10 Dry Hair Remedies To Repair Your Hair Immediately
Here are 10 dry hair remedies to repair your hair naturally at home without spending thousands of dollars on hair treatments. Most of the ingredients used in the following dry hair remedies can be found in your kitchen. If you suffer from dry hair, split ends, dandruff, frizzy hair, or easily breaking hair, these remedies will help you.
Dry hair is a common problem, even kids suffer from it, therefore, it’s nothing to really worry about. Changing your diet or hair care routine can help reduce symptoms. There are many types of over-the-counter treatments for dry hair but they are usually made with ingredients that actually harm the hair when used long-term. Some of these ingredients can also cause allergic reactions as well.
10 Dry Hair Remedies To Repair Your Hair Immediately
Did you know that the food you eat, the ultraviolet rays of the Sun, cheap shampoos, and conditioners, blow drying and flat ironing can affect the health of your hair? Yes, it’s true, even spending a lot of time on the beach can cause your hair to become dry. This is because hair loses moisture when exposed to a lot of sun and wind.
Spending time in dusty areas can also block the pores in your scalp and blow drying your hair right after washing it can cause split ends. So you see, there are so many reasons why you may be experiencing dry hair. Try letting your hair dry on its own and apply an all-natural serum to your hair before blow drying it.
You can also wear a cap or use an umbrella when going to the beach or windy areas.
So What Is Dry Hair?
Once your hair loses its glow or sheen and becomes rough and dry to the touch, it is defined as dry hair. Also, having a dry scalp, and split ends can also be a sign of dry hair. Nutrition, excessive washing, and using harsh over-the-counter hair products can all contribute to the undernourishment of the hair.
Washing your hair a lot causes loss of the natural portion of oil released from the sebaceous glands secreted into follicles. It is in these follicles that the root of the hair gets nourishment and grows. All that aside, there are some medical conditions that can cause dry hair such as thyroid disease and the following:
- High porosity
- Usage of cotton pillow
- Underactive thyroid
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Heredity problem
- Excessive hairstyling
- Wetting in chlorinated water
10 Best Home Remedies For Dry And Damaged Hair
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1. Oil Massage
One of the best home remedies for dry hair is organic virgin coconut oil. It doesn’t matter what type of hair you have, applying coconut oil to your scalp and massaging it for 10 minutes can help you start seeing results over time. Just make sure to leave the coconut oil in overnight for better results.
Using a shower cap or covering your pillow with a towel should be considered to keep your pillow clean. This remedy can be used 2-3 times per week to help you get rid of dry hair fast. Note that you can also use this remedy in the winter.
2. Butter Massage
Another easy remedy for dry hair is good old butter. But not just any butter, you want to use organic butter with no added preservatives or additives. Simply apply the butter to your scalp and hair evenly and gently begin to massage it for 5-10 minutes.
Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the butter in for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash the butter out with warm water and shampoo afterward using organic shampoo. Repeat this remedy at least twice weekly and you will begin to see results fast.
3. Eggs & Curd & Almond Oil
A good home remedy for dry hair is a mixture of eggs, curd & almond oil. This remedy helps your hair get its gentleness and shine back. Simply mix half a cup of curd with 2 eggs and add in 2 tablespoons of almond oil. Mix it well to form an even consistency.
Apply the mixture to your scalp and hair evenly and gently massage it. Use a shower cap to cover your hair and let the mask stay in for 30 minutes. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and warm water afterward. Repeat this remedy twice per week to get good results.
4. Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek seeds have been used for centuries as an effective home remedy for dry hair. Simply grab about 50 grams of fenugreek seeds, enough water to soak, mix together and let it sit overnight. Blend into a paste the next day and add in 1 tablespoon of honey, a few drops of olive oil, and 4 tablespoons of curd.
Mix into a fine paste and apply it to your scalp and hair evenly, leave it in for one hour and wash it out with warm water, use a mild shampoo afterward. Repeat this remedy twice weekly to start seeing results.
