Home Remedies For Dry Hair & Scalp: Natural, Effective & Easy Tips + Masks
Hair is one of the most important aspect of oneself and plays a major role in enhancing beauty and appearance. Both men and women go to any lengths to make their hair look great, stylish & well kept. However, there are a number of hair and scalp problems that may haunt women and men, affecting their appearance and overall health. From hairfall to dandruff, dryness to frizz there is always something that bothers us, so the HBM Team decided to start this Hair 101 Series wherein we touch on the causes of these issues which can be helped with easy and natural remedies. Today we enlist the best home remedies for dry hair & scalp.
Causes Of Dry Hair & Scalp
Before we move on to the easy home remedies for dry hair, it imperative that we find out what leads to dry hair & scalp. Dry hair and scalp can be caused by a number of factors which can vary from medical conditions to environmental factors. Following are some of the major causes of dry hair.
- Indequate nutrition. Unless you eat a good & balanced diet with the required vitamins, minerals & fat you will never have healthy hair. Always remember what you eat shows on the outside
- Another common problem is lack of conditioning. If people do not oil or condition their hair, it tends to get dry & frizzy.
- Shampooing your hair too often. Ideally, you should wash your hair after every 3-4 days. Avoid washing your hair daily if you have a very dry scalp.
- Heat styling your hair often. Using products like blow dryers or straighteners excessively can take a toll on the hair’s health. Always remember to use a heat protectant spray before using styling tools to prevent damage.
- Using hair styling gel and hair color containing ammonia can make the hair drier.
- People who swim in pools with chlorinated water can also experience dry scalp issues. It is a must to protect your hair & scalp by always wearing a swimming cap
- Sun damage is also a common cause for dry & frizzy hair. Always carry an umbrella or a hot to protect yourself.
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Best Home Remedies For Dry Hair & Scalp That Work!
You can use various home remedies to get rid of dry hair and irritated scalp. Of course, regular visits to the salon for deep conditioning massages & hair spas might help. However, it can be quite costly and ultimately takes a toll on your pocket. Therefore, it makes sense to use home remedies that are neither costly nor produces adverse effects since it all natural and does not use any harsh chemicals.
Vinegar can be used to treat dry scalp and hair. It is easily available in most households and you can combine it with honey and apply to the scalp for 15 mins before shampooing your hair to combat dryness. Another great way to use vinegar is to rinse your hair with it once or twice a week. This is one of the easiest home remedies for dry hair that works like a charm!
PS: Apple Cider Vinegar is the best for a rinse but since its not easily available in India, you can very well do with any fruit vinegar.
Avocado is not only good for the skin, but it can also be used to nourish your scalp. It is rich with vitamins D, A and E. The fruit is also replete with essential minerals like magnesium, iron and potassium & it hydrates the scalp well and makes the hair stronger. Try this easy homemade mask for dry hair made up of 1 avocado, 2 tsps of coconut oil and 1 egg white. Leave this on your hair for 30 minutes and wash off. Try this once a week and you will find that your hair has become silkier and manageable.
Easy Home Remedies & Masks For Dry Hair + Scalp
Honey And Lemon Juice
A blend of these two ingredients, found in most kitchens can work wonders for dry scalp and hair. Honey has deep moisturizing properties while lemon cleanses the scalp of build up & residue. Depending on the length & thickness of your hair, mix some honey with the juice of a half freshly squeezed lemon. Apply this to the scalp & hair and leave it on for 20 mins. Try this natural home remedy for dry hair every week and say hello to silky smooth hair after a few uses.
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Olive oil is enriched with antioxidants and vitamin E and is also the best hair oil for dry scalp & hair. It can be used to make nourishing hot oil pack to combat scalp dryness & add moisture as well as bounce to the hair. You can mix olive oil with either coconut or jojoba oil and warm it up lightly. Apply the mix on scalp and massage gently. Wrap your head in a warm towel and leave it for some time before shampooing it off. This can be done once or twice a week.
Eggs are loved by people who want an easy source of protein in their diet, but they can also be good for undernourished and dry hair as well. If the smell of egg puts you off, mix it with honey and olive oil. This will even nourish the scalp better. Whip up a frothy mixture with these ingredients and then gently massage it on hair with fingers. Keep the mixture on hair for an hour and rinse off with a mild shampoo and plenty of water. Try this once or twice a for shining & silky hair.
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So those were our easy & effective home remedies for dry hair + scalp. Do let us know if you found them effective if you give it a try. We’d love your feedback 🙂
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