Dry Hair Remedies ~ Repair Your Damaged Hair
Do you suffer from dry hair?
Dry hair can be a particular challenge with its tendency towards excessive breakage and dullness with diminished shine.
While sometimes dry hair is genetic, it’s more often caused by environmental overexposure to the sun, chlorinated pool water, cold air, chemical treatments, excessive shampooing, or overuse of hot hair care appliances.
The good news is there are simple steps you can take at home to revitalize dry hair and help to restore some of its shine and luster. Of course, you’ll want to start with a good moisturizing shampoo and follow up with a conditioner designed specifically for dry hair.
Here are some additional, inexpensive dry hair care remedies you can use at home to give your hair more sheen and vitality:
Dry Hair Remedies:
A home hot oil treatment You can buy prepackaged hot oil treatments at your local drugstore or salon, but it’s easy enough to make your own at home.
Just mix together equal parts canola and olive oil. Heat this up in a microwave safe dish for a few minutes until warm to the touch. Apply the hot oil to the ends and gradually work up to the scalp.
Once applied, wrap your hair in a warm towel and allow it to remain on your hair for at least thirty minutes. Rinse the oil from your hair and experience how soft your hair feels.
Hot oil treatments are even more effective when done on a regular basis, at least once every fourteen days.
Dry Hair Remedies:
Use warm mayonnaise Mayonnaise is a very effective hair moisturizer and it’s made even more effective by the application of heat. Add about a third of a cup of mayonnaise to a microwave safe glass. (don’t use low fat or fat-free mayonnaise).
Heat the mayonnaise in the microwave until warm, checking it frequently. Once warm, apply the mayonnaise starting at the ends of the hair and working up. Pin your hair to the top of you head and cover it with a plastic bathing cap.
Leave the mayonnaise on your hair as long as possible. Keeping it on overnight is ideal. Once you rinse out the mayonnaise you’ll be quite pleased with the improved texture of your hair.
While these two dry hair care remedies can be quite effective, they work even better if you take scrupulous care of your hair on a daily basis. Protect your hair from the elements by wearing a hat when you’ll be out in the sun and avoid chlorinated pools without a bathing cap.
Chemical treatments and overuse of hot appliances should also be limited to avoid stripping the hair of essential moisture.
Resist the urge to shampoo on a daily basis and if you do, concentrate the shampoo on the roots of your hair only.
It can also be helpful to do nightly scalp massages to help increase scalp nourishment and promote oil production.
Finally, see your hairdresser for a good haircut that works with your particular hair type and texture. Even dry hair can be a beautiful with a little tender loving care.