How to Tame Dry Frizzy Hair

Here you will get home remedies to get rid of dry frizzy hair. Don’t forget to read the last section which gives you easy tips to tame your frizzy hair on daily basis!

Only those who have dry frizzy hair can know the pain of managing such unruly hair! You can’t flaunt a trendy hairstyle. You can’t show off your hair by letting them loose. You always need to tie them up so that you don’t look like as if you are carrying a candy floss over your head! On the top of it, you still can’t be sure whether your hair is in place or not? Such is the life with dry frizzy hair! However, it is possible to manage these dry and frizzy hair.
If you really want to get rid of dryness and frizz in your hair, you have to spend some time and put in some efforts with just the right ingredients. Believe me, when you take care of dry and frizzy hair, you will love the sense of confidence and freedom that comes with it!
To fight off any problem, you must first know the roots of the problem. So, let’s try to understand why people suffer from dry and frizzy hair.

Why is my hair dry and frizzy?

Is this the question that keeps coming back to your mind every day and every time you try to keep your messy hair in control? To get the answer, you must know the structure of your hair. And why should you know all this? Just because knowledge brings power. Once you know, why your hair is frizzy, you will have more understanding (read power!) as to how to do what needs to be done and avoid doing what makes your hair more dry and frizzy!
So, let’s know the causes of dry and frizzy hair before we go on to get some home remedies for dry frizzy hair.

Primary causes of dry and frizzy hair

  • The outer layer of your hair called cuticle is raised. It looks like a shingled roof when you see it under microscope. Those who don’t suffer from frizzy hair have smooth cuticle. You don’t have such a smooth outer layer on your hair and thus your hair is frizzy.
  • Because the cuticle of your hair is raised, it allows moisture to pass through and the hair strands get swollen up. As the moisture escapes, your hair becomes dry and because the strands swell up, your hair looks frizzy.

So, those were the main causes of dry and frizzy hair. There can be many other causes that make your hair dry and frizzy. These can be called secondary causes of dry and frizzy hair.

Secondary causes of dry and frizzy hair

When your hair becomes dehydrated, they are bound to become dry and frizzy
  • You are not drinking enough water
  • The natural oil secreted by your scalp is not reaching over the full length of your hair strands. This is a big possibility if your hair is curly and tends to coil down.
  • You are using too harsh shampoo or soap to wash your hair. This dries your hair.
  • You are not conditioning your hair after washing.
  • You are not eating a balanced diet. You need to get enough protein and good fats so that your hair doesn’t get dried or damaged.
  • You are not providing deep conditioning to your hair on regular basis such as oiling or applying moisturizing hair masks. This is essential looking at the structure of your hair that have raised cuticles.
So now you know, what basic things you need to do when it comes to take care of your dry and frizzy hair. Well, you can drink more water and have balanced diet. You should also use gentle shampoo and condition your hair after every wash. You also need to provide deep conditioning to your unruly hair. But how to do all these? Of course. with the help of the below tips for dry and frizzy hair!

Get rid of Dry Frizzy Hair with Natural Remedies

There are many anti-frizz products in the market for your dry and frizzy hair. However, they are expensive and more importantly, you don’t know what ingredients they are made up of? Even if you go through the ingredients list of such anti frizz products, you might not understand how these things will affect your hair in the long run. If you want to be on safer side, it’s better to stick to natural remedies to tame your dry frizzy hair.

Moisturize your hair to get rid of dryness and frizz

This can be suggested by anyone. After all, you know that your hair is dry because the uneven cuticle allows all the moisture escape from your hair. The big question is HOW? How to moisturize your dry frizzy hair to get rid of the dull puffed hair? The answer  is, use moisturizing agents such as oils and other ingredients that are known for their fatty elements like avocado, banana etc.

1. Coconut Oil

The medium chain fatty acids present in coconut oil does all the wonder to make your frizzy dry hair smooth and soft! It reduces protein loss in healthy as well as damaged hair. It doesn’t matter whether you apply coconut oil before or after washing your hair, it will prevent loss of protein from your hair. With its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, coconut oil easily penetrates your hair shaft and helps keep it hydrated. Once your moisture loss from here is prevented, you get rid of the irritable frizz too.
So, what should you do with coconut oil to control dry and frizzy hair?

