FEATURED | Apr 20, 2023
D-I-Y for D-R-Y Hair
Many a times, it’s the simple home remedies that could offer that little extra your hair needs!
More and more people these days are complaining about dry hair – this happens due to so many reasons. Your hair texture could be dry naturally, you could be using too many products on your hair, you might be applying too much heat on your hair or the pollution and dust that you are exposed to on a daily basis could be causing hair damage. While most people might choose to head to their nearest salon to get some high-fanged hair treatment, there are those who still hold their belief in nature’s remedies for dry hair.
Truth be told, sometimes, it is these remedies that work a lot better than the ones you might end up spending a lot of money on. And while these might offer you immediate results, it is quite often nature’s goodness that offers you most long lasting resolutions. If you too are struggling with really dry hair and are willing to give these remedies a try first, then easy to prepare at home hair masks would be a really good idea. Most of them need very basic ingredients that you should be able to find at home and because they are all natural ingredients, they are most likely to do almost no harm.
Here are some of the easiest to prepare natural hair remedies for dry hair:
- Yoghurt and oil – Oil is perhaps one of the easiest ways to nourish, nurture and hydrate dry hair and the curd has benefits of its own – yoghurt has biotin and zinc which will help strengthen hair and can also offer natural moisture. To half a cup of plain non-flavoured yoghurt, add two tablespoons of olive or coconut oil. Mix it thoroughly and apply the mixture to freshly washed hair. Leave it in your hair for about 20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
- Honey and rice milk – Honey is known to help lock in moisture, which is why it is a popular ingredient in skin and hair care masks. Combine that with rice milk and you have one of the most famous hair care tricks to keep your hair looking and feeling nourished, as well shining. Rice milk is really easy to make at home – soak some rice till the time it becomes soft and you can break it with your nails. Drain out the water and add to a blender with some warm water and grind to a fine paste. Add more water and strain through a muslin cloth. The resulting liquid is rice milk! Mix one cup of rice milk with 2 tablespoons of honey and apply to your hair for about 20 minutes, before washing it off with a gentle shampoo.
- Egg yolk and honey – While eggs are rich in proteins, along with biotin and sulfur, honey has immense antioxidant properties, making them a good combination to treat dry hair. Separate an egg yolk and a spoonful of honey and make sure to add a few drops of an essential oil, to keep the eggy smell away. Apply the whisked mixture to your scalp and wash off after about 30 minutes, using a mild hair cleanser.
- Bananas – Go bananas over bananas, because their high potassium levels and moisture content, make them top contenders for combating dry hair. One of the best natural remedies for dry hair and scalp is simply mashing a ripe banana and applying to the scalp and the lengths of the hair. Leave the mash in your hair for about an hour and then wash off thoroughly with lukewarm water.
- Avocado – This superfood is not just delicious to eat, but can also give you luscious locks – high in vitamin A, vitamin E, saturated fats and several minerals, this is the perfect salve for dry and damaged hair. Prepare a hair mask with a really ripe avocado and one egg and apply to your hair for 20-30 minutes. Rinse your hair several times for hair that is moisturised, nourished and strengthened.
- Oils - One of the easiest ways to nourish, treat and protect dry and damaged hair is to use oils – as a matter of fact, warm oils are a great way to nourish and hydrate hair. The most popular oils for dry hair include coconut, olive and almond or a combination of them. You could always give our Champi oil a try – at indē wild, we have created a blend of some of the most potent oils that includes coconut, sesame, almond and Indian argan. The oil also has vitamin E along with extracts of hibiscus, gooseberry, holy basil, rosemary and licorice, all of which contribute to hair that is healthy and nourished. All you have to do is warm a little oil in a bowl and then massage it into the scalp and hair. You can leave it in overnight or wash it off in about an hour.
So, if you are tired of running your hands through dry and rough hair, you might want to check out these natural home remedies for dry hair and see the difference some simple ingredients and some tender loving care can bring!
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