Frizztastic: Making the Most of Frizzy Hair

Saturday, 4 June 2011 23:53:35 Europe/London


Earlier in the week I told you all about the dangers of a chemical hair straightening method, known as the Brazilian Blow-out. I hope I put some of you guys off going for a chemical straightening procedure and instead embrace the frizz. There are so many things you can do to help tame frizzy hair without plumping for such a drastic measure, the end results of which you might just hate.


Hair becomes frizzy when the natural moisture of the hair is stripped away leaving the hair dry and brittle (that sounded a bit like a shampoo advert doesn’t it? Although I find that shampoo adverts often sound like adverts for dog food, with all that talk about glossy coats). Exposure to sun, dust, humidity and pollution can all cause the dryness of the hair which leads to the dreaded frizz. Opting for chemical treatments to relax or straighten the hair often exacerbates the problem.


There are many natural methods that can be used to help with the frizzy hair problem. But before you try any of these you should discontinue the use of any harsh shampoos, conditioners and styling products. Only ever mild shampoos, preferably herbal, should be used on dry or frizzy hair and use a lukewarm water to rinse and finish with a cold rinse to seal the cuticle.


So here come some of the natural remedies:

1.)    Olive Oil: Olive oil is fantastic for moisturising the hair and taking the frizz right out of it. Make up an effective hair mask using honey and olive oil and leave on the hair and scalp for 30 minutes. Just gorgeousness.

2.)    Strawberries: Mash up some strawberries and mix with honey to form a thick past; eat some because it sounds delicious and then apply the rest to the hair and scalp. Cover with a shower cap (to stop you snacking on it I suppose) and leave for 30 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo and enjoy your silky soft and strawberry scented hair.

3.)    Diet: A health diet is considered one of the best ways to keep the hair (and the rest of your body in good condition). Cut out the junk and instead eat a healthy balanced diet consisting of lots of fruit and veg and plenty of yummy oily fish.


Still in my opinion there is nothing wrong with a bit of frizz. To me big frizzy hair is beautiful.

This is your friendly neighbourhood hair guru signing off...until next time citizens

- Gems