How to Get Rid of Frizzy Hair
If you’ve got hair that likes to frizz up instead of doing what it’s told, you probably spend way too much time either de-frizzing your mane or worrying about when it’s going to poof up again. Frizzy hair is a huge pain, and worst of all, it can strike at inconvenient times thanks to factors that are beyond your control. But before you consider moving to somewhere with a lower humidity index, we’ve got a bunch of suggestions for products and methods to help you keep the frizz at bay. These frizzy hair remedies might not actually save your life, but they could free you from an eternity of worrying about your frazzled strands.
1Tips for avoiding frizzy hair
The easiest way to get rid of frizzy hair is to stop it from happening in the first place. These tips can help you determine where you’re going wrong in your hair routine.
2Don’t brush dry hair
Brushing your hair when it’s dry creates static electricity and can pull apart and accentuate any split ends that your might have. Thoroughly detangling your hair when it’s still damp can make a big difference when it comes to keeping your hair smooth.
3Use a wide tooth comb
Even when your hair is damp, the tools you use to detangle can help to prevent your hair from getting frizzy. Always use a wide tooth comb to detangle your hair, preferably in a wood material that will prevent static and breakage and help evenly distribute your hair’s oils.
4Use a microfiber hair towel
Vigorously rubbing your damp hair with a towel is a recipe for creating frizz. To remove moisture while keeping your hair smooth, we recommend using a microfiber hair towel that’s designed to absorb water faster and more gently.
5Shampoo less often
Shampooing your hair every day can leave it dry and extra prone to frizz, especially when combined with the act of drying your hair after a daily wash. If you’re having trouble switching to less frequent washing, try using dry shampoo in between washes to absorb oil and refresh your hairstyle.
6Rinse with cold water
Using cold water to rinse after you’ve conditioned should help to close your hair’s cuticles, preventing frizz and leaving your strands looking shinier. If you’re not into using cold water, cool or lukewarm is still better than piping hot when it comes to keeping the frizz away.
7Use hair spray
If you’ve always thought that hairspray was only for intricate updos that need to be locked into place all day, you’re missing this product’s second calling as a low-key frizz fighter. Mist a small amount of spray onto a brush or your fingers, then gently run through hair to add a fine layer of product to combat your frizz.
Depending on your hair’s texture and the time of year, use a deep conditioning mask anywhere from monthly to weekly to help give your hair an extra boost of moisture. Whether it’s a favorite DIY recipe or a salon brand product, your hair will show its thanks by looking much smoother post-mask.
9Blow-dry less often
Blasting your hair with hot air can dry it out and promote frizz. If blow-drying is a must have part of your styling routine, allow your hair to air dry for longer before bringing on the heat. We also recommend investing in an ionic blow-dryer to give a smoother finish to your blow-dried style.
10Use a diffuser
Using a diffuser can help to dry naturally curly hair without blasting it into a ball of frizz. Be sure to use a hydrating or curl defining product beforehand, then use a diffuser aimed downward to gently dry your hair.
11Sleep with satin
Tired of waking up with crazy frizzy hair? Use a satin head-scarf or pillowcase to help reduce friction while you sleep, and you can use all the hairstyling time you’ll save to hit the snooze button one more time.
12DIY Anti Frizz Remedies
Whether you’re on a budget so extreme it’s ramen noodles for dinner every night or you’re just incredibly particular about the products you’ll allow on your hair and skin, these DIY remedies for frizzy hair are economical and allow you complete control over ingredients.
13Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
If you’re already a DIY queen you’ve probably already used apple cider vinegar for everything from zesty salad dressings to face masks, but it also makes for a super easy rinse that will leave your hair shinier and less frizzy. Use in the shower after you’ve shampooed, saturating hair with the vinegar (be careful not to get it in your eyes). Leave on for about a minute, then fully rinse and condition as usual. If you’re all about natural products, we recommend picking up a bottle of Bragg Organic, but there are tons of other options to choose from.
