How To Get Rid Of Frizzy Hair Fast

I absolutely love silky, shiny, soft and bouncy hair. No body desires dry frizzy hair. If you want to know how to get rid of frizzy, bushy or wavy hair then read on here for various natural home remedies and treatments about how to tame frizzy hair effectively.

Getting Rid Of Frizzy Hair
How to tame frizzy hair effectively

Before we get into home remedies for frizzy hair, let us understand first what causes frizzy hair. The main cause for hair getting frizzy is heat and humidity. Other causes of frizzy hair can be heating tools, such as blow dryer and flat iron. Don’t get frightened, as with use of a few good hair products, a few of protections and some simple home remedies you can easily tame frizzy hair.

How To Get Rid Of Frizzy Hair with Home Remedies

These home remedies for frizzy hair don’t require supplies of expensive serums, which are costly and moreover keep replenishing them is an unnecessary exertion. Here are tried and tested home remedies for frizzy hair, which will not only tame your dry frizzy hair but also make your hair shiny and bouncy. These home remedies for frizzy hair reduce the loss of protein, the main reason of dry frizzy hair, and locks in moisture.

1. Coconut Oil or Olive Oil: When it comes to home remedies for frizzy hair, coconut oil is my oil of choice. It’s extraordinarily hydrating.

(i) For this treatment at home, you require coconut shampoo and conditioner, fine-toothed comb, pure organic coconut oil.

(ii) Shampoo your hair, lather and rinse. You don’t need to repeat it. Gently squeeze out the excess water from your hair.

(iii) Apply conditioner and let it sit on hair for at least two minutes, and then rinse out the conditioner.

(iv) Gently squeeze the excess water out of your hair, and then wrap a soft towel around your hair like a turban. Allow the towel remain there for about 5-6 minutes to let the hair absorb moisture.

(v) Remove the towel from your hair and lightly brush it to get rid of tangles, and then apply a little of coconut oil onto the comb and comb the oil through your damp hair till the hair ends. Do not apply too much oil to avoid making your hair greasy. Reapply the coconut oil to the comb, if needed.

An alternative to applying oil onto comb is to take and rub the oil between your hands and apply the oil gently onto your hair with fingers. This way you can avoid the risk of applying larger amount of oil to one area of the hair.

(vi) Comb your hair every five minutes to dry it naturally. Do not use hair drier to dry it.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse to tame frizzy hair: Apple cider vinegar is acidic and very effective in taming frizzy hair. Moreover it provides excellent healthy shine to your hair.

(i) Shampoo your hair normally and make it sure to thoroughly rinse out shampoo from your hair.

(ii) Mix two tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a little water in a cup. Pour this mixture over your hair, so that it covers all of your hair. Leave it there for 10 minutes, and then rinse your hair thoroughly with cool water. Thereafter condition your hair as you do normally. If you like, you can try this treatment once a week.

3. Avocado and Olive Oil Mask – A home remedy for frizzy hair: These two combined together work as natural hair conditioner, as both of them have very effective hydrating properties. Moreover avocado contains good quality fatty acids to tame frizzy hair. Take an avocado, mash it and add olive oil into the pulp. Whip the mixture. Shampoo your hair and apply this mask to your hair. Leave it there for 30 minutes and rinse your hair completely. Condition your hair, as normally you would, to get rid of the avocado smell. Feel and enjoy how smooth and soft your hair behave!

4. Hot Oil Massage – Effective home remedy for frizzy hair: Warm up some olive oil and apply it gently onto your hair thoroughly from scalp till hair ends. Let it sit for 30 minutes before you shampoo and condition your hair. It’s regular use once a week will very effectively tame your frizzy hair.

How to Get Rid Of Frizzy, Bushy Or Wavy Hair using over-the-counter products

If you are super busy and don’t have time to go for home remedies for frizzy hair, you can try serums and other over the counter products. One is that you can try serum that adds moisture to your hair, making it look hydrated and shiny. Also are available in the market many creams for damaged and frizzy hair. But most of them are not that what they claim to be. Don’t only go by the labels; consult your hair specialist before you jump upon any of them.    

