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Beauty Tips 4 home remedies for dry hair

These home remedies will condition your brittle, dried out locks, leaving you with gorgeous, healthy hair.

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Woman  with dry hair

Dry hair can lead to hair loss and dandruff. Hair becomes dry when the hair shafts do not absorb or retain enough moisture, resulting in a brittle, lackluster appearance.

This can be due to use of harsh hair products and frequent use of heated styling tools or hair dye.

One basic beauty tip, "the stuff you can eat is the best thing to use on your hair". If you’re after glossy, nourished hair that looks strong and healthy adhere to these tips for best results.

  • Avocados

Avocados are known as a super food because of all the vitamins, healthy fats and other nutrients that they contain and you have also probably heard of some of the beauty hacks that use avocado as an ingredient in too.

The vitamins, minerals and fats that avocados contain actually make them suitable for hundreds and hundreds of different beauty treatments, especially for the skin and hair

Mash a ripe avocado (pit removed) with one egg, then apply this home remedy to wet hair. Leave on for at least 20 minutes, then rinse several times. Repeat once a week for damaged hair and once a month for healthy hair.

Read more: Beauty Tips Four uses of avocado you did not know

  • Butter

Massage butter into your dry hair, then cover your hair with a shower cap for about a half hour. Shampoo as usual, and rinse all the butter out.

  • Condition with olive oil

Olive oil is the most popular home remedy for dry hair. The rich vitamin E and antioxidant content present in olive oil help heal damaged hair by sealing the cuticle, or outer layer, with moisture. Olive oil can be used as a hot oil hair treatment to strengthen, add shine and restore moisture to very dry hair.

  1. Put enough olive oil for the length of your hair in a cup or bowl and slightly warm it in a microwave.

  2. Apply the warm oil thoroughly over your scalp and hair shafts. Massage your scalp gently for five to 10 minutes.

  3. Cover your hair with a warm towel and leave the oil on overnight, or at least for 30 minutes.

  4. Finally, shampoo and condition your hair with products suited to your hair type.

  5. Do this at least once a week to give your hair much-needed nourishment and care.

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  • Banana

Bananas are another excellent ingredient for treating extremely dry and damaged hair. The high potassium and moisture content in bananas prevents split ends, and softens and improves the elasticity of your hair.

  1. Mash one ripe or overripe banana and spread it thoroughly on your hair, from the roots to the ends. Leave it on for up to an hour and then rinse your hair with lukewarm water.

  2. Do this once a week for effective results.

  3. Alternatively, mix one ripe or overripe banana, one tablespoon of almond oil and two tablespoons of honey. Apply this hair mask on your hair thoroughly.

  4. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse well with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy once week to enjoy smooth and shiny hair.

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