Dry hair can be a real troublemaker! It leads to frizziness, breakage, and takes away your charm. Hair can get dry due to a lot of reasons, most common being; climate change, heat, extensive use of chemically infused products, chlorinated water, and styling products. Also, certain medical conditions such as hyperthyroid, Menkes disease, hypoparathyroidism and other hormonal abnormalities too contribute towards making your hair dry. Bad hair care habits such as sleeping with hair accessories, overusing hair styling products can worsen the situation even more. Such a situation may sound critical but can be easily treated with essential home remedies and with proper care. Here are a few expert tips to make your life easy.
#1 Use hot oils
Oiling your hair with natural oils nourishes your hair and scalp. Massaging essential oils into the hair follicles treats the issue from the roots. Oils impart natural shine to your hair. It also increases blood circulation, calms your nerves, and help you destress. There are a wide variety of oils to choose from. Typically, Coconut oil or Olive oil is preferred to restore the condition of your hair. Other such oils effective for this situation include Almond oil, Jojoba Oil, and Castor oil. All you have to do is to warm up the oil of your choice in the microwave or a double boiler and massage it into your scalp along the lengths thoroughly for 5 – 10 minutes. Then, wrap your hair tightly with a hot steamed towel for around 30 minutes or overnight. Later, wash off your hair with a cleansing shampoo and conditioner. Conditioning at this step helps retain the soft texture of your hair. Repeat this remedy at least once a week to get excellent results.
#2 Choose your products wisely
Educate yourself on the ingredients that promote hair care. Know your hair type and buy specific products accordingly. Some hair is prone to fall, break or turn drier because of certain ingredients. Therefore, it is advised to use natural and organic products that are chemical-free. Use sulfate-free, paraben-free formulas for a healthy mane. Chemical infused products give faster results but damage the natural texture of hair over time. So, take simple precautionary measures like these to prevent unwanted issues later.
#3 Let that beer soak in!
Beer consists of a protein which is excellent for hair cuticles. It also acts as a smoothening agent leaving your hair with a satin-soft touch after its use. There are many beer shampoos available in the market. You can also spray your damp hair with raw beer after the wash. Allow it to soak and dry onto your hair naturally. Most of us fear that our hair will give away the beer odour. But it does not. You can even skip your conditioner while using this remedy because beer conditions your hair properly and it can seep into your hair better if there’s no conditioner on them.
#4 Wonder Coconut Mask
Coconut oil works fantastic when it comes to moisturizing. With an array of benefits, it is the magic potion for your dry hair. No wonder why the plant is called ‘Kalpavriksha’. So for this remedy, grab some curry leave and boil them in coconut oil. Let it cool off and massage this oil onto your hair. Take a hot steamed towel and tightly tie your hair with it for 45 mins or overnight. Later, rinse off with a cleansing shampoo. You’ll surely feel the changed texture of your hair.
#5 Eggs and Mayo
Naah, we are not talking about breakfast here. Eggs and mayo nourish your hair, leaving them silky smooth, taking away all the frizziness. Eggs and mayonnaise-based mixtures are loaded with protein content in them. They help strengthen your hair and restore moisture into the brittle strands. So, let’s get mixing!
Option 1 – Crack an egg white and pour in some lukewarm water to it. Then, whip, whip, whip! Apply this egg mixture to your hair in a circular motion with your fingertips for a few minutes. Then, wash your hair with cold water and a cleansing shampoo.
Option 2 – Its mayo time!! Damp your hair with warm water and lather a thick layer of mayonnaise on it. Gently massage it into the scalp and along the lengths of your hair. Then cover your head with a shower cap and allow it to rest for 30 mins. Rinse off your hair with cold water and shampoo.
#6 Avocado Mask
As we all know, Avocado is a super fruit, considered amongst the top 10 in this category. It is jam-packed with minerals, saturated fats and Vitamin A and E – A perfect blend for dry and frizzy hair.
To prepare this mask, take a ripe avocado and peel it. Smash the Avocado in a smooth paste and mix a whole egg in it. Wet your hair and apply this mask properly. Lastly, rinse off several times to make sure no residue is left out in your hair. This mask is an excellent remedy for damaged and sunburnt hair as well. Avocado strengthens the hair bonds and makes them lively again.
#7 Keep an eye on your diet.
What goes on the inside showcases on the outside. All the above masks are undoubtedly great, but making a few dietary changes will also accelerate healthy hair growth. Foods rich in fatty acids, Omega 3 and antioxidants should be incorporated into one’s diet as they are the essentials for healthy hair. Other foods to consume-
● Fatty fishes like maceral, sardines, tuna and salmon
● Kidney beans
#8 Taking supplements
Hair health can deteriorate in many ways. Sometimes because of unavoidable reasons. Therefore, to take precautionary measures, one can start taking supplements. Omega – 3 capsules of 25 mg can be taken one to two times a day. Do not take any medications without consulting a proper medical professional. Additionally, stay cautious and take simple precautionary measures to prevent hair damage.