Tips to get rid of frizzy hair fast and naturally

(i) A good alternative to coconut oil is olive oil. Place few drops of olive oil in your hands, rub your hands and run your fingers through damp hair to lock in moisture. Olive oil naturally tames frizzy hair.

(ii) Dry your hair naturally in the air or gently pat dry your hair with towel instead of blow dry. Also don’t attempt to dry your hair with forced towel rubbing, as the rubbing hard can break your hair shaft and make it frizzier.

 (iii) Never use conditioners with alcohol, as they over dry and make your hair frizzier.

(iv) Use a wide-toothed comb to dry your hair.

(v) Use a mild shampoo that has moisturizers and make it a practice to use a conditioner after shampooing.

(vi) Guard your hair from extreme weather using scarves and hats.

101 COMMENTS

    • Thank you for this terrific advice. I tried a mix of olive and coconut oil. I simply shampood my over bleached fizzy hair, dried it with a cool hairdryer then added a few drops of each oil to my palm, rubbed togeth and ran my hands throughly through my hair and brushed it with s smooth brush. Twice a week for the past month and my hair is now silky and soft, even at my ripe old age.
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          • @ mokshi:

            Individually or in combination, coconut oil and olive oil are great natural treatments to promote healthy hair. Both fight dryness, with a coconut oil treatment being particularly effective in preventing frizz. Adding olive oil to the coconut oil hair treatment moisturizes scalp and discourage flakes.

            • Great article. I have personally used the coconut oil and argan oil combination after getting my hair bleached to a platinum blonde and finding out after a few days that my hair was fried and breaking off. I was able to stop more breakage and get it to a pretty healthy state with both the coconut and argan oil. People think that oils make your hair greasy but most of us with frizzy hair have dry hair so it actually does work as a moisturizer. Thanks again for your website!

  1. my hair is naturaly strait when I was in third grade I got a perm. my hair tends to get really frizzy easily:( what I do is……
    some quick tips:
    if you take a shower before bed, don’t sleep with your hair wraped in a towel, the little bumpy things tend to tug on your hair and cause frizz. comb out your hair with a wide tooth comb, then take a silk/alike silk shirt and wrap your hair in it like a head wrap. or just use silk/alike silk pillow cases on your pillows. I use the not your mothers sea salt spray and I would give it an two and a half out of five, I like it but I have seen way better I recommend the moracan oil brand from target its in an ovel like shaped bottle and its a sea salt cream thingy wich also works very nice. using a small blob of styling gell by herbal essence ind scrunch it through your hair it realyy helps:)

    • @anonymous:

      Combs and brushes are meant for different purposes. Use them properly. Combs are for wet hair, removing knots, parting hair and distributing styling products as well. Brushes are for distributing hair’s natural oils, styling and using with a blow dryer. For instance, use a comb to remove tangles that allows you to more carefully get the knot apart without breaking the hair. Brushes do not let you have this kind of finesse.

  2. it really works….
    i am beautiful again……;):0E U ALL………………………………….
    thanks N.B.T……!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LOVE U ALLL………………………………………

  3. 1. Coconut Milk
    Coconut milk works as a natural light protein and moisture treatment for frizzy hair. You can extract coconut milk from the flesh of the coconut or opt for one available in the MARKET.

    Put two tablespoons of coconut milk in a small pot and heat it until warm. Make sure it doesn’t get too hot and burn.
    Apply the warm coconut milk on your hair and cover your head with a towel. Leave it on overnight.
    In the morning, wash your hair with shampoo and let your hair dry naturally.
    Do this twice a week to enjoy shiny and bouncy hair.

    2. Bananas
    Bananas are great for hair conditioning because they are rich in natural OILS, potassium, carbohydrates and vitamins. All these ingredients lock in moisture to soften and add shine to your hair and help prevent and repair split ends.

    home remedy for frizzy hair : Mash one ripe banana with a fork until there are no lumps. Mix in one-fourth cup of yogurt. Then add two tablespoons each of honey and olive oil.
    Apply the mask all over your hair and scalp. Put a shower cap over your hair and leave it on for 30 minutes to an hour.
    Rinse your hair and then shampoo and condition as usual.
    Do this once a week.

