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7 Natural Ingredients That Will Put Life Back Into Your Dry Hair

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Before you go ahead with any intense hair treatments, try simple home remedies for dry hair first. There are many natural ingredients that are tauted to revive dull and damaged hair, while stimulating hair growth. These natural ingredients can treat dry hair with great ease.

Your hair shafts are made of three layers. Exterior layers protect the inner layer. When the outer layer is damaged, it cause the inner layer to split, causing dead ends and roughness.

Now, your hair relies on the natural oils produced in your scalp for moisturisation. Heating tools and chemical products can clog the sebaceous glands on your scalp, thereby preventing moisture from reaching the hair shafts resulting in dry hair.

Exposure to sun, swimming in chlorinated water, heredity problem, dehydration and medication are some of the factors that prevent the essential moisture from reaching hair shafts.

Therefore, all you got to do is use natural ingredients to boost life back into dull hair, treating the damage to give you a gorgeous mane.

Listed here are 7 natural ingredients that will put life back into your dry hair, have a look at these.



Mayonnaise has an oil base and contains an ample amount of proteins and natural vinegar that help restore the hair's natural pH balance.

Take 1 tablespoon of organic mayonnaise in a bowl. Whip until it gets to a thin consistency. Apply it through your hair and scalp. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then cleanse it with a clarifying shampoo.


Olive Oil

Antioxidants present in olive oil improve hair density and make the hair shaft stronger.

Warm 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan. Massage the oil to your scalp and hair. Wrap your head in a hot towel for 30 minutes. Shampoo and condition as usual.


Sesame Oil

Sesame oil is packed with essential vitamins and minerals that stimulate blood flow, while adding moisture to rough hair.

Mix 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, with half a teaspoon of lemon juice and onion juice. Apply the solution to your scalp and hair. Let it rest for 20 minutes and then rinse it clean with a mild shampoo.



Natural acid present in the vinegar repairs the damaged cuticles, removes excess residue from scalp without leaving it dry and it also restores the natural moisture balance of the hair.

Mix 1 cup of vinegar with 3/4th cup of water. Rinse your hair with this solution after shampoo and conditioning. Massage your scalp for a few minutes and then rinse your hair with plain water.



Avocado has an ample amount of vitamins A, D,E and K, which are all that your hair requires to bounce back to life.

Smash one ripe avocado into fine paste and add a teaspoon of olive oil to the mixture. Apply the mask through your hair and scalp. Leave it on for 30 minutes. Shampoo and condition.



Lactic acid present in yogurt will help cleanse the scalp, while the proteins present will give the hair shafts the moisture shot that they need.

Apply 3 to 4 tablespoons of plain yogurt though the length of your hair. Tie your hair up in a tight bun and cover it in a shower cap. Let your hair absorb the moisture for 20 minutes. Later, rinse your hair with clarifying shampoo.



Rich enzymes and nutrients present in papaya stimulate blood flow and nourish the hair follicles.

Mix 1 tablespoon of smashed papaya with 1 tablespoon of banana pulp. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil and yogurt to the mixture. Mix until all the ingredients combine well. Let it rest for 20 minutes. Shampoo and condition as usual.

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Story first published: Monday, August 22, 2016, 12:47 [IST]
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