Trouble Managing Curly Hair? These 7 Home Remedies Will Make Your Job Damn Easy!

The right ingredients can help you manage and restore your bouncy curls with ease.

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If you are facing issues with your curly hair and want to manage it, you have come to the right place. Here, we have listed some great home remedies for curly hair that you can try.

People with curly hair face a number of issues like undefined curls, tangling, frizz, dryness, and breakage.

Every morning it looks like your hair has grown three times its original size in every direction.

Alternatively, you may receive advice on how to wash or take care of your hair from a hundred different people. “Shampooing once a week is fine’ or “Err…you should try co-washing?” or “Get a new style, no?” and so on.

But don’t be concerned. We completely get your situation. In this article, we have listed seven home remedies that will transform your curly hair.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dig into it!

Types Of Curly Hair

Types of curly hair
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Understanding your hair type is the first step in finding an effective hair care solution. The Andre Walker Hair Typing System classifies curls into four main categories:

  1. Type 1 – Straight Hair:
  • 1A: Fine, thin, and straight hair
  • 1B: Medium thickness, straight hair
  • 1C: Coarse, thick, and straight hair
  1. Type 2 – Wavy Hair:
  • 2A: Fine and loose waves
  • 2B: Medium-textured hair with more defined, S-shaped waves
  • 2C: Thick, coarse waves with a more defined, pronounced S pattern
  1. Type 3 – Curly Hair:
  • 3A: Loose, well-defined curls
  • 3B: Springy, tight ringlets
  • 3C: Coarse, densely packed corkscrew curls
  1. Type 4 – Coily Hair:
  • 4A: Tight, small coils with a defined curl pattern
  • 4B: Z-shaped, closely packed coils with less defined curls

Identifying your specific curl type helps you pick the right products and routines to manage and maintain your curls effectively. In addition, you also can use some home remedies to manage your curly hair. Learn more in the next section.

7 Effective Home Remedies For Curly Hair:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar for managing curly hair
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Apple cider vinegar is the first remedy, and sometimes, the only remedy you need to go for to manage those stubborn curls. It works as a natural hair clarifier and gives your hair that gorgeous look and shine.

How To Apply?

  • Take equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water and mix both.
  • Shampoo your hair properly and rinse your hair using the solution.
  • Leave it undisturbed for a few minutes and then rinse again using cold water.

Note: Do not leave ACV on your hair for more than 5-7 minutes as it can otherwise leave a vinegary smell on your tresses.


Once or twice a month.

How Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good For Your Hair?

The mildly acidic nature of apple cider vinegar helps in maintaining the hair’s pH balance. It also detangles the hair follicles and seals the hair cuticles (1).

2. Eggs:

Eggs for managing curly hair
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Eggs, apart from making those delectable omelets, can also solve your curl troubles. These are one of the most popular protein treatments and home remedies for curly hair.

How To Apply?

  • Take a bowl and whisk one egg in it.
  • Add one tablespoon of mayonnaise and a tablespoon of olive oil, and mix well.
  • Apply the mixture to your hair and leave it undisturbed for about 30 minutes.
  • Wash your hair thoroughly with cold water.


Once a week.

How Are Eggs Good For Your Hair?

Eggs are rich in protein and biotin that help in controlling hair loss. Also, egg protein is considered the ideal nutrient required for strong hair (2). Biotin deficiency leads to hair loss, thereby establishing the fact that eggs are indeed necessary for healthy hair (3). After a hair wash, when you notice great results, you might feel the need to color your hair. If you want a natural alternative, try henna. It gives a natural reddish brown hue and will not damage your hair, but it might help smoothen your hair and accentuate your beautiful curls.

3. Beer:

Beer for managing curly hair
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Beer not just is the ideal drink for parties, but also for managing your curly tresses. It revitalizes your curls and makes your mane bouncy, softer and shinier. But then, make sure you use non-alcoholic beer, as alcoholic beer can dry out hair.

How To Apply?

  • Firstly, wash your hair normally with a shampoo and rinse with water.
  • Now slowly pour beer on your hair, making sure each strand is nicely coated.
  • Leave it undisturbed for about five minutes. The beer will penetrate the hair shafts.
  • Rinse your hair again with cold water.


Once every two weeks.

How Is Beer Good For Your Hair?

Malts (grains) and hops (flowers), two of the ingredients of beer, are rich in protein that form a protective sheath around each hair strand (4), (5). The other proteins and vitamins found in beer can make your hair visibly thicker and shinier (6).

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Add a tablespoon of coconut, olive, or castor oil to a cup of beer for a weekly nourishing hair mask.

4. Avocado:

Avocado for managing curly hair
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This single-seeded large size berry is an effective remedy to set your curls right. It will leave your curls hydrated and manageable.

How To Apply?

  • Mash one avocado and mix it with two tablespoons of yogurt till you get a creamy paste.
  • Apply this paste to your hair and leave it undisturbed for about an hour.
  • Rinse with water and then shampoo as usual.


Once or twice a week.

How Is Avocado Good For Your Hair?

Vitamin E is a key nutrient in avocados (7). It helps in maintaining the integrity of cell membranes of the hair follicles, thereby keeping the hair strong (8). If you don’t have avocados, bananas might help, they might add the moisture your hair lacks. Or try shea butter, flaxseed gel, and fenugreek powder. These might also work as good alternatives.

5. Aloe Vera:

Aloe vera for managing curly hair
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If there is any ingredient you can blindly rely on to treat your curl problems, it is Aloe Vera. It plays a major role in making the hair smooth and shiny.

