When it comes to hair, a lot more of us tend to have dry hair than oily or greasy hair, and for a good reason! Our hair goes through a lot of torture – blow drying, flat ironing, hot curls, hair styling with the popular brush straightener different products, constant shampooings, pollutants, the sun, the wind – and that’s just naming a few! Given the amount of people who color or dye their hair on top of these reasons for dry hair, it’s no wonder that there are many out there seeking easy home remedies for dry hair.
So let’s open up the fridge and the cabinets in the kitchen! You will be amazed just how many home remedies for dry hair have been staring you right in the face all along.
“Egg”-cellent Dry Hair Home Remedy
Crack open an egg and separate the white of the egg from the yellow yolk. Whip the egg white well with a fork. Add 1 tablespoon of water to the yellow yolk and mix the two together until you get a creamy texture. Now mix the egg white with the yolk mixture. Wet down your hair and towel dry it so that any excess moisture has been removed. Apply the egg mix to your scalp with your fingers, taking care to massage it very gently in until the froth has worked itself right into your scalp. Rinse your hair with cool water, and then apply more of the mix if there is any excess left. Once the mixture is gone, take care to fully rinse the egg from your hair.
Mayo Dry Hair Remedy
If you don’t mind smelling like a sandwich for a short bit, then this is a great home remedy for dry hair. Take ½ cup of mayonnaise and heat it up until it becomes very oily. Apply the mixture directly to your dry, unwashed tresses and cover up your head with a plastic bag. Leave the mayo on for at least fifteen minutes and then shampoo your hair.
TIP: To really enjoy the full benefit of this mayo treatment, try running your hot blow dryer over the plastic bag for a few minutes. The heat will help the shaft of your hair better absorb the mayo.
Beer Dry Hair Home Remedy
Don’t worry, using beer on your hair won’t leave you smelling like a tavern and make your boss wonder about you drinking at work while you’re sitting at your desk at work. Add beer to a spray bottle and, before you turn on your blow dryer or start to style your hair, spritz some of the beer onto your hair.
TIP:Your hair will smell like beer initially, but the scent disappears quickly
Some Other Home Remedies for Dry Hair
Sometimes, the best thing to cure dry hair is to stop what you’re doing! Stop shampooing your hair every day, especially if you color or dye your hair. Your hair only needs to be washed every second or third day, or unless it has become exceptionally dirty for some reason.
Condition your hair to help restore the moisture that is lost by using shampoo, a detergent, on your hair.
Trim off your split ends when you see them! You can do this at home at any point, and be sure to make an appointment with a barber or hair stylist every 6-8 weeks for a trim.