Frizz is a constant issue for everyone who has hair. Frizzy hair can be the result of overwashing, lack of moisture and humidity. While there are tons of anti-frizz hair products in the market, many find them a useless and unnecessary expense. Depending on one's hair type, anti-frizz products can also weight hair down and add to buildup. A cheap and solution is to use dryer sheets. You'll most likely have them at home already.
According to Southern Living, dryer sheets contain softening agents to prevent static cling inside your washing machine's dryer. Therefore, it will also get rid of frizz and static on your hair. Dryer sheets often come scented, so they'll also make your strands smell fresh all day. Even if you don't have a washing machine at home, dryer sheets are cheaper than leave-on hair conditioners or hair oils. It's also easy to slip them in your bag for touchups.
Using dryer sheets to tame hair is very easy. Simply slide a sheet from the roots of your hair to the ends. If your hair is particularly unruly on any given day, Glamour suggests pressing a dryer sheet onto the base of your paddle brush. Use the brush in small sections so every strand gets the smoothing effects of the sheet. Doing this also distributes the sheet's scent evenly on your hair. Glamour adds that using a drying sheet on no-shampoo days is better and cheaper than dry shampoo. You also won't need to deal with all the scalp buildup from the starch component. Cosmopolitan attests that even Khloe Kardashian uses this dryer sheet technique.
Southern Living and The Spruce recommend the following dryer sheets to tame frizz once and for all:
For those into natural beauty products, Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Dryer Sheets are plant-derived and scented with natural essential oils. They also do not contain irritating ingredients like artificial coloring and phthalates. These dryer sheets have four scents to choose from - lavender, honeysuckle, basil and lemon verbena.
You may have heard of Love Beauty and Planet's natural hair care products. Their household products arm, Love Home and Planet, produce dryer sheets with plant-based softeners and delicious scents. One box contains 80 dryer sheets and they are made with 91 percent natural ingredients. Choose from Rose Petal and Murumuru, Lavender and Argan Oil and Coconut Water and Mimosa Flower.
For more bang for your buck, Downy's dryer sheets have 240 sheets in one box. Downy's April Fresh scent has a loyal following, but these bargain dryer sheets also come in lavender and vanilla.
Bounce has several types of dryer sheets and they're all great for removing hair static. For frizzy hair, try Fresh Linen, Spring and Renewal or Sweet Dreams. If you're sensitive to smell, go for their Free and Gentle variant.
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