Winter is a beautiful season. There’s a nip in the air. There’s a festive cheer all around. And then there’s all the gastronomic extravaganza in the name of merry making. However, despite these major advantages, the season does take a toll on your hair and skin. Having had a combination skin since childhood, I don’t find it incredibly difficult to follow a skincare routine. But, what really drives me crazy is the lifeless dry hair that tags along during winters.

Of course, there are plenty of expensive products in the market that claim to help you with dry hair. Having tried a few, I know they aren’t all that effective. Then you have several spa and treatments for dry hair. They only provide short-term relief. By the time you wash your hair again, it goes back to its dry and dull form.

So, isn’t there any respite from dry hair during winters? The good news is that there are after all a few natural remedies to tackle dry hair. Most of these ingredients are cheap. You can even grow some of them at home. It is slightly time-consuming. But, the end result (a luscious mane) makes it worth all the effort.

Aloe vera and honey

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Here’s my natural regimen to cure dry hair:

  • The first thing you need to do is heat some coconut oil in a double boiler. It should be warm yet easy to touch.
  • Apply a generous amount of coconut oil to your dull and dry hair. Leave it overnight. This is immensely helpful in restoring the natural hydration in your hair.
  • The next morning, you will have to prepare a simple hair mask using aloe vera and honey. Both of these ingredients are excellent moisturizers. They help you get rid of dry scalp and dandruff as well. In the end, you are left with fizz-free, smooth and shiny hair.
  • To prepare the hair mask, extract the gel from two aloe vera stems. Add two tablespoons of honey and mix well. Apply the mask throughout your hair, from root to tip. Let it rest for at least an hour.
  • Once the mask has dried, wash it off with a mild shampoo. You may want to use a conditioner after this to get extra-smooth hair.
  • And voila! Your luscious mane is back!