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Summer weather brings along humidity. In the natural hair community we know that humidity equates to frizzy hair. No bueno. Here are 5 of my incredibly easy DIY recipes to avoid frizz! Check them out below.

carbonated coconut water hair rinse

1. Carbonated Coconut Water Hair Rinse

Carbonated water is a simple solution to this common frizz issue because it has a low pH, which helps the cuticle layer of the hair lay flat. Coconut water is a [fantastic natural moisturizer](https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/ingredients/can-you-put-coconut-water-in-your-hairg”> (although this recipe can be done with regular distilled water instead”>. This rinse should be done as the final step of your wash day rituals. If you would like softer, smoother feeling hair and increased shine, then this rinse is definitely for you.

What you’ll need:

  • 1.5 cup coconut water
  • 1.5 cup sparkling water


  1. Blend the coconut water and sparkling water together. (Equal amounts of each should create a balanced pH. Check to make sure the level is in the 4-5 range with pH strips if available. If it is too high, add some distilled water.”>
  2. After deep conditioning, simply pour the rinse over your hair. Repeat this step several times using an extra bowl to catch the runoff.
  3. Rinse the hair out with cool water or leave it as is and proceed to styling.

apple cider vinegar hair rinse for frizz

2. Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

Apple cider vinegar (ACV”> is an absolute super star in the natural hair community. If your scalp is prone to build up, your hair is begging to be clarified. This rinse will not only care for your scalp, but smooth out your hair from root to tip.

What you’ll need:

  • 3 cups distilled water
  • 4-7 tablespoon unfiltered ACV
  • 2-4 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional for fragrance”>


  1. Mix distilled water and ACV together. If the vinegar’s smell is too strong for you, feel free to add some of your favorite essential oil to counteract it.
  2. Pour the rinse over freshly washed hair. Leave in for a few minutes then rinse thoroughly. Use this rinse only on an as-needed basis.

(Be sure to always dilute ACV before applying it, as it can cause irritation if concentrated”>.

diy gelatine hair treatment for frizz

3. Gelatin (Protein”> Solution

Frizz can be a sign that your hair’s protein and moisture levels are out of balance. This gelatin rinse is a very effective treatment that re-aligns this delicate balance. Hair is left feeling softer with frizz completely banished.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 ounce regular gelatin
  • 1/3 cup hot distilled water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon your favorite oils, such as jojoba, argan, Vitamin E or sweet almond
  • 1 spray bottle


  1. Mix gelatin with hot distilled water.
  2. Add in honey and Daily Dew oil.
  3. Pour solution into a spray bottle, shake well and spray all over hair until it is fully saturated.
  4. Allow the mixture to sit on hair for 2-5 minutes, then rinse well and use a moisturizing deep conditioner. Rinse this out with cool water.
  5. Lastly, moisturize and seal your hair using the LCO method.

diy beer hair rinse for frizz

4. Beer Rinse

Go on over to the grocery store and grab yourself a six pack. This simple rinse is packed full of Vitamin B and other nutrients, which will help replenish the moisture in your hair. Keep in mind that darker beers have higher concentrations of nutrients, but lighter beers should be used on lighter hair. Let your hair drink it up!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 cup room temperature flat beer
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil (optional for fragrance”>


  1. Add water, beer and peppermint oil to a spray bottle or bowl and mix it well.
  2. Spray the rinse directly on hair or pour over it and allow it to sit for 2 minutes.
  3. Rinse with lukewarm water and rinse again with cool water.

banana baby food hair treatment for frizz

5. Banana Hair Mask

Don’t freak out quite yet. We’ve all heard the horror stories of people having bananas forever stuck in their hair from DIY disasters. However, we’ve found a way to combat that: baby food. Baby food is pureed and sifted to perfection. You will have absolutely no problem rinsing this mask out and your hair will feel like silk!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 jar banana baby food
  • 2 tablespoon your favorite hair butter
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey


  1. Mix ingredients together and apply to damp hair. It should feel like it’s melting and being absorbed by your hair.
  2. Cover hair and let it sit for 30 minutes without heat. At the end of 30 minutes, your fingers should be able to comb through your hair very easily.
  3. Rinse well and bask in the wonder of your frizz-free locks.

Would you prefer to skip the DIY and buy a ready-made frizz product instead? Here are 10 anti-frizz products that actually do what they say.

What is your favorite at-home remedy to beat frizz? Let us know below!

This article was originally published in 2011 and has been updated for grammar and clarity.

Emilia Obiekea


Emilia Obiekea majors in Computer Science and loves to test and configure software. She is the founder of Adore Botanicals and a knowledgeable natural hair enthusiast. Traveling, meeting new people and sharing information on all things beauty related are just a few things she enjoys. Her goal is to helping people to discover, embrace and enhance their natural beauty with Adore Botanicals hair and skin care products. She engages with the natural hair community by providing insightful articles, tutorials, helpful tips and DIY recipes.

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