Dry hair is a woman’s nightmare! Your hair is your crowning glory and the way it looks greatly impacts your overall appearance. Therefore, who would want their strands to appear unhealthy and messy aka… (frizzy and dry hair)? In this article we will quickly discuss why dry hair occurs in the first place and 7 natural remedies to easily fix it.
Tips for Dry Hair: 7 Quick and Amazing Natural Solutions
What causes dry hair?
There are many known causes of dry hair that include: environmental factors, use of too much heat products and not having proper nutrition. However, here are some of the additional things that are giving you dry hair.
- Your shampoo is just too strong. Shampoo can be drying since it gets rid of dirt and oils. If you wash your hair too much or have a very strong shampoo, even the natural oil that is needed to keep your hair and scalp moisturized is stripped off.
- Excessive blow-drying. We must admit, at times it’s hard to think of ever living without a blow dryer. Nevertheless, it must be said that it has the ability to draw out moisture from your hair. Also, towels can make our hair frizzy, so try using an old t-shirt instead for drying your hair if you’re not really in a rush to dry your strands.
- Excessive use of heated hair styling products such as straightening or a curling iron makes moisture evaporate away from your hair. Therefore, instead aim to use an ionic or ceramic type of heated hair care products and always use a hair protectant product before dealing with these hair tools.
- Environmental factors also affect your hair such as humidity, strong winds, etc.
- Chemical treatments such as perming, re-bonding, relaxing and coloring alter your hair’s ph balance and moisture.
- Family Genetics
- Excessive soaking in a chlorinated swimming pool.
Dry Hair: 7 Quick and Amazing Natural Solutions
Now that we’ve learned what causes dry hair, all we have to do is to stay away from these causative factors. However, if you are already experiencing dry hair, here are some natural treatments that you could use.
Indication: Dry and Damaged Hair
Mash an avocado, seed and skin not included. Add one egg, then beat the mixture. This treatment will restore health and moisture back to your hair since it is rich in vitamins, fatty acids, and minerals. Apply it directly on your hair. Let it sit for 20 minutes, and rinse thoroughly.
Indication: Dry Hair and Unmanageable Hair
Milk is very rich in protein and is widely known for its deep moisturizing capabilities. That combination will not only make your hair healthy and strong, but it will also leave your hair feeling super smooth.
Pour unboiled milk in a small bowl. Apply the milk directly to your hair and scalp using a cotton ball. Leave it for an hour and rinse thoroughly.
Butter/ Shea Butter
Indication: Dry and Dull Hair
This is also known for its deep moisturizing effects for your skin (scalp) and hair. Butter/Shea Butter are essential oils that are full of essences that work best to hydrate your strands and leaving them looking shiny and healthy.
Massage the butter directly into your hair in a circular motion. Use a shower cap to cover your hair/head and let it sit for 30 minutes. Shampoo and rinse as usual.
Indication: Dry Hair
This fruit is high in potassium, antioxidants, and vitamins that keep your hair healthy and hydrated. Eating them or using them as a beautifying treatment has both health and beauty benefits.
This can easily be prepared by mashing or blending two ripe bananas. You can also add an egg in the mixture to create a paste with a high moisturizing property. Massage this paste into your hair and scalp and let it sit for 30 minutes. Shampoo and rinse as usual.
Dry Hair: 7 Quick and Amazing Natural Solutions (Continued)
Indication: Dry and Frizzy Hair
This is a nourishing treatment for your hair. It also prevents frizz, leaving your hair smoother and silkier. Your natural hair color will also look more radiant after this treatment.
You can apply it directly to your hair. If you want your hair to look sleeker, you can apply the honey using a comb then let it sit for an hour. Prevent yourself from moving, clipping, folding, bending, and pressing your hair against any objects (Don’t use shower cap. Keep hair smooth as possible) Rinse and shampoo as usual.
Indication: Dry, Brittle, Unmanageable Hair
This is another great source of natural oil and proteins. It will make your hair healthier, smoother, softer and shinier at the same time. If you can put up with the sour smell, this is a great treatment that would pamper your hair to health.
You can directly apply this to your hair using slight circular pressure. Cover your hair with a plastic (shower cap) and let it sit for 30 minutes. Shampoo and rinse as usual. You can also opt to add other oils and essences like olive oil and coconut oil for a boosted effect.
This is a hair beauty secret that has been used even in the ancient times. Aloe Vera is 90% water plus added vitamins and minerals known to make your hair vibrant, well-moisturized, healthy, and smooth. Based on my personal experience, it helped my hair grow faster as well.
You can prepare a treatment paste by blending or spooning out the gel of the aloe vera leaf. Feel free to add oils and essences according to your needs and preferences that will help boost its effects. You can massage it into your hair and scalp directly. Use a shower cap to cover your hair, and let it sit for at least and hour. Rinse and shampoo as usual.
For best results, make this an overnight treatment and apply aloe vera paste before you go to bed. Cover with a shower cap and rinse in the morning after.
Tips for Dry Hair
There is no doubt that many natural ingredients are packed with proteins, vitamins, and minerals that help keep our hair healthy and moisturized. These treatments can be done 2-3 times a week to get best results for dry hair. They can also be used once every two to three weeks as maintenance for normal hair.
These are just some of the many natural treatments we could use to treat dry hair. You can mix oils and essentials with these treatments to boost their effects. If you know other natural hair treatments that were not listed, feel free to comment below to let others know.
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