How to get rid of frizzy hair – 5 simple ways

How many times you had that thought “Why my hair is so frizzy?” and just couldn’t figure out what is going on with your hair.  Frizzy hair is probably one of the most common and unwanted hair problems. However, I have some science facts and key tips that can really help you control and protect your hair from getting frizzy.

What is frizzy hair?

It is associate with lifted cuticle (outer layer of the hair fiber), which means hair is loosing hydration and moisture. Dehydrated hair can also be porous hair, which means hair is breathing out all the moisture essential to maintain hair smooth and shiny.

Why frizzy hair happens?

  • Constantly using high temperature styling tools or blowdrying. Hot air takes out the moisture from the hair leaving it dry and frizzy. Also, hot and humid climates can also make hair more frizzy
  • Rubbing wet hair into towel. Such a bad habit as it induces friction and makes hair cuticle lift up, which again leads to the frizzy hair
  • Bleaching or constantly dying hair and not using moisturising or restoring products

How to stop frizz?

Oils

Oh how much I love oils. I constantly talk about oils on my Instagram and honestly they work wonderful if you want to reduce frizz. The best products for me are the ones that have a mix of oils, which means a lot of moisture and hydration for my hair. Also, whenever I style my hair I am losing some moisture from my hair. Therefore, I like to apply generous amount of oil on my hair for 15-20 minutes before washing hair, which means my hair absorbs all the moisture and is protected against water effect.

Deep conditioning

This only works if you have very porous hair. Personally, I don’t do deep conditioning as my hair is not porous and my hair feels heavy afterwords. Yet, if you bleached your hair a lot or styled, you might have porous hair.  Wondering if you have porous hair and how to treat your hair? Read this post!

Hydrolysed protein

Talking about hydrolysed protein deserves a separate post. However, I have to mention that hydrolysed proteins are one of my most favourite ingredients. You know that proteins are essential for muscles, therefore proteins are essential for healthy and elastic hair. Also, the other day I had pretty frizzy hair because I slept with my hair wet. I applied my favourite Nexxus serum on my hair and whoaalia goodbye frizz!

Silicones

With all the hit and miss about silicones, they are not bad. Actually, silicones are great to coat our hair and seal the cuticle, which means reduced frizz. Also, silicones are good in protecting hair colour fading if you dye your hair a lot.

Washing hair well 

Sorry if you heard this three million times from me but washing your hair right really matters. Be gentle when you apply shampoo and condtioner, don’t rub hair fibers into each other. Same comes to the towel drying. Washing and drying your hair has to be a gentle process.

Personally, my most favourite way to protect my hair form frizz is to use oils as hydration and moisture is the key for my hair.

How do you fight freezy hair? Any secret tips? Please let me know!
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  • I really needed this. My hair has been so frizzy lately but I am not styling it a lot neither did I color it for over half a year… but still it is all tangled up. I think maybe the air of the heating makes my hair frizzy too. I will now try to condition it even more and use oil as well 😉
    Thank you for the tips!
    xx Nicki
    http://www.morning-elegance.com

    • Maybe try before washing your hair to do oil treatment, just apply generous amount of oil for good 20 minutes. It should restore all the moisture and protect water swelling, which overall would reduce frizz xxx

  • Rach

    Thanks for suggesting this! Now I know what to do when my hair is frizzy in the summer!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  • My hair is naturally so curly and frizzy that I used to straighten it all the time. Since cutting down and leaving it natural, the condition of it is 100x better so I completely agree with what you’ve said. My oil is about to run out, so I’ll give the Garnier one a try next – usually I’m a sucker for John Frieda, but I’ll keep my mind open!

    http://www.raecoppola.com

    • You know, my personal favourite is L’Oreal Elvive as it has mix of different oils, which means they do different functions due to their structure. Highly highly recommend that ! xxx

  • I have frizzy hair too! I love the JOhn Frieda oil! Definitely one of my faves x

  • I use oils as well and I do deep conditioning given that my hair is bleached.

    Anne – Linda, Libra, Loca

  • You just reminded me I need to buy some hair oil! 2 years ago I was using Gold Oil Essence by Montibel.lo which is basically amber & argan oil and it was working wonders, leaving my hair silky and shiny without making it look greasy so I think I’ll give it a go again! I also wonder whether you’ve had any experience with Palmers coconut range? I’ve seen it at Superdrug the other day and was tempted (especially by the conditioner and mask) but I thought I’d ask you first 🙂 Xxx

    • I have been using L’Oreal elvive hair oil and honestly honey I am loving it! So so nice and soft for my hair ! I just looked at the range and actually it looks very decent, protein, good moisturising oils, emollients – everything what hair likes! xx

  • Jeez, I really needed this article. I struggle with my hair all the time because it’s so curly and frizzy. I like using oils too and I condition and deep condition often. I have to. x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com/

    • Having beautiful curly hair is a bit harder to fight against frizzy hair. What sort of towel do you use? Do you use silk bed sheets, I heard from curly hair friends this really helps (although don’t have much science to back this up) xxx

  • Ellese Launer

    These are wonderful tips!! Thanks for sharing. Xo, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

  • I hate frizzy hair, I apply a lot of stuff to my hair so I am prone to this. And it is no joke reviving hair. I see, deep conditioning is one key, I have been trying that but I will continue doing it.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • Try also applying mix of oils and increase products with hydrolysed proteins! xx