Hair is a general term and a common hair problem faced by maximum of us these days. Yes, these days because earlier there weren’t causes like pollution, swimming in chlorinated water, daily shampooing, shampooing with highly chemical products, unhealthy food eating habits, using hair styling products, etc, which could damage the hair follicles and cause dry hair. Even the trend of fasting by teenagers for a slim body, has added on to the grounds of dry hair, ultimately damaging the hair.
Dry hair is easily noticeable and you are left with the only option to deal with it and that is treating it. Your hair cannot be replaced like your clothes because spending fortune on hair replacement is not every one’s cup of tea. So just go natural on your hair and know excellent home remedies to treat our hair with products available in your surroundings.
OILS – oil contains all the major essentials required for the treatment of dry hair. Although using excessive oil is not recommended as It may damage the hair more but using the right oil for treatment of your dry hair is necessary. Either in combination with each other or with some other products, oil can help you restore the lost moisture of your hair.
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1 Olive oil
Olive oil blended with an egg and peeled cucumber can be used as a natural hair mask. You can even warm some olive oil and massage it directly on your scalp to treat excessive dry hair.
2 Coconut oil
Coconut oil does wonder to your hair. You need to massage it into your scalp. Let some warm coconut oil stay in your hair overnight and see the magic happen to your dry hair.
3 Sesame oil
Sesame oil when mixed with lemon juice and root juice, in equal proportions, increases blood circulation of the scalp and reduces the dryness of the hair as the oil is loaded with vitamins and minerals useful for hair nourishment.
4 Essential oil
Essential oil can be used to treat dry hair problem naturally. Oils like rosemary, lavender, sandalwood, jojoba, neroli, geranium, etc are essential oils that can solve your hair problem with just one go. You should use the oil before shampooing. The combination helps to restore the health of the hair. You need to be careful to use the right amount of oil and the right combination, when applying in your hair.
5 Almond oil
Wet your hair so that almond oil spreads into the hair properly. The oil is absorbed well in wet hair. Massage gently into the scalp as well as roots. Cover for some time and wash. You will get back all the lost moisture of your hair making it smooth and silky.
6 Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is very beneficial and suitable for all hair types. This oil has anti, fungal and bacterial properties that can treat the hair dryness very effectively. You can use a few drops of tea tree oil in your shampoo as well.
7 Castor oil
A 30 minutes massage of castor oil is useful to treat problems related to hair, like dry scalp, split-ends, loss of hair, hair breakage etc.
8 Argan oil
For a healthy hair, Argan oil is the best to opt for. Its’ natural conditioning elements treat the dryness of the scalp and maintain the moisture required for your hair.
9 Mustard oil
During winter, mustard oil not only eliminates dryness of the hair but also keeps the scalp warm. Use the oil to treat dandruff problems as well.
Due to the presence of unrefined fats, using ghee on the scalp and massaging it directly, the hair becomes soft and silky free from dryness.
11 Lemon juice
Being citrus in nature, lemon juice is very effective on dry scalp. Rather than using it before shampooing, if you apply a tablespoon after your hair wash, it will be more beneficial.
12 Bottle gourd juice
The fresh juice of bottle guard can be used to moisture the hair and remove dryness from the hair.
13 Ginger juice
Grate fresh ginger and blend well to get its juice. There after apply it directly to the scalp or mix it equally with lemon juice and onion juice. Your hair will shine after wash with regular shampoo.
14 Aloe vera juice
The inner whiter part of aloe vera can be taken to make a juice out of it. It will look like a paste. Apply this mixture with olive oil onto your hair for an hour and wash off. You will get rid of dry hair completely if used regularly before shampooing.
15 Onion juice
The onion can be blended and the juice taken there in can be applied onto the scalp with some oil. This mixture helps to restore the lost nutrients of the hair.
FRUITS- Some fruits have the power to transform your hair from dull, dry and damage to lively and smooth.
Banana has vitamins, potassium and anti oxidants which when applied to your dull hair makes it healthy again.
A hair mask made of avocado, milk, olive oil and coconut oil will give shine and volume to your hair by removing the dryness.
You can make a papaya pack for your hair to get smooth and silky hair free from knots and frizzy look.
2 cups of cooked and cut pumpkins and a table spoon of coconut oil, yogurt and honey after blending into a paste, can be applied on to the hair to repair the damage and dryness of hair.
20 Black tea
A cup of hot water and a tea bag gives you the best treatment for dry hair, black tea. Evenly apply the tea water in your hair and leave for 30 minutes. Wash with mild shampoo.
You can wash your hair with coffee, after you shampoo your hair, to get a natural conditioner for your hair.
22 Green tea
Boil some green tea leaves in water and let it cool. Now wash your hair each time after shampooing with this tea. You will start feeling your hair turn smooth and silky.
23 Chamomile tea
The tea is a very good solution to damaged hair problems. It hydrates the hair and repairs the hair from inside.
24 Filtered shower
Filtered shower is free from chlorine and sulphur that makes your hair dull and dry. Use filtered shower to avoid destruction to the hair and maintain its shine and smoothness.
25 Sugar water
Apply one tablespoon of sugar mixed in one cup of water on to the scalp of your hair or like a hair spray to treat dull hair problem.
Milk is loaded with all the required nutrients that your hair needs. So wash your hair with milk and restore all the lost nutrition of your hair.
You can replace your hair conditioner with beer as it strengthens the hair and makes your hair grow faster. It also provides essential nutrients to the hair to add smoothness to the hair.
You can use honey mask for nourishing your hair. Prepare the mask by using half cup of honey and 2 tablespoon of olive oil. The mixture should be left for 30 minute wrapped with warm towel for best results.
29 Un boiled milk
You need to soak some cotton with unboiled milk and apply on to the scalp and roots, left for an hour. This will make your hair shine and free from frizz.
Either mixed with honey and apple cider vinegar, or applied directly into the hair scalp, yoghurt moisturizes the hair and makes it healthy and smooth.
We all know how healthy eating egg is and it is equally healthy for your hair also. It is the most used and accepted way to care for dry hair problem.
32 Apple cider vinegar
Forget expensive hair products and dab some apple cider vinegar in to your hair scalp for just 10 minutes and see the magic happen.
33 Curry leaves
The vitamins, iron, calcium and phosphorus present in the curry leaves is an old and ayurvedic way to nourish the hair roots and give life to it.
This is a natural way to cure the hair related problems due to its high protein content. Remember to wash your hair with diluted vinegar after the application, for proper treatment.
It provides strength to the hair. A packet of gelatin when mixed with warm water, forms a paste, which when applied to the hair after shampoo or mixed with regular shampoo, helps to get thick and strong hair without any dryness.
Who knew that together with headache your dry hair can also be controlled with the use of aspirin? The salicylic acid present in aspirin cures dry hair when mixed with regular shampoo.
37 Shea butter
Shea butter has anti-inflammatory properties that provide a protective layer for your hair against the harmful UV rays and take care of dry hair.
38 Cocoa butter
Coco butter together with jojoba oil and sesame oil helps to get rid o dry hair problem.
39 Fenugreek seed
It has natural properties for hair conditioning and managing dry hair. You need to soak the seeds over night and crush in the morning to make a fine paste. Mix with yoghurt, olive oil and honey to apply the paste in your hair scalp and cover with a shower cap for 45 minutes. Apply atleast twice a week before shampooing to get effective results.
40 Cocoa powder
After all eating healthy and staying happy is the key to curing all the hair problems. Prevention is better than cure.