Dry Hair – Causes, Home Remedies & Precautions




Everyone dreams of having long, shiny, lustrous, and healthy locks to look stunning. Whatever you wear, if you have healthy and shiny hair, you will look gorgeous. Most of the time, it happens that you don’t pay much attention to your hair which is why your hair gets dry and damaged. Using hair styling tools, products, and chemical treatments pose your hair to threats pushing them to long lasting dryness.

While it is challenging bringing back the shine and moisture of your hair, trying these remedies may prove valuable. There is nothing wrong with your hair but the problem lies in your diet and lifestyle. Making some simple changes will solve the dryness issues that your hair have. Read on!

Why is My Hair so Dry?

There are many reasons that make your hair dry. Here are a few of them listed which you can read and check to see the most appropriate cause of your dry hair.

  • Excess sun exposure or pollution
  • Nutritional deficiency and over consumption of junk food
  • Contact with chlorine water while swimming
  • Excess hair wash with harsh shampoo
  • Use of hair styling tools
  • Hormonal imbalance and abnormalities

Home Remedies for Dry Hair

Here are a few home remedies to deal with dry hair. While your hair lose its shine and luster due to the overexposure to sun and heat, these methods will bring back the moisture and glow. Check them out:

[ Read: Essential Oils for Dry and Damaged Hair ]




Aloe Vera for Dry Hair

aloe vera for dry hair

Aloe vera is excellent for dry and damaged hair. Apply aloe vera mask on your hair and scalp to get healthy scalp and healthy hair growth.

Things you need:

  • 3 tbsp yogurt
  • 4 tbsp aloe vera
  • 2 tbsp carrier oil

How to do:

  • Take 3 tbsp yogurt, 4 tbsp aloe vera, and 2 tbsp carrier oil to prepare a mask.
  • Mix all the ingredients together and make sections of your hair.
  • Apply the pack starting from the roots down to the tips.
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo.

Best time to do: In the morning.

Number of repetitions: Using aloe vera mask once every week brings amazing results like soft, shiny, lustrous, and healthy hair.

[ Read: Homemade Aloe Vera Hair Masks ]

Avocado Hair Mask for Dry Hair

avocado hair mask for dry hair

Since avocado is loaded with minerals, vitamins A and E, and saturated fats, it provides complete nourishment to dry hair. Applying avocado mask will leave your hair moisturized and strong.

Things you need:

  • One egg
  • Peeled avocado

How to do: Mash a ripe and peeled avocado and mix it with one egg. Apply this paste on wet hair for about 20 minutes and rinse off until the mixture goes completely from the hair.

Best time to do: In the morning.

Number of repetitions: You can use this hair mask once a week for added benefits.

[ Read: Avocado Hair Mask Recipes ]




Argan oil for Dry Hair

argan oil for dry hair

Argan oil is becoming quite popular for skin as well as hair. A few drops of argan oil are enough to provide nourishment to your hair and skin. To get supple and soft hair, argan oil has numerous benefits.

Things you need:

  • Argan oil
  • coconut oil
  • peppermint oil
  • lavender oil

How to do: Mix argan oil, coconut oil, lavender oil, and peppermint oil and put it in a bottle. Now spray this mixture on your dry hair and see noticeable results in no time.

Best time to do: In the morning.

Number of repetitions: You can use it twice a week before shampooing your hair.

[ Read: Benefits of Argan Oil For Hair ]




Apple Cider Vinegar for Dry Hair

apple cider vinegar for dry hair

Apple cider vinegar balances the pH level of your scalp and can be used as a conditioner.

Things you need:

  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ¾ cup water

How to do:

  • Take ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar with ¾ cup of water and rinse your hair with this mixture before going to the beach.
  • Or else you can take 1 tbsp normal vinegar and mix it with your shampoo.
  • Wash your hair with cold water and let dry.
  • You will see amazing results as the hair will look fresh and conditioned after the wash.

Best time to do: In the morning or night.

Number of repetitions: After every wash.

[ Read: Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar For Hair ]




Coconut oil for Dry Hair

Coconut oil for Dry Hair

Coconut oil has numerous benefits for health, skin, and hair. While it cures the damaged hair strands by heat of the sun or any other styling products, it also penetrates hair fibers.

Things you need: Coconut oil

How to do:

  • Coconut oil improves the overall appearance of hair by providing deep conditioning if used hot.
  • Take some oil in your hand and rub between your palms before applying on the root and tips of your hair.
  • Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

Best time to do: In the morning.

