10 Efficient Home Remedies for Dry Hair
Continuing to speak about the main problems that worry and frustrate you most frequently, we come to the problem of dry hair, which can be a result of a number of factors like air pollution, hair dyes, curlers, straightening done with irons or hairdryers, perms, over-exposure to the sun, wind and chlorinated water, etc. All of these factors can be really significant for creating weak hair with less shine and moisture and with overall frizzy looks and dry textures. Thus, in order to get rid of this problem you can try out a number of activities and DIY treatments, which are, indeed, far more effective than the expensive products you may buy. The list of the top 10 efficient home remedies for dry hair goes as follows!
1. Dry Hair Treatments with Eggs
Starting with one of the oldest options that you can try out with dry hair, here we introduce the wonderful and magical trio of egg treatments, which will take care of the proper hydration and shine of your tresses, working well due to the proportions of protein and lecithin.
a. For the first treatment you need to mix 3 eggs with 2 tbsp. of olive or coconut oil depending on your preference and the availability of this or that type. Further you will need 1 tbsp. of honey, which should be mixed with the combination of the eggs and the oil for getting a well-mixed paste. Next just apply it to the hair and the scalp and cover the hair in a shower cap leaving the mask on for some 30 minutes. In the end you may just rinse all off with a mild shampoo and hand-hot water.
b. The following recipe suggests beating 2 eggs, adding half a cup of full-fat yogurt and 11/2 tbsp. of almond oil. Next just mix the ingredients well to get a creamy mixture and apply it massaging into the scalp and hair, covering all with a shower cap and waiting for half an hour. The usual shampoo plus hand-hot water duo is what you should use after the treatment.
c. Finally, you can also beat 3 eggs ad mix them with 1 tbsp. of vinegar, 1 tbsp. of olive oil, and 1 tbsp. of coconut oil. Further you also need to add a few drops of rosemary essential oil and after mixing all well, apply the mixture to the hair and the scalp. In the end you need to cover all that and leave there for 20-30 minutes following the procedure with a shampoo.
2. Hot Oil Treatments for Dry Hair
Natural oils are the following universal and simply irreplaceable remedies you can use for dry hair. Generally, they are good for all types of hair, having something beneficial for each type. In case of dry hair coconut oil, olive, castor, almond, lanolin, or corn oil are equally effective and cool. They contribute to adding some shine and moisture to the damaged and dehydrated hair. Thus, here are some hair mask recipes with oils, which you can use instead of using the oils separately. If you still decide to use them in mixtures with each other or in other recipes, you can also add a few drops of lavender, rosemary, lemon, chamomile, geranium, birch, carrot, sage, or yarrow oils for having incomparably better results. So the treatment you can use is the following:
Take 4 tbsp. of oil and heat it in a saucepan over low heat until it gets warm enough but not too hot. Further just massage the oil into the hair and scalp and repeat those massaging motions until you cover all of the parts of the hair. Then first cover the hair with a shower cap and wrap it with a hot towel next. The latter will heat and open the pores and the oil will be absorbed easier. This treatment needs to be kept on for some 20 minutes, after which you just need to rinse it off with hand-hot water. The amount of the treatment should be regulated according to the length of the hair.
3. Honey Hair Mask for Dry Hair
The following awesome treatment for dry hair is honey. The secret of its success is that it can keep the moisture in the hair and thus also preserve the softness and the shine. So the remedies with honey go as follows:
a. Take half a cup of honey and apply it to just washed, damp hair and delicately massage it into the hair and the scalp being sure to cover all of the hair length. Then just cover the hair with a shower cap and leave it that way for some 20-30 minutes. Finally, as you might be guessing you just need to wash all with hand hot water.
b. For the following treatment, which is meant for absolutely and extremely dry and damaged hair, you can also use half of an avocado, or a tbsp. of coconut oil, or just an egg yolk adding it to the honey, which you can also mix with the regular shampoo of yours. Further just apply it to the hair, wait for some minutes and rinse it off.
4. Avocado and Banana Hair Mask for Dry Hair
The healing nutrients that avocado contains can become the other perfect alternative for your dry hair, nourishing it and helping it become healthy, shiny and strong. As for the banana, it fights and prevents split hair ends and softens the hair in general. So the treatment goes as follows:
In order to enjoy the benefits of both the products you certainly need to mix them, thus mashing 1 banana with 1 avocado, and adding half a tbsp. of almond oil. Then just massage the mixture into the scalp and hair and cover the head with a shower cap leaving the mask on for 30-60 minutes. Rinsing the hair off with hand-hot water is the last step.
5. Mayonnaise Hair Treatment for Dry Hair
As for the most incredible treatments for dry hair, mayonnaise is certainly one of the most superb options. Full-fat mayonnaise is, indeed, an ideal treatment for your dry hair always being at hand at home. It can do real magic with your hair, making it soft, shiny, and strong in a wink!
Thus you need to take half a cup of mayonnaise and massage it into the hair and the scalp, cover the head with a shower cap, leave it on for half an hour and rinse all off with hand-hot water.
