Dryness of hair makes it more prone to damage. Hair loses its natural moisture due to over exposure to sun, direct heat, and excessive use of styling products or nutritional deficiencies. Once your hair loses its moisture it tends to lose its life and vitality and appears dull and damaged. Dry hair is susceptible to damage, split ends and tangling.
If you have dry and damaged hair forget about spending money on costly treatments and hair spas instead just look into your kitchen to discover some effective remedies to treat your hair.
Effective Home Remedies For Dry And Damaged Hair
A little oil massage goes a long way. You may heat a little bit of oil like olive oil or coconut oil and massage your scalp gently. You may add a few drops of castor oil and a tea spoon of almond oil to provide more nutrition to your scalp.
Cover with a shower cap and leave it on for a few hours. You may do the massaging before going to bed and let the oil remain overnight. Shampoo your hair with a mild shampoo, the next morning. However, if you have some allergy to any oil do not leave it on for long.
Vinegar is known to add shine and remove build up from the scalp. It acts as a great conditioner too. You may massage vinegar onto your hair before shampoo to remove impurities and regulate pH of the hair. It also helps to remove dandruff that often makes the hair look dry and lifeless.
Mix a little vinegar (½ cups) to water (2 cups), add a few drops of essence oil and rinse your hair daily with this. This can help to condition the hair. Rinse hair thoroughly with water after the vinegar rinse. You may also soak your hair in a small basin filled with normal water to which ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar has been added.
Add 2 tablespoons of gram flour to 2 cups of coconut milk. Apply this on the scalp and massage gently for 5 minutes. Wash off. Coconut milk is a good conditioner and restores lost moisture.
Cover your entire hair length from root to tip with mayonnaise and cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap. Let the spread stay on for about 10 minutes and then shampoo well with a mild shampoo.
Heat a little cocoa butter and massage it onto your scalp and hair. Let it sit for 10 minutes before washing it off. It conditions the hair and gives a healthy shine.
Take 2 egg eggs and beat them together. Apply to your scalp and hair thoroughly making sure it covers the entire scalp. Let it sit for sometime and then wash off thoroughly with a nice shampoo. To deep treat the hair mix 2 eggs with 2 teaspoons olive oil and 1 teaspoon vinegar and apply to the scalp and hair. Cover it for 15 minutes before rinsing. Eggs helps strengthen the dry hair and add shine to it.
Let a banana or an avocado over ripe and smash them thoroughly and spread on your hair. Wash your hair with tepid water after an hour or so.
Aloe Vera nourishes, strengthens and moisturizes the hair. After shampooing rinse your hair with 1 cup Aloe Vera juice.
Beer adds strength and shine to damaged hair. To about 10 ounces of beer add a few drops of your favorite fragrance oil. Rinse your hair with this everyday after shampoo.
Snack on nuts that are rich in vitamins and other nutrition that help to control damaged hair. A diet rich in zinc will also help hair control moisture loss.
Hot Oil Therapy
You can purchase hot oil that are readily available in shops and massage your hair for a deep conditioning treatment.
Besides these you may stick to the following to help your hair:
• Brush less: while people believe that brushing encourages blood flow, excessive brushing damages hair.
• Stay away from heat: don’t use too much of dryers and other stylers that takes away the natural oils from the hair. Use protective serums in case you have to apply heat to your hair.
• Don’t shampoo too often: Shampooing too often makes the hair lose its moisture. Incase there is need to shampoo, massage your hair with oil and condition the hair post shampoo.
• Say no to strong shampoos: Stay away from very strong shampoos that strip your hair of its natural moisture instead opt for milder ones or herbal shampoos.