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Dianne Austin

Dianne is the co-founder of Natural Haircare News and Coils To Locs.com. She's been blogging about natural hair ever since she made the decision to break free of the creamy crack in 2012.
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Frizzy natural hair

Frizz is the natural companion of naturally curly/kinky hair. Some naturals love and embrace the frizz while others loathe it. And when you add humid weather to the mix – forget it.

Luckily for us Naturalistas, there are DIY remedies that take on frizz that are inexpensive and that can be whipped up at home using ingredients that are easily found in your local grocery store.

Use Beer To Banish Frizz
Before you say “Really?,” hear me out.

Beer is actually good for natural hair as it replenishes moisture and provides your natural hair with much needed nutrients that help repair damaged strands. Beer adds shine, body and volume to the hair. So if you want to moisturize and liven up your hair, try rinsing your hair with beer. Dark beers are the best for providing moisture and nutrients.

Coat your hair with the beverage and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before rinsing out with cold water which will help to get rid of that ‘beer’ smell.

Go Old School:  Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
Apple cider vinegar is another great home remedy for frizz, plus, it adds shine to your coils. Apple cider vinegar smooths the cuticle of your hair which is critical for reducing frizz. Just wash your hair as normal and then use equal parts water and ACV for the final rinse. Condition and style as usual.

Carbonated water – Use Fizz to Eliminate Frizz
Frizz caused by humid weather is best remedied by a carbonated water rinse. The low pH level in carbonated or sparkling water keeps frizz at bay. Give your hair a final rinse with carbonated water after washing and condition as usual.

Tried and True:  Coconut, Olive, or Castor Oil
Oils seal in moisture making oil the best anti-frizz solution. Coconut, olive, and castor oils are particularly effective because they are moisturizing, all natural, inexpensive, and are easily found in most grocery stores.

When using oil to get rid of frizz, gently heat 1 cup of an oil of your choice, then apply the heated oil evenly throughout your hair. Be sure to test the oil to make sure that you don’t burn your scalp when applying. Cover your curls with a shower cap then wrap a hot towel around your head for 30 minutes.

It is important to keep the towel warm so reheat it when it cools down.  Shampoo and rinse with cold water, then condition as usual. Do this 2-3 times a week for the best anti-frizz results. You can also sit under a hair dryer using medium heat and reduce conditioning time to 15 minutes.

Condition with Mayonnaise and Avocado
Whip up your own homemade conditioner to tame those ends and get rid of frizz with two basic but hair loving ingredients: avocado and mayonnaise. You will need half of an avocado and 1 cup of mayonnaise. Mix these two ingredients together to make a paste.

Rub the paste onto your hair evenly and cover with a shower cap. Wrap a hot towel around your head or sit under a dryer, (medium heat) and leave on for 20 minutes. Wash and rinse with cold water then condition and style. For best results, do this once a week.

Author: Dianne

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