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Buhaghag No More! 15 Tips to Help You Combat Frizzy Hair

Say goodbye to frizzy hair with these hair care tips and styling tricks.

When you live in a country that’s hot and humid, getting smooth and sleek hair seems impossible. Frizzy hair takes over and becomes part of life, no thanks to the abundance of moisture and salt in the air. Your strands, especially when parched, take in all this moisture and salt, forming bumps on your strands, which is what you see as frizz.

Having buhaghag na buhok can make hairstyling a challenge because your hair ends up looking rough and unruly no matter what you do. But don’t worry! With the proper hair treatment for dry and frizzy hair, as well as frizz-fighting products and tips, you can bid buhaghag hair goodbye.

15 Frizzy Hair Remedies to Try

1. Wash your hair with anti-frizz shampoo.

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There are several anti-frizz shampoos that you can choose from. Credit: Shutterstock

Start combating frizz in the shower. Using shampoo for frizzy hair regularly can make your hair more manageable. A keratin-rich shampoo will be a good addition to your hair care routine, as keratin helps give you smoother hair.

Bottle of TRESemme Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Fight frizz with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo. It gives your hair 10 salon benefits in just one wash. This shampoo has an anti-frizz and anti-humidity formulation to keep the weather from making your hair frizzy. It also makes your hair soft, shiny, and smooth, detangles it, leaves a long-lasting fragrance, and offers heat protection. 

Bottle of Dove Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Straight & Silky Shampoo

You can also try Dove Straight & Silky Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo. It has keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients to repair damage instantly, nourish and protect your hair deeply, and leave it extra beautiful. It also has Amino Essence that boosts hair health and nourishes your hair fibers up to their core. The result? Smoother, silkier, and straighter hair!

2. Always condition your hair.

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Don’t skip your hair conditioner even if you’re in a hurry. Credit: Dennie Ramon

When your hair is dry, it tends to take in a lot of moisture from the air to compensate. The result? Dry and frizzy hair. But when your hair is well-moisturized, it’s less likely to do that, so your hair is less likely to get frizzy, too.

Bottle of Cream Silk Ultimate Reborn Standout Straight Conditioner

Editor’s tip: Looking for an anti-frizz conditioner? Try Cream Silk Ultimate Reborn Standout Straight Tri-Oleo Conditioner. It has Tri-Oleo Complex, which consists of argan oil, rosehip oil, and marula oil that help strengthen, smoothen, and moisturize your hair. This conditioner also has Frizz Defense Complex, which leaves your hair smoother, straighter, and with less frizz. 

3. Transform frizzy hair using a hair serum.

Frizzy hair remedies: Asian woman applying hair serum to her long hair
Hair serums help make your hair sleek and smooth Credit: Dennie Ramon

A hair serum is one of the go-to styling and hair care products when you want to smoothen buhaghag hair. Why don’t you add TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Anti-Frizz Shine Serum to your hair care arsenal? This hair serum contains keratin and marula oil to calm frizz, detangle hair, add shine, make hair soft, and tame flyaways. Its non-greasy formula leaves your hair silky, smooth, and full of movement.

Bottle of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum

4. Try serum conditioners.

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Get silky smooth hair by using serum conditioners. Credit: Dennie Ramon

If you want a more potent frizzy hair remedy, use a serum conditioner. Remember how hair serums make your hair soft and smooth? Serum conditioners also do the same, only they treat your hair from the inside. They have powerful moisturizing ingredients that deeply nourish your hair, so they work as great hair treatments for dry and frizzy hair.

Photo of Dove Amino Restore 1 Minute Serum Conditioner

Editor’s tip: After shampooing, use Dove Amino Restore 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It has amino-infused serum capsules that go deep into your strands to treat dryness and frizz from within. With regular use, it leaves your hair silky, soft, and more nourished in just one minute.

Bottle of TRESEMME Keratin SMooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner

You can also try TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner. Like its partner shampoo, it also has KERA10 Protein Complex and gives your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash. This conditioner also has oleo serum to moisturize and nourish your hair deeply.

5. Give your hair a smoothing mask treatment.

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Keep your hair smooth and moisturized with a hair mask treatment. Credit: Shutterstock

Complement your shampoo-and-conditioner duo with a hair mask treatment. It deeply moisturizes your hair and can even help bring back lost proteins and nutrients. If you have salon-treated hair, include a hair mask treatment in your hair care routine to help your strands recover from damage.

Tub of Cream Silk Treatment Keratin Rebond Straight

Editor’s tip: Pamper your salon-treated hair with Cream Silk Treatment Keratin Rebond Straight. It has keratin that defines the structure of your hair, smoothens away damage, and reduces frizz. It also has amino acids such as lysine and glycine that penetrate the hair fiber to promote healthy hair growth and hair elasticity.

