4 Effective Natural Hair Remedies For Dry Hair

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Here's the deal.... Brittle, dry hair not only looks awful.  It feels rough to touch and is prone to extreme breakage.  In simple terms, it can have you lookin' busted and dusted. If your hair isn’t as soft and manageable as it could be or should be, then you might find your answers here, because you'll be able to try some smart and proven natural hair remedies for dry hair

These remedies use common foods you can find in your kitchen, items you probably already have in your refrigerator.  Why suffer another moment with dry hair?  Get to mixing!

Some natural hair remedies for dry hair include using natural oils, like cold-pressed olive oil, or applying a deep conditioner that uses moisturizing ingredients like egg yolks and avocado.  You will only know how your curls and coils will best respond to natural hair remedies for dry hair by trying them out.  Remember, some remedies will get results, while others might not be best for your hair.  Trial and error.  That is what you can expect.  If such concoctions don’t work, at least you didn’t have to pay much for the ingredients to these natural hair remedies for dry hair.

But before you go testing natural hair remedies for dry hair, be sure you are not drying your hair by frequent heat styling, such as by using a blow dryer.

Avoiding Dry Hair

Heat styling can cause a lot of damage to natural hair.  Split ends, breakage, burnt hair and, of course, dry hair are just a few of the consequences. 

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When you blow dry, flat iron, curl or apply any other form of direct heat to natural hair, you are applying rapid heat to your hair shaft, which zaps it of moisture.  Just one session of too much heat can permanently straighten your hair.

But don’t think you have to see un-shrinkable coils right after you straighten.  Heat damage builds over time, gradually loosening your curl pattern.

If you must use direct heat, deep condition prior to blow drying, flat ironing, etc.  Also, protect the hair with a setting lotion or serum.

Natural Hair Remedies For Dry Hair

Here are 4 natural hair remedies for dry hair.  Personally, I’m a fan of using just a few ingredients.  I don’t have any scientific reason for this preference except that I want to see if an ingredient responds well to my natural hair.  How can I tell what works best if I’m using a dozen different ingredients?  So, the natural hair remedies for dry hair that I will share will be simple and use ingredients that are readily available.

Avocado Conditioner

INGREDIENTS:

  1. Combine the avocado and coconut milk in a bowl.
  2. Heat the mixture in the microwave for about 45 seconds.
  3. Stir mixture.
  4. Test temperature.  Allow to cool if it is too hot to touch.
  5. Massage the conditioner into your natural hair.
  6. Cover your hair with a plastic hair cap a quality towel for 15 minutes.
  7. Rinse.
  8. Wash hair.

Egg Conditioner

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup filtered, warm water
  1. Beat egg yolk until thick.
  2. Add oil and beat the mixture.
  3. Slowly add water and continue to beat thoroughly.
  4. Massage the conditioner into your natural hair and allow to sit for a few minutes.
  5. Rinse thoroughly.

Mayo Deep Conditioner (a personal favorite!)

INGREDIENTS:

  1. Combine mixed ingredients on dry hair.  (If your hair is wet, this will not work as well.  I’ve tried it, and I know!)
  2. Saturate your natural hair with the mixture.
  3. Place a plastic cap on your natural hair for about 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse.
  5. Wash hair as usual.

Hot Olive Oil Treatment

INGREDIENTS:

  1. Place ingredients in a saucepan and heat on low flame, stirring continuously.
  2. Once oil warms slightly, apply it to your hair and scalp.
  3. Cover hair with a plastic cap for about 15 minutes.
  4. Wash hair as usual.

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Brittany's "My Natural Hair Journey" Story & Pictures

What's Up Black Hair OMG family! We have more stories and natural hair journey pictures for you.

As you know, we have begun featuring the natural hair journey stories for members of the Natural Hair Lovers - BlackHairOMG.com Facebook Group. The group has been a great source of information and camaraderie, there have been some really helpful natural hair journey regimens shared in the community.

It's been really cool kick it with the ladies and it seems that a lot of newly natural women have been helped a lot from the advice given by those with more experience.my natural hair journey

Last week we had Sabrina's natural hair journey and now were going to keep this series of hair journey stories going from the BlackHairOMG family. If you're part of the natural hair group and have a story to tell about your regimen or motivation for going natural, contact me on Facebook and I'll tell you how to submit your story (300 word minimum), natural hair journey pictures and I'll share it with the world.

So let's get to it. Our 3rd family member natural hair journey....

My Natural Hair Journey #3: Brittany

My name is Brittany and I have been natural for 2 years now.

I stopped putting perms in my head because my hair was breaking out, I was tired of wasting money and I wanted curly hair. Going natural was the best decision I could ever make. My hair has grown a lot during these two years.

I love the versatility of my natural hair. Three times out of the year I will flat iron it but that is it. The rest of the time I will flat twist it.

I have tried to do Bantu knots, or roller sets but hair just comes out looking a mess. I don't use any type of pills to help make my hair grow I just use the LOC method. My favorite products are coconut oil, cantu leave in conditioner, lotta body setting lotion and lotta body curl and style milk. I am still trying to find the right products for my hair. As a natural I had no idea of the maintenance to maintain it.

I flat twist it daily and every now and then I will wear an afro. I think I have 3 different curl patterns but I love my curls. I get a lot of compliments on my worst hair days lol.

Going Natural Wasn't Always Easy

My first year was the hardest I contemplated perming my hair several times.my natural hair journey I would go online looking for natural hairstyles and try them only for them to not work for me and that became extremely frustrating.

Going natural wasn't the easiest thing at because people that were use to seeing me with straight, long, uneven not healthy hair were negative.

It brought my self esteem down but I am over that now and so are they. I love my different curl patterns and I wouldn't change a thing about my hair. If anyone knows good moisturizers please let me know.

My hair still has a dry look to it and I don't know how to fix that. Love the skin your in and your curl pattern. Don't give up on your natural hair journey.