Frizzy Hair Remedies: 8 Easy Tips to Get Smooth Hair

These frizzy hair remedies will put an end to frizz madness.

As much as we want to have perfect hair from the moment we open our eyes every morning, it’s just not possible for most of us ladies. When we’re running out of time in the morning, we just dash out of the front door and leave our hair to naturally dry while we’re stuck in traffic. As a result, we’re left with frizzy and volume-less locks which we’re forced to conceal through a messy bun or a loose, low ponytail. With these frizzy hair remedies, however, smooth and shiny hair is just within reach.

1. A blunt haircut is a no-no.

frizzy hair remedies: don't get a blunt cut
Hair peg. Credit: indigitalimages.com

When your hair is evenly cut all around, hair tends to become more voluminous—but not in the best way. Most of the time, it only looks voluminous in a certain area and more often than not, it’s the lower part making your hair look like a pyramid. However, if you want to sport a dead straight blunt cut, ask your stylist to layer your hair in reverse, with shorter strands inside and the longer ones falling on the outer part of your hair.

2. Wash your hair with a shampoo that has the right anti-frizz formulation.

Frizzy hair remedies: Closeup shot of a woman shampooing her hair in the shower
There are several anti-frizz shampoos that you can choose from. Credit: Shutterstock

Frizz is usually the reason why you have a bad hair day. To avoid it, use a shampoo that’s specially made to tame frizz and that’s formulated to smoothen and straighten your hair, making it gorgeously sleek and easy to style.

Flatlay of frizzy hair remedies along with a purse and other props
These are must-haves if you have frizzy hair. Credit: All Things Hair Studio

Editor’s tip: Looking for more frizzy hair remedies? You can try Love Beauty and Planet Argan Oil & Lavender Smooth and Serene Shampoo. It has plant-based cleansers and eco-friendly ingredients that work to calm frizz and make your hair smooth and soft. Want sleek, salon-quality hair? Use TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner for that sleek, straight hair. Meanwhile, if you need to freshen up and smoothen out stray strands, just apply a drop of Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream. 

3. Apply leave-on conditioner or styling cream on your hair right after washing.

Frizzy hair remedies: Closeup shot of a woman with long black hair wearing a white tube top against a blue background
Keep your hair smooth and hydrated all day by applying leave-on cream. Credit: Shutterstock

This tip is especially helpful for those who have wavy locks yet want to maintain their hair’s natural texture. Apply the product on damp hair and leave it to air dry.

4. Find an alternative to towels.

Frizzy hair remedies: Asian woman with long black hair wearing blue sleeveless top drying her hair
Squeeze water from your gently using an unused t-shirt or a smooth fabric. Credit: Shutterstock

Drying your hair with a towel may be the quickest way to get the excess water off of your hair; however, it creates friction, and friction is what causes your hair to become frizzy. A better alternative for a towel is using a t-shirt or a soft fabric to squeeze out water from your hair. Then allow your hair to air dry.

5. Comb your mane while it’s damp.

Caucasian woman combing her long hair with a wide-tooth comb
Always use a wide-tooth comb on damp locks. Credit: iStock

Brushing or combing your hair while it’s wet can make you hair brittle leading to hair breakage. Our tip: after you condition your hair, use a wide-toothed comb to style your locks. If you need to detangle certain parts of your hair, simply run your fingers through your tresses carefully.

6. Blow-dry your hair using the right heat-styling product.

Closeup shot of a woman with long brown hair blow drying hair in a bathroom
Don’t forget to spray heat protectant on your hair before blow drying. Credit: Shutterstock

Another culprit that causes frizz and hair damage is using heat styling tools. We’re not telling you to stop using these though. Just make sure you spritz heat protectant on your hair before you blow-dry or iron your hair to avoid heat damage.

Editor’s tip: Use a spray that protects and reduces frizz like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray. It doesn’t just protect your hair from damage caused by the heat but also prolongs the strong, smooth, frizz-free effect from your blow-dry session.

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7. Apply hair serum to make hair sleek.

Closeup shot of Asian woman touching her long back hair wearing white sleeveless top
Smooth out frizz in an instant by applying hair serum from mid-length up to the tips of your hair. Credit: Shutterstock

At first, you might think that hair serums are unnecessary since you already have a packed arsenal of hair care products. A drop of hair serum, though, can make a huge difference in your hair. Aside from smoothing out frizz and stray hair, hair serums can help prevent split ends. They act as a barrier between your hair and styling tools. They also make your hair smooth and shiny, so can bid goodbye to dull and lifeless locks.

Editor’s tip: Add instant shine to your hair while taming frizz with TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

8. Make beautiful curls with hair mousse.

Closeup shot of Asian girl touching her black curly hair wearing denim jacket against a stone wall
Indeed, hair mousse is your curly hair’s best friend.

If you have natural curls and waves, keep a bottle of hair mousse on your dresser. This hair product tames frizz, so you get smooth and well-defined curls and waves. Hair mousse also doesn’t weigh your hair down. Now, walk down the street full of confidence as your curls bounce with life.

Editor’s tip: No more messy curls when you apply a dollop of TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse on your damp hair. 

With these frizzy hair remedies, you can rock smooth and beautiful hair, whether you leave it down or style it in a chic updo. It’s time to say, “Farewell frizz!”

When your hair seems to have a life on its own, and you can’t tame frizz no matter what you do, relax. Turn a bad hair day into a messy-chic day with these hairstyles that can help disguise your frizz.

1. Bedhead

Caucasian woman with long messy blonde hair wearing a dark blue dress on the runway
Rock a #wokeuplikethis look with bedhead hair. Credit: indigitalimages.com

No time to style your frizzy hair? Create a deep side part using your fingers to add volume to your roots, shake your strands, and you’re all set!

2. Scrunched hairstyle

Asian woman with shoulder-length hair in a scrunched hairstyle wearing a long printed dress
The scrunched look is a perfect volumizing hairstyle for thin hair. Credit: Hariono Halim

Show off your sexy waves with an easy-to-do scrunched hairstyle. If you have thin, straight hair, simply use a curling iron to create loose waves. Don’t worry if you haven’t mastered the art of using a curling iron—messy, imperfect waves are part of the charm.

3. Messy layered bob

Asian woman with messy layered bob wearing a denim jacket and striped shirt outdoors
Define your layers with a textured hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

This is similar to scrunched hairstyle but it’s done on short hair. With a messy layered bob, you don’t have to worry if you have frizz or flyaways. It’s also a street-chic and edgy hairstyle you can wear on weekends when going out.

4. Messy bun

Back shot of an Asian woman with hair in a messy bun wearing a striped shirt and denim jeans
Get through a busy day with this no-fuss hairstyle. Credit: Hariono Halim

Gone are the days when updos are supposed to be smooth and flawless. A messy bun can make you look effortlessly stylish even if your hair has a lot of tutsang and tikwas that you can’t control.

5. Hat

Filipina influencer Laureen Uy wearing a hat, jacket, and pants outdoors
Looking for an instant bad hair day fix? Wear a hat. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If all else fails, just put on a hat and face your day in style. This can save you time and effort especially when you’re in a hurry. Wearing a bucket hat is even one of travel and fashion blogger Laureen Uy’s favorite hair hacks on a bad hair day!

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