‘Dried up/dead hair ends’ - the shortest ever horror story for those who’re waiting eagerly for their hair to grow out. As dramatic as that sounds, the struggle is real for those who want long hair and have been waiting months or even years before letting a pair of scissors come anywhere close to their tresses. Yes, we know what you’re thinking - that getting regular trims make the hair healthy and will keep split ends at bay too. But ladies, let us tell you that you aren’t asking for too much if you want lustrous, nourished long hair sans dry ends, and don’t want to cut it either, Here are some foolproof ways to care for exceptionally dry ends if you don’t want to snip them off.
The protein in egg and hydrating properties of curd work as a great combination to nourish those hair ends. Add a few drops of lemon juice and honey to this hair pack and say hello to lustrous, healthy hair! Do this once a week for the best results.
Most of us have read about the beautiful Cleopatra bathing in milk every day. Well, if that doesn’t convince you to do the same, then we don’t know what will. The lactic acid and moisturizing effect of milk works well for both your hair and skin. It locks moisture into the hair follicle, and cleanses the scalp thoroughly too. Wash your hair with equal parts water and milk twice a week for the best results. After leaving this solution in your hair for 5-7 minutes, rinse your hair with cold water and you’re good to go.
Book yourself a hair spa appointment once a month. These uber hydrating hair lotions massaged into your hair and scalp and the steam given to the hair hydrates the main and ensures that the moisture barrier of your tresses is intact.
If regular hair spas at the salon are not your thing, make it a point to do your at-home version of it. Invest in a deep conditioning mask and use it once a week after shampooing your hair. Massage it in to your hair and scalp and leave it on for 7-10 minutes. Follow this by wrapping your hair with a hot towel - this will be a good moisture boost to your hair. After this rinse your hair and watch it become shiny and soft like never before. Trust us, you do this religiously and you won’t need them regular trims.
Heat your favourite oil and apply it on your scalp and hair using a cotton ball. This works like magic on dry hair. Do it at least once a week and either leave it on overnight or for an hour before you step into the shower.
Yes ladies, some good ol’ mayo on your sandwich and on your hair - both will make you happy. Mayonnaise moisturises the hair well and the egg in it leaves the tresses shiny and soft. Apply it once in two week to give your hair a lovely pampering session. But seriously, don’t apply the whole jar, not unless you want to walk around smelling like an omelette. Just a little bit would go a long way!
If you’re having to deal with dry hair ends, make sure your shampoo isn’t too harsh or drying. Also ensure that your conditioner is one that is extremely hydrating. Apart from that, avoid washing your hair too often as that will strip the remaining natural oils from your hair leading to more dry ends.