Apply coconut oil to tame frizzy hair like this:

  • Take some coconut oil, preferably virgin or unrefined coconut oil so that you get all its nutritious elements.
  • Warm this up. If you are in colder climate and if your coconut oil is genuine, it will assume solid state. However, as soon as you take some onto your palm, your body heat will melt it down. But still you need to make it a little warm. Place the oil in sun or put the bowl in another bowl filled with warm water, use a double boiler or microwave oven, do anything but make your coconut oil warm.
  • Now with the help of your fingers, apply this oil evenly all over your hair and scalp.
  • Massage your scalp and hair gently for few minutes, say, for about, 8-10 or even 15 minutes.
  • Now, leave the oil in your hair for at least 1-2 hours. If possible, leave it overnight.
  • Then wash your hair with a mild shampoo and use an effective conditioner after washing your hair.
  • Do this at least 2-3 times a week initially. Thereafter, when your dry frizzy hair are somewhat tamed, make it a ritual to apply coconut oil to your hair at least once a week.

2. Olive Oil

Yet another very effective oil to moisture dry frizzy hair- olive oil! Olive oil has vitamin E in it. This vitamin is a very important antioxidant good for not only moisturizing your hair (as well as skin) but also for hair growth. The molecular structure of olive oil is so small that it can easily penetrate your hair strands, making it hydrated from within. It also acts as an emollient and attracts moisture into your hair shaft.
Apply olive oil to dry frizzy hair just like you would apply coconut oil, as mentioned in the previous remedy. If you have some more time and would not mind to put in some extra efforts, make this oil even more moisturizing for your dull and frizzy hair by adding banana to it.

Olive Oil- Banana Mask for Dry Frizzy Hair

Collect these things:
  • Ripe banana- 1
  • Olive oil- 1-2 tbsp
Follow these steps:
  • Peel the banana and place it in a bowl
  • Now pour 1 or 2 tbsp of olive oil over it.
  • Mash them thoroughly. You need to bring it to the same consistency as of smoothie. No lumps please!
  • Now apply this smooth paste onto your scalp and hair. It is a little messy but very effective for your dry frizzy hair.
  • leave the mask for about 30-40 minutes.
  • Now rinse your hair, first with water and then with shampoo and water.
  • That’s all, enjoy your smooth shiny hair without frizz!
  • Do this once a week.

3. Argan Oil

Just as coconut oil has been used since ages by Asian women, Argan oil or the Moroccan oil has been used by North African women to keep their hair smooth and healthy. If you imagine how curly the hair of women belonging to African origin are, you might not doubt their sensibility of using Argan oil, sometimes called ‘liquid gold,’ and which is extracted from the fruit of Argan trees widely found in Morocco. If your hair is regularly subjected to excessive treatments (read atrocities) like hair styling heat, sun, pollution and chemicals etc., Argan oil is what is needed by your type of dry, dull and frizzy hair.
Argan oil effectively seals your hair cuticle and protects it against all the damages caused by chemicals and heat (due to styling and environment). If your frizzy hair is due to humid climate, then also Argan oil can come to your rescue. Just like coconut and olive oil, Argan oil has great penetration capabilities due to its very small molecules. These tiny molecules of Argan oil penetrate the cortex of your hair and seals the cuticle to keep the moisture in place.

How to use Argan oil to tame dry frizzy hair?

