Homemade Dry or Damaged Hair Treatment
Here we’re going to show you how to perform most of the known methods of dry hair treatment. First off, when you spot a problem with your hair, it’s better to deal with it using only 100% natural and homemade treatment options. This way you win twice – it’s cheap, fast and leaves no side effects. Of course, it’s always good if you notice problems when they’ve just started, not letting them to develop. Thus, it will be easier for you to treat brittle, dry and dull hair, making it shiny, long and healthy.
Avocado Hair Conditioning
Take 1 avocado, and mash it well. You need to receive a homogeneous mass. Add 1 egg to it, mix it and let it stay for 5-10 minutes. Not you can put this homemade hair conditioner to your hair. Make sure to massage it gently to your scalp.
The active ingredients that will nourish your hair follicles and hair shaft are an array of important hair vitamins and minerals, omega fatty acids. Those will revitalize your scalp and follicles, enabling new hair to grow stronger and healthier.
After application, cover your head and wait for half an hour. After that you can rinse with cool water until you feel that your hair is clean. One time every 7 days is enough for this treatment to revitalize your hair and treat the hair dryness.
A brittle and dry hair usually needs some oily substance that will moisturize it, nourish with some useful vitamins and fats, and create an acid cover on the hair surface for additional protection and shine.
You can use regular kitchen butter for that purpose. Just take a small piece of butter, heat it up a little, apply to your hair and gently rub it in with your fingertips. Then cover your head with a shower cap. Wait for 15-20 minutes, and then wash your hair until it’s clean. Use that method every week if you feel that it’s helping you without leaving unwanted greasy build-up near your hair ends.
Olive Oil Hair Conditioning
Olive oil is a well-known hair moisturizer. It successfully delivers the moisture into the hair shaft and hair follicles. The vitamins and fatty acids inside olive oil nourish your hair from deep within.
For treatment of dry hair, you need to heat half a cup of olive oil up a little, apply it to your hair, spreading the product over whole hair volume with your fingers. When you’re done, cover your head with a shower cap or plastic bag. You can additionally cover your head with a hot dry towel then. Leave it in for an hour, and then thoroughly rinse your hair or wash with a light or natural shampoo.
Green Tea Hair Rinse
You probably know how useful green tea is for human health when it’s taken internally. But it also can be well used as a hair rinse, to finish the natural hair conditioning procedures, and to completely cleanse your hair from the oily residues of natural hair treatments.
You need to prepare 2-3 liters of slightly warm green tea without sugar addition. Use it as a usual hair rinse after hair washing, or a hair conditioning procedure.
You may want to try a small portion for the first time, to ensure that there will be no unwanted hair coloring effect. You can use other types of tea if green tea doesn’t suit you with its dyeing effect on your hair.
Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Conditioning
Apple cider vinegar is a great hair treatment option. It can be used in a variety of ways. For example, you can rinse your hair with a solution of ACV. Here we’re going to show you how to make hair mask for moisturizing dry hair.
Take 2 parts of olive oil; mix it with a couple of eggs whites. Add there 1 part of apple cider vinegar. Mix it all very well, and let it stay for 15 minutes.
After that, apply the mixture to your hair, spread it well and gently massage in. Cover your hair as usual, and leave it in for 30-45 minutes. After that you can rinse it off thoroughly with cool water.
Essential Hair Oils Treatment
You can buy those in different places, for example, local food stores. There are different hair oils that are thoroughly described on our website. In order to deal with dry hair issue, you can use these: almond oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, tea tree oil, grape seed oil.
Besides great moisturizing properties, they are antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic. They sooth scalp and revitalize hair follicles with many important nutrients and vitamins.
You need to apply a couple of drops of such oil to your slightly wet hair with your palms, and gently rub it into your scalp with your fingers. You can also run your fingers through your hair to ensure the treatment and moisturizing hair shaft. Make sure that you address hair ends as well.
You can mix different oils with each other to enhance the spectrum of their nutrients and curative properties. And you can slightly dilute the mixture or oil in a spoon of light carrier oil to ensure the absence of oily build-up near the hair roots after the treatment.
When you’ve finished the application, wrap your hair in a hot dry towel, and leave it for half an hour. After that you can rinse your hair with cool water or specifically prepared tea rinse.
Sandalwood Oil Conditioning
This oil has similar effect to previously named ones. Its moisturizing properties are great for dry hair. The moisture easily penetrates the hair shaft and nutrients repair the damage and revitalize hair follicles.
The recipe: you can use a great mixture of essential oils. Take a couple drops of jojoba oil, olive oil or other essential oils, and mix it with 2 drops of sandalwood oil. If you don’t want to mess with other oils, it’s ok to take only sandalwood.
When you’re done with the mixture preparation, take 3-4 drops of it into your palms, and rub them against each other to dampen your palms with it. Then, put your palms to your hair, and massage it gently for 5 minutes. Take care of hair roots and ends.
As usual, leave it in for 20-30 minutes, and rinse off with cool water or ACV rinse solution.
This oil works as a fortifying agent also. You can use it before going to swimming pool or styling your hair to avoid causing too much damage to your hair.
