DIY Dry Hair Remedies and Masks

DIY dry hair remedies are very handy to have, especially if your hair always seems parched and thirsty. Your hair may feel brittle to the touch or look lifeless and blazah. Hair that snaps and breaks easily is not a good sign. You’ll need to address these issues before your hair gets past the point of no return.

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There are many things that contribute to dry hair. When your hair reaches a certain degree of dryness, do yourself a favor and counteract the condition as soon as possible. Each person has unique hair needs so use the dry hair remedies that work best for your hair!

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Simple Dry Hair Remedies

Nut Oils

Many nut oils contain essential fatty acids and other nutrients, which makes them a great go-to for dry hair conditions. A few good ones to try are macadamia, almond, or coconut oil. Apply them to your hair straight out of the bottle or tub or add a teaspoon (or more) to conditioners.

To make a mask, melt four tablespoons of coconut oil in a saucepan on the stove or use the microwave. Add one teaspoon of curry powder. (which has many healing qualities.) Whip well with a large fork. Apply warm oil to slightly damp hair, cover, and leave on your hair overnight. Rinse thoroughly the next day.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel juice has many moisturizing qualities and has been used for the skin for many centuries. But were you aware that you could use it for your hair too? You can add it to your favorite conditioners, use it straight, or use it as a treatment.

To make a mask, mix four tablespoons of aloe vera gel with two tablespoons of softened/melted coconut oil and two tablespoons of yogurt. (Double the recipe if you have really long hair.)

Apply to damp hair, cover with a cap, and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse well.

Egg Whites

Egg whites contain proteins, folate, and selenium, which are nutrients that help strengthen brittle hair.

To make a mask, break an egg and separate the yolk from the white. Whisk the egg white until frothy. Mix in 3 tablespoons of purified water. Whisk again. Apply to slightly wet hair, cover, and leave in for half hour or so. Rinse well.

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Dry hair remedies that contain certain nutrients can effectively treat sapped hair. Hair masks are an important part of keeping your hair well-conditioned, moisture-full, soft, and manageable. For the best results, use ingredients that are exclusively beneficial to dry hair conditions.

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Hydrating Masks for Dry Hair

Egg and Water Hair Mask

Whip one egg (with beater or with whisk) with one or more tablespoons of water. (Double the recipe if you have long or thick hair.)

Mango Hair Mask

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Mix one mashed ripened mango with the yolk of two eggs and two tablespoons of plain yogurt or strawberry, blueberry, or plain Kefir.

Banana Hair Mask

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Blend one ripened mashed banana, one egg, three tablespoons honey, three tablespoons milk, and five tablespoons oil. (any kind) To make a simple mask, use mashed banana mixed with a half a teaspoon of almond oil.

Avocado Hair Mask

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Blend one ripe, mashed avocado, one tablespoon honey, and two tablespoons oil. For a variation, blend the avocado with one tablespoon each of lemon juice, aloe vera gel, with one teaspoon sea salt.

Olive Oil and Egg Hair Mask

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Blend two tablespoons olive oil with one egg. For a variation, add a tablespoon of honey to the mask, or replace the eggs with honey.

Some dry hair remedies, such as the banana and avocado masks, make a fairly large recipe, but unfortunately, they degrade very quickly. Share leftovers with friends or family so they get used up or cut the recipe in half. If you don't want to bother mixing up your own hair masks, you can always buy them. Store bought conditioning masks are typically low cost and convenient. If you buy the tubs, you'll have it on hand if you'd like to do regular hair treatments.

Instructions for Dry Hair Masks

  • Shampoo, condition, comb through, and thoroughly dry your hair.
  • Concentrate masks on sections of your hair that are the most dry and brittle first. (like hair ends or top sections.)
  • Use your hands and gently pull/work the mask through the rest of your hair.
  • Do NOT attempt to comb the mask through your hair unless 1) you've used some oil in the recipe or 2) you've got really thin or short hair.
  • Cover with a plastic cap, shower cap, or towel. Use a heated cap if you have one.

    (You may need to use towels for the fruit and veggie masks, depending on the length of your hair!)
  • Leave on for 10 - 30 minutes.
  • Stay warm! Extra heat improves the effects of the treatment because it allows for better absorption and penetration of the nutrients.
  • Rinse well with warm water till water runs clear. If you've got curly hair or hair that knots easily, condition your hair as well. Rinse with a cool blast of water to lock moisture in your hair.

    Don't shampoo your hair until you absolutely have to, which will help preserve vitamins that are locked in your hair.

    For the times you do need them, dry hair remedies and masks can work wonders. Use them as often as you like. You can't go wrong when you're using ingredients you trust.

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