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If taming your frizzy hair requires a whip and a chair, it may be time to consider a new shampoo. Although grocery store shelves are full of shampoos and conditioners claiming to control the chaos, you can save money and know exactly what you are rubbing on your head by making your own frizz-control shampoo. Don’t forget to make some conditioner, too, since dryness is a major contributor to frizz..
To fight frizzy hair at home, you will first need to find liquid castile soap. This soap should be available in most pharmacies and health food stores. If you can’t find it locally, you can buy it online. Once you have the soap, combine 1/4 cup with 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel, 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin, 1/2 teaspoon of jojoba oil and 2 drops each of lavender, rosemary and geranium essential oils. Mix the shampoo ingredients well and store them in a bottle. Be sure to shake the bottle each time you shampoo as the ingredients will separate after sitting.
Baking Soda and Vinegar Process
This anti-frizz shampoo recipe involves both homemade shampoo and a special shampoo process. The first step is to combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 cup of warm water to make a paste. Rub the paste onto your scalp and hair, rubbing it in with a circular motion. If your paste is too thick to spread, add more water. Comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb to spread the baking soda mixture evenly through your hair. Wait 5 minutes. While you wait, mix 1 cup of warm water with 1 cup of white vinegar. Apply this to your hair and let it sit for 10 minutes. Complete the process by washing your hair in the coldest water you are able to tolerate. You may want to wash your hair in the sink rather than the shower so as not to subject any more of yourself to cold water than is necessary.
Dryness is one of the main reasons hair sometimes frizzes out of control. This means that taming the frizz requires a lot of deep conditioning. For a good conditioning boost, wet your hair and combine 1/2 cup of your regular conditioner with 1/4 cup of honey and a tablespoon of almond oil. Pour the mixture over your damp hair and rub it in. Leave the conditioner on for 20 minutes and then wash your hair. It is perfectly safe to combine this deep conditioner with a homemade shampoo.
Anti-frizz shampoos and conditioners can be effective in locking down a frizzy coif. There are few other tricks, however, that can also help. Apply anti-frizz styling products to dry hair as wet hair will dilute the products. When drying your hair, use an old cotton t-shirt instead of an abrasive bath towel. Avoid blow drying when possible, and use a diffuser attachment when quick drying is a must.