it in a total mess when you arrive at your date. This is common and plenty of us, including straight hair girls, have been there.
Signs of frizz are a call for moisture and nourishment.The porosity of your hair, protein levels, and even your living environment can dramatically impact the amount of moisture your hair needs. There are many ways you can manage it, starting with drinking enough water and eating right. Once you are on track, a little extra tender loving care is all it takes to tackle the frizz. This doesn’t point you straight to expensive salon treatments. Instead, try these home remedies for dry and frizzy hair to keep your locks beautiful and silky.
Clarify Your Hair to Clear Build-up
While dryness is one of the leading causes of frizz, build-up is a runner-up. The accumulation of minerals such as iron and calcium from hard water can result in frizz. This layer of build-up forms a barrier, affecting your hair’s ability to absorb moisture. Combine two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and two cups of warm water and voila, you get a clarifying rinse. Use this rinse on damp hair followed by your regular hair wash routine once a month. If that sounds like too much of a hassle, a shampoo that helps to remove build-ups is a good alternative.
Steam Your Hair to Add Moisture
The cuticle is the outermost layer of your hair. Steaming opens up your hair cuticles and lets moisture penetrate deeper into your hair. To steam your hair at home, apply a hair mask or conditioner to freshly washed hair. Wrap your hair with a shower cap or a hot damp towel. The hot steam will open the cuticle layer of your hair, allowing the penetration of moisture.
Apply Humectants to Seal in Hydration
If you have highly porous hair, moisture sneaks out of your hair shaft as easily as it gets absorbed. To salvage the hydration rituals that you have been performing, lock the moisture in with humectants. There are many natural humectants such as honey, aloe, and glycerin. If you are not a fan of possible stickiness and food aroma, opt for a light-fragrance pure silicone serum.
Brush Your Hair to Detangle
Hair myths might have told you to brush your hair 100 times every day for healthier manes. In reality , over-brushing your hair will lift your strand cuticles, making it vulnerable to breakage. However, that doesn’t mean you should skip it altogether. You should brush your hair when you need it with a quality hairbrush suitable for your hair type.
Pamper Your Hair with The Right Linens
Waking up to frizzy hair is not the most pleasant thing in the morning. If you have tried all means and you are still having frizzy hair and dryness, consider investing in a silk or satin pillowcase. Cotton pillowcase creates friction that can cause hair breakage, and also absorb the moisture from your hair. Besides being fabulous for your skin, silk is also a friction-free fabric that allows you to glide and turn freely while you snooze. Similarly, microfiber towels are preferable to traditional towels. Microfiber towels dry your hair effectively without causing excessive friction.
In a nutshell, the key to avoiding dry and frizzy hair is having adequate hydration and sealing in the moisture. Give your beloved hair a little attention and you will be on the right path towards healthy and shiny hair.