There are things that can make or break a person’s morning: sleeping through your alarm, missing your daily cup of joe and, most importantly, having a bad hair day.
You can blame it on the humidity, your roommate’s faulty hair dryer or simply having bad karma for trying to straighten those curly q’s one too many times, but face it, we all have to deal with frizz. Instead of throwing on a baseball cap and calling it a day, there are some ways to fight frizz without patting, smoothing and angrily bobby-pinning all day long. And you may not even have to leave your home.
Frizz is the byproduct of dehydrated hair that just needs a little bit of moisture. And turns out, there are a ton of household products that can help hydrate your locks the natural way, without having to purchase any fancy hair products or use any chemical treatments. Here are the top eight ways to tame your stubborn frizzies naturally (and hint, you may want to check your kitchen first):
Would you trade you trade a can of soda for frizz-free hair? Turns out, you can. Instead of throwing your entire paycheck away on fancy shampoos and hair products, add a 12-pack of seltzer or sparkling water to your grocery list and you’re good to go. After your finish shampooing regularly, rinse your hair with carbonated water. Its pH levels will fight your frizz and leave your locks nice and smooth all day long.
We know what you’re thinking: what can’t coconut oil be used for? And we couldn’t agree with you more. So it’s only natural coconut oil would be a remedy for those frizzies. Simply rub a little bit of oil (not too much, especially if your hair has a tendency to feel greasy) onto your hands and work into hair. You can also use a fine-tooth comb to spread it evenly throughout. The coconut oil will act as a conditioner, preventing any frizz from popping up.
Besides being a tasty snack, this fruit is a great way to condition any frizzy locks. First, blend a ripe banana and add a bit of honey or coconut oil, if you wish. With damp hair, apply the “mask” throughout your strands and leave in for approximately 20-30 minutes. The combination of oils and vitamins will nourish hair, leaving it feeling moisturized and frizz-free.
Need your hair to relax? Try giving it a beer. While it may sound like a joke, beer actually is a great tool for getting rid of frizzy hair. Ingredients like the sugars and minerals can act as a conditioning agent to replenish hair and reduce frizz. After washing your hair, do a “beer” rinse by pouring some brew onto your locks and working with your fingers. So go ahead, splurge for the 12-pack. Your hair will thank you.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar may not sound like something you’d want to pour in your hair, but you may want to give it a chance. While the acidity in this vinegar may sound harsh and damaging, it actually works to do the total opposite by moisturizing and rejuvenating the hair. Just mix equal parts water and apple vinegar and rinse. The vinegar will not only smooth hair and prevent frizz, but it’ll also give your locks a healthy shine.
This kitchen staple not only does wonders for your cooking, it also can be a lifesaver when it comes to your hair. The fatty acids found in olive oil are great for smoothing strands—just warm a bit of oil in between your hands and work through your locks. Leave in for the amount of time it takes to binge a few episodes on Netflix and rinse. Your hair will be frizz-free and feel silky smooth.