Dry hair – It is developed when hair doesn’t retain enough moisture. As a result, hair looks dull and lifeless.
Home Remedies to Heal Dry Hair
Oil massage – Massaging the scalp with hair oil is one of the best remedies
Coconut oil – Warm some coconut oil and massage it into the scalp with the tip of your fingers and then apply it to the shaft. Leave it overnight and wash the hair in the morning.
Sesame oil – It is excellent nourishing oil. It is rich in vitamins and minerals. It increases blood circulation in the scalp and strengthens the hair. Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to sesame oil and apply it on scalp and hair. Wrap your head with a hot towel and leave it for half an hour and wash it with a shampoo.
Almond oil – It is good for dry hair. You can massage almond oil on the scalp and leave it for thirty minutes before shampooing it. You can also blend one egg and add it to a half cup of almond oil and wash it after half an hour.
Essential Oils – Essential oils like rosemary, sandalwood, and lavender can be used to heal dry hair. You can massage your scalp and hair with these oils and wash it after one hour.
Tea Tree oil – This oil contains antifungal and anti-bacterial properties which can fight against itchy scalps and dry hair. This oil can be added to the shampoo or conditioner. It will act as a natural conditioner for your hair.
Castor oil – This oil is a wonder-working oil. Apply castor oil with your fingertips on scalp and hair. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash it with a shampoo. Castor oil can be combined with any other oil too. It treats many hair issues.
Argan oil – This oil is useful for maintaining the health of hair strands. For best results, we must apply this oil on hair and scalp. Wrap the head with a wet warm towel and leave it overnight and wash it in the morning.
Olive oil – Add two blended egg yolks to two tablespoons of olive oil and apply the mixture on your scalp. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash your hair.
Yogurt pack – It is a natural conditioner for dry hair. To a half cup of yogurt add one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of honey. Apply this pack on hair and scalp and wash it after 30 minutes. It will cure the dryness of hair.
Milk Pack – Milk is a natural blend of minerals, fats, and vitamins which strengthen the hair cells. Apply milk on your head and leave it for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare a pack by combining an egg yolk with few drops of olive oil and half a teaspoon of sugar.
Wash your hair which is soaked with milk and apply this hair pack and massage your hair well. Now, wash your hair with cold water. It will leave your hair smooth and silky.
Fenugreek seeds pack –Soak 50 gms fenugreek seeds in water for overnight. Next morning crush them and make a fine paste. To it add four tablespoons of yogurt, few drops of olive oil and some honey. Apply this paste to hair and scalp. Wrap it with a shower cap and leave it for 45 minutes. Rinse your hair with a mild shampoo. For effective result, practice this method twice a week.
Banana pack – Grind two overripe bananas and add 2 eggs to it. Beat the mixture well and add some honey to it. Apply this pack on hair and scalp. After half an hour, wash your hair with shampoo.
Mayonnaise Pack – Take half cup of mayonnaise, add 1/3 cup of almond oil and add an egg to it. Beat the mixture well. Apply it on hair and after 30 minutes wash your hair with diluted vinegar.
Avocado pack – Puree the inner part of the avocado. Add ¼ cup of milk and one tablespoon of olive oil to it. Stir it well. Apply this puree on scalp and hair for 15 minutes. Wash yours with lukewarm water.
Beer pack – Surprisingly, the beer becomes a nourishing conditioner. Add an egg and few drops of jojoba oil to 8 ounces of dark beer and apply it on hair. After15 minutes wash your hair with lukewarm water.
You can also mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in two cups of beer and use it as a conditioner.
Few Causes of Dry Hair are as Follows –
• Washing the hair frequently
• Using a harsh shampoo
• Usage of blow dryer too often
• Scalp which is dry and doesn’t produce enough lubrication
• Usage of hair straighteners too often
• Exposing hair to the sun and the wind
• Chemical treatments
• Lack of balanced diet
• Insufficient water consumption
• Steamy showers
• Skipping conditioners
• Heredity problems
• Cuticle damage
• Using cotton pillow while sleeping
• Crash Dieting
• Health issues
• Medication that you take can damage your hair
Preventive Measures for Healthy Hair
• Do not wash your hair frequently
• Rinse your hair with cold water
• Avoid combing wet hair
• Drink plenty of water
• Maintain proper diet
• Do not harsh chemicals
• Avoid smoking
• Use silk pillow cover while sleeping
• Use a hair conditioner after shampooing
• Protect hair from UV rays by applying good serums and creams
• Trim your hair regularly
• Wear a cap while going out in the sun
Say goodbye to chemical hair treatments and use the ingredients from your kitchen.
This article will help you to maintain healthy hair which looks shiny, bouncy, tangle free and full of life.