Your hair can become overly-dry for a number of reasons. Common causes of this frustrating condition are the weather and our choices lifestyle. However, if you suffer from dry hair it’s possible that the reason may be a little less obvious; certain ingredients in store bought shampoos can trigger allergies without you even being aware of the fact. If you’re not sure whether or not your hair should be classified as “dry”, look out for these telltale signs:
Common Signs Of dry Hair
- Your hair looks and feels limp: This is often an indication that we’ve used too many styling products, which introduce harmful chemicals to our hair and scalp. It can also indicate that our hair has been damaged by the heat from our hairdryers, hair irons or curlers. This in turn can cause the hair to look limp and frizzy.
- You have many split ends: No matter how beautiful the majority of our hair is, split ends can really detract from its overall appearance. Again, split ends are usually caused by excess heat.
- Your hair is usually dull and lacks a healthy shine: This tends to indicate that the hair has been damaged by harsh chemicals in commercial styling products. These chemicals can strip the hair of its natural oils. When the oil has been removed the hair is more susceptible to damage, which in turn causes it to appear dull.
- Your hair easily sheds or breaks: If you’re finding yourself losing an unusual amount of hair in a short period of time this is an indication that you may be suffering from dry hair. Times when you may typically notice your hair breaking are when brushing, styling or tying.
- Your hair tangles easily: If your hair tangles easily and is difficult to separate without breaking, you may well be suffering from dry hair. Again, this occurs due to the stripping of the hair’s natural oils. When this happens the strands of hair are unable to “slide” over one another smoothly leading to tangles, and in more severe cases, knots.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms then chances are you’re suffering from dry hair. But don ’ t worry, because on the next few pages you’ll learn how to make some excellent homemade shampoos for dry hair. Turn to the next page to get started!
1. Coconut Milk Shampoo
The combination of Coconut Milk, Olive Oil, and Castile Soap in this recipe is guaranteed to leave your hair feeling smooth and moisturized. What ’ s more, it ’ s super quick and easy to make!
Ingredients Needed To Make Coconut Milk Shampoo:
- 3 tbsps organic coconut milk
- ¼ cup liquid castile soap
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp distilled water
Step By Step guide On How To Make Coconut Milk Shampoo:
Step 1: Pour the coconut milk, castile soap, water and olive oil into a small container.
Step 2: Shake the container well until the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
Step 3: Use the way you would a regular shampoo and rinse with cool water or apple cider vinegar.
2. Cool Cucumber and Lemon Shampoo
This cucumber and lemon shampoo is so soothing that you’ll forget that you ever had dry hair. It also smells awesomely!
Ingredients Needed To Make Cool Cucumber and Lemon Shampoo:
- 1 whole cucumber
- 1 whole lemon
Step By Step Guide On How To Make Cool Cucumber and Lemon Shampoo:
Step 1: Place the cucumber and lemon in your food processor. (You don’t need to worry about peeling the lemon, but if you’d prefer a smoother shampoo you can if you like.)
Step 2: Pulse until you get a mixture that has a shampoo-like consistency.
Step 3: Put a generous amount on your palms and rub into your hair and scalp.
Step 4: Rinse well with cool water.