  4. My hair are wavy n frixxy. No matter how much i iron, they ar nvr stryt. as soon as they get in contact wd natural air i feel like hagrid of harry potter. Also my scalp sweats alot. Help plx.

    • @jovi:

      The above home remedies will definitely help in treating your frizzy hair.

      To reduce sweating of your scalp wash your hair daily. This will keep your scalp clean and cooled. Bathing is preferable to showering as it allows you to completely submerge the head and kill off bacteria.

      Avoid wearing hats, because hats trap the head and cause a warm and unpleasant environment. This also does not allow the air to circulate and keeps the bacteria and odour trapped around your head. Keep your hair short and splash your head with water to cool it down…..

      • I takr baths daily. But it isnt helpful. Beauticians have recomended extenso fr me but i fear it may spoil my hair. My hairs are stryt as long as i dnt sweat. Wat shud i do?

        • @jovi:

          L’Oreal Extenso removes the boof and frizz but maintains the wave and body of your hair. It smooths your hair.

          As an added bonus it allows you to wear your hair more natural with your curl (but no boof and frizz) and straight in minutes. As the boof and frizz are removed, so your hair can be straightened a lot easier.

          It is not permanent so will require re-application over time. Some people do it every two months and some every five months. It can also be part applied. For example some people just have the underneath nape section done so their hair sits flatter.

  5. The olive oil trick did just the job,
    luckily my parents are amazing at cooking so they always have some lying around somewhere.
    Thank you for the tips, my hair feels beautiful.

  6. I am suffering from hair fall from last 2yrs..tried many thngs and medications bt nt of mch use…plus i have rough and frizzzy hair…plz advice..

  7. I use trader joes light coconut milk for my hair. It works wonders. I just put it in a spray bottle. Spray on my hands, rub together, run over and through hair. I am 13 and have type 2a-2b hair. Hope this helps. It’s so simple but tames my frizz quickly and effectively. 🙂

  8. I am still with tha same problem. Too much dandruff, wavy n frizzy hair. Loreal extenso is quite expensive for me. I want to get straight smooth frizz free hair at home. Wat to do. Also cant find coconut milk. can that be used which is used in cooking?

  9. I Have very Frizzy And Dry Hair.When I leave Them free,They look dull and does not look good at all. I want soft and silky hair so that i can leave them free. Please suggest me something.

    • @ Sayali:

      Apply this home remedy:

      1. Extract some Aloe Vera Gel directly from the plant, apply it to your dry hair, and scalp so that the gel completely covers them up! You need to do this in the afternoon time. Keep the aloe vera gel for about 2 hours and then rinse it off! (This step is required if you have itchiness on your scalp, otherwise skip it).

      2. At night, before going to bed, heavily oil your hair with some light oil like extra virgin olive oil (lukewarm). After waking up in morning, remove the oil by using a good quality hair straightening shampoo and then apply your favorite conditioner.

      3. Finally, let your hair dry naturally and comb your hair. After 40 minutes, you will see that the hair is becoming frizzy. Comb your hair once more to set it.

      4. Here is a natural way to have super-duper shine on your hair. Make a paste of fenugreek mixed with plain, unflavored and unsweetened yogurt or curd. Apply this paste onto your hair and keep it for about 45-60 minutes, and then rinse it off.

  10. i’m losing my hair lyk anything due to dandruff i think…it is also turning out frizzy..plz suggest me some way to restore my thickness as fast as possible!!!!:'(

  11. i have really curly hair, but it is also really frizzy. will these remedies work on curly hair? or should i try something different? also i was wondering if you had any suggestions for a good shampoo for me to use. but right now its just a frizzy, curly mess.

  12. @ elaine:

    Yes, you can try above remedies for 3-4 weeks to enliven your hair. These remedies are harmless. Please share your experience with us.