14Avocado & Olive Oil Mask
Using two ingredients you probably have around your home anyway, an avocado and olive oil hair mask is the perfect way to make use of fruit that’s over ripe. Mash up the avocado as if you’re making guacamole, then add olive oil as needed to thin the consistency. Apply this mask to clean hair, leaving on for about an hour, then rinse and condition as normal. With both of these ingredients helping to hydrate your hair, this is a great way to reduce frizz in the driest months.
15Coconut Oil, Honey & Egg Mask
If you’ve got thick, coarse hair that loves to frizz, this heavy duty mask works as a deep conditioner that moisturizes and reduces frizz. Fine hair can be easily weighed down with this mask, and you’ll want to use it sparingly if you don’t have an abundance of hair. Warm 2 Tbsp coconut oil over low heat until melted, then remove from heat and whisk in 2 Tbsp honey. Once these are mixed together, slowly whisk in one egg yolk, then apply mask to hair and scalp. Leave in for anywhere from one hour to overnight, then rinse thoroughly.
16Products to get rid of frizzy hair
If you prefer having someone else whip up the anti-frizz concoctions for you, these are some of the best products to help you get rid of frizzy hair at every step of your styling routine.
17Matrix Biolage Smoothproof Shampoo
With camelia extract to restore smoothness and shine, Biolage Smoothproof shampoo helps to tame frizz as you cleanse. Anyone with sensitive skin will also appreciate this paraben-free formula, which is less likely to cause a reaction compared to harsher shampoos.
18Terax Crema Original Moisturizing Daily Conditioner
This all-star conditioner gets the stamp of approval from just about every hair type. Fine hair isn’t weighed down by its light formula, but it’s strong enough to moisturize even thick, coarse curls.Terax Crema Conditioner is also popular for detangling, providing a generous amount of slip to remove knots without breaking your strands.
19Keratase Discipline Fluidissime Heat Protectant Spray
If you’re planning on styling your frizzy hair with a blow-dryer, flat iron, or curling wand, heat protectant spray is a must. Keratase Discipline Fluidissime will help to keep your strands safe from damage, but also works wonders at taming frizz whether you’re heat styling or leaving your locks to air dry. Just spray onto damp hair and then style as usual.
20Bamboo Smooth Dry Oil Mist
Fine hair that’s also frizzy can be tough to tame without completely flattening, but Bamboo Smooth Dry Oil Mist is lightweight enough for even the finest heads of hair. Only a touch of this product is needed to drastically reduce frizz and add shine. Use on damp hair before styling or air drying, or apply lightly to dry hair as an anti-frizz remedy throughout the day.
21Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel
Ouidad’s Heat & Humidity Gel works wonders on natural curls and coarse, dry hair. Unlike traditional gels that can leave long hair with a crunchy finish, this product provides frizz control while still leaving your hair with softness and movement. As the name suggests, this product is especially helpful for hair that frizzes up in hot and humid summers. Use this curl gel on wet hair, then dry with a diffuser or allow to air dry.
22Sexy Hair Smooth & Seal
Sexy Hair’s Smooth & Seal is an excellent finishing product for keeping your style locked in place before you head out the door. Not only does it have good staying power, but this anti-frizz hair spray will help to smooth your ends without weighing them down.
23Deva Curl Supercream Coconut Curl Styler
If you’re looking to nourish natural curls and reduce frizz, Deva Curl Coconut Curl Styler is a hard working product at a super reasonable price. Work through damp hair before styling to get a more moisturized and controlled final look.
24Kevin Murphy Easy Rider Anti Frizz Cream
The cadillac of anti-frizz creams, Kevin Murphy’s Easy Rider is well worth the price tag. Just a dab applied to damp hair will reduce frizz during your styling process, and you can also use it on dry hair as a flexible hold styling cream. Curly, straight, long, and short hair can all benefit from this impressive anti-frizz cream.