Anny spends most of her time on a quest of self-improvement. She writes about her experiences that she hopes can be helpful to others.
Your make up is in place and your outfit is on point. But there’s only one problem: your hair. It's frizzy!
People who have never had to suffer frizzy hair will never truly understand the pain. Trust me, I’ve had wild hair for years. Growing up in a family that doesn’t care about looks, my mom simply dismissed it as ‘the way I look’.
But alas, thanks to the invention of the internet, I was able to dive nose-deep through informative posts- and after some intensive researches on my part, I finally found the solution to my decade-old problem. Whether you have frizzy hair on a hot, humid day, or whether you can’t seem to tame your hair no matter how many times you comb it- I have experienced them too. I have compiled a list of easy solutions that anyone can put into action right away.
1. Stay away from heat!
Heat is one of the main culprits of frizzy hair. I used to straighten my hair on a daily basis because of the mess, but the dryness worsens when morning becomes afternoon. I was so ashamed that even tying my hair up didn’t seem to hide the fact that yes, my hair is frizzy.
There are two choices you can choose to do. Stay away from heat entirely! Avoid using your straightener or curler, or even your hair dryer. These things can damage your hair by removing the moisture locked in your hair with the close-up high intensity heat. It’s like putting your head over fire- nothing good can come out of it. Try avoiding heat on your head for a month, and you will definitely see a big improvement in your hair’s health.
If you need to use your heat-producing evils, then that’s completely alright too. But be sure to add a protective layer of heat protectant products. These products can be found anywhere and really do make a whole world of difference.
2. Use hair oils
This is a personal favorite tip of mine. I absolutely, absolutely love hair oils. Not only are their scents completely alluring, they improve your hair health with fast results. If you have damaged hair, try using this before bed time with a pump or two into your hand, depending on your hair thickness, and apply it from the middle to the ends of your dry or wet hair. Your hair will be a lot silkier when the morning comes.
The hair oils can be used as a masking alternative too. Apply two or three pumps into your hair and tie them up into a bun, before placing your shower cap or heat cap to lock the heat and make sure that the oils are absorbed into your hair, maximizing the nutrients received.
My personal favorite is Korean brand Mise en Scene. I was skeptical when I read about it- the reviews were too good to be true. But I was a desperate teenage girl with some money saved up in my piggy bank, so I decided to give it a try. And yes. A thousand times yes. Yes, it works! I remember the feeling of absolute shock when I woke up to silky and untangled hair- and most importantly, frizz free. I always have a bottle stocked up somewhere in my bathroom just in case one runs out, because it’s just so good.
Mise en Scene
3. Mask your hair weekly
There are many hair treatments on sale in your local supermarkets or salons. These treatments make sure that your hair health is up to standards and isn’t damaged in the Sun, heat or due to color treatments.
If you are under budget or are looking for something fun to do in your free time, DIY hair masks work wonders too.
My all-time favorite is the coconut oil mask. Do this weekly for two months, you will definitely see results in the long term.
Coconut oil mask- paraben free
4. Use sulphate-free products
Sulphate is a known substance that can damage your hair. Try going for a more natural approach- sulphate and parabens free shampoos and conditioners. These products do not overwork and load the hair with artificial chemicals that can eventually lead to your hair’s downfall- which will lead to frizz.
5. No friction
This is very important, and I repeat: No friction.
You have just finished your shower, your hair smells nice because of that brand new shampoo that you’ve just bought. You step out of the shower and reach for your favorite towel- but wait! Don’t rub your towel against your hair. Aggressively rubbing your hair with your towel produces an insane amount of static and ruins your hair structure- this gives you frizz. Lots of frizz. Instead, opt for pat-drying or air-drying.
6. Wide-toothed comb
Yes, your comb makes a difference. Using combs with small bristles that claim to de-frizz your hair have been proven to, well, not de-frizz your hair. Use a wide toothed comb with fewer bristles, as this will reduce the friction you apply onto your hair.
A wooden comb reduces the static, and is suitable for all types of hair. The comb is wide-toothed, which is ideal for reducing frizz, and sturdy, unlike the plastic ones that have been broken countless of times whenever I tried to de-tangle my bed hair.
This is a step that you cannot overlook. Condition your hair. Both the chemicals and the action of shampooing itself can remove moisture from your hair, drying it out from the roots. Instead, condition your hair with a natural product (sulphate free) to keep the moisture in your roots and ends.
One I’ve been using for years is Soapbox Argan Oil Conditioner, which is sulfate-free and paraben-free, keeping all the damaging chemicals away and focusing on revitalizing dry hair instead.
Argon oil conditioner- sulfate free
8. Apply anti-frizz products
This is probably the most simple step: anti-frizz products. Apply anti-frizz products before styling your hair prevents the heat and humidity from the outside to remove your hair’s moisture. Simply spray it on your hair and you’re good to go!
9. Curly Girl Method
This is a long term process- you need patience and understanding to do this. Sometimes the frizz in your hair isn’t because of poor hair health or damaged hair; it’s telling you something more. I’ve tried straightening my hair countless of days trying to get that typical silky straight hair but in reality, the frizz is because of my hair type.
Your hair might be telling you to take a different approaching to dealing with your hair. Instead of trying to waste time to make them straight like I had done years prior, why not embrace your natural hair? Try the curly girl method- with natural curly-girl products, scrunching and diffusing. Try this for several months, and you might find yourself with beautiful wavy/curly/coily hair!
There it is! 9 simple steps to tame and get rid of your frizzy hair. These steps have changed my life and made me less self-conscious of my hair. Hopefully, these will work the same for you. Enjoy de-frizzing your hair!
© 2020 Anny Taylor
Anny Taylor (author) on June 22, 2020:
Thank you Daryprasath!
Daryprasath ds from Srilanka on June 21, 2020:
Anny Taylor (author) on June 16, 2020:
To Lauren C.,
A person's preferred hair oil changes from one person to the next, but my all-time favorite is mise en scene!
Lauren C. on June 15, 2020:
Great article! I've heard of mise en scene but have never used it. Perhaps now is a great time to try it.