Enjoying the sun while your hair isn’t? Are you eager to awaken your lifeless locks? Kattia Solano, owner of Butterfly Studio Salon, shares her favorite tips on at-home remedies and hairstyles that will help bring your dry hair back to health.
3 Homemade Hair Treatments to Repair Dry Hair
1. Clarifying Hair Spritzer
There are many at-home remedies that you can make to get your healthy hair back. First, to help remove buildup and clarify your hair, I love making what I like to call the “Hair Spritzer.” It’s really the best solution for a deep cleanse to remove buildup and the recipe couldn’t be any simpler!
How to Use It:
- 1/2 cup of sparkling water
- 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
- Lemon Juice (1 tablespoon)
Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle and apply to dry hair from roots to ends until fully saturated. Lightly massage you’re for a couple of minutes, allowing the spritzer to absorb. Rinse thoroughly. Follow with a wash using a cleansing shampoo – something with an oil base like Shu Uemeura’s Cleansing Oil or Peppermint based like Malin + Goetz shampoo are my favorites.
2. Honey + Oil Hair Mask
Next, for someone with a dry scalp, another at home remedy I love is an raw honey hair mask for extra conditioning. Raw honey is naturally moisturizing, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory, and conducive to healing. This mask is super hydrating, so it’s a great option when the source of your dandruff is an overly dry, irritated scalp. Add an oil from the pantry, like coconut, avocado or almond oil. The protein in avocado and almonds helps to strengthen the hair.
How To Use It:
Mix two tablespoons oil with 1 tablespoon honey and heat in the microwave for a few seconds until warm enough to spread easily. Massage the mixture onto your scalp, then cover with a shower cap for 30 minutes to an hour. Rinse well, and enjoy not just a soothed, flake-free scalp, but gorgeously soft, shiny hair as a result.
3. The Top Knot Trick
While you are applying a mask to your hair (either the hair spritzer or all-oil treatment from above), a quick fix for extra dry hair is to leave the mask in for longer and put it up in a top knot. Flip head over and twist hair into a knot/bun shape. Secure with a clip. For shorter hair, create a side twist. Leave your hair in a knot for 20 to 30 minutes. Tip: You can leave this mask in your top knot while you go to the gym or run a few errands. When you come home, release the knot and continue with your normal hair routine in the shower.
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