Dry hair getting you down? These natural hair treatment for dry hair recipes could be just what you need!
There are a lot of reasons why your hair can become dry and brittle, from diet and changes in hormone levels to heat damage, washing it too often and using drying hair products. Read more about why your hair could be dry here.
So, what can you do about it? One great way to tackle dry hair is by making your own personalised hair treatment for dry hair; it’s cheap, it’s fun and it could really make a difference to your dry and tired hair. Here’s some of our favourite natural hair treatment for dry hair recipes:
Make your own tea hair rinse
Not only is a cup of tea good for the soul, it can be good for your hair too! Whether its black tea, white tea, rooibos tea or green tea, there’s a tea rinse out there for everybody. Black tea can be especially effective for helping to balance scalp oil production. Read more about hair tea rinses here and learn how to make your own at home.
Bring a little banana into the mix
Bananas are jam-packed with nutrients like potassium and silica, making them a popular yet highly nutritious food. They can also make a great hair mask for dry hair. Simply mash up a few ripe bananas and use coconut milk to get it to the right consistency. Rub it into your scalp and through the whole length of your hair and let it sit for around half and hour. Finally, wash it out and shampoo as normal.
Treat your hair to a detox with apple cider vinegar
The hair products we use can be one of the culprits when it comes to dry hair. They can strip hair of moisture with drying ingredients and they can also clog up your hair with ingredient build up. One way to help restore your hair’s natural and healthy pH levels and remove product build up is by making your own apple cider vinegar hair and scalp mask.
Be careful using undiluted apple cider vinegar though, it may be too strong for sensitive scalps, so stick to a tried and tested recipe.
Give avocado a go
Creamy and oh-so delicious, avocado is a favourite in the foodie world. But we know something else that will love it: your hair. The bright green flesh of an avocado is a source of vitamin E, which has emollient properties. This means that it helps to add shine and gloss by helping to smooth along the hair shaft and trap in moisture
As well as helping your hair be its shiny, glossy best, the vitamin E in avocado promotes a healthy scalp, which can promote hair growth, smooth hair follicles and may even help to prevent against excessive hair loss. Here’s how to make your own avocado hair mask.
Help your hair heal with honey
One of the main reasons our hair can become dry is the escape of moisture in our hair through damaged cuticles. Our hair cuticles are quite sensitive and can become damaged through sun overexposure, hard water, hair straighteners, and many more every day things. Don’t worry though, nature’s sweet nectar: honey, is here to save the day!
Honey is a natural humectant, which means it both attracts moisture and then helps to stop it escaping. It couldn’t be easier to use either, just massage some onto clean, damp hair, let it soak in for half an hour or so and then rinse out with warm water. Feel free to add olive oil or avocado into the mix to make it even more nourishing.
We hope this collection of natural hair treatment for dry hair recipes will help you on your way to that silky soft hair you’ve been longing for!
Last updated: 29 April 2020