Did you know that the food you eat, the ultraviolet rays of the Sun, cheap shampoos, and conditioners, blow drying and flat ironing can affect the health of your hair? Yes, it’s true, even spending a lot of time on the beach can cause your hair to become dry. This is because hair loses moisture when exposed to a lot of sun and wind.
So What Is Dry Hair?
Once your hair loses its glow or sheen and becomes rough and dry to the touch, it is defined as dry hair. Also, having a dry scalp, and split ends can also be a sign of dry hair. Nutrition, excessive washing, and using harsh over-the-counter hair products can all contribute to the undernourishment of the hair.
1. Oil Massage
One of the best home remedies for dry hair is organic virgin coconut oil. It doesn’t matter what type of hair you have, applying coconut oil to your scalp and massaging it for 10 minutes can help you start seeing results over time. Just make sure to leave the coconut oil in overnight for better results.
Using a shower cap or covering your pillow with a towel should be considered to keep your pillow clean. This remedy can be used 2-3 times per week to help you get rid of dry hair fast. Note that you can also use this remedy in the winter.
2. Butter Massage
Another easy remedy for dry hair is good old butter. But not just any butter, you want to use organic butter with no added preservatives or additives. Simply apply the butter to your scalp and hair evenly and gently begin to massage it for 5-10 minutes.
Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the butter in for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash the butter out with warm water and shampoo afterward using organic shampoo. Repeat this remedy at least twice weekly and you will begin to see results fast.
3. Eggs & Curd & Almond Oil
A good home remedy for dry hair is a mixture of eggs, curd & almond oil. This remedy helps your hair get its gentleness and shine back. Simply mix half a cup of curd with 2 eggs and add in 2 tablespoons of almond oil. Mix it well to form an even consistency.
Apply the mixture to your scalp and hair evenly and gently massage it. Use a shower cap to cover your hair and let the mask stay in for 30 minutes. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and warm water afterward. Repeat this remedy twice per week to get good results.
Organic apple cider vinegar helps balance the pH level of the scalp and reduces the common causes of dry hair such as dandruff and itching. ACV removes residues from chemicals left by cosmetic products such as hair colour, and shampoos, therefore using it at least once per week to wash your hair will help reduce dry hair..
5. Banana & Honey Hair mask
Protein is needed for hair growth, silkiness, and repair. Bananas and honey are a great source of protein so using this hair mask will definitely get you results faster. Use the ingredients and instructions below to make your hair mask.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg
- 4 tablespoons of fresh milk
- 4 tablespoons of organic honey
- 4 tablespoons of organic olive oil
Mash the banana in a bowl and make sure not to leave any lumps, add in the rest of your ingredients and mix into a smooth paste. Apply the mask to your scalp and hair, leave it in for 15 minutes, and rinse with warm water. Use a mild shampoo afterward. Repeat this remedy regularly for the best results.