Fight frizz, naturally

The beauty industry is HUGE. There are so many shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, curl enhancers, dyes, chemical treatments...well, you get what I'm trying to say. You have SO many options. When you want to break away from the potentially harsh chemicals (even if only for a day!), there are totally do-able options right in your kitchen cabinet to fight frizz and make your strands smile. You probably wouldn't think about putting carbonated water on your hair to increase shine, huh? Avocado, coconut oil, carbonated water, and apple cider vinegar are just a few of the options at your fingertips. Although in the north east we're battling 4+ feet of snow, these super easy DIY hair treatments will help you beat humidity and say goodbye to frizz!

1. Carbonated Water

Let's talk chemistry here for a minute, beauty birds. Carbonated water has a lower pH and is slightly more acidic than purified water. Mildly acidic products can be used on the hair to harden the outer layer, flatten the cuticle, and shrink the diameter of the hair. Trying not to get too nerdy here, the ideal pH of hair is between 4.5 and 5.0. Giving your hair a final rinse with carbonated water will bring the pH down a bit, resulting in smooth, shiny locks. You can also try an apple cider rinse after shampooing for similar results! After shampooing and rinsing thoroughly, pour carbonated water or ACV and let sit for about 30 seconds. Rinse and love!

2. Avocado & Olive Oil Mask

Avocados are full of the good kind of fatty acids to help fight frizz, and olive oil has amazing hydrating benefits. This is a super simple mask! Mash one ripe avocado with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Make sure to whip them up into an easily-spreadable consistency. After shampooing, wring hair to get as much moisture out as possible. Apply the mask and let sit for 30 minutes. Shave, sing, do anything you'd like to pass the time! Be sure to fully rinse the mask out and be prepared to enjoy the softest hair ever!

3. Coconut Oil Treatment

Coconut oil is my all-time favorite. After shampooing, rinse hair completely and taking a small amount of coconut oil, apply to hair from ends to about two-thirds of the way to the scalp. Make sure not to get too close to the scalp (you don't need all that extra oil up there), let sit for about 30 minutes.  Feel free to sit with a cap on and shamelessly enjoy that juicy gossip magazine. Rinse thoroughly and embrace that I miss you summer feeling with delicious smelling and hydrated hair!

These three easy at-home treatments will keep you looking beautiful, even on the hottest days. Let me know how they work for you, and if you have any dream treatments I should try!

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