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Tired of frizzy hair? Join the club! Frizzy hair can be a daily struggle, especially in a humid climate, but there are ways to tame and manage it without breaking the bank. If you're looking for a DIY frizzy hair remedy, some of these easy hacks using tools and products you probably already have at home. 

Frizz takes place when your hair is dry and lacks moisture. In humid weather, the overlapping scales that make up your hair cuticle open up to try absorbing moisture from the air, causing frizz. Addressing frizzy hair at the root usually means addressing the cause of dryness. 

However, there are other things you can do to manage frizz and flyaways while your hair is getting healthy. 

1. Get Rid of Dry Ends

Getting a trim once a month or every other month keeps your hair healthy.

The first step is getting a trim from your stylist, if possible. This is to remove dry ends and breakage that cause flyaways and brittle-looking strands. If you’re trying to grow out your hair, don’t despair. A trim will keep the hair’s original shape and hardly affect length. There’s no one haircut for frizzy hair, so feel free to embrace the one you’re sporting now or be more adventurous with your style. You’ll immediately see the difference after your salon appointment — your hair will be softer and more manageable overall.

2. Use a Toothbrush to Smooth Down Baby Hairs

You can also use a mascara spoolie. However, if you want to cover more ground in terms of smoothing frizz out, a clean toothbrush is a better tool. This is especially effective if you want to create a sleek look with your hair down or with a ponytail. Simply take a toothbrush and lightly brush it on the surface of your hair in the direction of growth. Avoid pressing down and taking all the hairs between the bristles — the idea is to skim the top so that it smoothens. 

3. Spray Styling Product onto a Hairbrush to Coat Every Strand

Here’s another neat hack. If you use a styling spray, such as a liquid hair gel, hairspray, or heat protectant, spray it onto your brush or comb instead of applying it directly on your hair or with your hands. This way, the product is evenly distributed, and coats more individual strands as the brush further smooths the hair out.

4. Use a Deep Conditioner

Seems so simple, but it works. Using a deep conditioner twice weekly gives your hair additional nourishment. Deep conditioners penetrate into the hair cuticle. The thick and creamy formula specifically addresses the damage and makes hair soft and smooth. You can alternate between regular conditioner and deep conditioner to avoid making your hair limp or heavy due to product build-up. Try Dove Nourishing Oil Care 1 Minute Serum Conditioner, which penetrates the hair shaft but is also light enough for daily use. It targets frizz and makes hair silkier with every use.

5. Put Your Hair in a Bun After Blow-drying

Tying your hair in a top knot helps remove the frizz on the top of your head.

An oldie but goodie: putting your hair in a bun is one of the easiest and most effective ways to tame frizz and shape wavy hair.

To do this, blow-dry your hair — no need to straighten. Once your hair is completely dry, twist your hair into a bun and tie it up with a scrunchie or anything that won’t put a dent in the strands. If you put it in a top knot, this will remove frizz from the top of your head as well. Make sure to give it a little shake just after releasing the bun to give it some bounciness.

6. Shampoo Your Hair Less

Shampoo is formulated to clean and refresh the scalp as well as remove excess oil — if it runs down your strands, it can strip them of natural oils that make hair shiny, soft, and healthy. You can alternate shampooing your hair with just using a conditioner to maintain its softness. Use Dove Straight & Silky Shampoo and Conditioner. The shampoo has been upgraded with Keratin Tri-Silk Serum, which has Amino Essence to boost hair right up to the hair fiber.

7. Use a Microfiber Towel to Dry Your Hair

Instead of vigorously rubbing a regular towel on your head, try dabbing your hair with a microfiber towel. Friction can cause damage to your strands, and the weight of a regular towel can cause breakage. A microfiber towel dries hair faster and without the need for friction.

So, are you still worried about frizzy hair? Try these simple hacks to get smoother, softer, and more manageable locks!