Your hair needs protein and moisturizer to stay nourished and smooth. So whenever they are deprived of these two things, they will become dry and damaged. But are you providing enough protein to your hair and nourishing them regularly, and still they are dry? If so, you should know that there are many reasons for this. Also, if you are looking for a solution, you can turn to some home remedies that can help to manage dry and frizzy hair.
Dr Rinky Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist & Dermato-Surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics, suggests us some tips and home remedies to manage dry and damaged hair.
Why is your hair dry even after conditioning?
Dr Kapoor says, “Dry hair is one of the biggest hair woes of most women. Sometimes even after you have been using the right conditioning products, the hair can feel dry and damaged. This is worrisome and can be because of various reasons.
Read reasons why your hair is dry even after conditioning:
1. Low or high hair porosity
2. Product build-ups
3. Washing hair with hot water too often
4. Seasonal changes
5. Deposit of hard water or chlorinated water on the scalp or hair
6. Unprotected use of styling products such as gels, hair foams, curling products, etc.
7. Using the wrong type of shampoo or shampoo containing harmful products such as sulfate and parabens etc.
8. Not drinking enough water. Water hydrates and moisturizes the hair and the products that we use such as hair butter, oils, etc. just lock the moisture in.
9. Not washing your hair often. Once a hair wash week is a must.
Dry and damaged hair is not easy to maintain. However, you can take some easy steps and include home remedies in your regular routine to combat the dryness says Dr Kapoor.
Here are home remedies for dry hair:
1. Natural oil
Use natural oils and hair butter such as whipped mango, shea butter, etc that act as sealants.
2. Detoxify your hair
Adopt a clarifying routine to remove the product build up.
Deep condition your hair to boost the protein and moisture level.
Moisturize your hair regularly. Use a lotion in the morning and spray your hair with water at night.
5. Drink more water
Drinking water is a solution to your so many problems including dry hair. Drinking enough water a day will keep your hair nourished and hydrated, removing the dryness and roughness from the hair.
Apart from this, use these home remedies recommended by Dr Kapoor:
1. Aloe vera leave-in conditioner
You can also use a leave-in conditioner. For dry hair use natural aloe vera gel as a leave-in conditioner post shampoo as a spray.
2. Aloe vera hair mask
Mix some aloe vera gel, with honey and coconut oil and apply before shampooing. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash with regular shampoo and conditioner.
3. DIY shampoo
Make your own clarifying shampoo using ¼ cup of potato flour, 2 cups of water, and 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. Heat water and flour in a pan and mix well and let it warm for about 15 minutes. Remove and cool and add the apple cider vinegar. Pour in a bottle and use it in place of your regular shampoo.
4. Use egg
Mix one egg with two tablespoons of olive oil and apply it on damp hair and leave for 20 minutes and wash as usual.