5. Banana & Honey Hair mask
Protein is needed for hair growth, silkiness, and repair. Bananas and honey are a great source of protein so using this hair mask will definitely get you results faster. Use the ingredients and instructions below to make your hair mask.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg
- 4 tablespoons of fresh milk
- 4 tablespoons of organic honey
- 4 tablespoons of organic olive oil
Mash the banana in a bowl and make sure not to leave any lumps, add in the rest of your ingredients and mix into a smooth paste. Apply the mask to your scalp and hair, leave it in for 15 minutes, and rinse with warm water. Use a mild shampoo afterward. Repeat this remedy regularly for the best results.
6. Chia Seeds Hair Mask
Chia seeds are filled with over 9 amino acids that help promote hair growth, and prevent split ends, and breaks. Mixing chia seeds with coconut oil and applying it to your hair regularly will help you get rid of dry hair very fast.
- 6 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 cup of organic honey
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- A mixing bowl
- A glass jar with a lid
Preparation & Application
Combine all of the ingredients above in the mixing bowl, Heat it in the microwave oven for 30 seconds to melt the coconut oil. Mix well and let it sit aside to cool, Apply this remedy to your hair after shampooing, and begin from the roots upwards. Leave it in for 30 minutes, rinse with warm water, Keep the rest of your remedy in a glass container and close it tightly for future use.
7. Aloe vera
Aloe vera gel is very rich in minerals and essential amino acids that help prevent hair breakage, split ends, dry hair, and promote hair growth. You have two options, simply apply fresh aloe vera gel to your hair regularly or use the mixture of ingredients below. Both will get you great results.
Mix half a cup of aloe vera gel with 2 tablespoons of castor oil, 2 tablespoons of fenugreek powder, and 2 tablespoons of basil powder. Blend into an even paste and apply it to your scalp and hair, leave it in overnight, and wash it out with warm water in the morning. Repeat this remedy once a week.
Organic apple cider vinegar helps balance the pH level of the scalp and reduces the common causes of dry hair such as dandruff and itching. ACV removes residues from chemicals left by cosmetic products such as hair color, and shampoos, therefore using it at least once per week to wash your hair will help reduce dry hair.
9. Curry Leaves
Indians have used curry leaves for centuries to help grow, color and prevent dry hair. So you heard me right, curry leaves are not just used to flavor foods, they are amazing when it comes to hair health. Curry leaves are rich in phosphorus and vitamins, a few picks of curry leaves mixed with a handful of coconut oil will do wonders.
Simply mash a handful of curry leaves and add in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, heat the mixture for 15 seconds in a microwave, and apply the paste to your scalp and hair. Leave it in for 15 minutes and repeat this remedy once per week for fast results.
Bananas are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and potassium, all of which help treat damaged hair. You can apply the paste of banana, mixing it with a tablespoon of coconut oil or honey, or olive oil.
Tips To Prevent Dry Hair
Simply using the remedies above will help you get rid of dry hair for a while but what happens when you stop using them? Your hair becomes dry again, that’s because you need to make changes in your life. Here are some effective tips to help you combat and prevent the reoccurrence of dry hair forever!
- Eat a lot of eggs, spinach, lentils, and nuts
- Drink more water, at least 2 liters per day
- Wear a cap when going out during the day in sunny weather
- Do not wash your hair with very hot water, use warm water instead
- Do not rub to dry wet hair; instead, wrap the hair in a soft cotton towel, so that it absorbs the moisture to prevent damage
- Trim split ends regularly
- Massage your scalp and hair before shampooing
- Do not comb or brush your hair when it is wet
- Wash your hair once or twice a week
- Do not use clips that tie the hair tightly to the extent of pulling the hair from the follicles.
- Avoid using hairdryers with higher temperatures
- Dry hair is due to sheer negligence of hair care, except in certain rare cases of health issues like thyroid disease