Feb 22, 2015: Whether you have short hair or long, straight hair or curly, every woman’s dream is smooth, silky and healthy hair. But unfortunately everyone does not have his or her dream hair.
Pollution, weather, humidity, heat styling, continuous use of chemicals and bad eating habits plays a spoilsport in this as they strips off the natural oils in our hair leaving it dry and brittle.
Here are some essential remedies to treat dry hair…
=> Oil Treatment With Olive Oil
Olive oil is the most popular home remedy for dry hair. The rich vitamin E and antioxidant content present in olive oil help heal damaged hair by sealing the cuticle, or outer layer, with moisture. Olive oil can be used as a hot oil hair treatment to strengthen, add shine and restore moisture to very dry hair. Put enough olive oil for the length of your hair in a cup or bowl and slightly warm it in a microwave. Apply the warm oil thoroughly over your scalp and hair shafts. Massage your scalp gently for five to 10 minutes. Cover your hair with a warm towel and leave the oil on overnight, or at least for 30 minutes. Finally, shampoo and condition your hair with products suited to your hair type. Do this at least once a week to give your hair much-needed nourishment and care. You can also use coconut oil, almond oil, castor oil, jojoba oil or corn oil for this hot oil treatment.
=> Gram Flour Pack
This is one of the most effective tips for dry hair. Take 1 cup of raw milk or coconut milk. To this add 2 -3 teaspoon of gram flour (besan). Make a paste and apply it on your hair concentrating more on the tips. Keep it for 15 minutes and wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Here are ‘Healthy Hair Care Tips For Men‘.
Eggs are also very helpful for dry and damaged hair. A good source of protein and lecithin, eggs help strengthen and repair damaged and lifeless hair by adding moisture, shine, and texture to it. Whip an egg white thoroughly along with two tablespoons of lukewarm water. Apply the mixture to your damp hair and scalp and massage with your fingertips in a circular motion for 15 minutes. Then shampoo your hair with cool water. Do this once or twice a week, depending on the condition of your hair. Mix together three eggs, two tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of honey. Apply this mixture to damp hair and scalp. Cover your head with a shower cap for about 30 minutes, and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo and cool water. Do this once a week to make your hair soft and silky.
=> Honey Rinse
We all know that honey is a natural humectant, which means that it attracts and locks in moisture. This hair rinse provides intense moisturization to your dry and brittle hair. Take 2 cups of warm water and mix 1 teaspoon of honey into it.
Beer works as an excellent hair conditioner. The protein in beer helps repair damaged hair cuticles and nourish hair follicles, which in turn makes your hair shiny and smooth. Shampoo your hair as usual and then spray a small amount of beer onto your hair. Allow your hair to dry on its own. When it is dry, your hair will look smooth and shiny. You can also spray beer onto your hair before blow drying or styling your hair. The smell of beer will not remain on your hair if you let your hair dry naturally.
Bananas are another excellent ingredient for treating extremely dry and damaged hair. The high potassium and moisture content in bananas prevents split ends, and softens and improves the elasticity of your hair. Mash one ripe or overripe banana and spread it thoroughly on your hair, from the roots to the ends. Leave it on for up to an hour and then rinse your hair with lukewarm water. Do this once a week for effective results. Alternatively, mix one ripe or overripe banana, one tablespoon of almond oil and two tablespoons of honey. Apply this hair mask on your hair thoroughly. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse well with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy once week to enjoy smooth and shiny hair.