Dry-hair can look and feel like straw, and because it can be unmanageable, dry hair can be a rather embarrassing situation.
While some people are born with hair that tends to be drier, the biggest problem of dry hair is abuse, and it’s abuse that you, yourself have brought on.
Exposing hair to harsh chemicals like chlorine, hair color and permanent wave solutions can dry the hair out. So can harsh shampoos, hot rollers, curling irons, flat irons, blow dryers and other styling tools.
Dry Hair Remedies – Tips On Bringing Your Hair Back To Life!
To relieve dry hair, give your hair a little tender loving care by trying the following remedies:
1. Cut back on shampoo.
Over shampooing is a common cause of dry hair. Harsh shampoos strip away the natural oils in your hair. Try skipping the shampoo for a day, and instead shampoo every other day, possibly every third day.
Look for sulfate-free shampoo, such as WEN®. The shampoo doesn’t lather, but foams instead, and leaves the hair softer, shinier and healthier.
Also, look for a shampoo with a pH of 4.5 – 6.7 for dry hair. Baby shampoo is not good for dry hair because it has a high pH level.
2. Use conditioner.
Choose a conditioner that has little or no alcohol, which can further dry the hair. Fragrance-free conditioners generally contain less alcohol. When you apply conditioner, work from ends to scalp, and be sure to leave it on for 3 – 5 minutes.
3. Use extra virgin coconut oil conditioner.
Coconut oil can actually help with a large number of health problems both internal and external. One of the things it excels at is its use as a conditioner. Apply directly to the hair and wait for the results! I have used coconut oil for a number of months now and i’m very happy with the results. It is also reasonably priced and can be bought here.
4. Be gentle.
Dry hair is fragile and can easily break. Shampoo gently, and avoid scrubbing. Also, avoid rubbing your hair with a towel when drying.
Gently comb through damp hair with a wide-tooth comb. Never use a brush on wet hair.
5. Apply hot oil.
Purchase an over-the-counter hot oil treatment, or make your own with olive, coconut or canola oil, and add a few drops of essential oil, such as lavender or sage, if desired. Apply the mixture to hair and cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap. Leave on the hair for 15 – 30 minutes. Rinse and wash hair thoroughly with a gentle shampoo.
6. Slather on some mayonnaise.
Mayonnaise is an excellent moisturizer for the hair, but be sure to use the regular mayonnaise and not fat-free or low-cholesterol mayo.
First, shampoo hair. Then apply one to two tablespoons of mayonnaise to damp hair. Wrap the hair in a plastic bag or shower cap and leave the mixture on for approximately 20 minutes. Shampoo again.
7. Massage the scalp.
Stimulate the oil glands by massaging your scalp while you shampoo. Use the tips of your fingers to give your scalp an all-over gentle massage.
8. Avoid over-brushing.
Because dry hair is extremely fragile, too much brushing can actually cause the hair to break. Never brush west hair; and, when you do brush your hair, use a vent brush with rubberized tips, or a boar bristle brush.
9. Use an egg treatment.
Beat an egg in a cup of warm (not hot) water. Lather the egg mixture into the hair and rinse thoroughly with warm water. The egg will leave your hair soft and shiny and there’s no need to shampoo afterwards; just rinse.
10. Try an avocado banana mixture.
Mash a ripe avocado and ripe banana and mix together. Apply the mixture to the hair and leave it on for about an hour. Rinse and shampoo with a gentle shampoo.
11. Avoid the use of heat.
Styling products like hot rollers, curling irons, blow dryers and straighteners cause dry hair to become even drier. Rollers are one of the worst styling tools because they stretch the hair and expose it to heat for a longer time period than other styling tools.
If you must blow dry your hair, choose the lowest heat setting and avoid stretching or pulling the hair while blow drying.
Yes, dry hair can be a nuisance, but you don’t have to deal with it anymore! Be kind and gentle to your hair and try some of the dry hair treatments listed above. If you keep up the routine, you’ll soon see a big improvement in the look and the feel of your hair.
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