Remedies for Dry Hair

Dry hair is very hard to comb. They appear like brittle or straw. There are various causes which makes hair dry and unhealthy. They are:
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Heredity problem
  • Loss of elasticity or strength
  • High porosity
  • Cuticle damage
  • Excessive washing of hair with harsh alcohols and soaps
  • Dry and hot climate (dry air)
  • Underactive thyroid
  • Malnutrition
  • Excessive use of blow dryers
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Underactive parathyroid
  • Excessive hairstyling
  • Exposure to sun
  • Swimming in chlorinated water
  • Menses kinky hair disease
  • Lack of moisture in hair
  • Using excessive chemical treatments, like dye, relaxers, etc.
  • Using cotton pillow while sleeping
  • Dehydration
  • Skipping conditioners

Remedies to try at home

Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is considered to be a magical remedy for curing dry hair. For using coconut oil, you just have to massage some coconut oil on your hair and scalp. With the help of finger tips, massage your scalp. Leave it for the whole night. Rinse it off in the morning.
You can also use warm coconut oil.
Banana is a natural remedy for the treatment of dry hair. They are rich in potassium, antioxidants, and vitamins, which makes them a beautifying fruit. For the treatment of dry hair, you need to prepare a banana paste. Just blend two over ripe bananas and add one tablespoon each of coconut oil, honey, and olive oil. Apply this paste on hair for 15 minutes. Wash off your hair with warm water.
You can also use bananas with egg. Grind two over ripe bananas and add 2 eggs. Beat the mixture properly adding a few drops of honey to it. Apply this pack on hair and scalp. After half an hour, rinse off with shampoo.
Pumpkins are natural moisturizer for hair as they are rich in vitamins. To prepare a hair mask with the help of pumpkin, you have to slice one pumpkin in quarters and boil it for 20 minutes. After boiling, mash it with a potato masher to form a paste. Add plain yogurt in the paste. Stir it well and apply it on hair for 15-20 minutes. Rinse your hair with shampoo.
You can also use pumpkin juice for curing dry and damaged hair. Prepare a puree of 2 cups of cooked and chopped pumpkins. Add one tablespoon each of honey, coconut oil, and yogurt to it. Blend all the ingredients to form a fine puree. Apply it on your hair and wear a plastic cap. After 15 minutes, rinse your hair.
Chamomile tea is another natural home remedy for dry hair. To treat dry and frizzy hair, prepare chamomile tea. Place a chamomile tea bag in half cup of boiling water. Allow it to steep for some time and add ¼ cup of olive oil to it. Stir the solution well and pour it over your hair. This will hydrate your hair and repair split ends and dryness.
Aspirin Use of aspirin for the treatment of dry hair may sounds very weird. But, aspirin is effective on dull hair. Crush 1-2 aspirin tablets and mix them with regular shampoo. The salicylic acid present in aspirin restores the shine of hair.
Castor oil works wonder on dry hair. It is a natural remedy for various hair problems, like hair loss, dandruff, split ends, dry scalp, hair breakage, dry hair, etc. To heal dry hair, castor oil is effective as it acts as a conditioner. Apply castor oil with your fingertips on hair and scalp. Let it rest for 30 minutes. Wash hair with shampoo.
Argan oil is considered to be useful oil for hair as it maintains the health of your strands. It is used for deep conditioning your hair. Simply massage some Argan oil on the scalp and hair. Then, wrap your head in a wet warm towel. Rinse it off after 1-2 hours with a mild shampoo. For best results, leave it overnight. Practice this method, once a week.

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