Dry hair is one of the common hair conditions, that can be caused by various factors. For some people, it can be one among the family traits, whereas, for others, dry hair can be caused by factors like over exposure to sun, wind and heat, lack of sufficient oil glands on the scalp, excessive use of commercial hair care products, regular perming and hair bleaching or coloring. Even some medical conditions and medication can cause dry hair.
Typically dry hair lacks shine and luster, is rough in texture and often prone to frizz. It can also be difficult to comb or manage and may improve only marginally after a regular shampoo, only to look dull almost immediately after. When you run a single strand of hair through your finger and thumb, you’re liable to feel bumps instead of smoothness , that’s a tell tale sign of hair damage. Using the wrong shampoo can also lead to dry hair, as can excessive product build up. The following are some homemade hair treatment for dry hair, that can help you in making your hair manageable:
Aromatherapy Hair Mask Homemade Hair Treatment For Dry Hair
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. sweet almond oil
1 tbsp. peach kernel oil
Â½ tsp. avocado oil
1/2 tsp. evening primrose or borage oil
2 drops of carrot essential oil
3 drops of geranium essential oil
Mix all these together and apply the blend it to the hair and leave it on for 20 miuntes or longer. Or even as mentioned above. There are various aromatherapy oils for hair.
The Simple Oil Hair Mask Homemade Hair Treatment For Dry Hair
Olive oil or Coconut oil or Almond oil
Heat the oil until its mellowly warm. Apply it to the roots and the shafts of all your hair and wrap it up in a warm towel. Leave in on for 20 minutes or more. Or overnight. Wash it off with a mild natural shampoo. These simple oils are hair masks for dry scalp too.
COCONUT OIL REMEDY
Another homemade hair treatment for dry hair is massaging your hair with warm coconut oil. Massaging the hair root will stimulate the oil glands. To get maximum benefits from coconut oil treatment, add crushed almonds to coconut oil and warm this mixture. After the mixture is lukewarm apply it to your hair, starting at the root and moving downwards. Then start massaging your scalp. Take a towel and dip it in warm water, squeeze out water from the towel and wrap your hair with the towel. After the towel cools down, repeat the procedure just once. This hair care remedy will help in moisturizing your dry hair.
Honey has been used as a hair conditioner for centuries, and its softening and healing properties are just as valuable today. There are countless recipes for honey conditioner, including using warmed honey without any additives. To make a deep conditioning honey hair mask, combine 1 tsp. of honey with an egg yolk and 2 tbps. of olive oil. Spread the mixture evenly through damp hair, wrap with a warm damp towel and let sit for 30 minutes. Wash the mask away with a gentle shampoo, followed by your regular conditioner.
MAYONNAISE AND AVOCADO CONDITIONER
You will require mayonnaise and avocado, â…“ cup each and 2 tbsp. of sweet almond oil to make this homemade hair conditioner. First mix mayonnaise and avocado in a blender. Now add oil to it and again blend it to have a smooth mixture. Apply this conditioner thoroughly over your hair. You can also apply it over damp hair. Put on a shower cap and wait for 10-15 minutes. Now rinse it off with water followed by shampoo.
Oil massage is one of the widely used home remedies for dry hair. You can either use olive oil or coconut oil for this purpose. Take lukewarm oil and gently massage the scalp with it. Cover the hair with a shower cap and keep it for at least one hour before shampooing. You may also keep it overnight. Use a mild shampoo for washing the hair and don’t forget to apply conditioner. Oil massage can be done once a week.
Treating your hair with these homemade hair treatment for dry hair will help you get rid of that bothersome frizzed hair. Tresses that look good always make you feel good. A good diet and getting to the root of the problem of what’s causing your hair to go dry and taking right measures in order to either curtail or prevent it entirely shall certainly do your hair good.