About Dry Hair

According to MedlinePlus: Medical Encyclopedia online, dry hair can be defined as “hair that does not have enough moisture and oil to maintain its normal sheen and texture.” Dry hair can be caused by excessive washing, excessive blow drying and usage of harsh soaps and alcohols. It can also be caused by environmental dryness, malnutrition, hair dye, hair perms, chlorine in pools and high mineral content in local water. Dandruff, a layer of skin shedding from your scalp, often occurs as a result of dry hair. For basic care, shampoo your hair less often and use deep, moisturizing conditioners. Also, avoid blow drying your hair and using harsh products. Make sure you wear a cap when swimming, and you cover your head when you are exposed to the sun for a long period of time.

Simple recipes for dry hair from the site www.bestcosmetics.com:

Avocado and Egg Recipe:

Chop an avocado, and blend it with 2 eggs. Massage the mixture deep into your hair, and then rinse off with a mixture of lime juice and vinegar.

Mayonnaise Recipe:

Heat ½ cup of mayonnaise, and apply it to your dry, unwashed hair. Leave it in for 30 minutes, and then rinse well with shampoo.

Saffron, Lime, and Honey Recipe:

Boil saffron strands in water, and then let it cool. Add a bit of lime juice and a tablespoon of honey. Rub this mixture into your scalp, and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then, rinse with water.