You can use argan oil in several ways. Get Argan oil and then do one of the following.
  • Apply pure Argan oil to hair– Just as you would apply coconut or olive oil, apply Argan oil to your dry frizzy hair. Just that you need to use very little amount of this oil. Take only few drops of Argan oil and apply to your wet hair. Massage gently for few minutes. Leave it there for a couple of hours or overnight and then wash off  with shampoo.
  • Add Argan oil to your shampoo– This is the most easy way to use Argan oil for dry damaged hair. Add few drops of Argan oil to the bottle of your regular shampoo. Shake it well and use it as you always use your shampoo. In fact, you may also find commercially available shampoo having Argan oil as one of its ingredients.
  • Make Argan oil your leave-in conditioner– Don’t go for commercial leave-in conditioners. Instead use the natural Argan oil as your leave-in conditioner. After you wash your hair and when the hair is still wet, take 2-3 drops of Argan oil on to your palm. Rub this oil between your palms and gently rub your oily palms all over your hair. That’s it.
  • Style you hair using Argan oil– When you use Argan oil as your styling agent, you don’t have to worry about the messy and frizzy hair. After styling your hair, take 2-3 drops of Argan oil onto your palm, rub the oil between your palms. Now rub your palms gently all over your hair so that there is even distribution of oil all over your styled hair.
  • Make Argan oil hair mask for your dry frizzy hair– This is highly nourishing mask that takes care of your dry frizzy hair excellently. Take 2 tbsp of argan oil, 1 tbsp of shea butter, 1 tbsp of honey and 1 egg yolk. Mix them well and apply to your scalp and hair. leave for about an hour or two. Wash off using your regular shampoo.

Give your dry frizzy hair hot oil treatment

Oils restore the lost moisture of your hair. Apart from the not-so-smooth structure of your hair, you also get exposed to external elements like smog, dirt, dust and a lot of other things including dying and styling products that can further dry your hair out or make it brittle. Hot oil treatment will help restore the lost moisture due to all these reasons. Oil also helps you control dry scalp and frizz apart from adding body and shine to your hair.

4. DIY Hot Oil Home Treatment for Dry Frizzy Hair

You need these things for hot oil treatment:
  • Coconut oil- 1 cup
  • Argan oil- 2 tbsp
  • Almond oil- 2 tbsp
  • Safflower oil- 2 tbsp
All the above oils hydrate your hair excellently. They help keep your hair cuticle smooth for a long time by locking in the moisture. This helps control frizz.

How to give hot oil treatment to your dry frizzy hair?

  • Mix all the oils.
  • Heat the oil mixture, preferably using indirect heat. For this, you can use a double boiler or place the bowl containing oil mixture in a bigger bowl filled with hot water for some time. You may also place it in sun if you are doing this during daytime.
  • When the oil mixture is considerably warm (don’t make it too hot), apply this to your scalp and hair using your fingers.
  • Massage your scalp and hair gently for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Now take a towel and dip it in hot water and then wring out the excessive water.
  • Wrap your hair in this hot damp towel for 15-20 minutes. You may also use hooded dryer or steamer to give this hot treatment to your oiled hair.
  • Now remove the towel. Allow your hair to come back to normal temperature. After waiting for some time, wash your hair with gentle shampoo. Don’t forget to condition your hair after shampooing.
  • If you don’t like wrapping hot towel or giving steam to your hair, you may do this treatment at night before going to sleep. After massaging your hair and scalp with warm oil mixture, go to sleep and wash your hair the next morning to get smooth manageable hair.

5. Avocado and Avocado Oil

Avocado oil contains high amount of vitamin E which strengthens hair and prevents breakage. But how is it beneficial for dry frizzy hair? Well, it gets absorbed into hair cuticle and keeps your hair hydrated while providing it optimum nourishment. It is also very easy to use this oil. It blends perfectly with conditioners and hair styling products. You can even use avocado instead of its oil. And when you apply avocado mask to your hair, it gives proteins to your hair that smooth and moisturize your hair like nothing.
If you prefer using oil, do this. Take few drops of avocado oil onto your palms and rub this on your wet hair, preferably washed freshly with shampoo. If your hair is too frizzy, you can apply avocado oil more than once a day. Just wet your hair and then apply it. If that seems too much of work, add few drops of avocado oil to your hair styling product.
If you would like to use avocado itself and not its oil, make an ultra nourishing mask for your dry frizzy hair. Follow the below process to make it.

