Taming Your Frizzy Hair

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated March 6, 2015)

There are several unpreventable things that can cause hair to be frizzy, such as being born with frizzy hair or living in areas where the humidity is high. High humidity can cause hair to go frizzy if there is a lack of moisture and protein in the hair. Yet, some people create frizzy hair by either applying too many styling products or by over-processing their hair with harsh chemicals that can dry it out. Heat appliances such blow dryers or curling irons are also hard on hair.

By knowing what causes frizzy hair you can help avoid the frizzies from even starting. When frizzy hair comes, no matter how diligent you are with taking care of your hair, you need to take time to tame that frizz down.

There is a quick way that you can have your frizzy hair tamed in about twenty-five minutes, without spending a fortune. You can do it yourself. Here's what you need:

  • Witch hazel
  • Mouthwash
  • Small bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Fork
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 2 tablespoons whipped heavy cream
  • Big, wide-tooth comb
  • Hair clips
  • Shower cap

Now that you have all your ingredients gathered it's time to spend a little quality time on your hair.

  • Cleanse. Make your own hair cleanser at home. This cleanser makes a good astringent and antiseptic for your hair. Use equal amounts of witch hazel and mouthwash. Saturate your hair with the mixture. Now you want to massage the mixture into your scalp using your fingertips. This helps to remove any flakes or dead skin cells left in your hair. There are two advantages to this home-made cleanser: One is that it promotes healthier hair, and second it softens the hair.
  • Condition. Place one avocado into a small bowl. Smash the avocado with a fork, add the water, olive oil, and whipped heavy cream. Mix the ingredients well. Using the wide-tooth comb, comb the ingredients through the hair. Start at the scalp and move to the end of the hair. Clip your hair up, and then cover your hair with the shower cap. Your scalp will produce enough heat to activate the conditioner. Now leave the conditioner on your hair about twenty minutes.
  • Rinse. Use warm water to rinse the conditioner out of your hair.
  • Shampoo. Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo that doesn't contain any sulfate, then style your hair.

You will enjoy how soft your hair feels.

Author Bio

Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

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