Dry Hair Home Remedies
Dry hair is a total tragedy. If you are someone that frequently colors your hair, you have probably had many dry hair days. Even the blow dryer can dry your hair out if you’re not careful. Dry hair is dull and not a lot of fun. Everyone has bad hair days but dry hair creates a lot more bad hair days than good. Check out the following dry hair home remedies to beat those frizzy “bad hair” days!
Dry Hair Causes
As stated above hair dye can cause dry hair as well as the following: Too much heat on hair (hair dryer, curling irons), sun and wind, perms, harsh shampoo, shampooing too often, swimming pool chlorine and hard minerals in the water that you wash your hair in.
How to Repair Dry Hair
- Go over to Sallys and get some deep conditioner. There are many to choose from, just find a deep conditioner. I find that those after-coloring conditioners work the best. On a day that you don’t need to leave the house, have yourself a deep conditioning day. Hairdressers will even tell you to do this. Wash your hair and keep conditioner on your hair for as long as you can. I have left mine on for a half a day. You can add a shower cap if you would like. I have once clipped a plastic bag over my head (printed side OFF the head). Doing this keeps heat on your head and helps the conditioner work better. When it dries, add some more. Be aware that the next day you will need to wash your hair again. Your hair will be VERY oily after this process. This is good because you are adding some moisture to your hair. This will do a world of wonders for you hair.
- Stop brushing your hair so much. Your hair doesn’t need to be tangle free when you’re lounging around at the house. Give it a break. Too much brushing puts strain and can stretch your hair. There is a fantastic detangle brush at Mastercuts that you can buy that won’t damage your hair. It’s bright pink and has a british flag in the package. I’m sorry but I can’t remember the name but the people at Mastercuts will know exactly what it is if you ask. This brush is around $9.00 and you can even brush your hair while wet with this brush. It’s the best $9.00 I have ever spent. If you have kids, you will want to buy a couple of these to always have around. It pulls knots out of hair so easily.
- Go natural for a while and loose the heat. Let your hair dry naturally as often as possible. Lay off the curling iron and hot rollers. If you must use heat, use heat protection. You can buy heat protection in a spray at any store for around $3.00. You will notice a huge change in your hair by using heat protection. As a bonus it adds shine and a little hold!
- Try a protein treatment. Again, you can get this at Sallys.
- Try washing your hair once a week for 2 weeks. This will allow the natural oils in your hair to do its job repairing your hair.
- Make an egg wash. Separate eggs and mix the whites with water and a little honey. Moisten your hair with warm water and apply the mixture. Leave on hair for 10 minutes.
- Put mayonnaise in your hair. It’s gross but it works. You can even leave this on overnight in a shower cap if you have the guts!
Follow the tips above to get some moisture back into your hair. The best tip is to let your hair rest and condition, condition, condition.