Who wouldn’t wish for hair that’s soft as silk? But sadly, not everyone is blessed with feather-like hair. While we tend to resort to heat treatments to get those soft tresses, it isn’t always safe to straighten your hair all that often. Not to worry, for we have listed out a few DIY treatments you can try out on your dry hair and these are very likely to eventually make your hair shiny and soft.
Hot oil treatment
The simple, age-old technique of oiling your hair before you wash it always works wonders in keeping your hair from getting all dried up and frizzy. Coconut oil, Almond oil and Olive oil are the most commonly used as well as the most nourishing oils.
Make your own oil by mixing all the three of them to get the best properties of each of these oils. Rub the oil onto your scalp and the rest of the hair and give your scalp a massage an hour before you wash your hair.
2. Egg white hair mask
Egg whites have since long been known to render a silkiness to the hair. Make a mask out of egg whites and apply it onto your hair. Leave it on before you wash it off. If you think you can’t stand the smell, add a few drops of aroma oil to the egg white mask. This mask is a sure-shot way to make your hair soft and bouncy.
An unusual and a little-heard-of method, massaging mayonnaise on your hair can render it soft and shiny. All you have to do is take some mayonnaise and rub it over your scalp and the rest of your hairs while massaging it gently. Leave it on and wash it off after a while. It helps keep your hair smooth for a long time after you use it. (BUY HERE)
4. Aloe Vera gel
Among all the benefits that Aloe Vera is known to bestow upon us, one of them is that it is capable of transforming dry and brittle hair into silky and bouncy hair thanks to all its hydrating properties. What’s more, Aloe Vera’s got some great medicinal properties that can help heal dandruff and other infections of the scalp. All you have to do is apply aloe vera gel onto the hair and leave it on for a while before you wash it off.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is a great anti-drying agent along with all the medicinal benefits it’s got on the hair. All you have to do is apply the vinegar to all of the hair and the scalp and leave it on for a while. Wash it off after about 15 minutes and you’ll notice definite benefits when you treat your hair to Apple Cider Vinegar regularly.
6. Honey and Yogurt hair mask
Both honey and yogurt are great for the hair in that they are viscous and hydrating in nature. Mix them up in equal proportions and make a mask that you can apply to your hair and scalp. Leave it on for a while before you wash it off. It does a great job in hydrating and thereby softening the hair.
7. Pumpkin and yogurt mask
Pumpkins are a great source of nourishment for the hair along with the fact that they make the hair smooth and silky. Boil pumpkins and add yogurt to it to make a mask. Apply this mask on the hair and the scalp and leave it on for a while before you wash it off. It makes your hair silky and shiny.
8. Shea Butter
A kind of butter that’s largely available in the market these days, shea butter is a great conditioner. It also has the property to protect the hair from harmful UV rays that could harm the scalp. Make a shea butter mask by mixing rosemary oil and cornstarch to it. Apply it onto the scalp and the hairs and leave it on before you wash it off. (BUY)
9. Ghee massage
Another one of the not-so-popular methods, applying ghee onto your hairs can make it shiny, lustrous and bouncy. It is applied in the exact same way that oil is applied, heated, massaged into the scalp and rubbed onto the hairs before you shampoo your hair. Ghee is also known to lessen hair-fall and split ends.
10. Avocado puree
Avocado is yet another age-old remedy to treat dry, rough and brittle hair. The puree is scraped off the fruit and used in the form of a mask onto the hair either with milk or with olive oil or a mixture of both. It is known to work wonders in making hair smooth, shiny and bouncy.
If you think you don’t have the time to try out all the ten treatments, pick the ones you like and use it on a regular basis for atleast six months. You’ll be surprised to see how your hair loses all its dryness and frizziness eventually.