10 Best Home Remedies for Dry Hair

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10 best home remedies for dry hair

When your hair feels too dry to touch, it might also result in hair fall and dandruff buildup. Dry hair is brittle and hard to style. This makes it important to treat dry hair as soon as possible. Hair becomes dry when the hair strands do not retain enough moisture leading to a lackluster and dull appearance.

There might be many reasons why you are experiencing dry hair such as nutritional deficiency, illness, washing hair too often, use of harsh chemical products, frequent use of hair dyes, use of heated styling tools and frequent exposure to water with excess chlorine.

Taking proper care of your hair, conditioning them regularly, consuming a healthy diet, keeping your body hydrated can surely add life back to your dry lackluster hair. Some easily available and inexpensive kitchen ingredients can bring back that shine and luster to your dull, dry hair. These home remedies can help in naturally treating dry hair and will restore its shine and health.

Here are some easy-to-do home remedies to treat dry hair:

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1. Olive Oil

Olive oil is one of the most effective home remedies to treat natural hair. It is rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin E that help in healing dry hair by locking moisture in the outer layer called cuticle. Olive oil can be used to treat dry hair naturally by restoring moisture and adding shine to the hair. Also, you can alternatively apply castor oil, almond oil, coconut oil, corn oil, agran oil or jojoba oil. All these oils are similarly rich in vitamin E and anti-oxidants.

Ingredients:

  • Three tablespoons of olive oil or according to hair length

How to use it:

  • Pour olive oil in a bowl and heat this oil in a microwave for around 2 minutes.
  • Apply the oil over the scalp and on the hair shafts by massaging it for around 10 minutes.
  • Let the oil stay overnight or for at-least one hour by using shower cap.
  • Wash off the oil by shampooing.
  • Repeat the process twice or thrice a week for better results.

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2. Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is a rich source of proteins that will make your hair strong and shiny. It is an excellent home remedy to treat dry hair naturally. It has several other benefits such as hair growth, hair lice removal, hair straightening, and hair color protection.

Ingredients:

  • One cup of full fat mayonnaise

How to use it:

  • Slightly damp your hair and scalp.
  • Apply a thick layer of mayonnaise over scalp and hair strands from roots to the ends.
  • Let it stay for around an hour by using shower cap.
  • Rinse off the mayonnaise with water (lukewarm) followed by shampooing.
  • Repeat the process every once a week for much needed shine and nourishment.

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3. Eggs

Eggs are very helpful in treating damaged and dry hair naturally. They are excellent source of lecithin and proteins that help in repairing and strengthening the dry and dull hair by adding texture, shine, and moisture to them.

Ingredients:

  • Three eggs
  • Two tablespoons olive oil
  • One tablespoon of honey

How to use it:

Method-1:

  • Whip an egg white in two tablespoons of water (lukewarm).
  • Apply the mixture over scalp and hair strands by massaging for 15 minutes.
  • Wash off the mixture by shampooing.
  • Repeat this process once or twice every week to get shiny and healthy hair.

Method-2:

  • Mix three eggs, one tablespoon of honey and two tablespoon of olive oil together till a paste is formed.
  • Apply the paste over your scalp and damp hair.
  • Let the paste stay for around 30 minutes by using shower cap.
  • Wash off the paste by shampooing.
  • Repeat this process once a week for better results.

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4. Beer

Beer works as an effective hair conditioner which helps in providing shine and luster to dry hair. The proteins present in beer nourish hair follicles and repair the damaged cuticles. Consuming beer in moderate quantities also has several health benefits.

Ingredients:

  • Half a cup of beer

How to use it:

  • Shampoo your hair as usual.
  • Apply beer over the scalp and hair.
  • Let it stay for around 15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off by cold water.
  • Repeat the process once a week for excellent results.

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5. Avocado

Avocados are rich in vitamins A and E, saturated fats, and several other minerals that are very beneficial to naturally treat dry and brittle hair. They help in strengthening hair follicles and hair shafts. It is advised to also consume avocados for added health and skin benefits.

