Hair Hacks For Frizz-Free Hair

Sometimes you walk outside into a super humid nightmare. Sometimes you just have thick, curly hair that seems to hate you. Either way, frizz can be your mortal enemy. Thankfully, it doesn't have to be. Here are five hacks that are designed to keep your rebellious locks on lockdown.

Go sulfate-free

Shampoo, conditioner, everything: if it has sulfates in it, just throw it out. Avoid anything with sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate in its formula. Sulfates' intentions are noble, but they have a dark side. They're basically responsible for the foaming action you're used to with shampoo, and they are designed to strip oil and dirt from your hair. The problem is they often do their jobs too well and take too much of your natural moisture away in the process, leaving your hair dry and frizzy. Luckily, sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners are becoming way more common these days, so you should be able to easily find them if you pay attention to the label.

Up your pillowcase game to silk

According to celebrity stylist Jen Atkins, who spoke with Cosmo, there's a simple explanation: "Cotton absorbs moisture, while silk retains it, so when you lie on a silk or satin pillowcase, the oils from your strands are maintained rather than soaked up, leaving your hair nourished rather than dry." Plus, you get to upgrade your pillowcase for a super comfy sleeping experience. If only every life hack could be such a clear-cut win-win.

The magic mascara wand

Say hello to your secret weapon. This clever little trick requires only your favorite hair spray and a disposable mascara wand of choice. When your tresses are getting out of control, all you have to do is spritz a little hair spray onto your wand, run it through the problem area, and pat with your hand to flatten the area out. Frizz doesn't fight fair, so you have to be prepared at all times. It's easy to keep a mini bottle of spray and a mascara wand on you at all times in case of frizz emergencies.

Coconut oil for the win

Everyone's favorite new panacea, coconut oil, can even help you fight frizz. Take about half a teaspoon, warm it up in your hands and run it through your hands and scalp. Then comb it through your hair and leave in at least 20 to 40 minutes. The longer the better! Afterwards, shampoo and condition your hair (with a sulfate-free product, of course) and your hair should be orders of magnitude smoother than before.

Go bananas with a hair mask

If the hack we're about to tell you sounds a little crazy, just remember Einstein sounded a little crazy when he was coming up with relativity, too. Throw a banana, two tablespoons of olive oil, and one tablespoon of honey in a blender and mix them together. No, you're not making a smoothie. Instead, put the nourishing concoction in your hair. Work it into every part of your scalp and hair, then wrap it up in a towel to prevent spillage. Keep it in for around half an hour and then wash and condition your hair. Later on, you will enjoy noticeably smoother hair with a serious lack of frizz.