  13. My hair is long, very thick and wavy. I wear it with the top part combed back and secured with a barrette at the back, while leaving the sides hanging down to below shoulder length. It’s actually white hair which is coloured blonde, and is very dry. My problem is that the sides are incredibly frizzy and fluff out enormously on either side of my face, not flattering! For the last 15 years I’ve been spraying these sections with Boots’ Leave-in Conditioner, a water-based conditioner which tames the frizz but brushes out, unlike oil products which build up in the hair so it needs daily washing. I only wash my hair every 5 days as otherwise it’s much too dry, and washing it more often makes the hair fall out. I’m over 70 so don’t want to lose my hair, as it’s my best feature and I get so many compliments on it, people say I look at least 10 years younger! Now Boots have stopped making this conditioner, and I can’t find another one that is not oil-based. Has anyone any ideas for a water-based leave-in conditioner? Maybe something I can make for myself? I’ve searched all the brands on the market in this country, UK, but there are no leave-in conditioners of this type available. Please help!!

    • @ Gin:

      Hi, Use any of these two harmless homemade lwater-based leave in conditioners:

      (i) Coconut Water Leave In Conditioner:

      You will need:

      Coconut water – 6 ounce or 3/4 cup; Aloe vera juice – 4 ounce or 1/2 cup (you can adjust its amount depending upon your hair needs); and Your favorite Natural Essential Oil (optional)– 1 or 2 drops
      Method: Pour all the ingredients into a spray bottle, place the sprayer onto the bottle and shake gently to mix all the ingredients. Best is to use on damp hair. Store the sprayer bottle in a refrigerator.

      (ii) Coconut Milk Leave In Conditioner:

      Alternatively, you can use coconut milk, distilled water, and 1 or 2 drops of any natural essential oil of your choice. If you like, add in aloe vera gel also. Keep this mixture in a spray bottle and store in your refrigerator.

      You can vary the ratio of the ingredients used for making above two homemade leave in conditioners, depending upon your own hair needs.

      Please share your experince with our other readers after using the above leave in conditioners.

  14. Dear Chandni,
    I have got frizzy and wavy hair…The problem is solved for my frizziness but can you tell me how to get straighter hair at home..Your help will be appreciated

  15. @ Pratiksha:

    Glad to know that your hair frizzines problem is solved. Accept your natural curls. Make the curls your trademark; they in way really look beautiful. Be proud of them….

    However, if you still want to straighten them out occassionally, here is a home remedy:

    Standard hot oil hair treatment is one the best and simplest ways to keep your hair smooth and well hydrated. The heat and saturation from the warm oil will ease the light curly shape of your hair. For hot oil treatment, the best choices are coconut, olive, almond or sesame oil.

    Heat the oil you wish to use a little in a microwave for about 20 seconds. Massage the warm oil onto your hair and scalp for 15 to 20 minutes. Comb your hair carefully to evenly dispense / spread the oil. It will also avert breakage when you will wash your hair. Wrap your hair with a hot wet towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo of your choice. Gently comb your hair, using a wide-toothed comb not a brush, while your hair is still wet and let it air dry.

  16. My hair and the health of my hair has always been something I have struggled with. There was a period of time I wouldn’t do my hair at all… it was always uncontrollably frizzy and would shed.. it felt like a broom! I tried many hair treatments and went to many salons to try and get my hair healthy again. I started this Shielo line with the Shielo Smoothing Conditioner and fell in love!!! My hair is like new! Healthy shiny and strong! and can use hot tools now and style it, or just leave my hair natural.

  17. @ Bella:

    Yes, putting your hair in two braids is also helpful. This hair trick has been around for decades. You can add braiding hair to your nightly routine.

  18. Hello maam,
    I used to have really silky hair but now my hair is turning out to be a mess.Its frizzy ,rough and has no shine. My hair goes wild when it comes in contact with the wind. Please help.

