How to Deal With Frizzy, Hard-to-Grow Hair
DOWN, I say!!!!
Last summer was fun. We spent a lot of time at the beach and at the public pool. The public pool, however, uses both salt water and chlorine to keep the water cleanliness levels under control. It did quite a number on my hair.
My hair is fine, and it tends to get a little frizzy, but this was ridiculous. My hair was pretty well fried. It could also have had something to do with the fact that my cousin colored it a time or two, I don't know. At any rate, I was in need of some emergency intervention.
I tried everything. I searched the internet for miracle cures. I tried "co-washing," which is just using conditioner instead of shampoo. I tried mayonnaise, eggs, grapeseed oil, etc. If it was in my fridge and appeared to have any bit of emolient properties, it was fair game. I even bought that oil for hair. Much to my dismay, nothing worked.
Now, I have to say that I normally like my hair blown dry and straightened with a flat iron, but at the same time as this frizz fiasco, I am trying to grow my hair out. My hair had been long previously, mostly due to multiple pregnancies. When it is long, it falls straight. I guess it is the weight of the hair that does that. Then, I had it cut short at one point, and I had kept it that way for years. Now, I am growing it out. This makes it hard to style, so I opted for hair clips while I wait for length. It has a natural curl to it, which is okay most days.
However, I look like I put my finger in a light socket when I only use shampoo and conditioner. My saving grace has truly been argan oil. I can blow it dry and flat iron it, and as long as I put in argan oil first, it looks smooth and does not need anything else. Argan oil makes the hair very manageable.
Vitamin Supplement to Help with Hair Growth and Emolience
I have also done quite a bit of research on the internet and in stores about supplements that help hair. These are the best ones I have found in various places:
1. He Shoo Woo. From what I understand, this was discovered when a guy got lost in the woods for a really long time, and when they found him, his formerly grey hair was completely black. And really long.
2. Biotin. This one makes your hair grow really fast. But it can also give you pimples and boils with the higher dosages.
3. Fish Oil. Adds emolient oils to your scalp after a few months of taking it.
4. Selenium makes hair grow.
5. Vitamin B Complex is good for hair and scalp. Biotin is in this as well.
7. Argan Oil. This is topical, but the oil is also available for human consumption.
I will add to this list as I run across additional information!