Top 11 Natural Home Remedies That Work For Dry Hair Treatment

Having soft and shiny hair is always the dream of every woman. However, our natural hair can be affected seriously by tons of factors that are born from certain medical conditions, dehydration, the excessive use of hair care products and the pollution from the environment as well. All of these factors produce many damaging effects on our hair, leaving it dry, dull and frizzy. To deal with the distressing dryness of your hair, let’s explore your kitchen and look for some affordable and natural hair care ingredients that can make the same results as many high-end treatments. Following are 11 effective and natural home remedies for dry hair with up-to-the-minute results. Continue reading this article on Beauty Talk to find out many helpful treatments for your dry hair.

I. Home Remedies For Dry Hair: Top 11 Homemade Recipes 

1. Milk

Many traditionalists believe that milk is a fertile source of vitamins, proteins, minerals and fats. These nutritional values of milk are considered as contributing factors for improving your health and nourishing your body. Milk is also an excellent remedy to treat your dry hair thanks to its nutrients that help strengthen hair cells for a lustrous hair on the blink of an eye.

To apply milk on your hair, follow these super-duper easy steps here:

Step 1: Mix ¼ cup of milk powder with water until the paste gets smooth

Step 2: Spread this paste on your hair and massage gently

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Step 3: Rinse off your hair with water and dry it naturally

2. Yogurt And Oil Mask

Yogurt acts as a hair softener and moisturizer. It is a multi-vitamin rich food that can help to promote the strength and resilience of the hair shaft and make our hair less prone to split ends. The lactic acid present in yogurt not only provides moisture for hair but also clears off gently the dead skin cells on your scalp that are responsible for a lifeless and dull-looking of your hair[1]. Moreover, vitamin and oleic acid richness of essential oils can cooperate fully with yogurt for rejuvenating dry hair, adding more moisture to hair.


  • ½ cup of plain yogurt
  • Some drops of essential oils: jasmine, clary sage, lavender essential oils should be better
  • Blender


Step 1: Add ½ cup of plain yogurt and some drops of essential oil into a blender

Step 2: Blend the mixture on medium speed until it combines well

Step 3: Apply this paste to the shampooed hair, cover with a plastic bag and leave it on for 15-20 minutes

Step 4: Wash off with water

Remember to repeat this method two or three times a week to moisten your hair regularly.

3. Eggs

The egg is not only a component for your tasty breakfast but also a hair treatment ingredient, which is both affordable and hair-friendly. Both egg yolk and egg whites are advantageous to the hair. Protein provided by eggs can strengthen the hair follicles and avoid breakage of dry hair. Besides, egg yolk is a rich source of vitamin A, which is responsible for boosting the sebum production on the scalp, accordingly, moisturizing your scalp and your hair[2]. Dry hair is also rehydrated by the healthy fatty acids present in egg yolk. These fatty acids can close the open cuticles and smooth the rough hair.


  • Fresh eggs
  • Some drops of essential oil: olive oil, coconut oil


Step 1: Break two eggs and separate the yolk and the whites

Step 2: Mix the egg yolk with some water until the mixture becomes fluffy

Step 3: Add some drops of essential oil for better scent

Step 4: Spread the mixture on your hair and cover with a shower cap, wait for 15-20 minutes

Step 5: Rinse your hair well with water and herbal shampoo to get rid of the smell of egg yolk


  • Make your hair wet before applying this mask to help spread easier
  • Use cold water for hair washing because hot water can curdle the eggs and keep the smell on your hair
4. Coconut Oil

Using a vast amount of chemicals in commercial hair care products can leave your hair dry and damaged. And coconut oil is an excellent conditioner improving scalp health, preventing fungal infections, and adding volume and shine to your hair with no chemicals[3]. One of the reasons causing hair dryness is related to the protein loss in hair. Fortunately, lauric acid present in coconut oil can prevent this protein loss by penetrating into the scalp and nourishing hair with vitamins and minerals. Furthermore, coconut oil depletes the hair damages rooted from combing and brushing. With coconut oil, you can massage it on your hair and scalp gently and leave it on for the whole night, then wash off in the morning.

You can also try the recipe below:


  • A cup of castile soap
  • 1/3 cup of coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil
  • Essential oil: 50 -60  drops


Step 1: Melt the coconut milk and coconut oil together at very low heat

Step 2: Pour the liquid into a bottle with a lid, then top with castile soap and shake well

Step 3: Add your favorite essential oil and shake more

Now, the process has been completed, and your hand-made coconut oil shampoo is ready to use for your dry hair.


Studies have emphasized that coconut oil works effectively for certain types of hair, but it is not everyone. Coconut oil retains the protein in hair so it can be useful for those who lack protein in hair follicles. In case of applying this remedy within 1- 2 weeks with no positive results, you should choose other remedies for your hair.

5. Banana And Avocado Mask

Banana and avocado are two amazing fruits used for enhancing the hair dryness. Bananas consist of amino acid that can protect the hair from damaging and citric acid that can improve the hair appearance by adding shine and glow for your hair. Avocados are high in vitamin A and E that can nourish your scalp. The combination of the two powerful fruits can be the best choice for those who are struggling with hair dryness.