  19. Dear Chandni, I had recently straightened my hair but it was a disaster. It turned out to be frizzy and wavy instead unlike my friends. The beautician said that the result was so…bcoz of my coloured hair. Please helps je out

  20. @ zaira:

    (i) For hot oil treatment you can choose pure organic oil, such as sweet almond, jojoba, coconut, avocado or olive. Fill a microwave-safe bowl with between 3 to 6 tablespoons of the chosen oil, such as sweet almond, jojoba, coconut, avocado or olive. The longer your hair is, the more oil you will require. If needed, you can also mix equal amounts of each oil so you get the benefits of all of them.
    (ii) Put the bowl into the microwave and heat on high for 10 seconds. Remove the bowl and take it to a sink.
    (iii) Wrap a towel around your shoulders to protect your clothing from the oil. If you prefer, you may apply the hot oil treatment while you’re in the shower.
    (iv) Brush your hair thoroughly to remove all knots and tangles before beginning the oil treatment.
    (v) Test a bit of oil on your wrist to make sure that it is not too hot.
    (vi) Lean your head over the sink and slowly pour the oil over your scalp. As the oil starts to drip, set the bowl down and massage the oil into your scalp. Lean over the sink, and apply additional oil to the length of your hair until it is saturated.
    (vii) Massage your scalp and hair for one to two minutes to work the oil in thoroughly.
    (viii) Wrap your hair in a towel or a shower cap to prevent the oil from dripping.
    (ix) Leave the oil on your hair for 30 minutes to let it to thoroughly penetrate the hair shaft.
    (x) Remove the towel or shower cap, and wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Rinse your hair with warm water to remove all shampoo residue and oil.
    (xi) Apply a moisturizing conditioner to your hair from the roots to the tips, and then rinse it off with warm water.
    (xii) Comb your hair gently with a wide-tooth comb to remove tangles. Let your hair to air-dry.

    • thank you so much chandni for such a kind response
      my front hair that are a bit short ,and their colour has been changed .they have turned dull and golden ,they are also frizzy so what can i do with them…
      thank

  21. I’m so glad I found these suggestions! I have gotten perms for several years now, but the last one I got was over six months ago. My hair is long–midback length–and wavy. As I’ve gotten older–I’m 62–my hair has been getting drier. I think that all the gray, wiry hair that I have is also adding to my problems. Even though I comb my wet hair with a very wide-toothed comb, I run into a lot of knots, which don’t help my hair, either. Lately, my once-beautiful hair seems to be a mass of frizz. I don’t want to cut it off. I’m going to try the warm olive-oil treatment and see how that works for me. Thank you for all the suggestions.

  22. Dear!i have bushy rough frizzy hair.these remedies seem useful.but my main problem is very less hair.i suffered from hairfall for 5years.now i am left with few especially from front.i am 38.can i get my hair back with natural remedy.i ll b grateful.

    • @ atia:

      Though, I have a few post on how to treat hair loss, but since you have been suffering through hair loss for last 5 years and are left with few hairs from front I would recommend that you consult a good dermatologist..

    • Leave in treatment. Cedarwood, Rosemary, lavender Young Living Essential oils. 10 drops each in 2 oz witchhazel and 4 oz distilled water. Put in a spray bottle and spritz scalp 2 times a day. Not too much or your hair will be oily. Massage into areas of concern. I would be happy to share my discount with Young Living.

  23. I have acne problem so Dr told me don’t use any hair oil but my hair is very dull and dry. What should I do?
    Have any home remedies for me without any hair oil?

    • @ madhusudan:

      (i) Take one to three 250-milligram capsules of borage oil, evening primrose oil, or flaxseed oil one to three times a day. All are rich in omega-3 fatty acids like gamma-linolenic acid, great for keeping hair (and nails) moisturized.

      (ii) Pumpkin and Honey: Pumpkin has lots of amazing benefits – they’re rich in vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, potassium, and zinc. Add 1 tablespoon of organic honey, a natural humectant, to one 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree and pack as much as you can onto your hair and scalp. You’ll need to either wrap your hair in saran wrap or wear a shower cap to keep the mask in place. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes and then rinse. Feel free to apply to your face as well!(You can vary the quantities depending upon your hair length).

