Dry, frizzy and unmanageable hair is a common problem. But giving up and not doing anything about it is not okay! If you’ve always blamed your genes for the health of your hair, stop, because it could be your fault, too. The wide range of hair care products you use every day without knowing about the ingredients can cause your hair to lose its natural oils. Colouring your hair frequently and using various heat styling tools can also seriously damage your tresses. Therefore if you regularly opt for chemical treatments it is essential to treat your hair to some home remedies for dry hair every once in a while.
DIY recipes for the hair can be easily found, in fact, your mom and grandma may have always recommended a few that you kept ignoring all these years. The question is, do all of these work for every hair type? Nope! Therefore, it is important to try these home remedies for dry and frizzy hair if your goal is to nurse your hair back to life. If you have tried pretty much every trick in the book to make your hair look smooth and shiny and yet it still looks like hay, then follow these simple DIY home remedies below.
- 1. Hot oil massage
- 2. Use a paraben-free shampoo
- 3. Eggs and honey mask
- 4. Yogurt and honey mask
- 5. Green tea rinse
- 6. Eat omega-3 and antioxidant rich diet
- 7. Flower hair pack
- FAQ about Dry Hair:
1. Hot oil massage
Massaging your hair and scalp with warm oil is probably one of the most effective home remedies for dry hair. Using warm coconut or olive oil to massage your scalp ensures the oil is absorbed better by the roots and this helps in improving the health of your hair. Massaging your scalp also improves blood circulation and promotes hair growth. Therefore, if dry and frizzy hair is your problem, then take some oil in a bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds and massage your hair and scalp with it using your fingertips. Allow it to stay for at least an hour before washing it.
2. Use a paraben-free shampoo
Shampoos that contain SLS and parabens are powerful cleansers, but cannot differentiate between natural oils and the dirt that builds up on your scalp over time. While they effectively remove grease, dirt and dust, they also strip your hair of natural oils, leaving it looking dry and lifeless. Look for shampoos which are enriched with the extracts of natural ingredients such as coconut oil, tea tree, olive oil, jojoba oil and more. Instead of applying the shampoo directly to your hair, dilute it in water before massaging it on your scalp.
3. Eggs and honey mask
Using a hair mask once a week can make a major difference to the texture of your hair. Nourishing ingredients that are easily available in any kitchen can be used to add shine and life to dry and damaged hair. This eggs and honey mask recipe is considered to be one of the most effective home remedies for dry and frizzy hair due to the nourishing properties of both eggs and honey. To prepare this mask, mix two egg yolks with a tablespoon of honey and add a few drops of any essential oil to combat the smell. Apply the mixture using a brush on your hair and scalp, let it stay for 20-30 minutes before washing off.
4. Yogurt and honey mask
Another home remedy for dry hair is this super nourishing yogurt and honey mask. Rich in lactic acid, yogurt cleanses the scalp without stripping it of the natural oils and honey seals moisture into the hair, making it soft and smooth. To prepare this mask, combine two tablespoons of yogurt with a tablespoon of honey and mix well. Apply on hair and scalp evenly and let it stay for about 15-20 minutes. Wash off with shampoo as you usually do. Use this mask on your hair at least once a week for the best results.
5. Green tea rinse
Antioxidant-rich green tea is loaded with vitamins C and E, which is not only beneficial for your health but also for your skin and hair. It is recommended you drink at least two cups of green tea every day to get the most benefits. However, an amazing home remedy for dry hair is to use it directly on your hair. Dip a tea bag or two in boiling water to make a strong brew. Allow the water to cool down and pour it over your head after shampooing as a final rinse. Follow up with a conditioner and repeat as frequently as possible to get strong, smooth and shiny hair.
6. Eat omega-3 and antioxidant rich diet
Other than treating yourself to home remedies for dry hair, it is also important to improve your diet, because you are what you eat! Marine proteins are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which are essential for healthy, shiny and lustrous hair. Although the benefits can be derived through supplements, you can also consume mackerel, sardines, salmon and tuna to get maximum benefits. An antioxidant-rich diet can also help change the health of your hair. Foods like broccoli, walnuts, tomatoes, kidney beans, etc. are good for your hair.
7. Flower hair pack
While hair masks are majorly made using fruits and vegetables, flowers can also be used to nurse your damaged and dry hair back to life. For a nourishing flower hair pack, you will need a cup of marigold and rose petals paste, 10 hibiscus flowers, ground to a paste, one egg and four tablespoons of olive oil. Mix all the ingredients together to form a paste and apply evenly all over the hair. Allow it to stay for about an hour before shampooing.
FAQ about Dry Hair:
Q. What do I do to treat my extremely dry hair?
A. Other than trying out the home remedies for dry hair mentioned above, you can avoid a few habits to repair extremely dry hair. Start by not washing your hair every day, limit the use of heat styling tools and get regular trims.
Q. Is coconut oil good for dry hair?
A. Coconut oil is super nourishing and it is probably the best home remedy for dry hair. You can use its oil or milk to treat extremely dry hair. With regular use, you will definitely notice a difference in the health of your hair.
Q. How do I prevent hair from getting more damaged?
A. As much as treating your hair with home remedies is important, it is also essential to protect your hair from further damage. UV rays damage your hair as much as any other part of your body. Therefore, it is important to wear a hat if you are going to be out in the sun for a long time. Cover your hair with a scarf to prevent dust, pollution and other impurities from settling on your hair and scalp.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Apr 17, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.