How do I Control Frizzy Hair?

April S. Kenyon

Frizzy hair can be the result of humidity, overuse of chemical hair products, illness, or any number of other factors. You can control frizzy hair with conditioners, anti-frizz products, and a few hair care tips. Frizzy hair can even be controlled with a couple of remedies found at home, such as olive oil or dryer sheets. Eating properly and drinking adequate amounts of water throughout the day can also help control frizzy hair. Excessive use of styling products and hot tools should be avoided.

An anti-frizz hair spray.
An anti-frizz hair spray.

Regular use of a hair conditioner is one of the best ways to control frizzy hair. If your hair is dry or frizzy, it should be conditioned every time you shampoo. Deep conditioning is often required to help control the frizz. To deep condition your hair, leave the hair conditioner on for as long as possible before rinsing out.

A small amount of olive oil gently applied to hair can reduce frizz.
A small amount of olive oil gently applied to hair can reduce frizz.

Leave-in conditioners and hair repair products can also be used to control frizzy hair. These products help to rehydrate and treat dry and damaged hair throughout the day. Hair conditioners are capable of penetrating to the roots of the hair follicles, which provides your hair with the moisture and hydration it needs. Dead ends can also contribute greatly to frizzy hair. A regular hair-cut can go a long way in controlling the frizz.

Moisturizing products like shampoo and conditioner can help combat frizzy hair.
Moisturizing products like shampoo and conditioner can help combat frizzy hair.

Hair products containing high amounts of alcohol, such as hair spray, dye, or mousse, should be limited. Over-exposure to chemicals can cause excessive damage and frizz. Look for hair products that contain moisturizing agents, such as vitamin E, glycerin, panthenol, olive oil, and chamomile. Avoid using hot tools on your hair, such as blow dryers and curling irons. Let your hair dry naturally and don’t squeeze or rub it with a towel.

Getting regular trims may help prevent dry, frizzy hair.
Getting regular trims may help prevent dry, frizzy hair.

People often do not realize how much of an effect nutrition has on hair. Frizzy hair can be treated from the inside as well as the outside. Providing your body with essential nutrients and keeping it properly hydrated can help to control frizzy hair. A healthy diet can help keep your hair looking shiny and soft instead of dry and frizzy. You should also drink plenty of water to maintain proper hydration.

People with frizzy hair should refrain from using blow dryers.
People with frizzy hair should refrain from using blow dryers.

Some items you may have available right in your home can also be used to control frizzy hair. A little bit of olive oil applied to hair can help to moisturize and tame it. Be careful not to use too much, however, or your hair will look oily and lifeless. To temporarily control frizzy hair, you can even run a dryer sheet over it. The dryer sheet should eliminate a large amount of electricity in your hair.

Hot oil treatments can be used to tame dry, frizzy hair.
Hot oil treatments can be used to tame dry, frizzy hair.
Use of hair dyes can cause frizzy hair and should therefore be avoided.
Use of hair dyes can cause frizzy hair and should therefore be avoided.

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