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Natural At-Home Remedies for Curly and Frizzy Hair

September 13, 2013

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Curly hair is a blessing and a curse. While it can be voluminous and bouncy, it’s often unruly and dry, too. And the biggest snag of all - frizz!

Naturally curly hair tends to frizz, especially when hit with humidity, and frizzy hair is prone to dryness. So it’s important to keep this in mind when taming a curly mane.

Luckily, there are several household items that do the trick to reinvigorate those locks.

Check out these all-natural treatments for managing curly hair:

Coconut oil. Oil acts as a deep-conditioning mask, softening hair and providing flexibility. Simply massage coconut oil into your scalp and all the way down to your ends and then cover your hair for at least 30 minutes (shoot for one hour if your hair is especially frizzy or dry). When time is up, rinse your hair with cold water and shampoo as usual.

Avocado. This versatile – and wholesome – fruit can work wonders on hair, leaving your curls hydrated, shiny, and easier to manage. Just mash a whole avocado into a paste, lather onto your hair, and keep covered for up to one hour before washing out the mixture. Follow up by shampooing your hair.

Banana. Another tropical fruit that’s great for taming and strengthening frizzy curls. An added bonus – you’ll have the sweetest smelling tresses around! Blend an overripe banana until completely smooth (don’t leave any clumps), apply to your hair from root to tip, and leave on for no less than 30 minutes. Then rinse with cold water and wash as normal.

Apple cider vinegar. A surprisingly easy way to prevent frizz is by altering your hair’s pH balance. Vinegar’s high acidity will reduce the pH level of your hair, making it more acidic so that your curls are more defined and lay flatter. Here’s what you need to do – rinse your hair with equal parts water and apple cider vinegar after shampooing and conditioning.

What home remedy do you use to tame your curly or frizzy hair?