Make Avocado mask for dry frizzy hair

Things you will need:

  • Ripe Avocado- 1/2
  • olive/coconut/almond/argan/ any oil (optional)- 1-2 tbsp
  • Egg yolk (optional)-1
  • Yogurt (optional)- 1-2 tbsp
Now do this to make avocado hair mask:
  • If you are using only avocado, mash it’s pulp well in a way that no lumps are there in it. Now apply this to your hair.
  • If you are adding one or many other ingredients along with avocado pulp, mix it with the pulp really well to get a smooth paste.
  • Apply this mask all over your scalp and hair.
  • leave it there for about half an hour.
  • Then wash it off with shampoo and water.
  • You may do this 1-2 times a week depending upon the roughness of your hair.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse and Mask for Dry Frizzy Hair

You knew this, apple cider vinegar is an excellent natural hair conditioner. But  did you know that it is also a very good way to take care of dry frizzy hair, after every wash? If not, know that it is- apple cider vinegar smoothens your hair along with giving it shiny appearance. It helps close down the hair cuticles and thus makes your hair smoother, without any frizz, of course.
You need:

  • Apple cider vinegar- 10-12 tbsp
  • Water- 1-2 cup (depending upon the length of your hair)
  • Honey (optional and if using this, you don’t need water)- 1/4 cup
Steps to make apple cider vinegar hair rinse for smooth frizz free hair
If  you are using water, you will get a hair rinse.
  • Take the apple cider vinegar in a cup and top it up with water
  • After shampooing and rinsing your hair with plain water, pour the cider vinegar and water mix over your hair- from scalp to ends.
  • That’s all
If you are using honey, you will get a hair mask. Why honey is used for frizzy dry hair can be understood by reading the next remedy.
  • Add honey with apple cider vinegar
  • Mix them well and apply all over your hair and scalp (like you apply shampoo)
  • leave it there for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm water
  • Do this 1-2 times a week

7. Honey for your Dry Damaged Frizzy Hair

If you not only have dry and frizzy hair but even damaged one, you must think about using honey. Honey is a natural humectant  and thus attracts moisture, thus,  keeping your hair hydrated. Additionally, it is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients to make your hair grow beautiful from within.
You can  always add water to honey and apply it to your hair for about 30 minutes to get rid of dry damaged hair. Wash it off with warm water and a mild shampoo afterwards. However, using a mask made of honey and oil is what is needed when you’ve even got frizzy hair.

Make Honey-Oil mask and tame the dry damaged and frizzy hair

You will need the following:
  • Honey- 1/2 cup
  • Olive oil or Coconut oil – 1/4 cup
Increase or decrease the quantity based upon the length of your hair.
Now do this:
  • Mix honey and olive/ coconut oil well
  • Apply this mixture to your hair, from roots till the end. You can also warm the mixture if needed but this is completely optional.
  • Leave it for 20-30 minutes
  • Now wash your hair with shampoo and warm water.
  • Enjoy your silky smooth hair without any frizz or dryness.
You can do this every time you wash your hair!

10 Really Helpful Tips to Manage Dry and Frizzy Hair

The home remedies that you read above help you make your hair smooth. However, you also need to follow some practices that will not bring your hair to from where you started. You need to take care of your frizzy hair in special ways. But these special ways are not at all cumbersome. Once you start following them, they will soon become your habit and you will be easily able to manage your dry frizzy hair in an awesome manner!

So, how to tame frizzy hair?

here’s the tips to tame your dry and frizzy hair!

1. Make it a habit to oil your hair before using shampoo, every time!

Oiling gives deep conditioning to your hair. It introduces moisture to the hair roots as well as hair shaft. When you oil your hair before shampooing, the chemicals in the shampoo do not harm your hair as much as they would when you wash your dry unconditioned hair. It’s just a matter of habit. Apply oil to your hair and scalp 15-20 minutes before you wash your hair. It’s better if you do so the night before and leave the oil in the hair overnight but that’s not possible always. So, at least oil your hair 20-30 minutes ahead of shampooing.


