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.
8 Frizzy Hair Remedies to Try
1. A blunt haircut is a no-no.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7. Apply hair serum to make hair sleek.
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.
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!”
Frizzy Hairstyles for Bad Hair Days
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.
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
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
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
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.
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!