By Dr. Syam Bhargavan, Ayurveda
Hair becomes dry when the hair shafts do not absorb or retain enough moisture, resulting in a brittle, lackluster appearance. This can be due to illness or nutritional deficiencies, use of harsh hair products, excessively washing your hair, exposure to chlorinated water, and frequent use of heated styling tools or hair dye.
As you age, the scalp produces less oil. Therefore, there will come a point when your hair will become dry due to the lack of oil. Moisture escapes your hair due to a damaged cuticle. The cuticle is usually responsible for trapping the oil in your hair.
Taking good care of your hair, eating a healthy diet, using quality hair care products meant for your hair type and using some over-the-counter conditioners can prevent it from drying out. Plus, there are many simple home remedies that can help treat dry hair and restore its health and shine. Here are ways to care for your dry hair…
When you mash ripe avocados with one egg and apply it to your hair, you will immediately notice a positive change in the texture of your hair. This is because avocados have essential minerals, vitamins and fatty acids. You should leave it for at least 20 minutes and then rinse it off.
You can also try and massage the dry parts of your hair gently with butter. You should then leave it for 30 minutes and finally rinse and shampoo the butter off as usual.
3. Olive Oil-
This is another excellent home remedy for dry hair. If you warm up the olive oil and apply it to your hair for about 45 minutes, you will notice a significant improvement in the texture of your hair. However, do remember to rinse it off when you are done.
Beer works as an excellent hair conditioner. The protein in beer helps repair damaged hair cuticles and nourish hair follicles, which in turn makes your hair shiny and smooth.
Bananas are another excellent ingredient for treating extremely dry and damaged hair. The high potassium and moisture content in bananas prevents split ends, and softens and improves the elasticity of your hair.