Haircare is one of the most essential parts of any beauty regime, and it can be challenging to find the perfect products for your hair. Those with frizzy-hair have probably already tried a range of expensive products. The good news is that there are many inexpensive natural remedies that you can use to banish frizz. To get you off to a great start, these nine solutions are just what you need.
Bananas are full of potassium, vitamins, and natural oils, all of these ingredients can help to give you gorgeous frizz-free hair. Bananas are the perfect natural moisturizer, helping you too prevent your hair from splitting, and to keep your hair lovely and soft. Potassium is also the perfect ingredient to keep your hair strong and thick.
To use bananas on your hair, take three bananas and mash them up in a bowl. Apply the mixture as a hair mask, massaging with your fingers, and ensuring that you spread the mix evenly. Leave the hair mask on for around twenty minutes, and then rinse out.
Coconut oil is extracted from the copra, the ‘meat’ of the coconut. Once the oil has been extracted, it’s then purified and sold as ‘refined coconut oil.’ Virgin coconut oil is made using a slightly different process; first, the coconut meat is dried, and then the oil is extracted using a pressing process. Coconut oil is one of the best natural moisturizers for hair; you can use it to prevent split ends and get beautiful frizz-free locks. Coconut oil can also help to stimulate hair growth.
You can apply coconut oil to dry hair or damp hair. Simply massage the coconut oil into your hair, you can use a comb if you prefer. Those with naturally oily hair can leave the oil in for around thirty minutes before washing out. If you have dry hair, you can try using coconut oil as a leave-in conditioner.
Olive oil contains emollients, including palmitic acid and oleic acid. These ingredients can help stop your hair from tangling, keep your hair soft, and fight the frizz. Olive oil is rich with vitamin E, and this ingredient can offer protection against free radicals. There are plenty of nutrients and fatty acids in olive oil; these ingredients will help keep your hair healthy and strong. Once you’ve shampooed your hair, you can use olive oil as a conditioner. If your hair is on the oily side, be careful not to apply too much.
Honey is a fantastic ingredient to banish the frizz! Honey is packed with antioxidants, meaning it’s the perfect ingredient to prevent damage and strengthen your hair follicles. Honey also has antibacterial properties, meaning it’s helpful to prevent eczema or dandruff. If you don’t like the idea of applying sticky honey directly to your hair, try mixing it with bananas, for a smoother texture. Rub the mixture into your hair from roots to tips, leave for at least fifteen minutes before you wash out.
Eggs are full of proteins and minerals, which can promote hair growth; the B-complex vitamins can help keep your hair supple and strong. The natural fats act as a great conditioner and are particularly good for getting rid of frizz. You can use eggs in different ways, depending on your hair type. For example, if your hair is oily, it’s good to use just the egg whites and not the yoke. With normal to dry hair, you can use the whole egg. Simply massage into your hair and wash out after about fifteen minutes. Eggs make a particularly great hair mask for fine hair.
Yogurt is a real godsend for frizz-prone hair; it’s a fantastic moisturizer that can leave your hair looking vibrant and shiny. Due to its antifungal abilities, yogurt is also the perfect ingredient to get rid of dandruff. The lactic acid content is excellent for removing grease and dirt. Why not add a little honey to create the perfect hair mask? Massage a generous amount through your hair, leave for twenty minutes, and then wash out just like a conditioner.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is just fantastic for banishing the frizz, it’s also perfect for preventing split ends and leaving your hair nice and soft. First, dilute the vinegar with water, and next, apply it to your hair and scalp. The vinegar will remove bacteria and dirt and leave your hair with a glossy shine. It’s surprising how many DIY products there are for your hair, (many of them are probably already in your kitchen)!
Fed up with dry hair? Lemon is just the solution you need. With a lemon hair mask or two, you can say goodbye to dry frizzy hair, and hello to glossy locks! The vitamin C content can support hair growth, and lemon juice is great for cleaning the scalp and removing dandruff. To create a fuller hair mask, mix some olive oil and lemon together.
Aloe Vera is another superb ingredient to get stunning frizz-free hair. Aloe vera is packed with vitamins E, C, and A, promoting shiny hair and cell growth. Aloe vera can prevent your hair from over-shedding and remove excess sebum too. As if that wasn’t enough, aloe vera is also perfect to prevent dandruff and scalp inflammation! Aloe Vera can be used as a leave- in conditioner, or washed out after fifteen minutes if you prefer.
Tried all these remedies and still having problems with frizz? Why not try a ‘frizzy straightening’ treatment at the salon? There are plenty of chemical-free straightening treatments that can get rid of your frizz and leave you with smooth and silky hair. Remember to do your research to ensure that you are choosing a top-quality salon. It can help check out the reviews and read up on the stylists’ experience. For an excellent frizzy hair straightening treatment, check out the Kaz Salon.
About the author
I’m Drew, creator of Botaneri and an artisanal skincare formulator and certified aromatherapist who is here to help take the mystery out of DIY natural beauty. I started creating my own plant-based skin and body care products at home to deal with my own skin issues.
What I love most is helping people create luxurious and effective self-care products right in their own kitchens. It’s a lot easier than you think. Trust me, if I can do it, so can you.