Cold weather dries the skin. It also dries the scalp and hair. During summer, the scalp produces sweat and oils, but the sun still dries the hair. Whatever the weather, you can have dry hair. Other causes for dry hair are: too much shampooing, frequent use of heat styling equipment, and the use of perming chemicals and hair coloring. There are several remedies for dry hair - some of which can be homemade, and the ingredients are not expensive, as these items are normally found in the kitchen. Some remedies are available in the market, and can be quite pricey depending on the brand. Here are some of the interesting and simple home remedies for dry hair:
Egg and oil. Egg contains protein and helps in hair repair. It also maintains moisture. There are several recipes using egg as a main ingredient. Here are some of them:
- Beat two whole, raw eggs and put the mixture evenly on your hair and let it dry. Then shampoo your hair to remove the dried up egg. Rinse with a vinegar and water solution, and then rinse with water. You can do this once a month to maintain your smooth hair.
- Mix two egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of castor oil, and then put the mixture evenly on your hair. Let it set for a few minutes, and then rinse your hair with water thoroughly.
- Mix lemon juice into a whole egg, and apply this mixture to your hair. Let it set for some time. Then rinse your hair thoroughly.
A fruity cure. Avocado is known to have oils that benefit the hair. Using an avocado fruit, remove the seed and skin, and place the pulp in a blender. Add two eggs and mix them. Apply the resulting mixture evenly to your hair. Then rinse it off with lime juice and vinegar solution. To get rid of the smell, rinse with water afterwards.
Sweet honey. Honey is used not only for pancakes or tea, but also as hair treatment. Mix ½ cup of honey with 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Coat your hair with this mixture, making sure it is applied evenly. Use a shower cap to cover your hair and let it set for 30 minutes. Afterwards, shampoo your hair to remove the sticky mixture, and rinse it thoroughly with water.
For the swimmers. Swimmers are exposed to chlorine treated water, which also damages the hair. This recipe can help remedy dry hair caused by chlorine.
Mix one egg, one eggshell's measure of olive oil and one quarter of cucumber, with the skin peeled off. Blend all the ingredients together, and apply the mixture evenly through the hair. Leave it for 10 minutes before rinsing off. This can be done monthly.
Mayonnaise for the hair, not for salad. Mayonnaise is also useful for the hair, as its main ingredient is egg white. Apply mayonnaise on the scalp as a conditioner after shampooing. Leave it for 15 minutes. There is no need to wear a shower cap. Then shampoo your hair again to remove the mayonnaise, and rinse it off with flowing water.