5 Natural Home Remedies For Frizzy Hair

This post originally ran on May 20th, 2013 — with summer’s hard-hitting humidity, we thought it was due time to bring it back!

Summer. So many things to love – its warmth, light, laziness… but then there’s our old friend — humidity, who likes to rear itself in the form of frizzy hair. No fun for no one! Here are 5 easy at-home remedies you can make to tame frizzy locks.

apple cider vinegar for frizzy hair

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

ACV’s acidity does wonders to smooth frizzy hair and, as an added bonus, leaves a healthy shine.  After shampooing your hair (and completely rinsing shampoo out), pour apple cider vinegar over ALL of your hair. Let sit for about 30 seconds and then rinse — for best results, rinse with cool water. You can then condition your hair as you normally would. If you’re not a fan of vinegar’s scent, diluting it in water before applying to your hair can help.

avocado mask for frizzy hair

Avocado & Olive Oil Mask

Think of this as a natural conditioner for your hair — avocado and olive oil both harbor amazing hydrating benefits, and avocado also possesses good fatty acids to help soothe frizziness. Mash up avocado and add a splash of olive oil, and whip together. After shampooing your hair, apply avocado mask to your entire head of hair. Let sit for 30 minutes to an hour, then rinse thoroughly. Condition as you normally would, and enjoy how soft and smooth your hair feels!

raw egg and olive oil for frizzy hair

Raw Egg & Olive Oil Treatment

Whisk one raw egg and mix in a spoonful of olive oil. Egg yolks are rich in fats and proteins, and egg whites contain an enzyme – lysozyme — which kill bacteria and remove unwanted oils. Meanwhile, olive oil acts as en emollient that locks moisture into your hair. Apply this mixture to your hair prior to shampooing/conditioning and let sit for about 30 minutes before rinsing and washing hair.

coconut and olive oil for frizzy hair

Coconut Oil or Olive Oil Treatment

Coconut oil is my oil of choice when it comes to natural beauty remedies. It is incredibly hydrating, and of course smells amazing. I rub a dollop in my fingers and run through my  hair when it is feeling really dry. Focus mostly on the ends as opposed to your roots (to avoid scalp becoming too oily). Another great option is olive oil — put a few drops in your hand and run through damp hair to lock in moisture.

carbonated water for frizzy hair

Carbonated Water Rinse

The simplest and easiest method of de-frizzing your summer head is with a carbonated water rinse. After washing your hair, give it a final rinse with carbonated water. Its low pH level helps to reduce frizz, similarly to apple cider vinegar.



  1. I am trying these all out! I’ve been doing a coconut mask every week or so, but these sounds just as good!

  2. The apple cider vinegar rinse definitely works – Ive been using it for years! It takes away frizz and also removes build up from hair products. Leaves my hair with perfect ringlets and no frizzies.

  3. thank you so much for the tips, I’ll try that and I also use pro naturals moroccan argan oil which help to reduce the frizz and keeps my hair soft and healthy.

  4. I love using home remedies for my hair, it’s super curly and frizzy. I also tend to splurge on good quality products like pro naturals moroccan argan oil hair mask, at least I know they work :)

  5. For 21 years I’ve struggled to keep my unruly wavy and frizzy hair under control. I can think of two times now I’ve been happy with it and one of those times was when I got my hair done with using Shielo’s Leave in Protectant. I usually put my hair up to avoid dealing with it, but I look much better with it down.

    The Shielo Protectant makes my waves and curls come out without the frizz/poof and smells great.My mom brought me to her stylist because she has similar hair (where I got the Shielo product from) and she did the same thing to me as she did to mom, only a little bit different of a style. Needless to say, we both swear by this product now.

  6. This apple cider vinegar treatment seems attractive.. is it possible for me to do it daily in order to get a better result?

  7. Make sure to use cold water rinsing out the egg and olive oil mix! Otherwise it cooks to your hair! Used to use it when I was younger and my mother warned me about it!

  8. In place of conditioner I use apple cider vinegar. I dilute it with water and add tea tree oil to mask the smell. Works amazing for my crazy curls!

  9. When i tried the carbonated water rinse as a final rinse (no water rinsing) i was disappointed that it didn’t work for me as i have wavy hair and it’s frizzy. This was the second time i washed m hair once by rincing the club soda off and another b leaving it on. I really dont like the smell of vinegar so i preferred club soda. I wanted to know how come it didnt remove my frizz?? It only made it a little puffy and soft. Please help me.thanks

  10. I used something similar to the first recipe (I have natural, kinky hair). I used avocado, greek yogurt, coconut oil and honey. My friend also recently used beer as a rinse and it really added shine to his curly hair.

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  12. I found apple cider vinegar works best for me. I used to rinse my hair with ACV after shampoo. One of my friends said he gonna use alcohol!

  13. pls can some 1 help me n tell me how 2 make apple cider vinegar..i have really vry curly hair..will they make them better if i use it..

