Most of us have experienced what it’s like to have a bad hair day, your hair just won’t cooperate, endless amounts of snags, and arguably worst of all, frizzy, static hair. At this point every beauty product in the arsenal is at the ready. While hairsprays, gels, oils, shampoo and the like might all alleviate the difficulties of managing it all, other natural solutions will achieve the same results and keep your hair from feeling hard and sticky. Not to mention, natural methods will almost always prove to be more beneficial to the health of your skin, hair, and the general environment. In other words the ozone will thank you.
Use Carbonated Water
Easily the most popular method used for fixing frizzy hair, carbonated water is cheap, simple to use, and always nearby. While tap water may have a small amount of carbonation within it you may increase the carbonation level and effectiveness by placing it in the fridge for twenty minutes. If your hair is acting up simply spray or pour the water over the desired area. Alternatively you may pour the water onto your hand and then apply it. The reason this works is due to water being a conductor which allows the electrons leave the hair and transfer into the water thus, nullifying the frizz and leaving you with manageable hair.
Use Apple Cider Vinegar
While it may not feel the best to breathe or smell apple cider vinegar is a highly effective solution to any frizzy hair. Made from highly concentrated apple juices mixed into vinegar this apple cider is a versatile solution for a variety of hair troubles. Not only will the end result of application reduce static but your hair will also be left with a charming gleam. You may want to add water into the vinegar to reduce the smell before application. Once you’ve exited the shower soak your hair thoroughly in the vinegar. Let it soak for roughly 30 seconds and then wash it out using cold water.
Coconut Oil, made from the husks of coconuts is another commonly used static removal method, not only is it good for your skin, hair and all kinds of other purposes but it also smells fantastic. Before applying the oil be sure to avoid the scalp as you are of course working with oil and you don’t want to end up looking like you just need another shower as soon as you finish your last one. Apply the oil either directly onto your hands in order to work it into the hair. Once coated onto any frizzy or rough patches you’re done. No wash off is required.
Use Coconut Milk
You may have guessed by now that Coconuts are good for your hair. This remains true for their milk too. This long term alternative will result in healthy, glowing hair following weekly usage. Simply extract milk either directly from a coconut or purchase the milk separately. Once the milk has been acquired place it over a stove and allow it to heat up for 4-5 minutes. Afterwards pour the milk thoroughly into your hair. Once soaked, wrap a towel around your hair and leave it this way throughout the night. Once eight hours have passed, shower, and allow your hair to dry unaltered. Repeat this process twice a week to achieve the best results.
Use Lemon and Honey
These two common yet, quite different cooking ingredients can really help keep hair static to a minimum. Both ingredients are also exceedingly beneficial to your skin and hair. Lemon juice stores vitamins and minerals renowned for its beneficial health properties. In fact lemon is so good for your hair that it’s often used to counter hair loss and thinning. Honey on the other hand is excellent for your skin. Commonly used to fight skin infection and for anti-aging properties honey is always the first natural option when it comes to skin care. To start the application process pour equal amounts of juice and honey into a cup. To keep the honey from sticking to your hair add an ample amount of water to the cup; there should be more water than honey. Once the honey loses its thickness it is ready to be applied. As with oil refrain from scalp contact unless moisturizing the scalp is your goal. Allow the honey solution to soak into your hair for fifteen minutes and then proceed to wash it all off with hot water. To achieve best results this process should be repeated twice a week.
One of the greatest solutions will always be the preventative kind. The best way to fight frizz is to make sure your hair isn’t frizzy in the first place. That way you won’t even need to deal with it. While there is only so much that can truly be done against such a fierce opponent even the slightest change can make a difference.
What to Avoid
Rubber is by far one of the most prevalent causes of frizz from your mats, your shoes, and especially your comb. Any friction is likely to start sparking up those electrons and static will be inevitable. Rubber is the natural enemy to that silky hair and like with any school bully make sure to put some distance between each other and keep close to your new friends. Those friends are any metallic, rubbery, bristled brushes or combs. While bristled brushes are more expensive they are also very healthy for your hair as they excel at dispersing oils and leaves your hair feeling extra soft.