      (iii) Take some yogurt and apply to your hair and scalp. After applying yogurt all over your hair, gently massage into the scalp.
      Leave for 20-30 minutes. Wash off with gentle shampoo. For even more hydrating hair mask, you may beat in 1 egg with the yogurt and then apply the same to your hair.

  24. I have acne problem so Dr told me don’t use any hair oil but my hair is very dull and dry. What should I do?
    Have any home remedies for me without any hair oil?

  25. I have dry and frizzy hair to get rid of this I used aelovera gel after shampoo on my hair but it doesn’t work. What should I do??

  26. I have dry and frizzy hair so to get rid of this I had used aelovera gel on my hair after shampoo but I doesn’t work . What should I do ????

    • @ Preety:

      Why don’t you use the remedies as suggested in the article. They will certainly improve your hair health and treat your dry frizzy hair. Aloe vera will not help you.

  27. I have really curly and wavy hair, but it is also really frizzy. Will these remedies work on curly hair or should I try something different?

  28. I’ve frizzy,wavy hair and I’ve tried all the above remedies still not able to get over it.I’m tired of these hairs.Please suggest some more remedies to get rid of it.

  29. Can you please help me please pleease? M a guy (19old) i have been rebonding my hair since i was 12 i had normal decent hair. But now my hair have turned so frizzy and wavy i hate it because of it m hating everything.
    Can u please tell me anyway to get this freez out of my hair and get my natural hair back?

  30. Hi everyone! I am a curly girl and I have recently just started embracing my natural hair. I have long, black frizzy/curly hair and I discovered the plopping method which literally changed my whole life. Now I wash my hair twice a week in the evenings, run my fingers through it while still wet, flip my hair upside down and scrunch loads of curl mousse into it before wrapping it in a tshirt overnight. In the mornings I just take the t-shirt off my hair and it is ready to go. The curls become so defined and I have received so many compliments at school, with people not believing if it is my natural hair and asking if it is permed. It has made me so much more confident with myself. It’s really easy and I just wanted to share it with all of you xx

  31. Hi
    My hair was so thick and extreamly silky.everybody just loved my hair. But now it is still thick but very dry and so frizzy dulled hair.dont know what happened to my hair.want to know what is the reason behind this.is it because now I use to dye my hair?if it is so then these remedies going to bring me back my hair like it was before?
    Second and a very important question I want to ask,is tension and stress also makes hair dull,damaged and frizzy?
    Thanks
    Waiting for your reply.

  32. My hair was rebonded a month ago, though it looks not that good because of dryness and frizzy hair I guess. Does this Coconut oil be helpful in making my hair soft and shiny? Thankyou, this would be a big help.

  33. I have long and silky hair but sometime they look unhealthy. Can you suggest me any product to get shiny and healthy hairs? Looking forward to get a reply soon . Thank you in advance.

  34. I find that over-the-counter products that are supposed to get “rid of frizzy hair” actually dry out the hair. Using natural solutions is always better for the hair in the long run. Great article and website, by the way.

  35. Hello. I was wondering if you could give me a suggestion on how to get control on my dilemma. I have very thick wavy hair. My scalp gets dry but my hair gets oily very fast. I don’t understand how my scalp can be so dry and itchy while my hair gets so oily. I love my wavy hair but because it’s so thick it gets very frizzy. Is there anything I can do to remedy all of these problems or am I just cursed? 🙁

    • Use a shampoo specifically designed for oily hair 3 times a week. Try to avoid letting the shampoo penetrate the scalp. Instead, just work it through your hair. If it penetrates the scalp too much, it can dry it out even more.

      To prevent having a dry scalp and greasy hair in the future, try the following: (i) Use conditioner on the ends of your hair. Don’t rub it throughout your hair or let it get onto the scalp.
      (ii) Use a shampoo with tea tree oil to help balance out the pH of your scalp and hair. (iii) Avoid touching or playing with your hair too much. (iv) Avoid overly hot showers, or showering too often.

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