dry hair

Get Rid of Dry Hair Naturally

Dry hair appears dull and lifeless, lacking its natural luster. It makes hair difficult to manage and can be caused by illnesses, medications, and nutritional deficiencies, as well as over styling and chemical use. The reason these things cause dry hair is because they affect oil production or prevent your natural oils from staying on the hair long enough to make a difference in keeping it moisturized. Treating dry hair is fairly easy, however, and just requires a little extra time once or twice a week to remedy.

 

How do I know if I have dry hair?

  • Dull hair
  • Brittle texture
  • Unmanageability
  • Easily tangled
  • Split ends
  • Easily broken
  • Hair color that fades faster
  • Hair dyes are too easily absorbed

 

How do I prevent dry hair?

  • ¬†Choose shampoos that have a pH between 4.5 and 6.7. They cleanse without drying.
  • Be gentle with your hair when lathering. Use fingertips, not nails, and don’t pull or yank.
  • Use conditioners that do not contain alcohol and have little or no fragrance.
  • Brush less often and only when hair is dry. Wet hair should only be combed.
  • Avoid hair care items that apply heat to the hair as they stretch, dry and break hairs.

 

How can I treat dry hair?

  • A tablespoon of white vinegar can be used to help improve cleanliness and shine in hair. It also helps to eliminate dandruff and remove build up from shampoos and conditioners.
  • Make a hair mask of vegetable oil and honey. Leave on for 20 minutes then shampoo gently.
  • Egg whites help to cleanse the hairs without drying it out. Mix one egg white with a few tablespoons of water, then massage into hair and leave for 30 minutes before washing.
  • Mayonnaise is a powerful hair moisturizing weapon. Smear some in your hair and leave for 10 minutes then shampoo away.
  • Add nutrients to your hair with a pre-rinse of rice milk and a teaspoon of honey.
  • An avocado smashed with a bit of oil can be used as a hair mask. It adds protein to the hair making it stronger. Leave in for 30 minutes.
  • Make your own conditioner with aloe vera gel, olive oil, and six drops of both rosemary and sandalwood oils. Leave it in for a couple hours, then wash out.
  • Evening primrose oil supplements can be taken to help keep hair shiny and healthy.
  • Coconut oil treats a number of hair and scalp issues, including dry hair, dandruff and even dry skin!
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