Dry and frizzy hair is nothing but one stripped of its natural oils. How does that happen? Well, there are so many factors that can cause it. The most common of these include the lack of a good hair care routine, blow drying the hair more than often, straightening or using other heating tools like curlers, swimming in chlorinated water without using a shower cap, etc. These ruin the natural moisture of the hair making it dull and lumpy.
Frizzy hair is a pretty common condition., but how do we treat it? The use of commercial shampoos that contain high concentration of sulfate and alcohol make the healing more difficult. While you think you are taking care of your hair with these expensive products, they are ruining the condition of your hair further.
In today’s post, we will look at some homemade recipes that are the ultimate frizzy hair solutions to treat your dull luster-less hair in no time.
What are the common symptoms of dull hair?
The obvious symptom (and we are guessing that is why you are here!), is the tresses looking life-less. They also become very brittle, and therefore, get tangled and unmanageable easily. You lose a lot of hair every time you comb. Your pillow case turns into a nightmare every morning. You may also experience discoloration in some cases. Another symptom is that dull hair develops split ends fast. This, in turn, hampers growth.
When your hair loses its natural moisture, it becomes extremely dry, resulting in dandruff and scalp acne. The scalp cannot produce enough sebum, and the natural conditioning of the hair is ruined.
If you have dull hair, then you are also likely to have weak cuticles. For those who don’t know, hair cuticles protect our hair by behaving as a defensive sheath. The hair strands retain moisture owing to the hair cuticles. Therefore, if you have weak hair cuticles, then your hair shafts cannot hold the moisture, and so your hair becomes duller and frizzier.
What are the causes of dull hair?
Now that we have looked at the symptoms and signs, let us delve into the causes of frizzy hair. Learning about the causes will help us develop a better regimen involving frizzy hair solutions to mend the hair emergency and to make sure that such a thing isn’t repeated.
There are a number of environmental stressors that cause frizzy hair. Even when seasons change, you will observe that your hair is behaving differently. Also, if your job causes you to stay out in the sun for long periods of time, the exposure to the UV radiation can wreak havoc on your hair. Similarly, exposing your hair to rain, wind, and the cold, can hamper the health of your hair. The protective sheath of your hair is depleted, and hence your hair starts splitting at the end.
The fluctuating levels of hormones can also cause dullness in your hair. When does this happen? It mainly occurs during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, post-pregnancy, and menopause. The air can turn excessively brittle during these times, thus resulting in hair fall. Certain medications can also cause the hormone levels to change, which in turn, affects the health of the hair.
Other causes of frizzy hair can be using shampoos with a high concentration of sulfates can ruin the moisture level of your hair, making the tresses really dry and weak. The natural oils are all soaked up and washed out, making the hair look lack-luster.
Also, if you use heating tools such as blow dryers, curlers, hair straighteners, etc. almost regularly, then the texture of your hair is bound to deteriorate. The temperature of these tools can make your hair rough, dull, and dry in no time.
Here are some quick tips that might help you: One, air dry your hair more often and use heating tools as rarely as you can. Two, do not comb wet hair. The logic here is simple. When your hair is wet, it is weak. The pores are slightly open too. Therefore, if you comb your hair when it is wet, it breaks as well as fall easily. You should brush your hair when it is 90 per cent dry. This will prevent your hair from getting tangled up and breaking.
The Best Frizzy Hair Solutions For Dry And Dull Hair
To control the frizz, you need to not only moisture your hair and scalp, but also ensure the moisture is locked into the cuticle. Only then will the solution be a long-term one. For this, you need a conditioner that contains glycerin in addition to coconut oil, shea butter, and other hydrating ingredients. By applying the conditioner from the mid hair shaft to the tops will helps lock the moisture in the tresses, and thus keep your hair hydrated for a longer time.
Prioritizing your conditioner over your shampoo is a smart move when it comes to controlling and treating the frizz, but if you can create homemade shampoos suing natural ingredients from your kitchen, nothing like it.
Here are some of the easiest recipes that you can try.
- Chamomile tea
For frizzy, but long and thick hair, this chamomile tea trick can be a deal maker. Use chamomile tea for your final rinse instead of water, and see how it improves the texture and shine of your hair, and leaves it smelling like heaven.
- Shampoo that balances your pH levels of your scalp
The frizz of your hair could be caused by an imbalanced pH level of your scalp and hair shaft. To restore the right level, you can prepare this shampoo recipe at home. For this, you will require six chief ingredients, namely, coconut milk, olive oil, jojoba oil, castor oil, apple cider vinegar, honey and essential oils (fragrance of your choice, though we suggest you go for something soothing like tea tree oil). Mix these ingredients and store the shampoo on a clean and dry bottle. Make sure to keep the bottle in a dark and cool place, and away from the reach of children.
- Do it yourself coconut milk shampoo
Coconut milk is not only good for your skin, but it can also moisturize your dry and dull hair. To make it look lustrous and healthy, you can use this shampoo two times a week. It will give your hair shaft as well as your scalp not just moisture, but also amazing fragrance.
This shampoo can be used on kids too, but since the formula is not tear-free, you better watch the eyes.
- Baking soda
Using commercial shampoos on your frizzy hair can make your hair dried. Instead try this simple baking soda cleanser that will help your clean your scalp and hair shafts thoroughly, and also revive your curl if you have curly hair. You can also use this as a hair rinse.
Let us look at some recipes involving baking soda shared by David Wolfe for frizzy hair.
“Mix baking soda and water in a 1 to 3 ratio in a small squeeze bottle. The more hair you have, the more you’ll need. For shoulder-length hair, use 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 6 tablespoons of water.
You can use baking soda on dry hair, or you can use it when your hair is wet. Work the mixture in starting at your roots, and move it through to the end of your hair.
Let the mix sit for a few minutes, then wash it off using warm water.
Rinse your hair with a mixture of apple cider vinegar (for International products click here) and water. The ratio should be 1 to 4. Add a few drops of essential oil if you’d like.
To apply the apple cider vinegar (for International products click here) mix, tilt your head backward to avoid getting apple cider vinegar in your eyes.”
- Jojoba oil
Using jojoba oil for your homemade shampoo saves you from commercial shampoos that are full of parabens. Also, it costs you very little. To prepare this, you will need castile soap, jojoba oil and an essential oil of your choice (we would suggest you go for either lavender oil or tea tree oil). You can even add aloe vera gel to this mix in case your hair is extremely dry.
Suggested read: The Ultimate Guide on How to Wash Hair Professionally
That is all we have on today’s post on the solutions for frizzy hair that you can prepare at home to treat your dry and dull hair. In the post, we also discussed what happens to the hair when it urns frizzy, what causes the frizz, and how you can treat it. Was this helpful?
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