10 Treatments for Dry Hair from Your Kitchen

Whether your hair is long or short, curly or straight, every woman dreams of having a luscious and healthy hair. Unfortunately, some of us are born with hair that is dull, dry, and frizzy by nature. And even if you were born with healthy, lustrous hair, dealing with dryness is inevitable when your hair is constantly battered by heat styling tools, chemical treatments, and pollution.

When dealing with dryness, a good place to start is to raid your kitchen for some cost-effective and natural hair care ingredients. Using ingredients from your pantry is not only convenient, but it also gives you the same, if not better, results as high-end hair treatments with none of the chemicals. While it may take longer to see results, your hair will thank you in the long-term.

Here are 10 best hair treatments from your kitchen for conditioned, healthy, and manageable hair.

1. Homemade Hot Oil Treatment

Hot oil treatments are one of the simplest and most effective remedies for dry hair. The best part about a homemade hot oil treatment is that you can make custom blends to suit your hair type.

  • 2 tbsp Almond Oil
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Jojoba Oil
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  1. Mix all the oils in a medium-sized pot and warm it. (You can personalize this mix by adding or substituting oils.)
  2. Don’t overheat as it will end up damaging your scalp. Make sure it’s lukewarm, not hot.
  3. Massage hair with this oil mixture and wrap it up in a towel.
  4. Unwrap after 30 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo.
Using this treatment once every seven days will give you softer, shinier, and healthier tresses.

2. Egg White and Water Mixture

Egg yolk is another wonderful remedy for dry hair. It conditions your hair shafts and keeps them moisturized.

  • 2 egg yolks
  1. Take two eggs and separate the whites from the yolks.
  2. Add three tablespoons of water and beat until the mixture is slightly fluffy.
  3. Apply all over your hair and wait for 30 minutes before washing.
  4. Use cool water to wash your hair. This keeps the egg from “cooking” and controls the smell.
You’ll be surprised at the instant shine in your hair.

3. Honey and Vegetable Oil Hair Mask

This pack nourishes your hair while conditioning it.

  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  1. Mix two tablespoons honey with two tablespoons vegetable oil to make a sticky paste.
  2. Apply the mixture to your hair as you would a mask and wrap it with a plastic shower cap.
  3. After 15 minutes, remove the cap and shampoo.
The moisturizing property of honey will give you soft and super smooth tresses.

4. Rice Milk and Honey Hair Wash

If your hair is dull and dry, this mask will restore shine and nourish your hair. Honey is an amazing natural emollient that seals moisture in you hair shafts.

  • 1 cup Rice Milk
  • 2 tsp Honey
  1. Take a cup of rice milk and add two teaspoons of honey.
  2. In a bowl, mix the ingredients until it is consistent.
  3. Spread the mixture over your hair and allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rinse off.
This is an excellent way to get lustrous hair in minutes. You will also love the smell of your hair once it’s dry.

5. Avocado and Banana Hair Mask

When it comes to sealing moisture in your hair, the efficiency of avocado can never be ignored. Bananas can increase the elasticity of your hair shafts and make them stronger and softer.

  • 1 ripe Banana
  • 1 ripe Avocado
  1. Mash the banana and avocado together until the mixture is free of lumps.
  2. Apply the mixture to your hair and let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Wash off with cool/lukewarm water.
Both these ingredients contain natural oils that condition your hair while nourishing your scalp and hair.

6. Vinegar Wash

The acidic nature of vinegar helps balance out the pH of the scalp, normalizing oil production. This is good for combination hair when used with a conditioning hair pack.

  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  1. Use a conditioning hair pack and then rinse the pack out of your hair.
  2. In a bowl, dilute your shampoo and vinegar and use this to wash your hair.
  3. Let your hair air dry.
This remedy helps tackle the oiliness at the roots of your hair while adding shine to the freshly conditioned hair shafts.

7. Honey Hair Mask

Honey is a humectant, which means that it binds moisture to your hair shaft, keeping it conditioned.

  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Carrier Oil (Coconut, olive etc.)
  1. In a bowl, combine the ingredients to get a consistent mixture.
  2. Apply this to your hair, starting from the roots and working your way down to the tips. Concentrate on the tips of your hair as they are the driest parts.
  3. Leave it in for 20 minutes and then rinse it out with shampoo.
Alternatively, you can dilute a teaspoon of honey with two cups of water and use it as a hair rinse.

8. Baking Soda Pack

Baking soda removes impurities and excess product build up in your hair. It closes the hair cuticles as it is alkaline in nature. Dry hair attracts a lot of dirt and a thorough cleansing is necessary to maintain its health.

  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Water
  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl and set it aside. 
  2. Wash your hair and condition. 
  3. Pour the diluted baking soda through your hair as a final rinse. 

9. Avocado and Coconut Pack

Avocado contains oils that mimic the natural oil produced by your scalp. It contains minerals, proteins and vitamin A, D, E, K, and B, which repair and replenish dry and damaged hair.

  • 1 ripe Avocado
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk
  1. Mash the avocado until it is completely free of lumps.
  2. To the mashed avocado, add the half cup of coconut milk. Mix until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this pack to your hair, starting from the roots and working your way down to the tips.
  4. Leave it in for 45 minutes to an hour and then rinse it out with cool/lukewarm water and a mild shampoo.
This is one of the most conditioning hair packs you can use to repair dry and damaged hair.

10. Strawberry Pack

Strawberry paste works effectively to leave your hair conditioned with a rich, glossy effect.

  • 4-5 Strawberries
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  1. In a food processor, blend the mayonnaise and strawberries until you get a smooth, consistent paste.
  2. Apply this to your hair, starting from the roots and working your way down to the tips.
  3. Cover your hair with a shower cap and wait for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Wash off with cool/lukewarm water and a mild shampoo.
While strawberries are usually used in hair packs for oily hair, this pack includes mayonnaise, which conditions your hair. The strawberries remove excess oils from your scalp and make your hair silky while the mayonnaise conditions and nourishes the hair shaft.

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