6 Home Remedies for Dry Hair
Have the curse of dry damaged hair? Here are a few home remedies to tend to the distress, some you may have heard of others might be a pleasant treat!
1) Shameful Shampoo
Shampoo is usually the number 1 reason for dry rough hair. Many general (cheap) brands of shampoo contain harsh chemicals and sulfates that strip your hair of natural oils which hold moisture in. In return masking that damage with intense oily conditioner. Your hair is precious, bump up the budget on hair care products and let your hair smile. It’s a great place to put your money.
2) A Heavy Hand
Be kind to your hair! Pesky knots don’t demand a harsh rough pull it get it untangled. Use gently strokes starting from the ends of your hair to get out those knots. Never use a comb! Cushion brushes will work best. Also, backcombing, my friends is a dangerous game. I know to get that great lift in volume is very in-demand at the moment, just take care when using the back-combing method and buy a “back-combing brush” preferably boar bristle.
3) Load Up on that Conditioner
Conditioner is your best friend. Rub in it and let it sit while you wash your face and take care of any other “errand” you have. Look for products that have little to no alcohol in them. Reading labels helps, or, just take a quick whiff! Products with intense great smelling scents usually are high in alcohol. Go for odorless. Try out a leave-in conditioner or overnight treatment.
4) Oil It Up
Hot oil, or any oil for that matter, are great for your hair and you’ll see a lot of professional salons using it. These products are also available over the counter and will help your hair withhold oil. Test out some brands and see which fits. You can also whip out a shower cap and apply the oil in, let it sit, then wash it out when you take your shower.
5) Brush Less
The type of hair brushes you use make a great difference on the strain caused in your hair. Too hard a pull can fracture your hair resulting in the hair falling out. Try out a boar-bristle of “vent” brush to ease the strain. Consciously brush your hair less if you tend to over brush.
Eggs provide great shine! Whip up one egg in lightly warm water (any hotter and you’ll be cooking on your head) and apply it to your locks, then rinse. You can also use this helpful “home made” conditioning treatment. Mix 3 eggs, 2 table spoons of olive oil, and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Apply it to your hair, throw it into a shower cap and let it sit for 30 minutes. Shampoo hair as usual.
There you have it–hope it helps!