Women have always considered hair an essential part to looking good. For some, hair defines them and having healthy and beautiful hair is a must. Dry and dull hair has no place in their lives. This is the reason why most women really pay attention to proper hair care and some even spend a fortune on hair salons and spas.
However, not everyone has the money to spend on salons and spas. There are hair care products that can effectively care for your hair and prevent it from becoming dry and dull.
What causes dry hair?
Before you proceed to do any of these treatments, it is very important for you to first learn what causes dry hair in order for you to effectively treat this problem. Dry hair, a common problem for both men and women, results due to excessive loss of moisture and oil from your hair follicles. Dry hair can develop due to exposure to the elements (sun, wind and environment) weakening your hair. Dry hair can break very easily. Intrinsic factors also contribute to your hair becoming dry. Poor diet, certain medications and prolonged illnesses can also cause dry hair.
Natural Home Remedies
Get rid of dry hair with these natural home treatments. No need to leave the comfort of your home for some effective and easy ways of caring for your dry hair.
Use a cold rinse whenever you wash and shampoo your hair. The cold water will seal the hair shaft, make hair shiny and reduce the chances of breakage.
Honey not only replaces your hair’s lost moisturebut attracts moisture as well. Apply honey on your scalp, wrap in a towel and leave on your hair for at least 5 minutes. Massage hair for a few minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
A vinegar rinse adds shine to your hair. Dilute one part apple-cider vinegar in seven parts water. Use this solution to rinse your hair after shampooing. This treatment works great for over-treated hair.
Mayonnaise does not only do magic for your sandwiches and salads. It is also an old, tested and tried recipe as a hair conditioner. Take a few spoonfuls, massage onto your hair and leave on for 3 – 5 minutes. Shampoo it out thoroughly. This treatment will leave your hair soft and shiny for a long time afterwards.
Hot Oil Treatment with Argan Oil
Mix a few drops of Argan oil with a little bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Massage scalp and hair with the mixture after washing your hair. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Argan oil, a 100% natural oil from Morocco, is loaded with Vitamin E and essential fatty acids that helps to give moisture back to your hair. These nutrients also nourish your hair, keeping it healthy and strong.
Treating dry hair need not be expensive. In fact, there are numerous hair treatments can be prepared and applied in the comfort of your own home.