How to Put Moisture Back into Dry Hair

dry-hairI know you don’t know me, but I have amazingly thick, curly hair, which most of the time, I love.  But in the summer, it seems like no matter what I do, my hair still ends up dry and brittle.  So I decided to do some research and here are a few of the do-it-yourself home remedies I found:

  • Vinegar. Who would’ve thought that vinegar would actually be good for hair?  Certainly not me, but I’m willing to try anything.  Try adding 1 tablespoon of vinegar to your hair as you rinse or rub into your scalp several times a week before you shampoo.  You can also add a 1/4 cup of vinegar to a large bowl and drape your hair into it for a few minutes or if it’s easier, add the mixture to a spray bottle and spritz on hair.
  • Banana and Avocado. Mash 1 banana and 1 avocado together.   Spread mixture on your hair and leave it for up to 1 hour.  Rinse with warm water.
  • Mayonnaise. Use real mayo, not the fat-free kind.  Spread 1 tablespoon all over hair and cover with a shower cap.  Let it sit for at least 30 minutes and rinse out completely.
  • Beer. It’s not just for happy hour!  After you shampoo, try rinsing with a little beer to restore the shine.  Just make sure you get it all out so you’re not smelling like a brewery.
  • Coconut or Olive Oil. Rub a little oil into your scalp.  Cover with a cap and leave in overnight.  In the morning, shampoo and rinse as usual.
  • Milk and Honey. Warm 2 cups of whole milk with 1 teaspoon honey.  Pour the mixture on to dry hair and let it sit for 15 minutes.  Shampoo and rinse as usual.

Do you have a good home remedy for curing dry hair?  If so, please share it with us.

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6 thoughts on “How to Put Moisture Back into Dry Hair

  • August 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm
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    Great tips for conditioning hair.

    But hair is dead. And you can’t really put moisture back into hair. Only the feeling of it.

    Which really, just leads to more shampooing because people think their hair feels too greasy and oily after those treatments.

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  • August 1, 2009 at 8:22 pm
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    OK I am a hair stylist, and my hair waws feeling super dry. I only use Joico products on my hair and I was using the K-pac, i switched over to the Joico Moisture Recovery and within 2 weeks my hair was feeling so much better! And I never use any deep conditioning products on it!. so good luck!

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  • August 2, 2009 at 5:59 am
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    I use only conditioner on my hair. I stopped using shampoo about a year ago, and I will never go back to using it. Shampoo completely strips your hair of natural oils. It is a detergent. Then you have to apply conditioners and all sorts of other gunk to make your hair soft and manageable again. So I just decided one day to use only conditioner. My hair feels thicker, grows faster, has no split ends, feels very soft, and HAS MORE BODY AND BOUNCE. Don’t knock it till you try it. And yes, you do have to find a good conditioner also. I went threw quite a few conditioners till I found the one right for my hair.

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  • August 3, 2009 at 9:08 am
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    I swear by vinegar in my hair. I used to have dry brittle hair from dying it blonde with chemicals for years and years. Now I use henna with vinegar and my hair always feels soft and shiny afterwards.

    It’s also great as a facial toner 🙂

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  • August 3, 2009 at 8:20 am
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    Thank you all for your comments on this post. I have extremely thick, curly hair and have tried just about everything on my hair. As several people have pointed out, shampoo does tend to strip the hair’s follicles of oils, so I only shampoo my hair once, maybe twice a week. I would love to hear more tips on things you have tried on your own hair.

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  • August 3, 2009 at 2:30 pm
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    I tried the mayonnaise one a few years ago. It softened my hair but I could smell the mayo all day. Gross. And I rinsed very well.

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