Ingredients:

  • One mashed ripe avocado
  • One teaspoon of wheat-germ oil
  • One teaspoon of jojoba oil
  • Two tablespoons olive oil

How to use it:

Method-1:

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  • Mix one teaspoon of each of jojoba oil and wheat germ oil in a mashed ripe avocado to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply the paste on wet hair and scalp from the hair roots till the end.
  • Leave the paste on for around half an hour by using shower cap.
  • Wash off the paste by shampooing.
  • Repeat this process once or twice a week.

Method-2:

  • Add two tablespoons olive oil in mashed ripe avocado to make a thick paste.
  • Apply the paste over scalp and wet hair.
  • Let it stay for around 30 minutes.
  • Wash off the paste by shampooing.
  • Repeat this process once a week to get shiny and strong hair.

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6. Bananas

Bananas are excellent for treating damaged and dry hair naturally. They are rich in moisture content and potassium that improve hair elasticity, provide luster, and strengthen hair follicles.

Ingredients:

  • One mashed banana
  • One tablespoon of almond oil
  • Two tablespoons of honey

How to use it:

Method-1:

  • Apply mashed banana from your hair roots to hair ends.
  • Leave it one for one hour by using shower cap.
  • Wash the paste off with water (lukewarm).
  • Repeat the process once a week for shiny and strong hair.

Method-2:

  • Mix one tablespoon of almond oil, one mashed banana, and two tablespoons of honey to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply the paste over the scalp and hair ends.
  • Let it stay for around half an hour.
  • Wash the paste off by using a shampoo.
  • Repeat this process once a week in order to get shiny and strong hair.

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7. Honey

Honey is an excellent source of moisture for treating dry and brittle hair naturally. It can provide much required moisture to the hair making them shiny and strong.

Ingredients:

  • Half a cup of honey
  • Four tablespoons of olive oil
  • Two tablespoons of glycerin

How to use it:

Method-1:

  • Apply half a cup of honey to your scalp and hair strands.
  • Massage it for around 10 minutes.
  • Let the honey stay for around half an hour by using shower cap.
  • Rinse off with water (lukewarm).
  • Repeat this process twice a week.

Method-2:

  • Mix two tablespoons of honey, four tablespoons of olive oil and two tablespoons of glycerin
  • Apply the paste as conditioner after washing hair.
  • Repeat this process as and when hair becomes extremely dry.

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8. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera contains several vitamins, amino acids, and minerals. All these nutrients help in treating the damaged hair naturally. Aloe vera also stimulates hair follicles and encourages hair growth.

Ingredients:

  • Four tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • Two tablespoons olive oil
  • Three tablespoons of yogurt

How to use it:

  • Mix the aloe vera gel, olive oil and yogurt to make a paste.
  • Apply the paste over the scalp and on hair strands starting from the roots till the ends.
  • Let the paste stay for around half an hour.
  • Wash the paste off with water (lukewarm) followed by shampooing.
  • Repeat the process once or twice a week.

aloe vera

9. Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek is one stop solution to all your hair woes from hair dryness to hair fall. It is a rich source of various nutrients that help in strengthening hair follicles, promoting hair growth, and providing shine to the hair. There are also several health benefits of fenugreek, when consumed.

Ingredients:

  • Four tablespoons of fenugreek seeds

How to use it:

  • Soak the fenugreek seeds in a cup of water and keep it overnight.
  • Grind the fenugreek seeds (soaked) to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply the paste over scalp and thehair strands and keep it stay for half an hour.
  • Repeat the process once (or twice) a week for getting lustrous and healthy hair.

fenugreek seeds

10. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar or ACV has myriad health and beauty benefits both when consumed or applied topically. It helps in removing the residue left over of shampoo and other hair care products. ACV also helps in maintaining normal scalp pH and reduces itching associated with dry scalp. It provides the much equired conditioning and shine to hair strands.

Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons of ACV

How to use it:

  • Pour two tablespoons of ACV after shampooing your hair.
  • Leave ACV for around 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Rinse ACV off with cold water.
  • Repeat the process once in every two weeks.

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