How To Apply?

  • Take fresh Aloe Vera gel and massage it into your hair.
  • Leave it undisturbed for 15 minutes, and then rinse with lukewarm water following by a mild shampoo.


Once or twice a week.

How Is Aloe Vera Good For Your Hair?

Aloe Vera balances the pH level of the scalp, thereby preventing hair loss that is caused due to dry, infected or irritated scalp (9). Aloe Vera gel can be used to treat hair conditions like lice and dandruff (10). If you want, try adding a few drops of rosewater to make it more fragrant.

6. Hot Oil Massage:

Hot oil massage for managing curly hair
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Two things in this world can never be traded for anything else. One, chocolates. Two, a hot oil massage.

And when a hot oil treatment can rid you off your curl dilemma, what else can you ask for! You can use olive or almond or coconut oil for a hot oil massage (11), (12), (13).

How To Apply?

  • Warm the chosen oil in a microwave for two to four minutes.
  • After ensuring the oil is comfortably hot, apply it to your hair and scalp and gently massage.
  • Now put on a shower cap, and then wrap your head in a hot towel.
  • Leave it undisturbed for an hour and then shampoo your hair as usual.


Once a week.

How Is Hot Oil Massage Good For Your Hair?

A good oil massage to the hair scalp will increase the blood flow to the hair follicles, deep conditioning the scalp. This will ultimately enhance the strength of the hair roots (14). You can add some essential oils such as lavender oil with a carrier like castor oil to boost the effects.

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Jojoba, avocado, and argan are other popular oil options for a hot oil hair massage.

7. Hibiscus:

HIbiscus flower for managing curly hair
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The hibiscus flower is one of the most effective natural remedies for curly hair. So if you are looking forward to set your curls right, get a hold on a bunch of these flowers!

How To Apply?

  • Take four hibiscus flowers and a few leaves and grind them with a little water.
  • Apply it to your hair and leave it undisturbed for about 20 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair with lukewarm water and shampoo your hair the next day.


Once or twice a week.

How Is Hibiscus Good For Your Hair?

Hibiscus is generally used to enhance hair growth. You can also add some honey in the mixture, it acts as humectant and provides shine to dry hair (15). It also plays a major role in eliminating toxins and stimulates circulation in the scalp, thereby countering problems like hair loss and dandruff (16). If you don’t have hibiscus on hand, chamomile or marshmallow root might help make your hair a little shiny.

Francesca, a blogger, emphasizes using shampoo sparingly to maintain natural oils in curly hair and reduce frizz: “I only use shampoo once a week, and it has made the biggest difference to how my hair feels. It’s definitely less frizzy and so much easier to manage (i).” For easy detangling, she adds, “The easiest way to brush your hair, if you have to, is to do it while it’s wet and coated in conditioner, and use a wide tooth comb instead of a brush to avoid breakages. I have found that since I stopped brushing my hair every day, it is in much better condition, and the ends don’t get as dry as they used to.”

Discover natural home remedies for curly hair, like aloe vera gel! Watch the video below to learn how to use aloe vera to nourish and hydrate type 3 hair for beautiful, healthy curls. Check it out now to get luscious curls!

Infographic: Effective Home Remedies To Manage Curly Hair

Managing curly hair is tedious. It requires a good hair care regimen and good quality products to manage frizz, tangles, and breakage that are common in curly hair. To help you out, we have put together a list of effective home remedies that can help manage curly hair easily. Check out the infographic below to know more!

effective home remedies to manage curly hair (infographic)

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The best way for curly hair to flourish is to give it some TLC. These 7 home remedies for curly hair help you manage stubborn curls while providing other hair care benefits such as increased hair shine, regulating the scalp pH level, and increased hair strength. For the best results, use these remedies as recommended above. Using natural ingredients means strengthening and nourishing your curls without adding any chemicals or harsh ingredients that might damage your tresses. Use these remedies and watch your curls become more manageable and healthier!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is rice water good for curly hair?

Yes. You can rinse curly hair with rice water as it might make it shiny, enhance curl definition, and curbs frizz. Rice water helps repair damaged hair, strengthens hair roots, and adds volume.

Why does sea water make hair curly?

The salt in seawater draws out moisture from your hair, leaving it moistureless, dry, and brittle. That is why your hair may appear textured and curly.

Can I spray rice water on my hair every day?

Yes, you can spray rice water on your hair daily. You can reduce it to alternate days once you notice an improvement in your hair health, appearance, and feel.

Key Takeaways

  • Curly hair craves moisture, and an oil massage is the best solution to increase blood circulation and maintain a healthy scalp.
  • Readily available ingredients like egg and apple cider vinegar help improve hair texture.
  • Beer-wash the hair after shampooing to supply proteins and vitamins for thicker, shinier hair.
  • Application of plant products like avocado flesh, aloe vera gel, and hibiscus flower supplies vitamins that increase hair strength.
Trouble Managing Curly Hair? These 7 Home Remedies Will Make Your Job Damn Easy!

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Madison DufourBarber & Cosmetologist

Madison Dufour is a licensed and practicing barber and cosmetologist with 10 years of experience, as well as an entrepreneur running several hair businesses, including MadisonD Barbering and The Exquisite Find Hair Blog. After working behind the chair for several years, she felt the calling to start the non-profit Barber in a Bag that teaches basic hair cutting skills in street and slum communities in South America
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