Guest Post By: Amanda Hutt
Dry hair means your scalp is not absorbing enough moisture and that can make your hair texture rough, brittle as well as fragile. Dry hair looks unhealthy, but the good part is that this health condition is not something serious. There are a lot of factors that contribute to dry hair including too much exposure of the sun, excessive hair washing, using heat styling products, swimming in chlorinated water and more.
To treat your dry hair at home, we have compiled a list of some of the most amazing yet simple home remedies. Have a look.
- Use The Hot Oils
Naturally extracted oils are great for dry hair if appropriately massaged. Olive oil is generally recommended for everyday hair massage, but there are other oils as well that you can try, for example,
- Almond oil
- Coconut oil
- Corn oil
- Castor oil
The best thing about all these oils is that they contain so many oxidants as well as vitamin E, which help in sealing the layers of the hair on the outside and this is how it repairs the damage. You can prepare this home remedy easily in a few steps:
- Firstly, take half a cup of any oil of your choice and warm it.
- Gently massage the warm oil into your hair for a few minutes.
- Once you are done with the hair massage, cover your head using a warm towel.
- Leave it for an hour and then rinse hair using a sulfate-free shampoo.
It is a phenomenal treatment for dry and dull hair. It not just adds shine but also strengthens the hair.
- Use Hair Care Products Specific To Your Hair Type
When selecting the shampoo and conditioner, always go for a mild one that comes without sulfate and silicone. Adding to it, do not wash your hair with shampoo more than twice a week.
- Add Fish Oil To Your Hair Care Routine
Fish oil is quite rich in omega-3 and comes with potent anti-inflammatory properties. It helps open the hair follicles promoting the growth of your hair; thereby, it is known as anti-hair fall. Also, omega-3 is considered a healthy fat so it would not make your hair dry. So invest in top-quality fish oil for better hair health.
- Apply Coconut Oil Mask
You may have heard about the soothing properties of coconut oil. It not just moisturizes the scalp but prevents it from drying and makes the hair healthy as well as shiny. You can make a coconut oil hair mask at home, which is cost-effective and very easy to prepare. All you have to do is boil a few curry leaves in coconut oil, stir it properly and then leave it to cool down a little. After a few minutes, gently apply it to your scalp and hair using your fingertips and once applied, make sure to cover your hair. Leave it for half an hour and then wash it with lukewarm water.
You can handle your dry scalp and hair with a few lifestyle as well as health changes along with these simple home remedies mentioned above. Good luck!