Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Dry Hair

Dry Hair:

• Lack of oil and moisture in hair leads to dry hair
• Such hair, loses its shine and texture
• If neglected, one can suffer hair loss which leads to development of bald patches


  • rough and thin hairs.
  • hair fall
  • split ends
  • • Exposing hair to sun for long
  • • Excessive use of hair dryers
  • • Staying in a dry air environment for long
  • • Nutritional deficiencies
  • 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

Home Remedies for Dry Hair

1. Unboiled Milk

To heal dry hair, pour some unboiled milk in a bowl. Soak a cotton ball in the milk and apply it directly on hair and scalp. After one hour, wash your hair thoroughly.
2. Sesame Oil
Sesame oil is excellent nourishing oil. As it is rich in vitamins and minerals, it helps in strengthening hair and increasing blood circulation in the scalp. Simply mix one tablespoon each of root juice, lemon juice, and sesame oil. Apply this mixture on the scalp and hair. Wrap your head with a hot towel. After half an hour, rinse with shampoo.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
To treat dry hair, apple cider vinegar is very effective. Instead of using expensive shampoos for hair, a simple pack or massage of apple cider vinegar works better. All you are required to do is to take out some apple cider vinegar in a bowl. With the help of a cotton ball, apply it on the scalp and hair. Rinse your hair after 5-10 minutes.
You can also use diluted apple cider vinegar. Mix apple cider vinegar and warm water in equal proportion. Apply it after shampooing your hair. It will work as a conditioner and will help manage your hair properly.
4. Eggs
One of the most used remedies for dry hair is egg yolk. Egg yolk works as a natural moisturizer and conditioner for dry hair. Mix two eggs with half cup of olive oil. Stir the mixture well and apply it directly on hair. Cover your head with a shower cap. Rinse after one hour.
To moisturize dry and rough hair, use egg whites. Separate white part of egg and damp it on hair. Leave it for 20 minutes and then, wash it off.
You can also add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or olive oil in 3 eggs. Stir it well, adding one tablespoon honey. You can also put in a few drops of lemon juice in it. Apply the mixture on hair and scalp and cover with a shower cap. Wash it off with lukewarm water after 30 minutes.
Egg can also be used with yogurt. Just beat two eggs in half cup of full-fat yogurt. Add 1½ tablespoons of almond oil. Stir it well until it turns creamy. Massage your scalp and hair with this mixture. After massage, cover your head with a towel, and wash it off with lukewarm water after half an hour.
Prepare a mixture of three eggs, one tablespoon of olive oil, one tablespoon of vinegar, and one tablespoon of coconut oil. Stir it well, adding a few drops of rosemary essential oil. Apply this mixture on the head for 20 minutes and rinse it off with regular shampoo.
5. 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.
6. Curry Leaves
Curry leaves are not just a good ingredient to add taste to your food, but also a useful remedy for the treatment of hair. Curry leaves are enriched with calcium, vitamins, phosphorous, and iron. Heat two tablespoons of coconut oil adding 5-6 curry leaves in it. Heat it for a few minutes and allow it to cool down. Apply it on the scalp and hair. Wrap a warm towel on the head for 15 minutes. This ayurvedic treatment will surely nourish your hair.
7. Yogurt
Yogurt is a natural conditioner for dry hair. It can be applied as a mask on hair. The moisturizing properties of yogurt help in curing dry hair. Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of honey in half cup of yogurt. Mix it and apply it on hair and hair roots. After 15 minutes, rinse your hair with warm water.

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