11 Natural Home Remedies For Dry and Frizzy Hair Try

Dr. Amit Guna

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Amit Guna

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

7 min read

Key Takeaways

  • Home remedies for dry and frizzy hair include oils, eggs, home-made hair masks
  • Apple cider vinegar is one treatment for frizzy hair as it balances the pH level
  • Avocado and banana masks are effective home treatment for dry, frizzy hair

The most common cause of frizzy and dry hair is a lack of moisture. The amount of moisture your hair requires depends on factors like your environment, protein levels, diet and the texture of your hair. Wet and humid weather can also be responsible for dry and frizzy hair. This is because your hair tries to soak up moisture from the air. This results in inflammation of the hair cuticle and turns your hair frizzier than usual. In winter, the imbalance of temperature and reduced moisture may cause your hair to turn dry and frizzy. To treat them, you can try different types of home remedies for dry and frizzy hair.

Apart from these natural causes, an alkaline shampoo, heat by styling, or the alcohol in styling gels could also cause dry and frizzy hair. You can make your hair healthier and lock its moisture by changing your products. You can also try home treatment for dry, frizzy hair and a winter routine for hair care that would help keep your hair moisturized and healthy. However, every hair type is unique and that is why the treatment for frizzy hair is also different. 

Read on to know more about different home remedies for dry and frizzy hair.

Get a Trim

Getting a trim can help remove dry, damaged ends and can promote healthy hair growth. When the ends of your hair are damaged, they can become dry and brittle, which can lead to breakage. Getting a trim can help remove these damaged ends, making your hair look healthier.

Take Vitamins

Taking vitamins, particularly ones that contain biotin and other B vitamins, can help improve the health of your hair. Biotin is a B vitamin that is important for the production of keratin, a protein that makes up a large part of your hair. By taking biotin supplements or eating foods that are rich in biotin, you can help support healthy hair growth.

Add Omega-3s And Antioxidants To Your Diet

Adding omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants to your diet can also help improve the health of your hair. Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that are important for maintaining healthy hair and skin. Foods that are rich in omega-3s include fatty fish, nuts, and seeds. Antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, can also help protect your hair from damage caused by free radicals.

Avoid Washing Your Hair Every Day

Avoiding washing your hair every day can help prevent your hair from becoming too dry, as frequent washing can strip your hair of its natural oils. Instead, try washing your hair every other day or every few days, depending on your hair type and scalp needs.

Wrap Your Hair Instead Of Air Drying

Wrapping your hair instead of air drying it can help reduce frizz and breakage. To wrap your hair, start by towel drying your hair after washing it. Then, divide your hair into sections and wrap each section around your head, securing it with a hair tie or bobby pins. This can help your hair dry more evenly and reduce the damage caused by heat styling.

Cut Down On Heat Styling

Cutting down on heat styling can also help prevent dryness and damage. Heat styling tools, such as flat irons and curling irons, can strip your hair of its natural moisture and can cause breakage. If you use heat styling tools, use a heat protectant spray and try not to apply too much heat to your hair. This is one of the very effective home remedies for dry and frizzy hair.

Try Colder Showers

Taking colder showers can help seal the cuticles of your hair, which can help reduce frizz and breakage. Hot water can strip your hair of its natural oils and can cause the cuticles, or outer layers, of your hair to become rough and damaged. Cold water, on the other hand, can help seal the cuticles, leaving your hair looking and feeling smoother and healthier. This is one of the most effective natural remedies for frizzy hair.

Applying Coconut Oil And Castor Oil

Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer for your hair. It covers the skin on your scalp to help keep the moisture in. A study found out the coconut oil can easily penetrate your hair fibers [1]. This helps your hair look smoother. You can use coconut oil to deep condition your hair once a week. 

The major benefits of castor oil are that it helps in quick regrowth of hair and aids in improving its thickness. A study found that the ricinoleic acid present in castor in oil may help reverse the effect of hair loss, though more research is needed [2]. 

You can combine or use these oils separately at room temperature and apply to your hair. While applying, focus on your ends, crown, and roots for best results. Make sure that you saturate your hair and do not soak it with these oils. Excess use of oil can lead to build-up that may cause damage. You can keep the oil in your hair overnight or for at least 20 minutes before washing.

Additional Read: Benefits & Uses of Castor Oilhair care in winter

Using Apple Cider Vinegar

When your hair’s pH is imbalanced, your hair cuticles open up and give a frizzy look. This usually happens when your hair gets too much alkaline. Under such situations, the alpha hydroxy acid of ACV may work as treatment for frizzy hair. ACV can also help remove product build-up and reduce dandruff. This makes your hair look shinier and healthier.

To use ACV, mix a 1/3rd cup of it with 1/4th cup of water. Pour the needed amount on your hair and let it stay for 1-3 minutes. Then rinse it with cool water and let it air dry. You can use this remedy once or twice in week. 

If you have a sensitive scalp or colored hair, avoid using this remedy. Apple cider vinegar may cause some irritation in scalp and also fade your hair color. 

Applying Avocado And Banana Hair Mask

Using home-made hair masks before washing your hair is a common home treatment for dry frizzy hair. The properties of banana and avocados help moisturize and smoothen your hair. Use of a avocado or banana mask is also one of the more common dry curly hair home remedies. Both ingredients help retain the hydration of your hair and add shine to your curls. 

Mix two ripe avocados and one banana to make a paste. Apply this to your scalp and let it sit for 20-30 minutes before washing your hair. This mask gives moisture and elasticity to your hair and makes it smoother by taming the frizz.

Making Use Of Eggs

Eggs are a rich source of vitamins and nutrients that may help treat dry and frizzy hair. The yolk of an egg is packed with the following.

The benefits of beta carotene and other nutrients in eggs is that they help your hair grow faster and resist damage. An egg yolk mask helps your hair look shinier and stay moisturized.

You can just use the egg yolk or combine it with coconut oil and use it once or twice in a week. Make sure to cover your hair after application and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.

While using these home remedies for dry and frizzy hair you can also use the following hair care tips to keep your hair in the best shape!

  • Use cold or lukewarm water during hair wash
  • Sleep on satin or silk pillowcases
  • Switch your cotton towels with a microfiber towel
  • Apply products when your hair is wet to seal in the moisture
  • Wear a hat or wrap a scarf to protect your hair from sun and pollution
Additional Read: Food for Hair GrowthRemedies for Dry and Frizzy Hair You Should Try - 6

Using these home treatments for dry frizzy hair don’t usually result in side effects. However, do remember that persistent hair loss and breakage may be a sign for an underlying health condition. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any of these signs.

  • Hair breakage while combing
  • Hair loss in clumps
  • Pattern baldness or bald spots

You can also book an in-person or online doctor consultation on Bajaj Finserv Health. Here you can find the best dermatologists available in your area, and book an appointment in minutes. This way, you can get the best treatment with ease and comfort.

Published on 3 Jan 2022Last updated on 12 Apr 2023
  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12715094/
  2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378874115301677?via%3Dihub

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Dr. Amit Guna

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Amit Guna

, Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT) , MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy 3

Dr Amit Guna Is A Consultant Physiotherapist, Yoga Educator , Fitness Trainer, Health Psychologist. Based In Vadodara. He Has Excellent Communication And Patient Handling Skills In Neurological As Well As Orthopedic Cases.


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