Welcome to the time when freezing winds, dry air and chilled temperatures have the most frizzy effect on your hair and skin. This period causes severe dryness and many people are usually worried about their skin getting white and flaky but forget about their hair. The weather generally causes hair breakage, dryiness, etc, which means you actually need to take better care of your hair in this period. These simple tips will help you fight back the harshness of harmattan and give you beautiful and manageable hair.
1. Use Lukewarm Water For Hair
Use moderately warm water for washing your hair, neither too hot nor too cold. This helps close the cuticles of your hair strands, sealing in the moisture. Closed cuticles prevent dirt to enter and also shield the scalp from pollution.
2. Avoid Hair Dryer
Don’t use hair dryer to dry your hair. Intense heat from hair dryer soaks up the moisture from your hair cuticles, resulting in dry and dull hair. Frequent and prolonged usage of hair dryer may make your hair dry and frizzy too. Hence, avoid using artificial heat to dry your hair and let your hair dry naturally.
3. Banana And Avocado Mask
Make a paste of one ripe banana and two avocados. Apply this mask on your scalp for 20-30 minutes and then wash it with a mild shampoo. This hair mask will give elasticity and moisture to your hair and help in smoothening the hair strands.
4. Rice, Milk And Honey Paste
Rice milk and honey paste is the most effective remedy of all times. All you have to do is to soak rice in water for about 15 minutes and then use that rice water to mix it with milk and honey to make a paste. Apply it on your hair for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse your hair with lukewarm water. It will add volume to your hair and will strengthen the roots.
5. Egg Yolk
Egg yolk is one of the best home remedies to manage your frizzy hair. All you have to do is to combine two yolks and apply it on your scalp and split ends for 20-30 minutes and wash them. This mask will give you shiny an moisturised hair.
6. Regular Oiling
Oiling your hair is an old yet an effective method to combat frizz during the cold months. Mix castor and coconut oil and massage it on your scalp. It soothes your scalp and increases blood circulation. Moreover, it is quite effective in curing dandruff, which is one of the causes of dryness.
With these amazing harmattan tips, hair dryness is no longer an issue.
By Oluwatoyin Adeleye
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