Dry hair is a common problem of both men and women. This problem occurs due to loss of moisture and oil from your hair follicles. It is useful to try home remedies for dry hair in place of using harmful chemicals. Diet plays a vital role in maintaining your hair so eat a balanced meal. Drink 8 glasses of water daily as it really works. Prevention is always better than cure; do not wash your hair frequently as it washes away the natural oils from your hair. In place of harsh chemical shampoos, use mild herbal ones or a baby shampoo.
Before trying any of the home remedies for dry hair, avoid curlers, dryers and hair styling products as they are very harmful. Wear a scarf or a hat when you go out in the sun and when it is windy. Cut split ends as every 6-8 weeks. Wear a swimming cap before you enter a swimming pool or any harsh water. Apply a conditioner that has humectants after every shampoo. A regular oil massage with Hylix herbal lotion does wonders to your hair as it improves blood circulation and stimulates the oil glands. You can also take few drops of safflower oil, rub it in your palm and apply it on your scalp evenly. This can be done 2-3 times a week.
One of the most beneficial home remedies for dry hair is massaging your hair with hot oil as it enters the roots and gives stimulation to the oil glands. Take half cup coconut oil and add 4 crushed almonds to it then heat the mixture and apply and massage it on your scalp when it is hot. Wrap your hair with a towel and leave it for half an hour. Shampoo your hair afterwards. A cup of mayonnaise has to be heated till it becomes oily. Now coat your hair with it, leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it. This maintains the oil balance of your hair.
Apply warm olive oil on your hair and leave it for some time and then shampoo. Beat an egg with milk or yoghurt, add a teaspoon of olive or coconut oil in it and the juice of a lemon in it and mix. Apply it on your hair as a mask, and then wrap your hair with a moist warm towel. Wash your hair with a shampoo after one hour. This is one of the effective home remedies for dry hair. You can simply apply a beaten egg and leave it for an hour and then wash your hair. Make a smoothie with 2 ripe bananas and curd, then apply it on your hair and leave it for 15 minutes and then use a shampoo.
Applying vinegar or the juice of a lime before giving your hair the final wash are two easy and useful home remedies for dry hair. Honey should be applied before a wash. Make a hair pack with yoghurt and honey and apply it on your hair. You can apply a mask of just curd and wash it later. You can color your hair naturally with the help of henna and also use it as a conditioner, in both ways; it is good for your hair. Apply beer on your hair after the final wash or rinse your hair with it, both give excellent results. Always use a wide toothed comb to avoid damage.