Dry hair looks lifeless and is also very difficult to manage dry hair. Hair becomes dull and dry for a wide array of reasons but the good part is you can rescue and revitalize your dry hair with little changes in your hair care routine and lifestyle. There are many people who look for natural solutions to get rid of their dry hair as there are fewer side effects of such solutions. You can treat your dry hair with homemade treatments where some easily available kitchen products are used. Also homemade treatments for dry hair are not at all an expensive venture.
There are some home treatments that will definitely bring back shine and life to your dry hair.
Some of the home treatments for dry hair are:
Hot oil treatments:
It is a known fact that regular hot oil treatment is good for hair and especially for dry, damaged hair. For hot oil treatment you can use different types of hair oil like castor, rosemary, olive, coconut, jojoba oil, grapeseed or almond oil. You can use any of the oil alone or mix two or three oil together in equal amount. Before applying the oil on hair, you need to warm it up but it should not be very hot. Use your finger tips to apply the oil thoroughly on the scalp and hair stands. Wear a plastic bag or shower cap over your hair to allow the get absorbed nicely for around 30 minutes. Later on you can rinse your hair with fresh water and a mild shampoo.
Vinegar is easily available at any kitchen and it can be used in several ways for the treatment of dry hair. For adding shine to your dry hair, rinse your hair in a week with a mixture of vinegar and water. Vinegar is a great conditioner for hair and is also very helpful in controlling dandruff to a great extent. You can use vinegar to massage your scalp several times a week before shampooing your hair. Along with regular vinegar you can also use apple cider vinegar to control your frizzy hair and make your dry and damaged hair more manageable.
Egg is also very helpful for dry hair. To give super shine to your lifeless hair take an egg and whip it properly by mixing one or two teaspoon of warm water. Now apply the mixture into your damp hair and scalp and massage with your finger tips in circular motion for around 10 to 15 minutes. Later on wash your hair with lukewarm water. In case you hair is extremely dry around the root, take three eggs, two tablespoons olive oil or safflower oil, and one teaspoon vinegar in a bowl and mix it properly. Apply this mixture to your hair thoroughly and cover your head with a plastic cap for 20 to 30 minutes. Then shampoo your hair as usual. A mixture of honey and egg is a great remedy for severely damaged dry hair. You can apply this mixture daily on your hair before taking a shower to make your hair soft and silky. You can also mix coconut oil or almond oil to the mixture for better results.
A bottle of beer can give a lovely shine to your dry hair. Just take a bottle of beer without fizz and wash your hair with it. Later on rinse with cold water properly to get rid of the beer smell from your hair. Once your hair becomes dry you will find it shiny than before. The protein available in beer helps a lot in repairing the damaged hair cuticles, which makes your hair shiny and smooth. You can also spray beer onto your hair before blow drying or styling your hair. This way your hair will be less damaged.
In case of dry hair, it is important to keep the free from residual build ups. Now you can remove the chemical residues easily from the hair with the help of regular baking soda used in cooking. Take baking soda and make a thin paste by mixing it with warm water. Apply this baking soda mixture on slightly damp hair with the help of a wide-tooth comb. This will help in distributing the mixture thoroughly on the scalp and the hair strands. Let the mixture sit on your hair and scalp for a few moments. Rinse out the paste with lukewarm water and then shampoo your hair using a mild shampoo. You can also take baking soda in your hand and mix it with your shampoo to wash your hair once or twice a week. This will give your hair a quick boost.
Mayonnaise is an excellent ingredient available in most kitchens that can be used for treating dry hair at home. Mayonnaise contains lots of protein which is good for hair. Take any normal mayonnaise available at home and rub it into your hair. Then cover your hair and head with a plastic cap for almost an hour. Later on rinse your hair thoroughly with water and your regular shampoo.
The good fats, vitamins and minerals found in avocado are highly beneficial for dry and damaged hair. It helps in sealing up the moisture into hair follicles that help in turning dry hair to soft and silky. You can use avocado by itself or mixed it with some other ingredients.You can make a hair mask by mixing a ripe avocado, a teaspoon of wheat-germ oil and a teaspoon of jojoba oil or coconut oil together to make a smooth paste. Apply this mixture on freshly washed hair, and spread it all the way from the roots to the ends. Cover your scalp with a shower cap for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash your hair as usual with lukewarm water and your regular shampoo.
The high amount of protein in banana is hugely helpful in taking care of dry hair. Take mashed overripe banana and spread it in your hair, and leave it there for up to an hour. Then rinse your hair with lukewarm water. Your excessive dry and damaged hair can look great by applying a mixture of one overripe banana, few avocados and few olive oil drops. Leave the treatment on your damaged hair for almost twenty minutes and then wash with lukewarm water.
For dry hair you can make a powerful hair conditioner at home by mixing 60 ml each of olive oil and Aloe Vera gel with six drops each of rosemary and sandalwood essential oils. Leave the mixture on for an hour or two and then rinse it out. This conditioner will add volume and softness to your hair like never before.
Well, to conclude now you can choose any of the above mentioned home remedies for dry hair. Try one remedy at a time and find out which one suits your hair. It is not necessary that each and every home remedy for dry hair will suit you. You must follow the remedy that suits you regularly for better results.