Dry hair is caused because of lack of moisture in the hair strands and also due to lack of humectants and lipids. Dry hair is mainly the result of the inactive oil glands on the scalp. It is also the body’s barometer indicating a poor health of the body. An extensive dry Hair care is very much needed for dry hair as this type of hair is generally thin, rough and brittle.
Dry hair does not only look unhealthy, frizzy and unmanageable, but they also give rise to other problems of hair like dandruff, dry and split ends and hairfall.
The causes of dry hair may be:
• Environmental damage because of sun, heat, and harsh pollutants or chemicals in the air
• Mechanical damage caused by blow drying, curling irons, hot rollers and over-use of other heat-styling equipments
• Chemical damage caused by perming, coloring, or bleaching the hair or even excessive shampooing
• Some people tend to have hair that is naturally very dry; this may be due to lack of fat or lipids in the diet. Dry hair is also caused by harsh weather conditions.
Nothing can be as nourishing as a warm oil massage, preferably with warm almond oil, coconut oil or olive oil. Also, you can make fantastic nourishing oil at home itself with 4 almonds crushed and added to half a cup of coconut oil. Heat the oil in a pan until it steams. Set aside to cool down a bit. Apply when it is still warm. Massage deep into the scalp and into roots of your hair. After you have massaged your hair thoroughly, wrap a warm towel around your head and leave it on for half an hour. You can shampoo your hair after that.
This is an excellent pack for dry hair. For making this pack, you have to mash two ripe bananas and then half cup beaten curd to it. This is an excellent moisturizing pack for your scalp. You can apply it on your scalp and even to the hair strands. Pile up your hair high over your head in a top knot after you have applied this mixture all over. Shampoo off as usual after leaving for 15-30 minutes. After you wash your hair, you will be able to feel the difference in your hair texture yourself.
For making this excellent egg tonic for your hair, beat up an egg in a cup of milk (you can also use yogurt) and add the juice of one lemon to the mixture. Now add a teaspoon of pure coconut oil (or olive oil to it) and massage it into your hair nicely. Wrap a warm and moist towel around your head and leave for about an hour. Rinse thoroughly after that. Wash your head with lime juice and warm water after you have shampooed your hair. This acts as a natural conditioner.