6. Gelatin Hair Mask for Dry Hair
If protein is what is needed, gelatin is one of the best sources for it. It is really significant for damaged and dry hair, moisturizing it and strengthening it in general.
So for making the treatment you need to mix 1 tbsp. of gelatin and 1 cup of warm water and stir until you get a pure mixture. Then just add 1 tbsp. of vinegar and a few drops of lavender, rosemary, or lemon oil to the mixture. After mixing all well, you need to massage it into the scalp and hair. After leaving it on for 10 minutes you just need to rinse all off with hand-hot water.
7. Aloe Vera Hair Treatment for Dry Hair
When we say moisturizer, we simply can’t leave out the treatments made with Aloe Vera. It has some perfect hydrating elements being irreplaceable for dry and damaged hair.
So what you need is to mix 3-4 tbsp. of Aloe Vera gel with 11/2 tbsp. of coconut oil, then add 3 tbsp. of yogurt and mix the ingredients well. Apply this mask to the hair and leave it on for 20-30 minutes. At the end just wash your hair as you usually do.
8. Beer Hair Treatment
If you are looking for effective tonics for your hair, you can consider using beer, which is really great for such functions. It is great for gifting the hair with shine, strength and healthy looks and for acting as a remedy for dry and damaged hair.
So if you want to use beer as a tonic, you can wash your hair and use a spray bottle to apply a little beer all over the hair while the hair is still wet. After drying the hair you’ll get rid of the smell of beer and will have sleek, soft, and shiny hair.
9. Essential Oil Treatments for Dry Hair
As you already know and probably always knew the main reason of dry hair is the lack of moisture and when the scalp doesn’t produce enough proportions of natural oil to cover the scalp and the hair, you get dry and damaged hair. Speaking about the remedies for this condition, we can note the essential oils as one of the most effective treatments. Lavender, rosemary, lemon, chamomile, geranium, sandalwood, birch, parsley leaf, rosewood, carrot, palmarosa, and yellow essential oils are some of the most effective options.
So in order to prepare a remedy of essential oils, you need to mix 4 drops of any of these oils with 6 tbsp. of carrier oil like white germ, coconut, almond, castor, sesame, or avocado oil. Further you just need to warm the mixture and delicately apply it to the scalp and hair with massaging circular motions. It would be best if you did this for at least 10 minutes further just covering the hair with a shower cap and leaving it on for 1 hour overnight.
10. Apple Cider Hair Treatment
Finally, the last treatment that we would suggest you opt for is apple cider, which is also famous with its great properties and functions in terms of having beautiful skin and hair. Apple cider is also very effective for removing the residue that the shampoos and the hair products generally leave after the application. Vinegar is also very effective in terms of restoring the natural pH balance of the scalp, thus also preventing the dandruff and the itching caused by it.
Thus, you can mix half a cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of water and apply it to the hair after you’ve washed it. After leaving it on for 10 minutes, you just need to rinse it off totally having ideally strong and shiny hair.
General Tips for Dry Hair
In addition, we would like to note some general tips for dry hair, following which you can prevent the appearance of this problem and overcome it easier.
1. Do not use harsh shampoos and chemical means of hair styling, which may dry your hair artificially creating the problem of dehydrated hair.
2. Take time to shampoo regularly and frequently.
3. Be careful when washing and massaging your hair since dry hair is especially fragile and weak. Avoid doing anything with nails, since they may really damage the scalp and the hair even more.
4. Use a hair conditioner regularly. It will provide the hair with enough proportions of moisture and nourishments and will secure the shiny and beautiful looks. Splitting is one more problem you can avoid this way.
5. Carefully trim the split ends so that they don’t spread quickly.
6. Avoid everything that’s chemical including the hair dyes. Options like permanent coloring, electric curling irons, straighteners, hot rollers, perms, blow dryers, etc., are also included in the don’t list. Try to let the hair dry naturally any time you have the chance to.
7. Try to avoid chlorinated water. It is also harmful for hair, getting it go even drier.
8. Always brush and detangle your hair carefully. Especially when it is weak and fragile you need to be very gentle and careful. Also use natural bristle brushes, if you have dry or damaged hair.
9. Don’t stay under direct sunlight and under the exposure of the sun for too long. This is another friend of dehydration and quite a strong one. Be sure to always use protective creams and lotions beforehand.
10. Try to always choose products, which have moisturizing ingredients, natural oils, or fruit extracts.
Diet is also very important for keeping the hair healthy and strong. Thus, here are some more diet tips for you to follow:
1. Try to include such products in your diet, which contain zinc, Biotin, vitamin C, E, and omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids.
2. Drink a lot of water to help your organism get rid of the toxins and other harmful substances that can also be a cause for dry hair. In addition, water is great for hydrating.
Just follow these useful tips and try out the treatments we noted above and you will really enjoy the ideal and cool looks of your hair, absolutely getting rid of the problems of drying and splitting!
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