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  15. I’m assuming that by apple cider vinegar you DO NOT mean heinzs’ apple cider FLAVORED vinegar. That stuff is just regular old distilled vinegar with a little flavoring and coloring added to simulate the good ole Organic apple cider vinegar like Bragg… It’s got the “mother” that has all of the good enzymes in it. I’ve used that in the past and it worked great but I recently grew my hair longer and it is all over the place! I will try this again, Thanks!

  16. A pea sized blob of Emulsifying Ointment rubbed between palms with splash of water then smoothed over damp hair. Comb through and dry naturally. Keeps it silky even in wet windy conditions.

  17. The apple cider vinegar that are talking about is sold in grocery stores in with all the vinegars , Braggs is the best it is organic and contains the mother which is a thick substance very healthy that hasn’t been removed or strained .. Hope this helps those asking about it !!

  18. I tried the apple cider vinegar rinse and my hair was so soft. In the morning I noticed my hair was more manageable and less ftizzy. I did use a deep conditioner after as well. I have thick frizzy wavy hair

  19. Im trying to make my own mixtures, wasing with apple cider vinegar mixed with coconut oil 2 tbl spoons of the oil mixed to 1/2 cup of vinegar. I have very frizzy bottocelli curls. My daughter does as well we are finding ways to luv our locks instead of having frizzy unmanageable hair, My daughter is 8 her hair is hardley gro
    wing we have cut it 4 times in her life im hoping this helps it to grow!

  20. Just like you, I have long curly hair that tends to dry-out and frizz. I used the Shielo Restoration OIl (applied to wet hair) helps retain the natural curl while adding deep shine and hydration. I have used Shielo’s Oil daily for 6 weeks…and my hair looks so healthy!

  21. Great to know! I use argan oil and its pretty good, i got the Pro Naturals argan oil and it leves my hair shiny, super soft and without frizz

  22. Hi, I am health tips follower of your blog. I like your posts having very helpful tips on health. I used to apply normal coconut oil and daily drink plenty of water to avoid heat. But my hair loos dry and thin. I want to try olive oil treatment. Will you pls. tell me how to apply and how many days to follow the treatment like such conditions.

  23. i want to do the apple cider vinegar but it says wash your hair then apply but i dont want to wash my hair every night because it strips hair of natural oil and breaks it so if im not going to shampoo my hair that day then should i not do the treatment

  24. Will definitely try these remedies/hair recipes! Will buy more of these home ingredient as many as the usual, because now I cant only use it on the kitchen for food but also for hair treatment! Thank you!

  25. Thanks for sharing these many wonderful tips. I am familiar with the other tips, following them and getting results too. But i don’t know about carbonated water, it is new to me. I think it would help hair from the frizziness . I’ll surely try this one.

  26. I use the egg and olive oil mask treatment and it makes me feel great. Other times, I use egg, banana, avocado, coconut milk, honey and olive oil (preferably extra virgin) and it feels much much greater than just the egg and the olive oil. I have heard about the ACV. Do you use the Apple Cidar Vinger after rinsing the egg and olive oil mask from your hair?

  27. I have very curly, frizzy hair, and it has been a challenge for me to find products that reduce frizz while not making my hair feel “crunchy.” My hair dresser started using the Shielo Restoration Oil in my hair after I dry it – and the result is very smooth curls. I really like the Shielo Oil and it smells delicious. I would recommend for anyone with dry or curly hair.

  28. Apple cider vinegar works amazing on hair. Feel shiny smooth hair. Thanx for info. mmuuwwaahhaa

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    This is the first summer (age, 46) that my hair is untame-ably frizzie. Self-esteem wreckingly, untame-able. It could be all the pollution, (petroleum based exhaust, fertilizer salts, mercury from coal burning oil plants) suspended in the humidity of the southern air (which is very early this year…), but whatever the cause it is making me feel like I am 12 all over again, at a dance, with my glasses in my white 80’s lace, high collared confirmation dress ( really? mom? you couldn’t sport me a dress for a boy’s school DANCE?) I don’t even really leave the house! I feel this way ALONE!

    Anyway… I think you get the drift! I am trying the AVC tonight because of Meg’s ringlet comment! That is what I have under all this frizz!

    Oooh. While I am here! Do you have a natural Wen-like (cleansing conditioner shampoo) shampoo recipe? Regular shampoo dries my hair like a tree frog in the desert.


  30. Do I need to mix anything with ACV after shampooing my hair? Like ACV + Water in equal quantity? Please help. I have frizzy and rough hair :(

  31. I use 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of mayo mixed well, apply to hair for 30 minutes, shampoo & then conditioner rinse well, my final rinse is with ACV diluted with water for final rinse. My hair is bouncy, shiny & feels light & clean.

  32. Hi , I have waves, curls and frizz my hair is cut in a short bob, when I exercise it goes embarrassingly frizzy, any recommendation please :(

  33. I stopped using shampoos and conditioners altogether. I read on average we are putting 500 chemicals on our head a day. After reading that I quit cold turkey, and now I stick w dr bronners soaps for cleaning, The oils are diluted in the making process which can dry your scalp so to condition I use Bragg’s organic apple cider vinegar (you can find this are your local grocery, usually in the organic section if they have one; whole foods and vitamin cottage will have it). Leaves my hair amazingly soft and ill use different essential oils to help mask the smell of the vinegar. Baking soda is a great cleaning agent as well. All of the options in this blog entry have worked for me. Vinegar worked the best for my fine, thin hair.

