How to Care for Dry Hair

how to care for dry hair

I’ve recently gotten some requests to write about how to care for dry hair. Usually I address the problem of oily hair but now it’s time to look at things from the opposite side.

Dry hair sucks; it doesn’t look nice, it doesn’t style well, it breaks easily, and it causes many other problems. I could spend all day explaining reasons why your hair might be dry but I would rather get right into the solutions… isn’t that what you’re here for?

I’m going to be breaking this article down into three sections:

1) Homemade hair masks
2) Healing shampoo and conditioner
3) Leave in treatments



1) How to Care for Dry Hair with Hair Masks:

Hair masks can be so fun and easy because they usually consist of items you probably already have at home; such as eggs, olive oil, and coconut oil.


Egg + Olive Oil Mask

Depending on the length and thickness of your hair, you may need to double up on the portions. So if you would consider your hair being really long or really thick, use 2 eggs and 2 tablespoons of oil. Otherwise, just use 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of oil.



• 1-2 eggs

• 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil



1] Crack an egg into a bowl and whisk it

2] Add 1 tbsp of olive oil, mix well

3] Apply to dry hair, go through with a wide tooth comb, then cover with a shower cap or put hair up in a large clip

4] Leave in for 30 minutes to an hour

5] Rinse, shampoo and condition as you normally would, using cool or lukewarm water


Coconut Oil + Olive Oil Mask

When you buy coconut oil, you don’t just want to use any kind. An all natural kind such as Trader Joe’s is recommended. Again, depending on the length and thickness of your hair, you may need to use more oil.



• 3 tablespoons of coconut oil

• 1 tablespoon of olive oil



1] Put 3 tbsp coconut oil in a bowl and slightly melt it

2] Add in the tbsp of olive oil and mix well

3] Apply to dry hair, go through with a wide tooth comb, then cover with a shower cap or put hair up in a large clip

4] Try to leave it in for at least an hour but if you can’t, anything 30+ minutes is okay

5] Rinse, shampoo and condition as you normally would, using cool or lukewarm water



2) How to Care for Dry Hair with Shampoo and Conditioner:

If you try looking for which shampoo and conditioner to get for overly dry hair, you’ll come across thousands of different brands that all claim to help with your issue. So many of these products will only cause more problems because of the bad ingredients and chemicals. That’s something you’ll never have to worry about when you go with the Just Natural brand. With Just Natural, there are no hidden ingredients that will damage your hair. You’ll have the best luck with this specific shampoo and conditioner that I’m gonna tell you more about below.


Extreme Dry Hair Shampoo

This Extreme Dry Hair Shampoo from Just Natural is perfect way to restore moisture to your naturally dry hair. It is sulfate free which is great for your hair, but that means it isn’t going to lather much or get super bubbly. I know some people think shampoo won’t clean their hair unless it lathers well but that just isn’t true. The trick is to get your hair all wet, then work the shampoo in, get your hair wet again, then put some more shampoo in your hair. That is the best way to work with sulfate free shampoos.

*Every bottle of shampoo and conditioner from Just Natural comes in a nice big bottle with a pump for easy and convenient dispensing.



Aloe Vera Hydrosol, Sweet Almond Butter, Daikon Radish Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Camellia Seed Oil, Orange Blossom Essential Oil, Coconut Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Chamomile Essential Oil, Natural cleansers, Geranium Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, Rice Protein, Buriti Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, Guar Gum, Tucuma Butter, Jojoba Protein, Green Tea Extract, Cellulose, Citric Acid, Apricot Kernel Oil, Panthenol Vitamin B5.

Find out more information on the website:

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>> Extreme Dry Hair Shampoo <<




Dry Hair Conditioner

Dry Hair Conditioner from Just Natural works amazingly when paired with the Extreme Dry Hair Shampoo mentioned above. Your hair will love the mixture of all the best moisturizing ingredients that are all natural. A lot conditioners that are supposed to give your hair moisture can actually cause it to be dry from damaging chemicals. This conditioner naturally moisturizes your hair follicles from the inside out; creating shine, detangling, eliminating frizz, preventing future damage and more.

*Again, every bottle of shampoo and conditioner from Just Natural comes in a nice big bottle with a pump for easy and convenient dispensing.



Aloe Vera Hydrosol, Argan Oil, Murumuru Butter, Buriti Fruit Oil, Mango Butter, Olive Oil, Camellia Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Carrot Root Oil, Orange Blossom Essential Oil, Chamomile Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Laurel Wax, Vegetable emulsifier, Rice Protein, Essential Oils of Clary Sage, Pink Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemongrass, Vegetable Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Guar Gum, Panthenol Vitamin B5.

Find out more information on the website:

how to care for dry hair

>> Dry Hair Conditioner <<



3) How to Care for Dry Hair with Leave In Treatments:

Leave in treatments are necessary for every hair type. They are applied after the shower and/or before styling your hair. If you don’t use one, you leave your hair vulnerable to all kinds of damage. Which leave in treatment you choose will depend on what type of protection/treatment your hair need. Dry hair needs a moisturizing leave in treatment that also protects hair from heat damage, such as the two mentioned below.


