Frizzy Hair? 6 Tips for Men to Tame the Frizz
Overcoming frizzy hair in men can take Herculean effort. If you're ready to tame the frizz, check out our best frizzy hair tips for men.
It doesn’t matter whether you have straight, curly, wavy or kinky hair.
If you have hair on your head, you’ve probably dealt with frizz before.
Frizzy hair in men is a common problem, especially during the hot and humid months.
If you’re tired of the pouf and flyaways, rest assured that there are ways to combat the frizz.
But first, here are a few things you should know about frizzy hair in men:
- Frizzy hair occurs when hair strands absorb moisture and swell with water.
- Using anti-frizz products can leave hair healthy and frizz-free.
- Reducing shampoo frequency and using conditioner can help fight frizz.
Tired of dealing with frizz?
Check out these six hair types and say goodbye to frizzy hair.
1. Start with a Haircut
Split ends can contribute to frizzy hair and make it look a lot worse.
If your hair is on the longer side, consider scheduling an appointment with your barber to have them trim off the dry ends.
While you’re there, you can ask them if they have any secret tips to getting rid of frizzy hair in men.
But if you can’t make it to the barber for whatever reason, you can always learn how to cut your own hair at home.
2. Reach for Smoothing Oils
Adding a hydrating oil to your hair regimen is a fast and effective way to tame flyaways and frizz.
Although there are many oils that improve your hair, we recommend Jojoba Oil.
You may recognize Jojoba Oil as an ingredient in your skin care routine, but this moisturizing miracle worker happens to be great for hair, too.
According to a 2017 study published in Biological Research, Jojoba Oil has a waxy texture that mimics the skin’s natural oils (see claim: “Jojoba oil has a very similar texture to our oily secretion of the sebaceous glands…”)
The same hydrating lipids (natural fats) that are in Jojoba Oil are also found in your skin’s natural oils.
Thus, it stands to reason that applying Jojoba Oil to your hair can make it healthier.
If Jojoba Oil doesn’t do the trick, you can also try home remedies such as Coconut Oil or Avocado Oil.
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3. Avoid Hot Showers
Another common mistake that frizzy haired guys often make is taking piping hot showers.
Sure, it may feel good, but the hot water from your shower can make your hair more prone to frizz.
Besides, taking hot showers can dry out your skin and lead to itchiness and rashes.
To keep hair and skin looking healthy, rinse with warm water.
After you rinse your products out, switch to cold water to seal in moisture.
4. Choose Hair Products Wisely
When you have frizz-prone hair, you need to be extra cautious when choosing men’s hair products.
Some hair products may contain ingredients that can potentially make frizzy hair a lot worse.
Case in point: shampoos with dehydrating alcohols.
Some alcohols (like ethyl alcohol) have been known to dry out hair.
However, it’s worth noting that not all alcohols in hair products are bad.
Naturally-derived fatty alcohols such as stearyl alcohol and cetearyl alcohol are perfectly safe and highly beneficial to hair.
To keep hair frizz-free, look for fatty alcohols (like the two above) and glycerin, a humectant which helps retain the precious moisture in your hair.
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5. Reduce Your Shampoo Frequency
For decades, guys have been told that they need to wash their hair every day.
While this may be true for some guys, it’s not recommended for others.
If you have a normal or dry skin type, you could probably go at least a couple of days between washes.
We’re not saying to avoid showering completely.
For those in-between days, you can wear a shower cap and use a men’s bar soap to clean the rest of your body.
Play around with your shampoo frequency and you might be amazed at how much healthier your hair looks.
6. Try Co-Washing
Do you have extremely curly and frizzy hair?
If so, you may want to try co-washing.
Co-washing is short for conditioner washing, which is basically the practice of washing your hair with conditioner instead of regular shampoo.
Since many shampoos contain harsh detergents, some guys—especially those with curly hair—have found it beneficial to adopt a co-washing regimen.
If you decide to give it a try, make sure that you choose a lighter conditioner that won’t weigh hair down or cause buildup on the scalp.
Fighting the Frizz
Frizzy hair in men can be difficult to overcome.
If you try an anti-frizz product and it doesn’t work, don’t get too discouraged.
It takes some trial and error before you find the right hair products that work for you.
Keep experimenting, and you’ll eventually find the hair sweet spot.
Al-Obaidi, Jameel R et al. “A review on plant importance, biotechnological aspects, and cultivation challenges of jojoba plant.” Biological research vol. 50,1 25. 24 Aug. 2017.