  • ½ banana
  • ½ avocado
  • Blender
  • Shower cap


Step 1: Put half a banana and a half of an avocado in a blender and blend the mixture until it is smooth

Step 2: Rub it into your hair and scalp and massage the mask into scalp and comb with fingers through hair

Step 3: Use a shower cap to cover your hair and let it sit for 20 minutes

Step 4: Wash again with water and dry normally

6. Honey Hair Mask

Besides a vast variety of benefits for health, honey is also a wonderful treatment for dry hair. Honey is an emollient which moistens your hair and keep it conditioned. A rich antioxidant, antibacterial and antiseptic properties in honey also prevent breakage of dry hair, stimulate hair growth, and remove scalp infections[4]. To make a honey hair mask, you should combine honey with olive oil, bananas, yogurt for more effective results.

Step 1: Add ½ cup of honey into a bowl with some drops of water

Step 2: Stir well with a teaspoon

Step 3: Apply this mixture on hair and scalp and wrap your head with a towel and wait for 20 minutes

Step 4: Rinse with plain water and shampoo

7. Beer Spray

When you catch sight of the name of this remedy, you will think it is ridiculous to use beer for curing dry hair; however, beer does a lot for your hair. Proteins found in beer can improve the hair dryness caused by low-drying, straightening, curling, and dying. The alcohol in beer adds shine to your hair and make it glossy, however, many experts recommend that you should not use beer regularly because the alcohol can dry your hair more with frequent use. Beer also acts as a tonic and provides a large amount of vitamin B for hair.


  • ½ cup of flat beer
  • 2 cups of water
  • Spray


Step 1: Shampoo your hair and mix beer with two cups of water

Step 2: Spray beer all over your hair as a final rinse

Step 3: Do not wash again with water, use blow- dryer to remove the smell of beer

8. Gelatin

Gelatin is a hydrolyzed protein that has been broken down into its component amino acids, which can penetrate into the damaged areas of the hair and nourish the entire strand as well[5]. It also helps to smooth cuticles, boost shine, and reduce breakage.


  • A heated cup of water
  • Packet of gelatin


Step 1: Add a packet of gelatin into the heated cup of water

Step 2: Stir it well until it reaches the thick gel

Step 3: Shampoo your hair and apply gelatin to your hair and scalp

Step 4: Clean your hair with warm water

9. Omega 3-Rich Food

Omega 3 contains unsaturated fatty acids that are necessary for our body to function well. It displays the extraordinary abilities to combat against serious diseases such as heart diseases and stroke, depression, attention deficit, etc[6] [7]. The lack of omega 3 can lead to dry hair, then resulting in dandruff and itchy scalp, so supplying omega 3 food in your diet can be beneficial for hair health[8]. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) found in omega 3 foods can provide nourishment to the hair follicles, strengthen the hair health, and add brightness for your hair, accordingly smooth your hair and prevent hair dryness. You can boost omega 3 in your body by adding the omega-3 rich foods such as nuts, eggs, salmon, cod, tuna, etc. to your daily diet. Another way to increase omega-3 in your body through a fish oil supplement. Two units of fish oil can provide the recommended amount of DHA and EPA you need for the whole week.

10. Homemade Herbal Shampoo

The dryness of your hair can be caused by the overuse of commercial hair care products including shampoo with a vast number of chemicals. So why don’t you think about an interesting idea to make your own natural shampoo at home? The recipes are very simple.


  • 1 kg of sikkakai
  • 1 cup of dried curry leaves
  • 250 grams of fenugreek
  • 250 grams of green gram
  • 100 grams  of soap nuts


Step 1: Dry all the ingredients under the sun and grind them into flour or you can buy the powder of these ingredients from the market and use them.

Step 2: Mix the separated powder for a fine mixture

Step 2: When using, take 2-3 teaspoons of the mixed powder and mix with some water and cook at low heat until it starts thickening.

Step 3: Let it cool and shampoo your hair

11. Apple Cider Vinegar

Hair can be dry or dull due to the buildup and residue stemming from the daily use of shampoo, conditioner, and hair styling products. A vinegar rinse can soften your hair, moisturize your scalp, and keep it healthy. The reason is that apple cider vinegar is high in acetic acid that can keep the ideal acidity for hair and balance the pH level for hair and scalp[9]. Furthermore, apple cider vinegar has clarifying properties that remove the residue on your hair and minimize breakage as well as split end.


  • A cup of apple cider vinegar
  • Water


Step 1: Mix apple cider vinegar with water

Step 2: Apply the mixture into your hair after conditioning and let it sit for a few minutes

Step 3: Rinse the mixture out and dry your hair naturally

Cautions:  Do not allow the vinegar to go into your eyes to prevent burning, irritation or discomfort for eyes. Use vinegar for hair just once a week because too much vinegar can make opposite effects can dry your hair more.

Read more: Apple cider vinegar is also effective at getting rid of melasma. This article was medically reviewed/fact checked by Bindiya Gandhi, MD.

II. Additional Tips

These home remedies for dry hair provided above are all simple for you to apply at home. However, besides using these methods with natural ingredients, you should consider some advice below for a better result:

  • Do not wash your hair too frequently
  • Avoid using a hair dryer, let your hair dry naturally
  • Wear a hat or cap when walking under the sun
  • Use a silk pillow for sleep
  • Drink plenty of water daily

If you are trying these home remedies for dry hair and experiencing the positive effects that they bring about, don’t forget to share with us your feelings in the comment section below.

All content provided are for informational & educational purposes. We recommend you consult a healthcare professional to determine which method is appropriate for you.

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