1) Olive oil has been used for centuries in the Mediterranean for dry, lifeless hair. It is often applied overnight and washed off in the morning to create lustrous, shiny, thicker-appearing hair.
2) Coconut oil has been used in the same way as a hair moisturizer in the Middle East for centuries.
3) Here in America and Europe, mayonnaise has been used in the hair as a great moisturizer as well. Apply overnight, wrap in a towel, and wash out in the morning, or use as a daily treatment for the hair.
4) Jojoba oil is also great for dry, dull hair, as the molecular structure of this oil is very similar to sebum, hair’s natural moisturizer. Other lesser known types of natural botanical and herbal oils that provide moisture for your hair are: coconut, ylang-ylang, almond, avocado, rosemary essential oil, wheat germ oil, emu oil, shea oil, nettle oil, plantain oil, and burdock oil. They provide a wide range of nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins important for healthy hair and scalp.
5) Egg yolks are also great for dry hair. Beat the egg yolk paste until it is foamy. Then massage the entire scalp and hair with it and, when done, rinse it off with warm water.
6) Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and the mineral zinc is vital for your hair as well as your whole body. Omega 3- fatty acids in fish oil and flax seed oil are wonderfully moisturizing. Egg is a source of 11 essential nutrients, vitamin A and D. Of course plenty of filtered pure water is essential to maintain moisture in your hair.
7) Avoid hot showers and baths which will further dry out your hair and condition immediately after every shampoo.
8) If you want to use a ready made, commercial product, try the Pureology Hydrate line. It is a blend of potent antioxidants, natural soy, oat, and wheat proteins, and organic rose, peppermint, and green tea.
- Any form of heat damages your hair by weakening it, forming split ends, and making it easier to pull out. It affects the chemistry of the hair shaft which is protein.
- If you have dry hair, it’s important to use shampoos and conditioners specifically made for your hair. They can contain natural fruits and oils such as avocado, coconut, jojoba, shea, and olive oil. Olive oil nourishes the hair’s inner core; avocado oil nourishes and softens the middle layer; shea oil nourishes and smoothes the surface of the hair.
- A healthy diet is a long term fix, while omega 3 fatty acids and zinc can work more quickly in larger doses.
Not enough zinc can cause hair shedding because without zinc your hair shafts get weak, causing hair breakage and very slow hair regrowth. Zinc’s hair benefits include promotion of cell reproduction, tissue growth, repair of broken tissues, and maintainance of the oil-secreting glands that are attached to your hair follicles.
Omega 3 is excellent to increase hair growth and helps your hair to be healthier, as it nourishes it from the inside, feeding the hair follicles to stimulate growth and shine.
4. Choose cream-based styling products, especially those with pro-vitamins for dry hair. Avoid those with alcohol, which are drying. Many styling products for dry hair are labeled anti-frizz or frizz control.
- Your hair’s own natural oil is of course naturally moisturizing, as long as you don’t overdo it. You can wash your hair less often to help restore parched hair.