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Today’s tips on caring for dry, frizzy hair were written and shared by Nicole McCray. Enjoy.

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Is detangling your dry, frizzy hair becoming a struggle? I feel you. This type of hair can be a challenge to care for and style. And unfortunately, as our hair greys, it produces fewer natural oils. This makes it more dry and brittle. However, you can find ways to improve your hair by finding a care routine that makes it more pleasant and manageable.

To help you do this, start by avoiding the wrong hair products, heat, and excessive brushing. Avoiding some of these things will help you create the perfect routine to take better care of your hair.

If you are wondering which hair care routine best suits dry, frizzy hair, here is an excellent example for you to model.


Using a regular shampoo with sulfates and other ingredients to wash your dry hair may worsen the situation. Sulfate shampoos are great since they cleanse the hair well, but they also strip it of its natural oils. This leaves you with dry hair and a flaky scalp.

We don’t want to make things worse. So instead, if you want to use shampoo, go for options with glycerine and water as their primary ingredients. Glycerine does a great job of penetrating the hair fiber to add moisture and fight frizz. 

You could also skip the shampoo and cleanse with a clarifying conditioner that will get rid of product buildup while leaving your hair clean and moisturized.

Be gentle when washing your hair to ensure you don’t go too hard on your scalp. Keep in mind that a healthy scalp also translates to healthier hair. Also, use a soft material to help dry your hair or a microfiber towel. 

Using a suitable material to dry your hair will help you avoid breakage and tangling since hair is fragile when wet. Dry your hair gently to help you manage the hair better.


A deep conditioner should be a staple in your hair care routine to help manage dry, frizzy hair. It helps make the hair cuticles smoother while adding moisture and strengthening the hair strands. 

Smoother hair cuticles help to significantly reduce frizz, while the moisture added to the hair helps prevent dryness. The best part is that there are frizz-fighting deep conditioners formulated to improve your hair care routine. 

In addition, doing a weekly hair mask to repair and restore your hair health is a great option to add to your routine. For your hair mask, consider relying on natural products like honey and avocado oil to replenish your hair.

Using honey for your hair will help add moisture and smoothen your hair follicles to add shine and reduce frizz. Also, getting masks that have these ingredients will work great and allow you to improve your hair’s condition.

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After your deep conditioner, add a leave-in conditioner to build on the moisture in your hair. Your leave-in conditioner should feature moisturizing oils that will benefit your hair, so ensure you check the ingredients.

To help you avoid losing all the moisture, add an oil or a moisturizing cream to your hair. Doing this will help lock in the moisture and allow the hair strand to stay well-moisturized, curly, and bouncy.

Moisturising is a crucial step in taking care of dry, frizzy hair. It will help make your hair more manageable and improve your hair days significantly. You’ll enjoy stress-free hair care days.


The last step in your hair care routine is to style your hair to suit your taste. Here what you need to remember is that having a protective style will help you avoid frizz and dryness. 

So, consider working with a more protective style like a high bun, low bun, or braids to keep the hair looking clean and moisturized. But, if you want to rock your hair out, be gentle with the brushing.

Use a hairbrush with softer bristles to avoid frizz and hair breakage. Later during the week, if you need to detangle, consider using your fingers to keep your hair looking good and moisturized.


In addition to a well-established hair routine, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. You’ll have to avoid some and incorporate others to ensure your hair stays healthy and manageable.

Some of these tips include:

Consider going natural, if only for a time.

If you are dealing with dry hair, avoid coloring it for some time. Bleaching and dyeing your hair can dry it out by stripping its moisture. So, take a break from the hair dyes and enjoy some time with your natural hair color.

After taking care of it and getting it to a healthier state, you can then think about coloring your hair. But only do this when you have a good hair routine that will help you consistently meet your hair needs.

However, if you have dyed hair, add more deep conditioning treatments to your hair routine. Doing this will replenish your hair’s moisture and work to keep it healthy and strong to avoid frizz and dryness.

Avoid Heat for Your Dry, Frizzy Hair

Heat is mainly used when styling hair and is pretty standard. However, it can be a big problem, especially on dry, frizzy hair. Using heat on the hair exposes it to damage ruining its strength and encouraging breakage.

So, try to avoid heat and style your hair using other more protective methods. But, if you need to use heat, invest in a heat protectant to ensure your hair is protected. Heat protectants help coat your hair and prevent the heat from causing any significant damage.

Invest in Anti-Frizz Styling Products

Anti-frizz styling products are your best friend, especially on days when you don’t want to do too much to your hair. They can be an excellent solution for everyday hair care routines. These styling products help to tame the frizz and keep your hair looking nice and shiny. 

Trim Your Hair Regularly

Trimming your hair might sound counterintuitive, especially if your goal is to have longer hair. However, trimming your hair regularly is essential and aids in boosting length retention and hair growth. 

In addition, regular trims will help reduce frizz and hair breakage to allow you to enjoy better hair health. Most times, split ends will ruin the health of your hair and result in frizz which you can easily address by getting regular trims. 

Use Satin Sheets, Pillowcases, or Bonnets

Satin sheets, pillowcases, and bonnets will help keep your hair protected to avoid moisture loss while sleeping. In addition, protecting your hair will help you avoid frizz upon waking up. So, invest in some satin products to help you take better care of your dry, frizzy hair.

To sum it up, arm yourself with knowledge. If you take even a few of these steps, you’ll have a routine that is perfect for caring for your dry, frizzy hair. Smooth days are ahead.

Do you have any tips to share? Please let us know in the comments. We would love to hear from you!

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About the author: Nicole has been obsessed with beauty and fashion since she was a young girl, always flipping through Vogue and stealing her mother’s cosmetics bag to experiment. She’s a former wedding makeup artist who loves spending her free time trying new products and staying up to date on the latest beauty and style trends. While Nicole’s days are now spent contributing to fashion, beauty, and lifestyle sites from home while raising her kids, she can still always be found putting looks together, even if it’s just for a trip to the grocery store! 

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