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Effective Home Remedies For Frizzy Hair

By Dr Ashok Pal +2 more


Do you hate your hair because it is frizzy? Then let us help you out. Strong hair is characterised as shiny, long, full, and manageable. Manageable hair is soft and easy to comb. Frizzy hair is not smooth and neat, as individual hair strands are variably wavy and mostly do not align together.1 It can also be described as weak hair that can also be dull, rough with split ends, of irregular length, tangled (twisted), difficult to finger comb with occasionally low density on the scalp.2 To avoid further damage, you must take care of your hair. You will be able to manage your frizzy hair with some at-home remedies that are very commonly used to manage frizzy hair. If you’re experiencing more than usual hair fall problems, speak to an expert and do not self-medicate.

home remedies for frizzy hair

Did you know?

  • Approximately 65% of people in the United States have frizzy hair. source: PMC
  • Frizzy hair is more common in individuals with African ancestry. source: PMC
  • The structure of frizzy hair is characterized by an asymmetrical shape and cellular distribution in the follicle. source: PMC
  • Curly hair is generated by curved follicles, which have a retrocurvature at the bulb. source: PMC
  • The cortex of frizzy hair contains cortical cells that exhibit bilateral symmetry, with convex cells on the concave side of the curl. source: PMC

What Causes Frizzy Hair?

The primary cause of frizzy hair is attrition/friction.2 Other causes may include:

  • Over-washing of the hair
  • Use of alcohol and harsh soaps
  • Dry air because of the climate
  • Blow drying excessively
  • Malnutrition
  • Anorexia (an emotional disorder in which a person refuses to eat to lose weight)
  • Hormonal abnormalities3
  • Using a curling iron or heat comb to style your hair
  • Rubbing your hair with a towel to dry it
  • Using hair extensions or a weave
  • Perming, colouring or relaxing your hair4

Signs of Frizzy Hair:

Signs of frizzy include:

  • Hair strands do not align with each other.
  • Hair is difficult to finger comb.
  • Rough hair1,2

There are other signs too accompanied by frizzy hair, which are characteristics of weak hair:

  • Dull hair
  • Split ends
  • Tangled hair
  • Sometimes the density of hair is less on the scalp2

Suggested Home Remedies for Frizzy Hair:

You can follow some of these tips to treat frizzy hair:

  • Use shampoo less frequently, either once or twice a week.
  • Avoid using harsh styling products and blow-drying.
  • Use sulfate-free mild shampoos.
  • Use conditioners.3

You can also use some of the following home remedies to treat frizzy hair:

1. Hot Oil Treatments:

Hot oil treatment helps restore the moisture of the hair. You can use oils like safflower, olive, or canola oil. Warm the oil to a comfortable temperature, but not too hot. You must massage the oil into your scalp. Further, you can wear a shower cap or wrap your hair in a thick warm towel for an hour for effective deep moisturising. Later wash your hair to remove the oil.5,6

2. Mayonnaise:

Mayonnaise works as a conditioner. Spread some mayonnaise on your hair and cover it with a shower cap for about an hour.5

3. Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar provides shine and removes oil build-up caused by styling products and shampoos.5 You can rinse your hair at home.

Homemade hair rinse: You can make an apple cider vinegar solution by mixing apple cider vinegar in water. Rinse it off after applying it to your hair.5 In case you swim, the harsh components in seawater and the chemicals in the pool might cause your hair to become brittle. So, before swimming, protect your hair with this simple homemade hair rinse.6

4. Avocado:

Avocado is rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. Avocados also help to restore the shine of your hair. You can prepare a paste using ripe, mashed avocado with an egg. You can apply this paste to damp hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. Later, wash your hair. Using this will keep your hair beautiful, shiny, and strong.6

5. Egg Whites, Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil:

Combining egg whites, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil might benefit damaged hair. It brings back life to the damaged hair. You can rub this mixture onto your hair, put on a shower cap, and let it sit. Later, you can rinse out the mixture and thoroughly wash your hair.6

6. Tea:

When used for rinsing the hair, teas provide shine to the hair. You can use freshly prepared and unsweetened tea as a last rinse after you’ve finished your regular shampoo procedure. You can drink chamomile tea or black tea to get the desired benefits.6

7. Coconut Oil Treatment:

Coconut oil works wonders for damaged hair, and it works great on heavy and thick hair as well. You can apply the oil to your hair after wetting it with some water. Herbal oils like jojoba, sweet almond, and olive oil are excellent substitutes if you don’t like coconut oil. Wear a shower cap or wrap your hair in a thick warm towel (for approximately half an hour) for efficient deep conditioning. Later, wash your hair with shampoo to rinse out the oil.6

When to Seek Medical Help?

You must seek medical help if:

  • You’re experiencing any additional unexplained symptoms.
  • Your hair is not getting better with care or gentle treatment.
  • Your hair is breaking or falling out.3

Also, please inform your doctor if you’re facing any side effects from any  medications or treatments.

Also Read: Rose Water for Hair: Exploring its Benefits and Usage Tips


Frizzy hair is not smooth and neat, as individual hair strands are variably wavy and mostly do not align together. Frizzy may also be dull, rough with split ends, tangled, difficult to finger comb, and with poor density on the scalp. A variety of reasons can cause frizzy hair. You can manage your frizzy hair with home remedies such as massaging your hair with warm herbal oils like coconut oil and olive oil, mayonnaise, or applying avocados, teas, egg whites, and apple cider vinegar. These home remedies may help you to manage frizzy hair and acquire shiny, healthy hair. However, you should get medical care if you notice any unexplained symptoms, no improvement in your hair condition, continuous hair loss, or broken hair.

Also Read: 15 Home Remedies To Cure Dandruff Naturally

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is frizzy hair a sign of weak hair?

Frizzy hair can be a sign of weak hair as weak hair are frizzy, dull, rough, have split ends, tangled, difficult to finger comb, and sometimes have a low density on the scalp.2

Should I consult a doctor for frizzy hair?

You can manage frizzy hair at home by taking good care of it and using natural remedies. However, if you notice no improvement in your hair, unexplained symptoms, or continuous hair damage, you must consult a dermatologist (a medical practitioner qualified to treat skin and hair disorders).3

Can shampoo cause dry hair?

Yes, some shampoos do contain sulfate, which can cause dry hair.3

Are there any home remedies for frizzy hair?

Yes, you can manage frizzy hair with various home remedies, including warm herbal oils, avocados, apple cider vinegar, egg whites, teas, mayonnaise and many more.5,6

Is coconut oil good for hair?

Yes, coconut oil is good for hair. It works wonders for damaged hair and significantly on heavy and thick hair. You can apply the oil to your hair after wetting it with some water.6

Is apple cider vinegar good for hair?

Yes, apple cider vinegar is good for hair. It will enhance the shine and remove the build-up of oils due to styling products and shampoo. You can prepare a homemade hair rinse. To make a homemade hair rinse, you can mix apple cider vinegar with water. You can apply it to your hair and rinse it.5

Is avocado good for hair?

Yes, avocado is good for hair. It has a lot of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. You can use avocado to restore the shine of your hair.6

Also Read: Control Dry Hair By Using These 8 Home Remedies

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