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How to Get Rid of Frizzy Hair - 10 Easy Tips

Updated on July 23, 2013

Dry, Frizzy Hair

Does your hair look like an old wig? Do you seem to have a bad hair day every single day? Do you look like you have been electrocuted every time you look in the mirror? If you answered yes to all of these questions, you probably suffer from frizzy hair. Dry, frizzy hair causes your hair to look dull and makes it hard for you to style it. To make things worse, your dry hair might be accompanied by dandruff, making you scratch your scalp a lot more often than you want to. But even if it seems impossible, there are actually a lot of ways on how to get rid of frizzy hair. Read the tips below to get back that shiny and bouncy hair you have always wanted.

What Causes Frizzy Hair

You might not know it but the things you do with and put on your hair with the intention of making it look its best actually do more harm than good if done excessively. Here are some of the most common causes of frizzy hair:

  • Shampooing too often
  • Using hair products with harsh chemicals
  • Brushing too often
  • Blow drying too long
  • Excessive sun exposure

How to Get Rid of Frizzy Hair

1. Use vinegar.

Some people might feel icky about the thought of putting vinegar on their hair. But vinegar is actually a great home remedy for frizzy hair. It is an excellent conditioner and gives the hair the shine it so rightfully deserves. All you have to do is add 1 tablespoon of vinegar on your hair then rinse it thoroughly. Massaging vinegar on your scalp also helps remove dandruff.

2. Try eggs.

Dry hair completely lacks shine. To put the shine back in your hair, try using some eggs. Whip an egg into tepid water then apply it on your hair. Massage your hair gently then rinse it off with tepid water. Do not use hot water or you’ll cook your breakfast right on top of your head.

3. Do not shampoo too often.

Many think that shampooing often is the best way to maintain healthy hair. However, shampooing too often strips the natural moisture from your hair, leaving it dry and dull. Shampoo your hair every other day. This may vary especially on how often you use hair products such as hairsprays and gels. Do a little experiment and see what works best for you. Also use shampoos that are specifically designed for dry, frizzy hair. They are more expensive but they do not contain harsh chemicals that might make your problem worse.

4. Be gentle on your scalp.

Shampooing might seem like a very ordinary task that many people tend to neglect the proper way of doing it. Do not put too much pressure on your scalp and never use your fingernails when shampooing. These may irritate the scalp and make dandruff worse.

5. Use conditioner.

Dry hair is screaming for conditioner. Choose one that contains little to no alcohol as it dries out the hair further. You can also use an overnight conditioner to get rid of frizzy hair. Apply it on your hair before going to bed then wear a shower cap. Rinse it off thoroughly the next morning.

6. Use hot oil.

Hot oil is commonly used to treat damaged, frizzy hair. There are a lot of over-the-counter hot oil products which you can use at home. Remember to read and follow the instructions very carefully.

7. Brush less often.

Dry hair easily breaks, and too much brushing does exactly this. Brush your hair gently and use a comb when your hair is still wet.

8. Blow dry fast.

If you spend too much time blow drying your hair, it is time to end this bad habit. Your hair can become too dry and heat causes it to shrink.

9. Protect your hair.

Too much sun exposure and extremely cold air cause frizzy hair. Protect your hair from extreme weather conditions by wearing hats, bandanas, or other headgears. It is also recommended to moisturize your hair before putting on that fancy hat.

10. Eat healthy.

Include fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Have a healthy snack by eating nuts and seeds. They contain fatty acids that help bring back that beautiful and healthy hair. Remember, eating healthy goes a long way when trying to get rid of frizzy hair.

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      AnneWills 4 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      If you have frizzy hair then use sulfate free shampoo! Seriously I changed over and it makes a HUGE difference. If you get silicone free conditioner then even better. I use everything by the Pro Naturals argan oil line and I really really recommend their stuff. Especially the leave in argan oil, total lifesaver for frizzy hair.

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      ThaliaM2 5 years ago

      I have gotten blowouts, colored my hair, keratin for several decades - What a disaster! My hair had never been so dry, brittle, and breakable as it was. I tried several of the different brands. In desperation, I decided to try, figuring that if the Shielo Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner was as good as my colorist recommended, then it would be worth it. Your hair is EVERYTHING!

      My hair is finally getting healthy again, and noticing a BIG difference, as the Shielo shampoo is noticeably returning my hair to a soft, healthy-looking state once again. I highly recommend this product and wish that Shielo would let it return to the chain stores

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      Geneena 5 years ago

      Thanks a ton 4 leaving a great solution 4 ma damaged hair.

      I wish 4 a perceptible change.........

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      Cliff Mendrez 5 years ago from Philippines

      Hey shara63. I certainly hope this will help people with frizzy hair. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Farhat 5 years ago from Delhi

      simple & arranged hub...i'm sure, will help many in this hectic life schedule that leaves no time for hair care & result is irritating frizzy hair!

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      Cliff Mendrez 5 years ago from Philippines

      LOL. That was funny! Thanks for reading and voting up!

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      Melissa Spicer 5 years ago from Kentucky

      I like how you point out that you shouldn't shampoo everyday. This is SUPER important in growing your hair silky smooth. I should know. I actually sold a ponytail of my hair to a doll maker on EBAY! LOL... thanks for the share! Voted up.

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      Cliff Mendrez 5 years ago from Philippines

      Hey Brainy Bunny. I hope these tips will help you tame your frizzy hair. Thanks for reading!

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      Brainy Bunny 5 years ago from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

      Well written hub with great tips. Maybe my hair will someday behave itself after all!