2. Use a hydrating shampoo

Now what’s that? A hydrating shampoo can be explained as a shampoo having high concentration of hydrating, moisturizing or emollient agents. So, look for the list of ingredients and find such ingredients as glycerin or Argan oil, top on the list of your shampoo. The ingredients that are on the top of the list are more concentrated in the shampoo.


3. Never ever forget to condition hair after shampooing

This is essential, a conditioner is essential for your dry frizzy hair. It is needed to keep the cuticles closed so that you are safeguarded against frizz. It doesn’t matter whether you use a natural conditioner or a commercial one, just use one! If using a commercial conditioner, look for hydrating agents in its list of ingredients such as glycerin, Argan oil, shea butter etc.


4. Sometimes, skip shampoo and use just conditioner

Especially when you wash your hair every day. Shampoo, however mild it might be, strips natural oil off  your hair and scalp. And, it’s a myth that you need to clean your hair everyday with shampoo (unless you have been in most dust ridden places everyday!) If you use shampoo every day, try to skip it twice or thrice a week. On such days, you can use just conditioner. If you didn’t know, conditioners too have surfactants- the same ingredients that are present in shampoo to clean your hair. However, in conditioners, these surfactants are much lesser in quantity. Thus, your conditioner will clean your hair as well as keep the natural oils intact so that you don’t get frizzy hair that day.


5. Treat your hair with hydrating mask once a week

That’s the least number of days! At least, once a week, apply a moisturizing mask to your dry frizzy hair, especially when it is winters or when cold dry air is the norm of the day! If your hair become frizzy in humid weather conditions, use hydrating hair masks once or twice a week during such climatic spell. You will get lots of such masks in the market but the best are those that come from your kitchen and fridge! Banana, avocado, honey mixed with hydrating oils and other such moisturizing agents will give your hair much needed support to de-frizz. Check the earlier section on home remedies for dry frizzy hair of this article to get such hair mask recipes.


6. Avoid blow drying your hair

Hot air makes your hair dehydrated. You already have dry hair with rough cuticles, blow drying will further deteriorate the condition of your hair. If some day, you need to use blow drying for styling your hair, do it after your wet hair gets 90 percent dry naturally. This is for those who have straight to slightly way hair. Those whose hair are extremely curly should say absolute ‘No’ to blow drying


7. Keep a frizz serum or natural alternative in your purse

They prevent hair from frizzing. When you are out and you don’t like your hair getting frizzy, you can just spray a little of it to settle down the frizz. Even better, use natural anti frizz agent like Argan oil. Keep a handy bottle of Argan oil in your handbag, the one that comes with a dropper or a spray nozzle. Just take 2 drops of Argan oil and rub between your palms and then brush your palms over your hair length gently. That’s all you need to get rid of frizzy hair anytime, anywhere! This is also helpful for rainy days when unwarranted rain drops can get messy with your styled hair.


8. Use silk scarves and pillow covers for super frizzy hair

Do you have extraordinarily textured hair? If yes, you need to pack your cotton pillow covers and scarves away. Cotton, being highly absorbent, can suck up all moisture from your hair. Thus, make sure, whatever cloth comes in contact of your dry frizzy hair is not cotton or other such absorbent clothing material. Silk is the choice of texture for people with dry frizzy hair.


9. Comb your hair daily

Comb it at least once, if not twice a day. Be gentle though. Combing releases natural oil from your scalp. This hydrates your hair. Also, combing promotes better blood circulation, essential for healthy hair. Always use wide mouthed comb, looking at the rough texture of your hair. Fine teethed combs can further damage your curly hair.


10. Be happy with your hair

What you got was not in your hands, so why crib all the time? The sooner you accept your dry and frizzy hair without complaints, better it is for you. You will be able to care for your dry and frizzy hair lovingly only when you accept them as they are. Remember, care and love can convert bad into good! When you take care of your dry frizzy hair lovingly, no one can stop you from having smooth and beautiful hair!
Now you know how to tame frizzy hair! You now just need to act!!

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