A saying goes that lovely long hair is what catches everyone’s attention even before the gorgeous face does. And that is well said. Healthy and beautiful tresses can mesmerise anyone whether male or female.
If you had given up the hope on your dry and damaged hair because of the costly hair treatments then this feature will surely bring a smile on you face. We will discuss very effective, cheap and easy to administer home remedies for dry as well as damaged hair.
Some people have naturally dry hair and some have them due to persistent damage caused everyday. The major reasons behind hair damage are direct exposure to sun, dust, pollution, excessive styling and unreliable brand of hair colour.
Home Remedies For Dry And Damaged Hair
Mustard oil has intense moisturising properties. Heat the mustard oil until it is lukewarm. Apply it on your scalp and along the length of the hair. Let it rest for at least 2 hours before you wash it away with your regular shampoo. Repeat this process minimum twice a week.
You will see visible results just after 4 applications. If you have dandruff on your scalp which could also be the reason behind the hair damage, then take a slice of lemon. And apply mustard oil with it on the scalp. This will not only clean the scalp but the mustard oil will not let the lemon acid dry your hair.
The humble mayonnaise that sits in the fridge and makes sumptuous creamy burgers and sandwiches can come in handy for one use beyond the kitchen shelf. To understand its benefits, we need to know what ingredients go in to making it. Its eggs, fats (oil) and mustard.
Eggs are known to be best natural conditioner possible. Oil and mustard have their own moisturising and anti-septic properties. Therefore, application of mayonnaise can bring the wildest of tresses in control. Apply mayonnaise in your hair at least an hour before you wash your hair. This application just used ones in a week will bring in great results.
Henna is a natural hair colour. It is a safe option for the hair colour and gives instant shine to otherwise dull and dry hair. Add 1/4th cup of lemon juice and mustard oil while preparing the henna powder for application.
Leave this mixture for an hour. Apply to your hair until the entire mane is covered. Let it dry. Wash off as usual to get beautiful colour as well as lustre in your hair. Ones in a month is ideal frequency of henna treatment.
In the upmarket beauty clinics and parlour, hair spa is the new fad. It shows results but also burn a hole in your pocket! However, we still opt for it since some of those treatments are not possible at home. One of them is hair steaming. But there is a way of doing it at the comfort of your home. Steaming is done to open the hair follicles and pores on the scalp. This helps the hair absorb the oil or special applications on the scalp and encourages good hair growth by removing the blockages in the follicles.
At home, heat a pan of water until it starts to give out steam. Now immerse a thin cotton towel in the water and squeeze it out of the hot water with the help of large kitchen tongs. Spread open so that the initial very hot steam escapes. Now wrap it around your hair tightly in a way that your entire head is covered under this cloth. If it feels too hot on the scalp then remove immediately. Remember it is supposed to feel warm and not hot. The best results are obtained of you apply lots of oil on your scalp before this treatment.
Beer is known to condition the hair better than most of the cosmetic off the shelf conditioners. It helps in conditioning the hair in two way- one, by cleaning the scalp thoroughly by washing away all kind of build up and second, by lending shine and volume to otherwise limp hair.
Wash your hair with the regular shampoo. Thereafter, pour the beer on your hair so that it soaks the roots and entire length of the hair. Let it rest for 2-3 minutes. Then wash off with cool water. You can use the beer bath as many times you wash your hair and do not cringe at the beer washing down the drain!
Yoghurt, especially the one made of whole cream milk can prove to be the “it” product for converting your dry hair in to soft and moisturised crown. Yoghurt has many good bacteria and lot of moisturising content. Apply it to your scalp as well as strands. Cover with a shower cap so that it does not drip. Keep for around an hour. Wash off with your regular shampoo and conditioner.
Over a period of time, our scalp accumulates a build up of dust, grime and even the residue of hair products that we use. Washing your hair with shampoo does not really help in cleaning the scalp. What this build up really does is that it creates blockages in the hair follicles, thereby not only discouraging the hair growth but also not letting the hair absorb good oils and hair treatment that you might be undergoing.
To combat and deep cleanse the scalp, baking soda is a great alternative. Add baking soda to water to form a paste. Apply this paste on your scalp. Let it remain for 10-15 minutes and wash off. Apply warm oil to your scalp after this treatment. Let it stay for about an hour and wash as usual. Do not use the baking soda too frequently as it may backfire by drying your hair. Ones in a month is an ideal frequency. Besides, ones cleaned, the build up will take some time to accumulate on the scalp again. Therefore, using baking soda would prove quite a waste.
So go on and try these easy home remedies to get rid of the dryness and containing the damage to your hair without spending a fortune and the best of all, without stepping outside your home!
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.