6 ways to tame frizz with no hair products at hand

If you have a curly hair, you know how hard it can be to deal with them. When you’re at home, serums, lotions and creams will help you. But what if you’re at work or out to dinner? The good news is that there are some solutions that will provide a temporary fix. Avoid a heavy-handed approach with these quick fixes, because too much can weigh down hair and give it an oily look.

1. Foaming hand soap

Foaming soaps that come out of a dispenser are very similar to a styling mousse, and can quickly fix your hair in an emergency. These soaps have a quick-drying effect because the air in the foam’s tiny bubbles accelerates drying time. Squirt a small amount into your hands and gently scrunch (don’t rake!) into your locks to style them.

2. Lip balm

Almost all lip balms contain beeswax, which is the base of many pomades because it’s perfect for taming flyaway curls. Swipe some balm across your fingertips, warm it gently in your palms, then apply the balm to any problem area.

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3. Olive oil

You can find olive oil in almost every restaurant, so taming your ringlets shouldn’t be a problem. Olive oil is rich in essential fatty acids that will help protect the hair and skin and provide a lustrous shine. Rub a few drops between your fingertips and apply to the lengths and ends of your hair. Avoid the roots in order not to lose volume and prevent greasiness.

4. Braid it

Create a simple braid with wet or damp hair and allow it to air dry. When you take out the braid you’ll have restructured your hair and it will have a cool and less frizzy texture.

5. Dryer sheets

Run an anti-cling dryer sheet from roots to ends. Frizz is instantly tamed this way, but only as a short-term fix.

6. Make a bun

Dampen your hair with water and slick it into a low ponytail, then twist it into a bun. Once dry, use olive oil, hand cream, or lip balm to touch up any remaining hairline frizz. Just don’t overdo it. When it comes to your roots, a little goes a long way. Then you can leave the bun as is, or take it down later for nice simple waves.

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