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Best Hydrating Hair Masks to Treat Dry Hair

a woman has applied hydrating hair masks to treat dry hair

Best Hydrating Hair Masks to Treat Dry Hair 

Using too many heat styling products can result in dry and damaged hair. Particular oils, food items and other ingredients may benefit in treating damaged hair in many different ways. Before stepping to the hair salon for hairstyling or hair cutting always moisturise your hair with a hair mask to avoid getting dry hair that hydrated your hair. Some home remedies that include some ingredients that help in protecting your damaged and dry hair can be prepared at home.

When it comes to haircare everyone has a choice of using a hair mask to treat their damaged hair that contributes to shiner hair and moisture content in hair. Many hair products are expensive to be used in daily hair care routines. Here comes the best option for a DIY hair mask that contributes to healthier hair that retains the moisture content of the hair. There are many home remedies for dry hair and a DIY hair mask for dry hair treatments. Some homemade hair products are hydrating hair masks that provide moisture to the dry and damaged hair and prevent hair cuticles from some factors that lead to damaged hair and hair follicles.

How to choose the best hair mask for dry and damaged hair?

  • Always look for hydrating ingredients in hair masks that help you treat dry hair. Always go up for the mask that contains extracted oils and natural oils like coconut oil, castor oil and shea butter.
  • Avoid using a chemical-based hair mask that is overloaded with lots of chemical ingredients that may be harsh to hair and leads to dry hair.
  • Always apply a hair mask to hair strands as they are never designed for the scalp and may to many scalp issues like scalp irritation or itchiness.
  • Avoid using a hair mask that has a high protein content that makes your hair dry and brittle.

Here are some of the best hydrating hair masks to treat your dry hair:

  • Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a natural and magical beauty powerhouse that works magically to soften and thicken hair. The coconut oil can be easily absorbed into the hair leading to promote vitamin E to promote hair growth and protecting from harmful UV rays from the sun. Coconut has moisturizing properties and hence it protects hair from drying out. You can easily apply coconut hair oil to your scalp providing moisture to the hair and also strengthening the hair length from the root. Due to its antimicrobial properties, it helps in treating dandruff from the hair and scalp and thus promotes the healthy growth of hair. 

  • Milk and Honey Mask

Milk and honey masks are the best hydrating hair mask that strengthens the hair. Milk and honey mask helps in strengthening fine hair as honey acts as a moisturizing agent and also contains keratin so it prevents the hair from any breakage and from making it brittle and weak, it also strengthens the hair. Due to its antimicrobial properties, it helps in cooling down irritation from the scalp and enhances cell regeneration to get a healthier scalp. Milk contains nutrients and thus provides nutrition to the hair and scalp and also enhances the structure of the hair.

  • Banana and Olive Oil 

Banana has hydrating and moisturising properties that prevent dull, dry and damaged hair. Banana is rich in vitamins and minerals that provides strength to the hair and balances its pH level. For silky and shiny hair olive oil works wonder as it has a content of healthy fats and vitamin E. Banana and olive oil are the best hydrating mask that heals the damaged hair that cause split ends and breakage of the hair.

  • Yoghurt Mask

Yoghurt has a moisturizing and hydrating effect that help keep frizzy hair away due to the lactic acid content in yoghurt. Yoghurt mask can be prepared by mixing olive oil, lemon and honey and applied on the hair strand. It helps in retaining moisture content in the hair.

  • Avocado and Olive Oil mask

Avocado and olive oil mask helps in treating split ends of the hair length. Split ends are generally caused by a weakened cuticle that results in damaged hair which is caused by hairstyling chemicals or products. Olive oil provides extra shine and sleekness to shine the damaged hair.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

Apple cider vinegar has many benefits to different hair types and it helps in detangling long frizzy hair. Apple cider vinegar helps in clearing the hair follicle from any dead skin cells and thus reducing hair loss. Dry haired people must be careful while using apple cider vinegar as it can remove natural oils from hair if used too frequently on hair. Mix apple cider vinegar with honey and mix well. Bottle this mixture and use as hair spray and leave it for 0 to 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

Other methods to treat dry hair

Hydrating hair masks are the best ways to give life to dry damaged hair. But along with this hair mask, there are different methods to take care of hair well and avoid it from damaging and drying the hair:

  • Limiting the use of shampoo to every third day and not too frequently.
  • After shampoo always goes with conditioner as per the hair type that suits you the best.
  • Never rub your wet hair for drying as it will damage the hair instead dry it by wrapping it in the towel.
  • Never use a brush on wet hair instead use a comb for combing the wet hair.
  • Limit the use of heat hair styling tools every day like a hairdryer that will dry your hair even more.

Take Away

We have mentioned above the best hydrating hair mask but proper hair care is more important and limited heat styling products are also recommended for preventing the hair from any damage and from drying. By applying natural ingredients prepared at home you can achieve soft silky and sleek hair.