Home Remedies for Dry Hair

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It seems one of the most common beauty complaints among all women is dry and damaged hair. Thankfully, there are some natural oils for damaged hair that can help repair split ends, aid in detangling your hair, and give it an overall natural shine. Many of these oils for damaged hair also help to heal it from the inside out, unlike commercial shampoos and conditioners that offer similar promises, but don’t deliver. Plus, these oils have absolutely no chemicals and are as close to nature as you can possibly get! Now that’s what beauty should be about!

If you are looking for some natural remedies with long term results, then here are some home remedies for you:

Coconut Oil: The use of coconut oil is beneficial to fix damaged hair. Massaging your scalp with pure coconut oil will heal the damage that is caused to your hair. Coconut is a rich source of lauric acid, which has a high affinity for hair proteins. This property makes the oil penetrate deep into the hair shaft. The oil prevents the cuticle from becoming damaged and makes the hair look healthy and fresh.

In order to correctly heat coconut oil, use this method. Warming in the microwave or directly over high heat in a pan can degrade the quality of the oil, making it less beneficial. Pour 1 cup of hot water into a small bowl.

Scoop 2 tsp. coconut oil out of the jar, using a clean spoon, and put it into a glass cup. Use extra virgin coconut oil and, if possible, make sure that it’s organic and sustainably harvested.

Place the cup of coconut oil into the bowl of warm water. Leave the cup in the bowl until the coconut oil melts. Pure coconut oil is solid at cold temperatures but melts quickly at 24 degrees C or above.

Massage the coconut oil onto your scalp and throughout your hair. If your hair is long, you may need to use additional coconut oil. Apply the coconut oil to dry or damp hair, whichever you prefer. The oil spreads more easily through damp hair.

Put a shower cap on your head, and tuck all of your hair inside of it. Leave the coconut oil on your hair for at least 30 minutes or you can leave it in overnight. The longer you leave the coconut oil on, the more it will condition your hair.

Shampoo your hair and repeat if necessary to remove the coconut oil completely. Using warm water will help get the oil out of your hair.

Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera has been proved to be excellent for skin since time immemorial. There are certain benefits that it provides for healthy hair as well. The gel obtained from a freshly-cut plant has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that can be enjoyed when the gel is applied on the hair and scalp. It helps to clear itching, dry scalps, and brittle hair.

Apply Aloe Vera thoroughly onto your scalp and hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on overnight. In the morning, wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Do this at least once a week to see good results within a month or two.

Olive Oil: Olive oil is one of the home remedies for damaged hair. It can be applied to hair on a regular basis to prevent any damage to the hair. Using olive oil helps reduce dandruff, split ends, and makes your hair shinier and more manageable.

Put the moisture back into dry hair by warming up 1/2 cup olive oil (do not boil it), and then rubbing it into your hair. Cover tresses with a plastic bag, then wrap everything in a towel. Let this home remedy do its thing for 45 minutes, then shampoo and completely rinse.

Avocado: Avocado is known to be beneficial in reducing hair loss and for preventing damaged hair. Hair loss or damage caused by vitamin deficiency can be overcome by supplying your body with all of its required vitamins. On the other hand, avocados are also used as a conditioner for promoting hair growth and a smoother structure to hair.

Mash a ripe avocado (pit removed) with one egg, then apply this home remedy to wet hair. Avocados are rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids, and minerals that will help restore luster to your hair. Leave on for at least 20 minutes, then rinse several times. Repeat once a week for damaged hair and once a month for healthy hair.

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