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  41. I have thin fine hair, and I have tried everything under the sun to control my frizz! My hair always looks good, but it just takes forever to get it smooth and shiny………until I started using the Shielo Leave in Protectant. I use this product when my hair is still wet. WORKS WONDERS ON FRIZZ!! And since my hair is so fine and thin, I have to be very careful with using products that they don’t weight my hair down, AND THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT WEIGH DOWN FINE/THIN HAIR! It is WONDERFUL. So if you’re the least big skeptical, DON’T BE, GO BUY IT AND SEE FOR YOURSELF! You will be glad you did :)

  42. I have dense, frizzy, and naturally curly (kinky in the humidity) hair. It’s very long and very hard to brush without help. The Shielo Leave in Protectant does the trick and has saved me a lot of pain and discomfort. It tames the frizz and makes it much, much easier to brush when wet. I can even comb it when wet without any problem. Just sayin’….

  43. These are nice little recipes. Although, I must admit (I am kind of ashamed about it) that I am very lazy when it comes to beauty products and I buy branded products. I was looking for shampoos which replicate recipes like those, and I found interesting products: http://www.hair-recipes.com/. I am from Toronto, this brand (Hair Recipes) is located next to my house. I gave it a try and it seems to be pretty efficient (I have tried their egg conditioner as well).
    Does anyone else know natural products, which are available on the market, that I could try?

  44. 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.

  45. Hi, thanks for sharing this valuable information on how to deal with frizzy hair. I wanted to know is there any other alternative to apple cider vinegar since I am allergic to this ingredient. Is there any other better option that is similar to this since I want to get rid of my damaged and frizzy hair?

  46. I made a comment above that could have been misconstrued. Pearls before swine I meant all of you were pearls before swine not that y’all were the swine!!! LOL Much love and it worked!!!!!!!! The ACV worked magic!

  47. I just put the egg and olive oil one in and I have high hopes! I also added ground cinnamon to it because it has natural lightening properties so it might help bring out my highlights a little bit as well.

  48. Been helping my mom for her hair treatment. Thank God I found this! Her hair is now frizzy and dry because I have been experimenting hair colors and hair bleaching to her. This post is very helpful. I have also read some natural hair treatment on this sites below. Maybe this can be helpful with other women too.

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  49. Thank you for such a wonderful article dear and from my side I want to say that i am using jamaican black castor oil masque from long for my hairs and its really effective.It will improve your hairs for sure so try it once people because it is deep conditioning hair treatment transitions chemically processed, dry, damaged hair to gloriously healthy, tangle free curls and coils.

  50. Thanks for sharing the information, I was looking for broken hair care tips, and I think this website gives good information. Nice website :)

  51. Thanks for the great post. How much apple cider vinegar should be used and how frequently this can be done?

  52. I started using oil treatments in my hair about a year ago when my stylist used one on my hair. I love the Somaluxe Argan Oil! It makes my hair super shiny and brings out my highlights and lowlights big time.

    The smell seems to last the whole day through too! Secondly, it contains my frizz in a big way which is nice because I heat style my hair and dye it and it was already frizzy to begin with before I started doing all that stuff.

  53. Ive learned when oils can be good for my hair and when it can dry it out. Oils seal in dryness or seal in moisture. My hair routine has completely changed after understanding that I have to put in a leave in cream first and then let it dry. I have thick curly hair (3C) and just started using Embrace the Curl (www.embracethecurlproducts.com) so far soo good! my hair game has changed and its been keeping my hair moist so I have no frizz. I have used the pre-poo Avocado Hair Oil and the Its my Beeswax Hair cream

  54. I have struggled my whole life with frizzy hair.. tried so many things, took treatments in clinic but nothing worked… finally, before 15 days my mom suggested a home made oil to me and that worked magically.. the frizz in my hair is gone and it become smooth and silk.. now i love to touch my hair and and now i cn do any hairstyles in my hair

    The method of making homemade oil:
    1. Take full cup of coconut oil, add 15-20 curry leaves into that, add 1 table spoon amla powder into that.
    2. Boil this mixture till you see the curry leaves changes thier color from green to dark brown.
    3. Then leave it for a day or so.. keep lead on it
    4. Take some oil and Apply this hair oil next day… massage your hair.. apply oil to the roots and the corners
    5 . You have to keep it into your hair for 5-6 hours.
    6. Then wash your hair.
    You’ll see the result in first apply.. do it regularly

  55. So you have to apply these masks when the hair is wet? Do tehy work the same when it is dry?

  56. Well described. I have a dry hair and I heard from my sister that egg mask effects on me. But can I replace olive oil with castor oil? Please help me out. Thank you in advance.

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