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Summer Dry Hair? Try these home quickies!

India TV News Desk 08 Jun 2015, 16:45:00 IST
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As the scorching heat of summers affect our body causing infections and tanning, it has no less effect on our hair. When exposed to sun for a long time, our hair tends get dry and even brittle.

Though the dryness of the hair can be due to other reasons also like lack of nutrition, excessive use of chemicals but season affects it too!

The below-given home remedies can help you in getting rid of the summer dry hair and that too without spending much in parlours.

10. Apply Yogurt with Olive Oil

Yogurt can be your way out for getting rid of dry hair in summers.

Just take some yogurt, add some olive oil or Almond oil to it and massage it in your scalp gently. Apply it all over your hair and leave it for around half an hour.

Wash it off with mild shampoo.

9. Use eggs for dry and damaged hair

Protein is considered essential for hair. So what else could be better than egg which is said to be rich in protein? Using eggs for your hair will not only cleanse them but will also nourish and moisturise them.
For this take 1-2 eggs depending upon the length of your hair and beat them. Now add 1-2 tbsp lemon juice to the beaten eggs along with 2tsp of almond oil. While lemon juice will help in removing the smell of eggs, almond oil will help keeping your hair hydrated.

Now mix this mixture well to prepare a mask and massage it gently in your scalp. Leave it for 15-20 minutes, before washing it off with a mild shampoo.

8. Apply honey and egg yolk mixutre  

With the scorching heat in summers is trying its best to tan our body, it is also affecting our hair adversely.

So to treat the sun caused dryness, take ½ cup honey, 1-2 tbsp olive oil and 1-2 tbsp of egg yolk and apply this mixture in your hair. Leave it for 20 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.

It is recommended to cover your hair while going out in sun.

7. Hot oil massage

Give your dry hair hot oil massage with almond oil. Massage it in your hair for atleast half an hour. Make sure you focus on scalp and end of the hair.

Don't be harsh while massaging as this may break your hair. Wash it off after one hour with mild shampoo and conditioner.

6. Don't wash your hair every day

Make sure you wash your hair twice or to the most thrice a week. Washing your hair everyday strips away the natural oil which in turn affects the lustre of hair.

5. Avoid using hot water  

Washing hair with hot water extracts the protective oils from hair. As a result hair becomes more dry and brittle.

4. Don't tie your hair tightly

Tying your hair tightly is a big NO as it makes hair brittle. So it is advised that the hair should be tied loosely.

3. Avoid using blow dryers

Let your hair dry by itself and avoid using blow dryers as this will make your hair dry and brittle.

2. Don't brush wet hair

According to experts, wet hair are three times weaker than the normal hair. So it is advisable not to brush wet hair as wet hair are more likely to break.

1. Good Diet

Good diet is essential not only for a good health but also for good hair. So it is essential to drink lots of water and eat a healthy diet of raw fruits and vegetables.