If you aren’t into rocking big, poofy hair, you are probably driving yourself nuts trying to avoid the dreaded frizz. It’s a woe of the summer months for many of us. With so many expensive products out there promising to give you the perfect frizz-free look, you probably don’t know where to start! Well, you are in luck. Start in your own kitchen!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Not only is it a natural conditioner, but apple cider vinegar (also referred to as ACV) also dramatically improves your hair’s porosity. Try a 1 part water/1 part ACV rinse for the hair. It will help you to retain moisture more effectively. And as an added bonus your hair will have a great shine to it!
Rich in both vitamins B and E, avocado is great for taming frizz, as well as preventing hair loss and stimulating hair growth. The natural high-fat content of avocado makes it a great moisturizer and mask. Try mixing it with olive oil and lemon juice for a citrus summer hair mask.
I know you probably love to use this everywhere, but for the summer it is especially helpful with the frizz. It’s great for hydrating the hair’s cuticle and keeping the scalp’s oil levels in check. You can even use it as a hot oil treatment to deep condition and restore damaged hair. The best part about it? Once you wash it out, there is no greasy residue left behind.
This potassium and vitamin A, C, and E-rich fruit is a great addition to any DIY hair mask. greek yogurt and banana hair smoothie is easy to make and a great way to achieve tangle-free, shiny and frizz-free hair!
The best way to wash your hair
Now that we’ve got you covered on the best products to use on your hair to avoid frizz, let’s talk about the proper way to wash your hair because how you wash your hair matters.
1. Finish with a cold water rinse
After washing your hair, hairstylist Josh Shellhammer recommends a cold rinse to help seal your hair’s cuticles. The lower temperature will prevent your hair from overdrying and frizzing. This goes for showers as well, especially if you wash your hair in the shower. Not to mention hot showers can dry your skin out as well. If you’re like the average person that doesn’t like cold showers, try pinning your hair up to prevent it from hot water damage.
2. Use a microfiber towel or cotton t-shirt to dry hair
The towel you use to dry your hair can contribute to frizz because it can rough up your cuticles. So what are the best options? Your best bet for frizz-free hair is to throw that standard towel to the side and replace it with a microfiber towel or cotton t-shirt. Microfiber towels, in particular, are made from finer fibers, which means less friction and snagging on your hair.
3. Detangle Hair With a Wide-Tooth Comb
Are you using the right comb and brush? A boar bristle brush should never be used on wet hair. Instead, opt for a brush that a designed to work well on wet hair. As for combs, wide-tooth combs are your best bet. They work great at preventing