Frizz Prevention 101 for DIY and Anti Frizz Product Recommendations For the Rest of Us!
There are things that naturals can do to keep frizz at bay. I’ll share with you several do it yourself solutions but don’t neglect to scroll down to the end of the article as I’ll share some popular brand anti frizz products that that also banish the frizzies!
Consider Trying The Following Hair Rinses
Rinse with Beer
Beer is actually good for natural hair as it replenishes moisture and provides your curls with much needed nutrients that help repair damaged strands. Not only that, this beverage also adds shine, body and volume to the hair. What makes beer so good for your hair? It’s the natural barley hops that are used to make beer. Barley hops are rich in protein and vitamins. According to stylist, Luigi Parasmo the alcohol in beer acts a “cleansing and shine agent” and it “softens” hair as well. So if you want to moisturize and liven up your hair, you can achieve that by washing your hair with beer. Dark beers are the best in providing moisture and nutrients.
When rinsing your hair with beer, coat your hair with the beverage and let sit for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off with cold, (not warm) water which helps the beer smell to dissipate.
Cold water rinses will help to prevent frizz
Cold water not only helps to get rid of the smell of beer, but it closes the cuticles on your hair shaft. Cuticles that are “open” or raised will translate into frizzy hair. Smooth cuticles means reduced frizz.
Rinse with carbonated water
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.
ACV equals frizz-free
Apple cider vinegar is another great home remedy for frizz since it smooths the hair cuticles; plus, it adds shine and softness to your coils. Just wash your hair as you usually do and then for the final rinse, use equal parts water and ACV and let it sit on your hair for half a minute. Condition your hair as usual.
Condition with a rich oil
Hair needs moisture to reduce and eliminate frizz and natural oils are wonderful for sealing in moisture; making oils one of the best anti-frizz solutions. Choose oils that absorb into the hair instead of just sitting on top of your hair. Coconut oil, argan, jojoba and olive oil are particularly good but there are other great oils that will do the job.
To use oil to get rid of frizz, gently heat 1 cup of the oil of your choice in a microwave or on the stove, then apply the heated oil evenly throughout your hair. (Do not overheat – the oil should be lukewarm, not hot. Check that the oil is not too hot before applying heated oils to the scalp). Cover your hair with a plastic cap and then wrap a hot towel around your head.
Sit under a dryer for 20 – 30 minutes to allow the oil to sink into the hair shaft. Shampoo and rinse with cold water. This is a great treatment so use it as often as needed to get the results that you want.
Condition with mayonnaise and avocado
Avocado and mayonnaise have been used as an anti-frizz elixir and moisturizer for decades. Make a paste using half of an avocado and 1 cup of mayonnaise. Massage the paste into your hair and wrap with plastic wrap or a plastic cap. Wrap a hot towel around your head and leave on for 20 minutes. Wash and rinse with cold water. Apply a rich leave in conditioner.
If you aren’t a DIY’er, there are off the shelf products that will help to get your frizzies under control:
What do you use to keep your frizzies at bay? Leave your comment below.
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