Everybody wants a shining and healthy look for their hair.
The hair that shimmers in the sun winning admiration from all.
Nobody wants dry hair.
What is dry hair?
Dry hair is referred to when the hair does not retain enough moisture and does not have good texture or shine.
The physical appearance of dry hair:
- It looks dull
- It is frizzled
What causes dry hair?
Dry hair can occur mainly due to environmental factors, poor hair care, and poor health.
Here are the causes of dry hair:
- Exposure to sun
- Swimming in chlorinated water
- Washing hair severally over a short time
- Exposing hair to excess blow-dry heat
- Harsh hair products such as conditioners and shampoos
- Conditions such as hypothyroidism, and eating disorders.
- Lifestyle habits such as smoking.
How can you treat dry hair in the comfort of your home?
Let us find out the home remedies one can use to improve the health of their hair.
3 Important tips on creating home remedies:
- Use fresh ingredients to reap all the natural goodness they provide.
- Make a single batch of the remedy and avoid saving for later as it will lose potency over time.
- Use organic ingredients to eliminate any presence of chemicals.
Here are some of the home remedies you can make at home for your hair:
Eggs and mayonnaise
The protein found in eggs and mayonnaise helps to increase the smooth texture and restore moisture. Eggs can be mixed with other different ingredients.
Egg and yogurt
Mix 2 eggs and ½ cup of plain yogurt. Apply on your hair and scalp.
Massage with your fingertips gently and then rinse with cool water.
Apply shampoo and leave it to rest.
Wet the hair with warm water and then apply a thick layer of mayonnaise.
Massage gently to make sure the strands of hair are well covered.
Cover your head with a plastic wrap and let it sit for a maximum of an hour.
Rinse the hair with cool water and then shampoo it.
Beer is a great home remedy for dry hair.
Beer has the protein that helps in repairing of cuticles and giving the hair some shine and soft texture.
The sugars in beer cling to the hair follicles making the hair tangle-free.
You can apply some drops of beer after shampooing and leave it dry.
You can also apply the beer after shampooing and let the hair rest for a few minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
It will leave a shimmering shine that will last.
Avocados are fruits rich in proteins, and vitamins which can help to improve the hair’s moisture levels and nourish dry hair.
Types of avocado mixtures
Avocado and egg
You can mix a ripe avocado with an egg and mash it.
Apply on the hair and leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
Avocado, honey and aloe vera
Mix a ripe avocado with 2 tablespoons of honey and the natural aloe vera gel.
Clean your hair and then apply the mixture.
Leave it for around 20 minutes and then rinse and condition the hair.
Bananas are not only a sweet snack they are also used as a home remedy for dry hair.
They are rich in potassium and vitamins which adds moisture to the hair and improves hair elasticity.
You can mash up a ripe banana and spread it evenly on the hair.
Allow it to sit on the hair for 1 hour and then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Coconut is an amazing home remedy for dry hair.
It has far-reaching and nourishing capabilities for dry hair.
To gain maximum benefits from the oil, apply it on your hair and leave it overnight.
The oil uses your body heat to penetrate the hair shafts.
In the morning, rinse the hair.
You will notice that your hair is restored, moisturized and smooth.
Hot oil therapy
You can use hot oils as a home remedy for dry hair.
There are different types of oils that will work wonders for your hair.
The oils include:
- Jojoba oil
- Corn oil
- Castor oil
- Almond oil
- Coconut oil
The oils replenish the hair layer and seal moisture in the hair.
Warm but not to a boiling point half a cup of oil.
Massage the oil into the scalp and cover the head with a warm towel.
You can leave it for an hour or overnight for best results.
After waking up, rinse and shampoo your hair.
The treatment will give a shine to dry hair and strengthen it.
The physical health of an individual also determines the health of your hair.
Foods that are rich in antioxidants and omega-3s are important in good hair care.
Seafoods are good in preventing thinning of hair and gives an excellent sheen to the hair.
The marine proteins to include in your diet are:
The foods that are rich in antioxidants that you can include in your diet are:
- Kidney beans
By including these rich foods, you will achieve excellent and complete body health.
Avoiding washing hair too often
Washing hair every day strips the hair of a rich oil that gives it the shiny look called sebum. It is recommended that you wash your hair at least twice a week.
If this is too hard and you feel the need to wash more times than two, you should find a shampoo that is designed for dry hair.
You can also use baby shampoo as it will be milder on your hair.
Hair is an important part of your physique. Take time to pamper your hair and treat it with kindness.
You can only do this by eating the right foods and embracing better hair care habits.