Number of repetitions: Apply it once every week and get rid of dry hair.

[ Read: How to Use Coconut oil for Dry Hair ]




Egg Mask for Dry Hair

egg mask for dry hair

Eggs are amazing as they are loaded with proteins required for the body in high amount. Egg yolk when applied on the hair keeps them moisturized and conditioned.

Things you need:

  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 egg yolks

How to do:

  • Take 2 egg yolks and separate the whites.
  • Add 3 tbsp of water and beat until fluffy.
  • Now apply on your hair and leave for 30 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water and see your hair shining and glowing instantly.

Best time to do: In the morning.

Number of repetitions: Apply once in two weeks for good results.

[ Read: Homemade Egg Hair Mask Recipes ]

Mayonnaise for Dry Hair

mayonnaise for dry hair

Mayonnaise, like eggs, is rich in proteins which provide enough strength to the hair. Also, it restores lost moisture of your hair and puts back shine to the dry hair.

Things you need: Mayonnaise

How to do:

  • Apply a thick layer of mayonnaise on wet hair washed with warm water.
  • Massage your hair and scalp with soft hands and let it reach to the ends.
  • Wait for 45 minutes and then rinse off with a mild shampoo.
  • Make sure to use cold water only to get beneficial results.

Best time to do: In the morning.

Number of repetitions: Using this pack once a week proves fruitful in reducing dryness from your hair.

[ Read: Mayonnaise Hair Mask Recipes ]




Multani Mitti for Dry Hair

multani mitti for dry hair

Multani mitti known as fuller earth is quite an effective product for skin and hair. Using it with yoghurt and honey has stunning results on dry hair. Plus, if you add some lemon juice, the scalp and hair gets proper nourishment as it contains vitamin C.

Things you need:

  • Half lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4 tsp multani mitti
  • ½ cup yogurt

How to do:

  • Take 4 tsp multani mitti, ½ cup yogurt, 2 tbsp honey, and half lemon juice.
  • Mix all these ingredients thoroughly and apply on your scalp and hair.
  • Massage through the scalp down to the tips of your hair.
  • Since multani mitti dries quickly, 15 minutes would be enough to see the results.
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with cold water.
  • You should use sulphate free shampoo followed by a mild conditioner containing natural oils like argan, jojoba or coconut.
  • Not only is this remedy effective but economical too as multani mitti is available at quite lesser price in the market.

Best time to do: In the morning.

Number of repetitions: To get best results, use it twice a week after 3-4 days.

[ Read: Egg and Honey Hair Mask Benefits ]




Yogurt for Dry Hair

yogurt for dry hair

Yoghurt makes for a perfect dry hair remedy when mixed with oil.

Things you need:

  • 6-7 drops essential oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup yoghurt

How to do: Take half a cup of plain yoghurt, 6-7 drops of essential oil, and 2 tbsp of olive oil and blend together. Apply this mixture after shampooing your hair. Leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water thoroughly.

Best time to do: In the morning.

Number of repetitions: You can use this mask once a week.

[ Read: Home Remedies for Gray Hair ]




Precautions & Tips

Follow these precautions and tips to stay away from dry hair and if you already are dealing with the issue, make these lifestyle changes immediately.

  • Avoid using hair styling products like curling rod, straightening iron, and blow dryer.
  • Avoid going out in the sun unless it is too necessary.
  • Wear loose hairstyle.
  • Avoid sleeping with hair accessories.
  • Apply hair mask weekly.
  • Never wash your hair too often.
  • Use sulphate free shampoos.
  • Use cold water to wash your hair as hot water takes the moisture away while cold water reduces moisture loss.
  • Cut the split ends frequently.
  • Drink lots of water and eat balanced diet.

Adopt some lifestyle changes and add these home remedies to get rid of dry hair. Keep some patience and start applying these hair masks until you get incredible results. Since these are the home remedies made with natural ingredients, the results will take time. Go straight to your kitchen and start now. Are you ready to get those long lustrous strands of hair you have been dreaming of all this while?

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Written by: Pravallika Menon

Pravallika Menon is editor & Writer for "BeautyEpic.com". Full time beautician for a organic Hair n Makeup saloon. She has completed graduation in Andhra University. Social Activist & Yoga Trainer.

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