August 24, 2018

No matter the texture, color or style, pretty much everyone wants hair that looks like it has been preened, primped and perfected by a salon professional hair dryer on a daily basis, right? 

But if your hectic schedule won’t allow a bi-weekly blow-dry and you’d prefer an extra twenty minutes in bed each morning over waiting for your deep conditioner to work its magic or grappling with the tongs, read on, because we’ve spoken to some of the experts in the business to pin down the key hair rules to live by for healthier, happier and more manageable tresses.

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. Avoid these causes at all times!

Taking care of hair that is naturally dry can be quite a task. And what with the unruly frizz that tends to always be a companion of dry hair, not to mention the dull, lifeless look it gives your locks, making it look presentable can give the best of us a harrowing time. But worry not. For help is at hand. 

Follow these quick and easy tips for dry hair care and give your hair that healthy sheen.

Use a mild shampoo

Preferably one without a sulfate ingredient. Chemicals like Sodium Lauryl Sulphate tend to rob hair of its moisturizing content and end up leaving it dry and brittle. So, switching to a mild shampoo is an effective dry hair treatment. Osensia's best-selling natural shampoos and conditioners for hair growth are packed with pro-vitamin B and Biotin and are sulfate/paraben-free to ensure your hair is taken care of - from roots to tips!

Conditioners are your best friend

use moisturizing conditioner

Use a moisturizing conditioner without fail every single time you shampoo. It can help put back some of the moisture that the shampoo may have robbed from your hair. Everyone's hair is different. You need to keep in mind your hair's texture, dryness, length, thickness, and level damage when using any product. For example, if you have colored hair (and want to maintain it), you may need something more specific. Pantene Expert Collection AgeDefy and Advanced Keratin Repair Conditioners are among the best products for permanently colored hair. Ask your stylist for recommendations on which product (and how much of it) would work for you — and don't be afraid to change things up. When looking for a new conditioner, we remind shoppers to read label directions carefully, too.

Don’t shampoo every day

dry hair care tip

Another dry hair care tip would involve avoiding shampooing your hair every day as it can cause damage to your already dry hair a lot more. Once or twice a week is good enough. This will preserve the natural oils in your hair. If you must, wash it with just water in between. This could give you some natural glow. When we wash our scalps less, the theory goes, we actually train it to produce less oil. As in, the body understands that there is an equilibrium of oil that can be reached, and it will work to reach this point faster if we continually clear the slate. So, more washing means more oil, and less washing means less oil.

Oil your hair once a week before you shampoo

oil hair before shampoo

Our grandmas were not wrong when they instructed us to apply oil before every hair wash. Always apply and massage hair oil to your scalp and hair 2-3 hours before you plan to wash your hair. You can use coconut, olive or mustard oil. Shampoos contain harsh ingredients which can strip essential oils from your hair strands and oiling helps to fight this problem. To give your hair a dry hair treatment, use almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, and mustard oil because they are some of your hair’s best friends. Massage before washing once a week. 

Keep off the styling stuff as much as you can

hair dryer diffuser

Curling irons, hair dryers, straightening irons can all damage your dry hair. Hence, use them with caution and never overdo it, if you really want dry hair cure to work. These products that use heat to style and mold your hair will leave them damaged and drier than before. But if you must, Osensia's hair dryer diffuser is a the tool to use. It is designed to give you salon-quality results, the collection of hair dryer and brushes are infused with Ionic and Tourmaline technologies that leaves your hair healthier after every brush.

Use a leave-in conditioner after you wash

use leave in conditioner

As a hair maven, you probably already know that using leave in conditioner is one of the best hairstyling tips ever invented. No, really! It’s great to give your hair a styling or shampoo break, but we swear by regular conditioning days. It’s amazing how this simple tip can help you create long, soft and healthy hair in no time. Some conditioners will even give you a frizz-free look. Look out for those. Rub a few drops of oil on your palm after you wash your hair, and rub it into half dry hair. This can act as a natural frizz removing technique.

Dry hair lacks natural oil and moisture required to lend it natural sheen and a soft texture. As a result, hair looks brittle as well as dull. Home remedies for dry hair can help to nourish hair and prevent hair damage without any side-effects.

Drink water for healthy hair

drink water healthy hair

If you’ve ever looked to improve your diet and your overall health, then the first thing you should do is make sure you’re drinking enough water. We need at least 2 liters of water a day to perform at our best, and although you absorb a small percentage of the recommended daily intake through the moisture in food, that simply isn’t enough. If you’re looking to optimize your health, drinking water is the first step. To start, drink a lot of water. You should take 6 to 10 glasses of water every day. This really helps in regaining the lost moisture of the scalp and hair. 

Aloe vera gel and curd

aloe vera gel for healthy hair

Long and healthy hair is a beauty asset that can totally change your looks. However, not all are blessed with naturally healthy hair and stunted hair growth can be a result of genes, lack of hair care, scalp infections, lack of nutrition etc. There are a lot of commercial hair treatment serum that claim to stimulate hair growth and make your hair long and thick, but not all work! Aloe vera is long known for its skin and hair beautifying properties and it can be a great natural remedy to stimulate hair growth!

One of the most effective home remedies for dry hair is to mix aloe vera gel and curd in equal parts and apply it on your scalp. Leave it on for about 30 minutes and then rinse your hair with water. Use this remedy twice a week to witness significant results.

Eggs for dry hair

eggs for dry hair

Eggs are power-packed with proteins, minerals, and B-complex vitamins that are essential hair nutrients. These nutrients, especially biotin and other B-complex vitamins, help curb hair loss by strengthening the roots of your hair. The nutrients also help stimulate new hair growth, adding volume and thickening your hair. The proteins help strengthen your hair while the fats help condition it, improving hair texture. You can also apply eggs on your scalp. Beat two eggs and add a few drops of lemon juice and one teaspoon of olive oil in a bowl. Apply this mix on your hair as well as your scalp. Let it dry for an hour. Wash your hair thoroughly using a mild herbal shampoo.

Banana for dry hair

banana for dry hair

Is your hair dry, moisture-deprived and looking dull?

Banana hair mask will put plenty of moisture back into your stressed tresses. With tons of antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin Bs and other goodness, bananas are great for your hair.

Mash 2 bananas and 2 teaspoons of honey. Apply on your dry hair; leave it on for an hour and then shampoo. This is also one of the most effective home remedies for dry hair

Mayonnaise for dry hair

use mayonnaise for dry hair

Another useful home remedy for dry hair is the use of mayonnaise on your hair. A mayonnaise pack works wonders for the hair, making them soft and shiny. Mayonnaise contains vinegar which is an effective ingredient for balancing the scalp’s pH levels and oil production. Excessive oil production is one of the leading causes for dandruff. Using mayonnaise soothes the scalp while unclogging and tightening the follicles. This helps curb dandruff.

Pre-condition for dry hair

pre condition for dry hair

Always pre-condition hair that is brittle or excessively dry before shampooing. Coconut oil, castor oil and olive oil are excellent pre-conditioners.

Zinc and omega-3 for dry hair

Zinc and omega-3 for dry hair

Increase the intake of zinc and omega-3 fatty acids in your diet to reduce dryness and get healthy beautiful looking tresses.

Dryness of hair can also be caused due to stress, an imbalance in hormone levels or other health issues. Meditation, yoga and alternative therapies can also be followed in addition to the aforementioned remedies for positive results. A healthy diet, vitamin and mineral supplements and home remedies for dry hair can help in getting rid of lifeless and dull hair naturally.

     


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