If you’re looking to tame your frizzy hair overnight, We’ve got you covered. We uncover some of the common causes of frizzy hair so you can combat the frizz in your daily routine.
Written By Chia Kougianos
Frizzy hair is often the result of dry or damaged hair lacking nourishment. In order to tame your frizzy hair overnight, add moisture to your hair and try brushing your hair before bed. You can also upgrade your pillowcase to a silk cover one instead.
What Causes Frizzy Hair?
There are a number of reasons your hair may become dry and unmanageable. We reveal a few of the most common causes below on your journey to tame your frizzy hair overnight
The Temperature of Your Shower is Too Hot
One of the most common causes of frizzy hair is the temperature of your shower water being too hot.
Unbeknownst to many, scalding or hot water can strip your hair of its natural oils and in so doing cause your hair to become dry.
These natural oils are what promote shiny, moisturized hair so you may start to see your hair becoming frizzy and dull as a result.
A great way to counteract this is to take the temperature of your shower either mild or lukewarm.
Frequent Use of Hair Styling Tools
While bouncy curls on a night out may be tempting, they could cause havoc on your hair.
The exposure to heat with the hair styling tools will strip your hair of its natural moisture similar to that of a hot shower.
This lack of moisture will eventually result in frizz and dry, damaged hair.
Try to keep the use of styling tools and irons to a minimum and to always apply a heat protectant first.
You Wash Your Hair Everyday
The use of shampoos daily may result in affecting your hair’s natural equilibrium and stripping your hair of its natural oils and moisture.
This could result in frizzy hair that is dry and dull.
It would be in your best interest to avoid frequently washing your hair and opt for only washing your hair around two to three times per week.
Invest in a shampoo and conditioner that hydrate your strands and lock in moisture to combat loss of nutrients and moisture.
If you are experiencing untamed hair that is frizzy or dry, it could mean your hair is damaged.
Your hair may also be showing signs that it is brittle and contains split ends which will result in further frizzing.
The good news is that it is easily detectable and also easy to treat.
A great way to fix this problem is by having regular trims every six to eight weeks.
This will combat your split ends and also result in healthier, shinier hair.
You Dry Your Hair with a Rough Towel
A common cause of frizzy hair is the towel that your dry your hair with.
An abrasive bath towel can wreak havoc on your hair and draw out all the moisture quickly.
This could result in dry hair lacking nourishment and frizz will follow as a result.
5 Ways to Tame Frizzy Hair Overnight
Here are 5 easy ways to combat and tame frizzy hair overnight:
Add Moisture To Your Hair
Your hair might be dry and dehydrated which could result in unwanted frizz.
If you have naturally curly or wavy hair, you may experience that your hair frizzes even more so.
This is a result of your hair becoming naturally drier as the natural oils from your scalp are unable to reach the ends of your hair easily due to the curls.
If you’re looking to tame your frizzy hair overnight with a simple hack, adding moisture to your hair is your best bet.
Argan oil is a great choice as it contains Vitamin E and is rich in antioxidants which will help to nourish your hair adding a healthy shine.
Brush Your Hair Properly Before Going Yo Sleep
Brushing your hair before going to bed will help to loosen up your hair as well as stimulate your scalp.
This is highly beneficial to your hair as it will assist in distributing your hair’s natural oils from the scalp down along the hair shaft.
The result is silky smooth hair that radiates and shines.
Another added benefit of brushing your hair is that it removes any particles of dirt or dust from your hair.
We recommend investing in a Boar Bristle Brush as this will help to gently brush your hair as well as stimulate your scalp.
Nourish your Strands with a Hair Treatment or Oils
One of the best ways to combat unmanageable hair and to tame frizzy hair overnight is to apply a nourishing hair treatment or essential oils.
Before going to bed, we suggest applying some moisturizing hair oil or hydrating hair serum to your hair.
The serum will help to nourish your strands and smooth your hair along with restoring a natural shine.
Upgrade to a Pure Silk Pillowcase
Instead of cotton pillowcases, we recommend upgrading and switching your regular pillowcase to a luxurious silk pillowcase.
If you’re looking to tame your frizzy hair overnight a silk pillowcase is your best bet.
Cotton fabric pillowcases have been known to draw out moisture from your hair due to their absorbent nature.
It can also cause friction to your hair and could lead to entanglement and knots.
Another downfall of a cotton pillowcase is that it does not help to regulate heat. Silk on the other hand is known to be friction-free which won’t crease or tangle your hair.
It will also help your hair to retain moisture and is hypoallergenic.
Switch to Using Microfiber Towels
Finally, our last easy hack to combat and tame frizzy hair overnight is to use a microfiber towel on your hair.
We suggest swapping out your regular cotton towel for a gentle microfiber one instead.
This will help to minimize frizzy hair as these towels absorb water quickly and require less rubbing which in turn causes less friction on your hair.
They also help to prevent snagging and dust and lint from being out back into your hair.
DIY Hair Mask For Frizzy Hair
When it comes to hair masks, they are great for functioning as a deep conditioning treatment or intensive conditioner.
Another great benefit is that they work well to tame frizzy hair overnight.
For this homemade DIY mask you will need:
- 6 oz (200ml) coconut milk
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- Half an avocado
Coconut is ideal for penetrating the hair shaft to deeply condition dry or damaged hair. It helps to reduce dryness and frizz.
While coconut milk is great at cooling and nourishing the hair follicles and scalp.
Olive oil contains squalene which assists with moisturizing and nourishing your strands.
It is also powerful in naturally smoothening and conditioning your rough, damaged hair.
Avocado consists of folic acid and iron which will help to seal the hair cuticle and retain the moisture applied to the hair.
Avocados also go a long way towards protecting your hair elasticity and preventing further hair breakage and damage down the line.
What Are Some of the Benefits of a Hair Mask?
Some of the great benefits of using a hair mask include:
- Your hair will become shinier and softer in texture
- You will add moisture to dry hair
- It reduces hair breakage and damage
- Noticeably less frizz
- A healthier scalp overall
- Stronger, healthier hair
Useful Tips When Preparing Your Hair Mask
- This recipe is a lot easier to make with a ripe avocado
- Make sure your avocado is smooth and lump-free after blending. This way your hair mask will wash off easier after application
- Once you have applied your hair mask, massage the product into your hair and gently massage your scalp and locks. This way it will absorb into your hair and roots and will become more effective
How to Make Your Organic Hair Mask
- Simply place half a ripe avocado into your blender and blend until smooth in texture
- Add the coconut milk and olive oil to your avocado puree and mix all the ingredients together
- Your mixture is now ready to apply. Simply spoon a small amount of the product onto the roots of your hair down to the ends
- Gently massage your scalp in circular motions with your fingers and mix in the product thoroughly onto your hair
- Let the product sit on your hair for around 15 minutes before you wash it off
- To complete the process, end by applying shampoo and condition to your hair as you would with a normal cleansing routine
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