Those of us with fine hair or dry curls prone to frizz, spend our lives practising certain avoidance tactics for fear of increasing the dreaded frizzage. Certain fabrics, for example, are a no-no.
That’s why we strictly use microfiber towels to dry our hair with and are never seen wearing woolly turtlenecks, cheap polyester blends or fleece.
Some of us might even refuse to go to parties involving balloons because there’s always that one friend who’s going to try and be funny by using our hair as a static device.
Frizzy hair can be difficult to deal with and can send you spiralling into a hair depression, sucking all styling inspiration and confidence right out of you until you’re wearing the same, messy bun on the daily.
If you’re ready to vanquish the frizz-monster once and for all, start gathering the ingredients needed for effective DIY magical potions guaranteed to slay.
Let’s start with the classic, one many people from all corners of the world turn to for their daily hair and skincare: the trusted coconut oil. An all-natural, tropical-scented and flavoured, versatile remedy that works as well in the kitchen as it does in and on our bodies, hair and scalp.
For fine, straight to 2 type curly hair, experts recommend applying a tablespoon of coconut oil to damp hair for a softening, anti-frizz effect. Textured and super dry curls benefit the most from an overnight treatment that will allow the oil to penetrate the hair shaft and lock in the moisture.
For a super simple, frizz-eliminating remedy that even men reluctant to DIY treatments will be impressed by, crack open a bottle of beer and get your hair a-chugging! Full of proteins provided by hops and malt, beer revives and refreshes dry and frizzy hair, making it fuller and smoother.
Packed with B vitamins, beer will add a wonderful shine to your hair too, giving it that post-salon look. Just pour that bottle of hop over your hair after shampooing it and let it soak for three minutes before rinsing it out.
If you’re not a fan of the beer smell, condition your hair with a fragrant product following the soak. Use dark beers on dark, thick hair, light beers on light, fine hair.
Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
Found in most kitchens, apple cider vinegar has been used as a natural remedy for hair, skin and body for a long time. With anti-inflammatory effects particularly soothing on irritated and dandruff affected scalps, apple cider vinegar makes a great addition to dry and curly hair care routines.
Rich in vitamin C and B and alpha-hydroxy acid, it acts as an exfoliant and clarifier. Clarifying is important for anyone prone to product build up or in the throes of the transition from treated to natural hair.
Mix 4-7 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with a few drops of your favorite essential or vegetable oil in three cups of distilled water and pour it over your hair after washing it. Leave it to soak in for a couple of minutes and rinse.
Use this solution whenever you notice build-up, dandruff or are experiencing scalp irritations, don’t use this method daily.
Avocado doesn’t just make for a great breakfast or salad option – it also happens to be the go-to fruit for homemade skin and haircare treatments. Nothing kicks off a rainy Sunday afternoon better than a DIY avocado skin and hair mask.
Full of nourishing minerals such as iron and copper, and vitamins A, B6, D and E, avocados treat your dry and frizzy hair to an at-home spa-day that’ll see it bouncing back from lifeless to lustrous.