Whether you have curly, wavy or straight hair when heat and humidity combine you’re sure to have a frizzy mess on your hands. Dealing with frizzy hair takes both time and patience, which we can’t always afford to spare. Although there’s no need to stress, as there are steps you can take to naturally tame frizzy hair.
Frizzy hair doesn’t merely happen. It takes a combination of things to cause a frizzy situation. Let’s take a look at the steps you should follow to tame frizzy hair naturally.
Opt for a Gentle Shampoo
The way that you wash your hair has an immense effect on how it dries. Choosing the right shampoo is the first step towards fighting off frizz. Frizzy hair often occurs when hair is dehydrated, so selecting gentle shampoos is a must. To defeat frizz, you have to use a shampoo that is natural and sulfate-free. Sulfates strip your hair of all the lovely natural oils they have and dry it out immensely.
It’s also a good idea to shampoo your hair less, as well. If you wash your hair every day this minimal approach may take some getting used to, but the benefits will be worth it. Alternating shampoos and rinses will give your hair a break and reduce frizz. On the days that you rinse, be sure to use a bit of conditioner to add some moisture your hair and follow up with cold water.
Calm Your Hair with Conditioner
Conditioner is your friend and don’t you forget it! When it comes to taming frizzy hair naturally, a little conditioner goes a long way. Taking the time to condition your hair can help keep it calm and manageable. Again, you’ll want to ensure that your conditioner is natural and sulfate-free. On top of using the right kind of conditioner, you’ll want to make sure that you follow its protocol.
That’s right, how long you leave your conditioner in for does matter. Most conditioners need a bit of time to soak into your hair to work their magic. Generally speaking, you should always massage conditioner in at the halfway point of your hair. Avoid your roots as they naturally moisturise themselves. Allow the conditioner to sit for at least five minutes before rinsing it away with cold water.
Get Your Hair Mask On
Face masks revive your skin by giving it a super dose of minerals and moisture. While we tend to be keen to use a mask on our skin, we sometimes forget about our hair. Just like your skin, your hair also needs that extra TLC, especially during the colder months of the year. Adding a hair mask to your weekly self-care and beauty routine will help you tame frizzy hair naturally.
Hair masks are ideal for achieving softer and more moisturised hair. Not to mention that when your hair is soft and moisturised, it won’t go frizzy. For best results, apply a hair mask when your hair is dry as it will absorb the mask better. Leave the mask on for half an hour before rinsing it off. Remember to consistently use masks if you really want to say goodbye to frizzy hair.
Air Dry the Frizz Away
We probably don’t need to tell you that drying your hair with a blow dryer can cause serious frizz. Well, you might be surprised to find that towel-drying can be a culprit of frizzy hair, too. Vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel can aggravate the follicle and thereby cause frizzy hair. Your hair is most sensitive when it’s wet, so it’s crucial to handle it with care.
For those who can’t live without a blowdryer, opt for a “smoothing” nozzle and finish off your styling routine with cool air. Those who prefer the au naturale approach can stick to air drying. Air drying is an effective way to tame frizzy hair naturally. Although when it comes to styling, you should do it before your hair has completely dried. Brush, braid or smooth your hair before it dries to ensure that it maintains that style you seek.
Combat Frizzy Hair with Oil
If you follow WapoBeauty, you know that we are huge fans of natural oils. Whether it’s using them in the home, for aromatherapy or for soothing the skin, there’s an oil for every occasion. Natural oils can also help you combat frizz and keep your hair healthy and strong. Furthermore, natural oils like argan oil, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil help add moisture and nutrients to your hair.
Similar to a hair mask, it’s best to only add oil to your hair midshaft. This is especially important if you have thin or oily hair as you don’t want to overwhelm your hair follicles. The ideal time to add a few drops of oil to your hair is while it’s still damp. Once your hair has dried, it will be protected by the oil which means it can better resist heat from styling or the sun.
Frizzy hair and flyaways can get in the way of a good hair day. Regardless of your hair type, you can use these tips to tame frizzy hair naturally and harness your inner hair goddess. We hope that you’ll let us know how these tips worked for you. If you’re interested in learning more about sulfate-free shampoo, consider signing up for WapoBeauty’s Shampoo Bar Workshop. To learn more about natural cosmetic making, sign up for the Complete Facial Skincare Workshop online.
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