We all love our hair and want to make it look even better. To get the best shiny and smooth hair texture we use many kinds of products that are available in the market. But do we try all the products without knowing the main usage of that product? I guess not! The reason is because we have different kinds of hair and every product is specific to such kinds. For instance there are products that stop the hair fall or clear dandruff and remove dead skins or even repair damaged and dry hair. Out of all these the dry hair problem is the most common and people want to get rid of it.
Let us understand what does dry hair mean and how does it occur? Dry hair does not get enough moisture to maintain the shine and the bounce that normal hair has. This causes the hair to look dull and damaged. Our hair strands are made up of layers and each of these layers have different job to protect the hair. The first and foremost part is the outer layer and if this is damaged then the hair will get dull and damaged. The hair shaft gets oil from sebaceous glands which transfer it to the hair follicles. It is usually seen that people who suffer from dry skin also suffer from dry hair problems.
Dry hair also occurs when we are exposed to sun most of the times during swimming or sun bathing or even while doing the daily activities under the sun. One should know how to protect the hair from being damaged from sun and other harmful toxins present in the environment. Dry hair should be cured in a natural way rather than the artificial and chemically exposed products available in the market. Let us look at some of the natural methods to cure dry hair problems.
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1.Butter Massage :
Dry hair misses all the oil it needs. We can make use of butter that is easily available at home. All you need to do is apply a small amount of butter on the dry and brittle hair and massage it gently for 5 minutes. Then cover your hair with a shower cap and keep it for 30 minutes. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and rinse out all the butter. You will get a shiny and glossy hair. Repeat twice a week for better results.
2.Use raw milk :
To get instant results from dry hair and scalp, pour some raw milk into a bowl and apply it on your dry scalp and hair with the help of a cotton ball. Keep it for about an hour and then wash it with a mild shampoo. You will see the difference in your hairs for yourself.
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3.Condition your hair with Olive Oil :
Olive oil is very good to upscale the lack of oil in your hair. Take half cup of olive oil and heat it a little. Do not boil it completely. Apply the oil on your hair and massage it gently. You can cover the tresses of the hair with a plastic bag and then wrap your head with a warm towel. Leave it for about 45 minutes and shampoo your hairs using a mild shampoo.
4.Apple Cider Vinegar :
Stop spending on expensive products for dry hair. Instead use Apple cider vinegar and massage your hair and scalp for 5 to 10 minutes. You can also use a cotton ball to apply the vinegar. Wash it thoroughly so that the apple cider vinegar is completely removed.
You may also dilute the apple cider vinegar with warm water using equal proportions of oil and water. Apply it after you shampoo the hair to make it work like a conditioner. You will notice the shine coming back to your hairs after using it for couple of times.
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5.Wash your hair with Tea :
You may wonder that tea is a good remedy for sore throat so how will it cure dry hair? But tea has nutrients that help get the hair a natural shine. You just need to use tea boiled in water without any added sweeteners. You may use it after you shampoo your hair to get the right color. But make sure you use the right kind of tea for your hair color. Chamomile tea is good for Blonde hair, Black tea for brunettes and to darken the tresses.
6.Shampoo with egg :
Just like we need proteins in our daily diet, our hair also needs the same. But not all products have protein enriched in it. Egg is considered as a good source of proteins. You can mix one egg with a small amount of shampoo and apply on your hair and keep it for 5 minutes. Rinse the hair thoroughly to get the odor out of the hair. You can shampoo again if the odor still exists.
7.Coconut oil :
Coconut oil is the most simple and best remedy for dry scalp and hair. You need not do a lot when using coconut oil. Just massage your hair and scalp with coconut oil before you go to sleep and leave it for the night. It will get soaked in your hair follicles and nourish it to the roots. Wash your hair the next day with a mild shampoo. You may also make use of coconut oil by warming it a little to get better results. Repeat this process at least twice a week for better results.
8.Curry leaves with oil :
Ayurveda has its roots from the ancient history. It has proved its worth and is still being used across the globe. One such ayurvedic method for dry hair is by using curry leaves. Take 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and add 5-6 curry leaves in it and heat it up.
Then cool the mixture and massage on the scalp and hair. Wrap your hair with a warm towel and keep it for 15 minutes to get shiny and nourished hair. Curry leaves have calcium, phosphorous, vitamins and iron in it which help the hair to get nourished.
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Bananas are rich in potassium, vitamins and anti oxidants. These qualities make the fruit a great intake for all. Take 2 ripe bananas and add one tablespoon of coconut oil, olive oil and honey and blend it to make a paste. Apply it on your hair and scalp and keep it for 15 minutes and wash with warm water to get a naturally nourished shiny hair.
You can also take 2 ripe bananas and mix with 2 eggs. Add a few drops of honey in it and beat the mixture thoroughly. Apply it on the hair and scalp and wash it with shampoo after half an hour.
10.Beer as a shampoo :
Beer is always used to drink. but who knew that it can act as a great source for hair growth and nourishment. It is one of the best conditioners for hair. Beer has vitamin B and proteins in it. All you need to do is wash your hair with shampoo and spread the beer all over your hair just as a conditioner. Let it stay for some time and then blow dry your hair to remove the smell of beer.
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11.Wrap hair with a towel :
All these remedies can be done at home without making a hole in your pocket. Hair is natural and the remedy to cure it should also be natural. So try out the above methods at home and get the best results for your hair.