How to Get Rid of Dry Hair Naturally at Home

how to get rid of dry hair

Dry and brittle hair is hard to adore. It is not soft and shiny, it’s not silky and smooth, and it’s not lustrous and definitely not sexy. It’s just dry, frizzy and brittle!

Your hair is made up of thousands of cells that are divided into three layers. Dry hair occurs when your hair shafts do not receive or retain enough moisture required for the proper health of your hair. This reduces its shine, making it appear lifeless and dull.

While nutritional deficiency and illness are the major causes of dry hair, it can be borne out of improper care, excessive washing, using false hair products, exposure to chlorinated water and frequent use of styling tools.

These not only result in your hair looking drab and lifeless, but also results in hair loss, dandruff, split ends, hair breakage and thinning, and a variety of other hair troubles.

dry hair

Thus, it is very important to address the problem from its very beginning, lest it may seriously damage your hair and ruin your look.

Here are 6 inexpensive, homemade treatments to get rid of dry hair naturally at home, leaving you with lustrous and shiny hair.

Method 1: Using Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is an extreme hydrator that helps to nourish dry and brittle hair. It provides all the essential proteins that are required to nourish and rejuvenate damaged hair.

Coconut oil also has antioxidants as well as antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties that help improve the damaged hair shafts and add shine to your hair.

Things you’ll need:

coconut oil for dry hair

  • Coconut oil
  • Cotton ball

Warm up the oil and massage it on your scalp and hair

warm up coconut oil to treat dry hair

Warm up a small amount of coconut oil in a small bowl. Do not boil it, only warm it up.

Warming up the oil ensures deeper penetration into the very roots of your hair, thus nourishing it from the scalp to the ends.

  • Soak a small amount of oil into a cotton ball and dab it on your scalp and hair. Alternatively, put a small amount of oil on your palm and apply it.
  • Massage thoroughly with your fingertips for a few minutes.
  • Allow the oil to sit for 2 to 3 hours, or you may leave it on overnight.
  • Wash it off with a mild shampoo and condition your hair.
  • Use this remedy 2 or 3 times a week for best results.

apply coconut oil for dry hair

Method 2: Using Olive Oil

Olive oil has a major moisturizing effect on hair and the scalp. It contains emollients (softening and moisturizing lubricants) that add strength, shine and luster to your hair. It penetrates deep into the hair shafts to retain moisture and brings an added shine to your hair.

Things you’ll need:

olive oil for dry hair

  • Olive oil
  • Cotton ball

Warm up the oil and apply on your hair and scalp

warm up olive oil and use on dry hair

  • Warm up (do not boil) a small quantity of olive oil. You can warm up the oil in a microwave for 5 seconds.
  • Use a cotton ball to apply it on your hair and scalp.
  • Massage gently for a few minutes and let it stay in your hair for 45 minutes.
  • Wash it off using lukewarm water.
  • Use this remedy twice every week for effective results.

olive oil for dry hair

Method 3: Using Bananas

Things you’ll need:

banana for dry hair

  • Ripe banana – 2
  • Olive oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Coconut oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Slice and blend bananas

slice and blend bananas

Bananas are a natural ingredient exceptionally rich in antioxidants, potassium, and vitamins, which are beneficial for the treatment of dry, frizzy and brittle hair.

  • Peel 2 ripe bananas and blend them into a smooth consistency.

Step 2. Mix all the ingredients together

mix all the ingredients for dry hair

Packed with nutrients and antioxidants, coconut oil and olive oil are great moisturizers for hair and the scalp. They help in smoothening and coating dry hair shafts, thus adding luster and shine.

Honey is a natural humectant and attracts moisture to heal damaged hair shafts. It is also full of nutrients and antioxidants that nourish the dry hair and encourage growth.

  • Pour 2 tablespoons each of coconut oil and olive oil into the banana.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of honey to the paste.
  • Mix well to prepare a mask.

Apply this banana mask evenly on your hair and scalp.

  • Leave it on for 30 minutes, then rinse it off using lukewarm water.
  • Shampoo your hair normally the following day to feel softer and smoother hair.
  • Apply once every week for quick results.

banana mask for dry hair

Method 4: Using an Egg Mask

Things you’ll need:

egg mask for dry hair

  • Eggs – 2
  • Yogurt – ¼ cup
  • Coconut oil – 2 tablespoons

Mix the ingredients and apply

mx coconut oil, yogurt and egg for dry hair

While eggs are natural moisturizers and conditioners for dry hair, yogurt contains lactic acid and fats that help clean, moisturize and rejuvenate your hair from the roots to the tips.

  • Mix 2 eggs into ¼ cup of yogurt.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix well.
  • Evenly distribute the mask all over your hair.
  • Allow it to sit for 20 minutes, then wash it out with shampoo.
  • Follow this remedy twice a week for soft and lustrous hair.

egg mask for dry hair

Method 5: Using Beer

beer for dry hair

Beer is one of the most effective remedies for promoting soft, shiny and silky hair. A good conditioner, beer contains rich amounts of proteins and vitamin B that are helpful in promoting hair growth and adding luster to your hair.

  • Take sufficient amount of beer and apply it directly on your hair.
  • Leave it on for some time, then blow dry your hair (to remove the smell).

beer for dry hair

Method 6: Using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Vinegar acts as an excellent conditioner for your hair. It restores the protective cuticle layer of your hair, cleans up the residue in hair shafts and restores the natural pH levels, thus relieving you from a dry and itchy scalp.

Things you’ll need:

ACV for dry hair

  • Apple cider vinegar (ACV)
  • Water
  • Cotton ball

Dilute ACV in water and apply

dilute ACV in water for dry hair

An excess of vinegar on your hair may make it drier than it was previously. So, it is important to dilute the vinegar in water.

  • Dilute ACV in an equal amount of water to prepare a hair rinse solution.
  • Wash your hair as you normally do, and apply the vinegar rinse as a conditioner.
  • Massage it gently into your hair and scalp, and let it sit there for a few minutes.
  • Finish by rinsing it out with water and gently drying your hair with a towel.

Apply ACV for dry hair

Additional Tips

  • If you have dry hair, do not wash it daily as this will remove moisture from your hair. Wash it every 2 to 3 days to restore adequate moisture in your hair.
  • Dehydration or low water intake is another major cause of dry hair. Drink as much water as you can.
  • Massaging is a great way to treat dry hair, as it helps increase the supply of blood flow and nutrients to the hair and scalp. This helps in producing moisture that further treats dry hair.
  • Always use a mild shampoo and conditioner on your hair. Shampoos with harsh chemicals can further damage your hair.
  • Avoid frequent straightening, curling or styling of your hair. The heat from these appliances may cause severe structural damage to your hair, ultimately leading to dry hair.
  • Avoid overexposing your hair to sunlight. Sun rays tend to dry up moisture from your hair. Cover your hair when going out in the sun.

This article originally appeared on Fabnow.com

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