Water Soaking VS Hair Rubbing
Never rub your hair with a towel in order to dry it after showering. When you do that – you cause a lot of physical damage to your wet hair. Damaged hair dry our completely and become brittle and lifeless. It’s a lot easier to lose your hair that way.
The right way is soaking the excess water from your hair by a bath towel. To do that you only need to wrap your hair into a towel and leave it like that for 10-15 minutes. This way you’ll prevent causing any damage, and prevent hair split ends.
The air in your room directly affects your hair’s moisture. Dry aid will most probably soak most of the moisture out of your hair. Instead, if you’re running a humidifier, your hair will easily preserve all its humidity.
You can use some aroma addons to humidifier to make its work results even more pleasant. This way is one more additional measure that you can do to prevent hair dryness.
Omega-3s Fatty Acids
These are very important for health of your hair. They proactively improve hair’s ability to retain the moisture and remain hydrated. You can take them as supplements or from different foods in your diet. Also, there are hair care products that are full of fatty acids. Topical application of those lets fatty acids to penetrate your hair shaft and scalp to nourish where it’s necessary.
Dry Hair Nature
A dry hair is essentially hair that can’t retain the moisture that is necessary for its healthy functioning, repairing and growth. If you look at the hair shaft, you can find that it’s structured in layers. Where outer layer is called cuticle. Cuticle can open and close, much like pores on skin. When hair cuticle is opened, moisture evaporates very fast.
A dull look of hair is provided by losing moisture and also when cuticle is open and isn’t sleek so that it could reflect sunshine.
There is such a substance, human natural hair oil that is produced by the scalp. It’s necessary for creating a thin coating on the hair’s surface to protect the cuticle and furthermore hair from damage and moisture loss. Thus, hair drying happens when you remove hair oil by your daily activities, or too frequent or hard shampooing.
If that is the case, there are a lot of hair treatments, from DIY and natural to commercial that can provide protection similar to natural hair oil.
You can definitely tell that you’re having a problem with hair drying if you notice one or several of the following symptoms:
Hair is hard to handle, dull hair, brittle hair; hair isn’t shiny, itchy scalp, a lot of split ends that are occurring very fast after hair trimming, hair loss due to strands breaking, very fast absorption, tangled hair and knots, hair strands’ elasticity deteriorates.
Dry Hair Prevention with Home Remedies
People (and we mean mostly women here) often want to look gorgeous here and now. And hair styling allows them to do that. The drawback comes some time later – hair styling damages human hair. With time, it becomes brittle, damaged, dry and dull. You can even notice awful issues like dandruff, scalp itchiness, split hair ends, excessive hair loss and so on.
Dry hair is only the first in a raw condition that comes this way. You need to deal with it as soon as possible. Thankfully, there are a lot of means how to do that. There are many commercial products for dryness treatment. However, be extra vigilant when shopping for those. They shouldn’t contain any chemicals that may harm your hair further.
Another way to treat your hair is natural and homemade solutions. Those are also effective, though not as much as certain aggressive products. But there can’t be any side effects from using natural remedies for dry hair – that is what you need to thoroughly consider.
Have a look at some simple yet effective natural remedies that you face daily. They are readily available for your use for addressing the issue of dry hair.
This is a very good source of moisture, proteins, vitamins and minerals. To carry out the treatment, get half a cup of raw milk. Transfer the milk to your scalp and hair with the help of soaked fabric. You need to thoroughly spread the product over whole hair volume. Leave that for an hour. After that you can rinse your hair with cool water.
Eggs are a very good source of proteins. They also are a good natural hair moisturizer. You can use it in whole – with yolk and white. Just whisk an egg well, and apply to your hair. Spread the product evenly and leave for half an hour. After that wash your hair with a light shampoo and rinse with cool water.
This hair oil has a lot of nutrients. Besides moisturizing, it will strengthen your hair and will protect it by forming an acid film on the surface of your hair that will shield you from UV rays, heat and chemical damage.
To perform the treatment, mix a couple drops of sesame oil with a spoon of lemon juice. Apply it to your hair as a regular hair conditioner. Don’t forget to treat hair ends as well. Half an hour is enough for holding it in your hair. Then you can rinse.
Other Natural Treatments for Dry Hair
Here we will list of natural remedies that can be used in different proportions at your discretion. You can use them alone, or in mix with each other. You can crush hard items and stir them in water or coconut oil. Liquid substances can be enriched with essential oils or lemon juice.
All of them will greatly moisturize your hair and provide additional treatment for stronger hair and shiny look. Your imagination is the only limit that you have in making recipes for hair treatments using these natural ingredients.
- Coconut oil
- Curry Leaves
- Black Tea
- Sugar Water
- Essential Oil Treatment
- Shea Butter
- Olive Oil
- Gourd Juice
- Castor Oil
- Papaya Pack
- Lemon Juice
- Filtered Shower
- Almond Oil
- Aloe Vera
- Herbal mixes
- Tea Tree Oil
- Omega-3 supplements
- Cocoa Butter
- Cocoa Powder
- Argan Oilv
- Fenugreek Seeds
Now you’re pretty much aware of almost all possible ways of dry hair treatment. Pick the methods that you like and that you feel are providing best results for you. Carry them our continually and regularly, and you’ll see great effect. Your hair will be strong, thick, soft, shiny and great looking.