Keeping hair healthy and smooth is no easy deal. Our hair health changes for different reasons like stress, lack of nutrition, hormone or weather. But we have to be prepared to deal with hair problems whenever needed. Dry hair is one of the most common phenomenons for both men and women. If this problem is not addressed early the dryness increases and reaches from root to end. Besides, dryness makes hair fine and dull. No matter how much we style with dry hair, we cannot remove dryness and dullness easily. So it’s wise to treat hair problems before it goes beyond control.
Here are few homemade tips to treat dry hair naturally.
1. Proper Washing
Frequent washing takes the moisture out of your hair. Wash hair after every 2-3 days interval. This lets your hair to gain the necessary moisture in. Besides, always use those products which are specially formulated for dry hair.
2. Hot Oil Massage
A hot oil massage increases the blood flow to the hair root. The blood flow increases the supply of essential nutrients to the hair. Massage aids to increase the level of moisture of hair that can reduce the dryness. Plus, a proper scalp and hair massage can make your hair root strong. You can massage with any kind of hair oil. For coconut and olive oil, try to heat the oil a bit before massaging. For pure oil like extra virgin olive oil, do not heat. Heating pure oil destroys the natural elements and decrease its quality. Oil massage also helps in hair growth.
3. Healthy Diet
Your diet has a direct effect on every part of your body, so as on your hair. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and maintaining a healthy diet regularly. Incorporate more and more folic acid and fibers enriched foods in your diet and always keep yourself hydrated.
4. Drink to Moisture
Try to avoid chemical hair moisturizer. You can increase the moisture level of your hair by intaking plenty of water because water is the main source of moisture for our body. No matter what type of moisturizer or other treatment you are using, you must need to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water in a day. Because if you are not hydrated internally, your hair will never look shiny and moisturized.
5. Beware of Harsh Hair Products
Do not use shampoo and conditioner with harsh chemicals. Avoid too much styling as well. If you straighten or curl your hair too often the excessive heat and pressure may cause structural damage to your hair.
6. Natural Oil
Different oils like coconut oil, almond oil and olive oil are rich in vitamin E which is very essential for our hair. Vitamin E nourishes our hair and makes them soft. Just massage some lukewarm oil directly on your scalp and keep it covered with a shower cap or hot towel at least for 30 minutes. After that, wash your hair gently.
7. Egg Treatment
Take two eggs and mix them with honey and apply the mixture on your hair after the shampoo. Wait for 25 to 30 minutes and wash off using lukewarm water. The protein enriched eggs and mineral enriched honey makes the ideal combination to treat dry hair.
8. Milk Cream Treatment
Milk cream has a lot of minerals, vitamins and the elements that make hair really moisturized and shiny. Take some pure milk cream and apply directly on scalp and hair strands.
Wait for 20-25 minutes and wash off.
9. Cocoa Butter Mixture with Honey
Take 2 tablespoons of cocoa butter and 1 tablespoon honey. Mix it and apply it on hair and scalp. Wear a shower cap and wait for 25-30 minutes. Rinse off with shampoo. The cocoa butter makes the hair notably moisturized and soft.
This is an ultimate natural conditioner. Just apply honey directly on your hair and wait for half an hour. Use a hot towel to cover hair and then wash off with shampoo.
11. Beer Treatment
Yes! Beer works great to treat dry hair. You can use beer as an alternative to conditioner. Mix 2 egg whites with 1 cup of beer and apply the pack in the above manner. Wait for 30 minutes and then wash off.