Dear Hair guru, I am a 21 year old girl who loves to keep her hair loose and free. But I have an oily scalp and dry hair which gets very frizzy especially in winter! What do I do? Please help me. Also, I would like to know any natural products for hair treatment to keep my hair healthy.”

Every newspaper has this beauty query filling up the health columns each winter season. Everyone is either asking for what shampoo to use or for dry hair remedies or dry hair treatment.  It gets frustrating to find the best hair care tips for your moisture-sapped locks. Now everyone can get silky and smooth tresses in no time by  following these hacks.

  • Sesame Oilsesameoil

“Open sesame.” Sesame oil is quite the find to repair damaged and dry hair. Highly rich in minerals and vitamins that are helpful for dry scalp, this oil also improves blood circulation. Mix some sesame oil and lemon juice and apply it on the scalp for 1 hour. Rinse with shampoo.

  • Coconut oilcoconut-oil

Coconut oil for dry hair is the staple for every advice that is dedicated to maintaining healthy hair. Just a little bit of coconut oil massaged on dry scalp a night before you rinse it off with shampoo works just like magic! A little tip : Use warm coconut oil for better result.

  • Curry leavescurry-leaves

When a dry scalp needs a tadka. Well,not literally. Curry leaves are enriched with vitamins, phosphorus and iron that help restore damaged hair. Heat a handful of curry leaves in 3 teaspoons of coconut oil and allow to cool down. Apply this mixture on the scalp and wrap it in a shower cap or a warm towel for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with a shampoo.

  • Fenugreek seedsfenugreek

Fenugreek or methi seeds are a natural conditioner for dry hair. Soak 2 tbsp of methi seeds overnight and make a paste. Apply directly on dry scalp and cover it with a shower cap for 45 minutes. This DIY hair mask will also make your hair lustrous.

  • Bananasbananas

Often termed as the best conditioner for dry hair. The potassium and antioxidant content in bananas help in enhancing the beauty of your dry locks. Blend in 2 bananas with olive oil and honey to make a paste. Rinse it with shampoo. For better results add egg or honey along with honey.

  • Black teablacktea

Works best for dry damaged hair. Seep 2 tea bags in a cup of hot water, allow it to cool down and apply it evenly on the scalp for 20 – 30 minutes. Then rinse it off.

Remember to always use a wide tooth comb to style your hair or use your fingers instead. Also do not forget to drink 10 -12 glasses of water each day.

Related article : 6 ways to keep your skin healthy!

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