8 Amazing Home Remedies for Dry Hair

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The home remedies that can help you get rid of dry hair include drinking plenty of water, massaging your scalp with coconut oil boiled with curry leaves. Henna and hair packs are a great home remedy for dry hair as well. You can also use amla, olive oil, and almond oil to keep the hair moisturized.

Dry hair is the condition that occurs when the scalp’s natural oil called sebum is in short supply, leaving the hair shaft dry and brittle. Hair can generally become dry due to chemical conditioning and neglect. However, serious health conditions, overwashing, swimming in chlorinated water, among others can be some other reasons for hair dryness. Let’s take a look at some natural ways to get rid of dry, brittle hair.

Home Remedies for Dry Hair

Here are the best home remedies to put the moisture back into dry hair:


Water is a great home remedy for dry hair. It flushes out waste elements that get stored in the body and also increases the shine of your hair. Therefore, it is advisable to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. You can also drink water in the form of juices and liquids.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a tried and tested remedy for dry hair. Take a few curry leaves and boil them with coconut oil for at least 2-3 minutes. Keep this mixture for some days in a cool place. Apply it to your scalp gently with your fingertips and cover the hair with a warm towel.

A young woman holding her dry hair


Henna is an herbal remedy that you can use at home to moisturize dry hair. Take about three spoonfuls of henna powder and mix it with some freshly brewed tea. Then, mix in some fresh yogurt and make a paste. Leave it to stand overnight and in the morning apply the mixture to your hair. Leave it to dry for 2 hours and then gently rinse with a soft shampoo. Do this at least once every week.


Lemon juice acts as a natural moisturizer for hair. Take a mug of water and mix some lemon juice in it. Then, use it as a final rinse after washing with your shampoo.

Mild Shampoos

Shampoos containing harsh chemicals can make the hair dry. This is why you should use mild herbal shampoos which are prepared with all-natural ingredients. They clean the hair gently and keep your scalp healthy.

Homemade Hair Pack

Make a hair pack with some almond or olive oil mixed with egg yolk. Apply this pack on your hair and leave it until it is dry. This will moisturize the hair and reduce dryness if used regularly.

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Aloe Vera

Aloe vera treats dryness of hair very effectively by moisturizing the hair follicles and making your hair lustrous. You can drink a glass of aloe juice every morning to keep your hair and your internal systems healthy. There are a number of aloe vera-based hair gels, hair creams, and shampoos available which can help you get rid of dry hair quickly and effectively.

Use Herbal Products

These days, there are many herbal products available on the market that can help you treat dryness of hair. You should drink the herbal teas at least twice a day for best results. Washing your hair with herbs like soapnut and hibiscus powder is also a good treatment for dry hair.

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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.

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