If there’s one thing we’ve learned from movies is that all the stars have brilliant healthy hair. You won’t see a movie celebrity appear with dry, dandruffy or oily hair. It’s like their hair is made of plastic or something, even in those scenes when there’s a natural calamity, the hair still looks perfect. Unlike movies stars, who have millions of dollars and the best stylists and health people that money can buy, we, normal people, must find cheaper ways to take care of our hair. One of the most common hair problems is dry hair. We would like to share with you 10 natural remedies for dry hair.
10. Olive Oil
Olive oil is one of the best natural remedies for dry hair. It’s rich antioxidants and vitamin E that help prevent our hair from damaging by sealing the cuticle (outer layer) with moisture. You can use olive oil to strengthen, restore the natural moisture and add shine to dry, deteriorated hair. Apply warm olive oil all over your hair and scalp and massage it in for about 10 minutes. Cover your hair and leave it overnight. Shampoo your hair in the morning with your usual products.
Apart from making our salads taste delicious, mayonnaise is also a great natural remedy for dry hair. Why is that? Because it contains a lot of proteins that help damaged hair look shiny and soft to the touch. Take one cup of full fat mayo and apply it in thick layers on your damp hair and scalp. Massage it into your scalp all through your hair to the ends. Cover your head for an hour, rinse it off with warm water and then shampoo your hair.
8. Raw Eggs
Eggs are also great for dry and damaged hair. Eggs are a rich source of lecithin and protein that will help strengthen are repair lifeless hair by adding shine, moisture and texture to it. Whip an egg white with 2 tablespoons of warm water and apply the mixture on your hair. Massage your scalp for about 15 minutes then shampoo your hair with cool water.
The star of many parties, beer works also as an excellent hair conditioner. The proteins found in beer help repair damaged hair and nourish hair follicles, leaving your hair smooth and shiny. Shampoo your hair as you usually do and after that spray a small amount of beer on your hair. Let it dry on its own. Don’t worry, your hair will not smell of beer if you let your hair dry naturally.
When it comes to super foods, avocado is on every list. It’s amazing how this delicious fruit has so many healing properties. Because it’s rich in vitamins A and E, saturated fats and protein, avocado is highly recommended if you have dry, damaged hair. It helps add moisture and makes your hair stronger. Mash one ripe avocado and mix it with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. After you shampooed and rinsed your hair, apply this mixture on your hair and leave it on for about half an hour. After that, rinse it off with warm water.
When you think of making that delicious banana and strawberry smoothie, put one banana aside. This yummy fruit is excellent for treating dry and damaged hair because it is rich in potassium and prevents split ends. Bananas also soften and improve the elasticity of our hair. Mash one ripe banana and spread it on your hair. Leave it on for about 1 hour then wash it off with warm water.
Honey is one of the most used natural remedies for dry hair. It works as a moisture retainer, making the hair soft, shiny and very well nourished. Apply ½ cup of honey on your freshly washed, damp hair and massage it into the scalp. Cover your head and leave the honey on for about 30 minutes. Wash it off with warm water afterwards.
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a great combination of minerals, vitamins and amino acids that make it a great remedy for dry and damaged hair. Mix ½ cup of aloe gel with 2 teaspoons of castor oil, 2 teaspoons of fenugreek and 1 teaspoon of powdered basil. Apply the mixture on your hair and leave it on overnight. Wash your hair in the morning with your usual shampoo.
2. Sesame Oil
Sesame oil is full of nutrients and emollient properties. It can reduce the dryness of the hair, healing the outer layer of the hair. Sesame oil is also a very efficient antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral which will help prevent hair loss. Mix 2 teaspoons of sesame oil with grated ginger and massage it into the scalp for about 10 minutes. Leave it on for another 10, then shampoo your hair.
Vinegar removes any residues from shampoos and other hair products and helps restore the natural pH of the scalp. Vinegar is also great against dandruff and itchy scalp. Mix ½ cup of vinegar with 1 cup of water. Use this to rinse your hair after you wash it. Leave it on for about 10 minutes before rinsing again.
This was our top 10 natural remedies for dry hair. Do you have any others you would like to add to our list? Please do in the comment section below.