Damage & Extreme Dry Hair Treatment

Damage & Extreme Dry Hair Treatment from Just Natural is an awesome leave in product for anyone with dry hair problems. This natural oil mixture soaks right into your hair, instantly moisturizing it and protecting your hair from any potential heat damage (from the sun or hot styling tools). You’ve probably heard of avocado being amazing for hair masks… well avocado oil is the main ingredient in this hair treatment, along with about 20 other moisturizing oils. It keeps feeding your hair moisture until you shower it out again. After the shower, you just apply it again!

*This bottle comes with a spray applicator top that you can use, but it might be a better idea to just spray it in your palms and work it evenly throughout your hair.



Avocado Fruit Oil, Olive Fruit Oil, Coconut Oil, Coconut Oil Fractionated, Grapeseed Oil, Clary Sage Essential Oil, Kukui Nut Oil, Peach Kernel Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Grapefruit Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Hibiscus Flower Extract, Apricot, Kernel Oil, Green Tea Extract, Foraha Seed Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Ylang Ylang Flower Oil, Chamomile Flower Essential Oil, Natural Vitamin E.

Find out more information on the website:

Damage and Extreme Dry Hair Treatment

>> Damage & Extreme Dry Hair Treatment <<




Milkshake Incredible Milk

Milkshake Incredible Milk is something I rave about for all hair types. It’s hard to tell what my favorite part about it is, since there are so many things. It’s ’12 effects’ because it does that many things for your hair: it repairs all hair types, frizz control, prevents split ends, heat protection, long lasting hairstyle, incredibly detangling, magnificent shine, adds body and volume, easier ironing, protects and maintains color, protects from UV rays, and smoothes the cuticle. One of my favorite parts is the smell –DELICIOUS.

*The bottle comes with the spray top as it shows in the photo, but it’s best to spray in your palms and work throughout your hair with your hands.

Read my full review for more information:

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>> Milkshake Incredible Milk <<



FUN FACT: Since there are a few different Just Natural products in this article, I have something cool to tell you. If you aren’t completely satisfied with anything you buy from Just Natural, you can return it for a full refund within 30 days. They are THAT certain you’ll love their products. So check out the shampoo, conditioner, and the leave in treatment!


If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below!



10 thoughts on “How to Care for Dry Hair

  1. I absolutely love coconut oil and I use it for so many things, I didnt know that I could also make it as a deep conditioning?!!! When you mentioned to leave in as long as I want…could it be like 2 hrs even? Great info on these pages! Love it. Thank you so much

    • Josi Geyer,

      Coconut oil makes for a wonderful hair mask. And yes, you can leave it in as long as you want. 30 minutes, an hour, two hours, or even overnight! You’re welcome girl.

  2. Hey Gina, thanks for giving tips for nourishing dry hair. Even I have dry scalp so I am applying coconut as well as olive oil and keeping it on overnight. It’s really nourishing and helpful in managing my hair. I’ve never applied egg before but now I will definitely try and am looking forward to seeing a beneficial result.

    • Sangeeta,

      Awesome. I love hearing about hair masks that work for specific hair types. After you try the egg mask, come back and let me know how it went!

  3. Love your site and enjoyed reading how to care for dry hair. My hair is really dry at the moment.
    Want to try this egg and olive il mask, see how it goes as I have heard that eggs have many uses for beauty! Such as hair and as an anti wrinkle solution.
    Never heard of the Milkshake Incredible Milk before, I really want to try this product! It sounds great.
    Thanks for the information

    • Jenny,

      You’re welcome. If you want you can add the coconut oil in with the egg and olive oil mask. I really recommend coconut oil, it’s great. Also, since you mentioned the Milkshake, you should surely try it. You’ll be surprised.

  4. Great post, I’m definitely going to try the homemade hair masks because my hair is dry due to lots of colouring and blow drying. I dropped an avocado on the floor and I can feel it’s squishy. Do you think mashed avocado together with olive or coconut oil would make a good hair mask?

    • Deb,

      I’m glad you’re going to try the hair masks, they’re great. And yes! Avocado with either one of those oils make a good hair mask. Personally I dislike like the texture of avocado and don’t like putting it in my hair but it really is great for your hair.

  5. I’m famous for dyeing my hair every color of the rainbow. I’m curious, do you think the diy treatments you listed will be good for chemically dry hair as well? I’m not super familiar with the chemistry.

    Also, I would love to see personal reviews of each product. Or at least your personal feedback. Do you use these products and have you ever tried the diy masks?

    • Bear,

      Yes I do think the diy treatments would be good for your hair. I don’t really use dry hair shampoos or treatments since they’re not helpful for someone with a naturally oily scalp like me. But I think you should try the shampoo or the treatment from Just Natural!

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