Let’s face it, dry, frizzy hair isn’t a good look. But what’s a girl to do when those frizz-fighting products that line the shelves contain harmful chemicals that ultimately do more damage? Relax. Ditch those parabens, that sodium lauryl sulfate, the petroleum, the silicone and all those ingredients no one can pronounce. It’s time to tame that hair the natural way, using organic hair care products and natural ingredients you probably already have in your cabinets.
Organic Hair Care Products
You don’t have to write off all conventional shampoos and conditioners to have healthy hair. Look for hair care products that are labeled organic. These products don’t contain the harmful chemicals found in other shampoos and conditioners and they won’t dry out your hair. Instead, the natural ingredients will leave your hair softer, smoother and looking fabulous. Not only are organic products more nourishing and gentle on your scalp, they’re also better for the environment. And who couldn’t use a little good karma for helping save the world?
Apple Cider Vinegar
You might have heard about this stuff being a remedy for just about everything. Well, add frizzy hair to the list. The acidity of apple cider vinegar (ACV for short) tames unruly frizz and adds shine to damaged hair. After washing your hair, apply a rinse of ACV, covering all your hair. Let sit for a minute and rinse with cold water. Voila!
Coconut and Olive Oils
Have you checked the prices of those tiny bottles of serums and oils at the salon? Why would someone pay so much for such a small amount of oil? The answer is simple: because it works. Oils make excellent conditioners and sealers for your hair. But exotic oils from far-away lands aren’t the only ones that get results. Coconut and olive oils work wonders to smooth and nourish frizzy hair. To make an oil conditioner, slightly heat (until it’s fluid enough to coat your hair evenly) a cup of coconut or olive oil. Apply the oil evenly to your hair and cover with a shower cap. Wrap a hot towel around your head for 30 minutes, reheating the towel as often as needed to keep consistent heat applied. Shampoo and rinse your hair in cold water. Repeat 3 times a week for best results.