7 Easy, Product-Free Ways to Tame Hair Frizzies
Some of us struggle with humidity-related summer hair frizzies, some of us from moisture-starved winter frizzies, but no matter from where or whence your frizzies came, chances are, the day arrives when you want them to go away, without having to buy a slew of expensive, new products.
The first step in ridding yourself of hair frizzies is to know why they are hassling your otherwise manageable hair in the first place. Frizzies = lack of moisture. Period. Wasn't that easy? Knowing that, here's how to tame them.
• Drink tons of water and eat a balanced diet. It's the easiest and often the most effective way to tame frizzies from the inside out.
• Shampoo less often. Add one day in between your normal 'poo schedule and just rinse hair with warm water in the shower and rub your scalp to distribute natural oils throughout your hair. When your regular shampoo runs out, consider switching to a sulfate-free shampoo if you're still suffering from frizzies.
• When you do shampoo your hair, finish with an ice-cold rinse, if you can stand it in the shower. Hair experts say this seals the cuticle and leaves hair shiny and healthy.
• Put a towel around your wet hair when you get out of the shower and pat, clap or squeeze hair dry rather than that weird back-and-forth rubbing action which has the same effect of rubbing stockinged feet on a carpet and putting a balloon to your head.
• Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle hair before you shower to avoid fast, furious brushing after the fact which leads to hair breakage, split ends and frizzies. Try skipping the brush all together during frizzy spells and stick to the comb for smooth tresses.
• Try air drying your hair, or if your style depends on some blow-drying action, do it when your hair is almost completely air-dry and use a cool/warm air combo. Never expose any part of your hair to too much heat which adds to over-drying and frizzies.
• Deep condition your hair once or twice a month with an olive oil hair mask (yes, olive oil!). Check this article for easy instructions.
If you've got a little money to spend on your hair, it is truly worth it to invest in a good quality, natural bristle hair brush like Mason Pearson. The bristles help distribute natural oils throughout your hair and help improve overall hair health.
Psst. Not sure how often to wash your hair? Check out our shampoo tips!