6. Ditch hot water.

Asian woman rinsing hair with cold water
Hot water can dry out your hair, making it more prone to frizz. Credit: torwai from Canva

Finding the right hair treatment for dry and frizzy hair doesn’t just involve using anti-frizz products. It involves cultivating good hair habits, too. And because fighting frizz starts in the shower, the temperature of the water you wash your hair with matters.

While it’s tempting to shower with hot water on cold, rainy mornings, this practice is damaging to your hair. Hot water strips off your hair’s natural oils, leaving your strands dry. It also opens your hair cuticles, which makes your hair absorb more water, leading to swelling and breakage.

Instead of hot water, use lukewarm water. It effectively cleanses your hair of dirt, excess oils, and product residue without causing damage. You can also finish with a cold water rinse to close your hair cuticles and seal in moisture.

7. Find an alternative to towels.

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Pat your hair dry with an old t-shirt or a soft fabric. Credit: Shutterstock

Drying your hair with a towel may be the quickest way to get rid of excess water after a wash. However, it creates friction, and friction causes your hair to become frizzy. Instead of a towel, use a t-shirt or a soft fabric to squeeze out water from your hair gently.

8. Don’t use a brush on wet hair.

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Detangle wet hair using a wide-tooth comb. Credit: Dennie Ramon

Your hair is at its weakest state when it’s wet, so brushing it after you’ve just come out of the shower can lead to hair breakage. To detangle your hair after washing it, use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb. Comb the tips first. Once they’ve been detangled, start combing from mid-lengths up to the tips. Then, start combing from the roots.

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

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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 frequently. We’re not telling you to stop using these though. Just make sure to towel-dry or air-dry your hair a bit before you blow-dry your hair. Then, keep your blow-dryer at its low or medium heat setting and hold it 15 cm. away from your hair to minimize damage.

10. Style your curls with hair mousse.

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Indeed, hair mousse is your curly hair’s best friend. Credit: Hariono Halim

If you have natural curls and waves, always have a bottle of hair mousse ready on your dresser. This hair product tames frizz without weighing your hair down, so you get smooth and well-defined curls and waves. Now, walk down the street full of confidence as your curls bounce with life.

11. Get a haircut that works with frizzy hair.

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A short, layered haircut can help disguise frizz. Credit: Bui Thanh Tam from Unsplash

If your hair often gets frizzy because of humidity, get a haircut that works with your hair’s texture. Try a wavy layered bob or lob or a haircut with side bangs. These haircuts give you that natural, tousled look so your frizz looks like it’s part of your hairstyle.

12. Finish styling your hair with a few spritzes of hairspray.

Asian woman spritzing hairspray to her long hair.
Get a smoother-looking hairstyle with a few spritzes of hairspray. Credit: Shutterstock

When no amount of combing and smoothing can keep tutsang under control, spritz hairspray all over your hair after styling it. Even when you’re simply leaving your hair down, a few spritzes will help give you smoother-looking hair.

13. Invest in silk or satin pillowcases.

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Silk pillowcases can help keep your hair from getting dry and frizzy. Credit: RyanKing999 from Canva

We’ve all been there: You wake up in the morning, and your hair is all tangled and messy. If you often experience this, your pillowcase may be the culprit. Cotton pillowcases absorb your hair’s natural oils. Add to this the friction between your hair and your pillow as you move in your sleep, and your strands might end up dry and prone to breakage.

A silk or satin pillowcase can make a world of difference in how your hair looks and feels the next day. The smoothness and softness of these fabrics let your hair slide on the surface. There’s less friction, so your hair becomes less prone to tangles and breakage.

14. Take a break from chemical treatments.

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Sometimes, you just need to take a break from chemical treatments. Credit: ProStock Studio from Canva

Chemical treatments like coloring, perming, and rebonding can leave your locks dry and frizzy. We’re not telling you to stay away from them forever. Rather, pace your treatments. Don’t get multiple treatments at once. Follow your stylist’s recommendation when it comes to the best time to get a perm, a hair rebonding treatment, or a dye job.

15. Avoid touching your hair.

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The less you touch your hair throughout the day, the better it will look! Credit: miya227 from Canva

If tend to touch your hair all day long, you may want to ditch this habit. Touching your hair too much can transfer oil and dirt from your hands to your hair. This causes frizz and damage to your strands, so hands off your hair as much as possible.

When it comes to hair treatment for dry and frizzy hair, keeping your hair well-moisturized and nourished is key to getting smoother and more manageable locks. Share these tips with your friends so you can all say, “Bye frizz!”