Traveling is a part and parcel of our lives. Be it going to college or office, we have to breathe polluted air and fight our way through dust and humidity to reach our destination. While most of us try to rescue our skin from these harmful effects, our hair also has to bear the brunt. And the end result is dry, frizzy hair, which if left untreated can lead to limp hair and hair loss. Given the fact that this is an everyday thing, buying those expensive hair care products might not always be a feasible option. Moreover, you never know if it can lead to side-effects.
So if you are wondering how to remove frizz from hair, here are few quick, simple and effective home remedies (minus the side-effects) you must give a try to get rid of frizzy hair naturally.
1. Coconut Oil
Yes! There is no more simple, easy-to-use and effective home remedy that can work wonders to tame frizzy hair. Coconut oil is easily available in the market and is very economical, making it a natural remedy everyone can try out! And when used along with Vitamin E it works as the best remedy to fight frizzy and limp hair. This is because Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that not only reduces the inflammation in the body but also repairs damaged hair follicles. Coconut oil provides nourishment and reduces dryness, which is one of the key reasons for frizzy hair. Thus, Vitamin E prevents hair damage whereas coconut penetrates the scalp conditioning the hair, helping in hair growth along with taming frizzy hair.
How to use it: For fighting frizzy hair, mix equal quantities of coconut oil and Vitamin E oil in a bowl. You can slightly warm the oil as it causes the pores to open up, improving the penetration of the oil into the scalp. Apply the oil on the scalp and massage it for a few minutes. Also, apply it along the length of the hair. The best thing to do is to apply it at night so that it stays overnight and you can wash it off the next morning. If not, then you can let it remain for 30 – 40 minutes before washing your hair.
Mayonnaise is quite popular as a dip that is mostly used in Italian cuisine or used as a spread to enjoy with bread or toast. However, what is surprising is the fact that this delicious food can also be used as a frizzy hair remedy. Yes, it is true. As mayonnaise is rich in fats and proteins, it not only acts as a natural conditioner but also moisturizes the dry, frizzy hair from within, helping you to get rid of dry, frizzy hair at home. But this is no reason to indulge in Mayonnaise sandwich (which is loaded with calories and not good for health) as it works only when applied to the hair and scalp.
How to use it: You can use mayonnaise as a hair mask for frizzy hair. In a bowl, take a tablespoon of almond oil, add an egg and a tablespoon of mayonnaise. Beat all the ingredients to make a paste. Apply this mixture on the scalp and along the length of the hair. Let it rest for 1- 2 hours and wash it off with water. You will notice that your hair has become smooth, frizz-free and shiny, just after a single wash. Repeat this at least once a week to get rid of frizzy hair.
Bananas are a simple and effective remedy for frizzy hair treatment at home, which most people swear by. So if you are wondering how to deal with frizz and tame your curls to get shiny, smooth and frizz-free hair, then this is a home remedy you must try. Bananas are not only loaded with moisture and fibre but also contain essential minerals like potassium, which help in conditioning the hair. It also provides nourishment to the hair when applied on the scalp.
How to use it: Bananas when used in combination with honey makes for one of the best homemade hair masks for frizzy hair. To make this hair pack, mash a banana in a bowl and add around 2 tablespoons of honey to it. Mix properly and apply this mask to your tresses (preferably to the frizzy hair) or along the entire length. Massage the hair gently for a few minutes. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash with a herbal shampoo. You can also use a conditioner to retain the moisture and set your hair to reduce frizz.
4. Apple cider vinegar
It is not until recently that the popularity of apple cider vinegar has been talked about. Known to help in weight loss, give you clear skin, aid in digestion and detoxification, this liquid has found an inseparable place in the Indian households. However, what is interesting is the fact that apple cider vinegar has been touted as a frizzy hair solution. The liquid helps to fight frizzy hair because it prevents split ends, balances the pH level and also helps in restoring moisture. Known to be a detoxification agent, it also helps remove the toxins from the hair and clear up the dirt and grease, helping you to get healthy and shiny hair.
How to use it: Here’s how you can get rid of frizzy hair with apple cider vinegar. Mix two tablespoons of the liquid in around two cups of water. Fill the solution in a spray bottle and spray it over your hair properly. Let it remain for a few minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Remember not to touch your hair or massage it when you spray the solution. Also, never use apple cider vinegar without dilution as it might do more harm than good.
5. Aloe vera
The last but the most popular remedy which almost every one of us might have tried at least once to fight hair problems is aloe vera. The leaf acts as a go-to remedy for many health problems including skin care, cough and more. Although commonly used to keep the skin clean, it can also be used to fight frizzy hair. The gel, when applied over hair strands, provides the necessary moisturization thus prevents dryness and makes the hair frizz-free. It also makes your hair smooth and silky when used regularly.
How to use it: Aloe vera for frizzy hair works best when used along with a base oil such as coconut oil, argan oil or Vitamin E oil. Take half a bowl of oil and mix two tablespoons of aloe vera gel to it. Make a thick paste of it and apply it on the scalp and hair. Massage gently and keep it for an hour. You can also let it stay overnight and wash it off with a herbal shampoo followed by a conditioner.
So ditch those high-ended expensive hair care products to tackle hair frizz and use these natural quick-fixes for smooth, shiny hair. Do try these home remedies for frizzy hair and let us know in the comments section which one worked for you!
(The article is reviewed by Dr. Lalit Kanodia, General Physician)
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