Hair is a keratinous material that is classified in the protein category. Hair grows from follicles in the skin, and is supported by the sebaceous gland.
Good-looking hair is not solely a beauty attribute; it’s also a reflection of overall health. The condition of hair can be divided into three general categories: oily, dry or normal.
Oily hair occurs when there are an excess of secretions from the oil glands present in the hair follicle. Environmental conditions like dirt and dust can affect oily hair, so it should be washed two to three times a week.
Home remedies for oily hair care include:
Wash hair regularly with baby shampoo or mild herbal shampoo. Apply an astringent to the scalp. Rinse the hair with a mixture of aloe vera gel and fresh lime juice.
Puree a carrot and apply it to the hair for 15 to 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Boil mint in water for about 30 minutes; then strain and apply the leaves to herbal shampoo and wash the hair.
Dry hair, as the name suggests, has a texture that needs extra moisture. Dry hair looks thin and dull and tends to have split ends.
Home remedies to care for this kind of hair include the following:
Mix a tablespoon of graham flour with enough coconut milk to make a paste. Gently massage into the scalp, then rinse. Use this hair treatment once a week. Mix a tablespoon each of castor oil with glycerin and cider vinegar.
Add a small amount of baby shampoo or a mild herbal shampoo. Apply this mixture to the scalp and leave on for 30 minutes, then rinse. Massage olive oil or almond oil into the hair.
Mix equal parts of lavender oil with coconut oil and heat for a few seconds. Massage this mixture into the scalp at bedtime and leave on overnight (wear a cap to protect the pillows and bed linens). Rinse the hair thoroughly upon arising. Use this treatment twice a week.
Normal hair is the goal of good hair care. It starts with a good, varied diet and regular exercise. These additional home remedies will help maintain the hair quality.
Puree a peeled cucumber and apply the result to the hair for 15 minutes. Rinse well. Cucumber puree provides natural shine to hair. Wash hair regularly with white vinegar.
Drink an 8-ounce glass of lettuce and spinach juice that has been mixed together. Soak fenugreek seeds overnight and then apply to the hair for one hour. Rinse the hair and wash with a mild shampoo.