Quite often, we find that our hair is damaged and dry and turns brittle with split ends due to environmental pollution, stress and several other lifestyle factors. Spending time in a hair salon may be the last thing that you are looking for.
If you are someone who is exploring the beneficial effects of home remedies, here are some staggeringly good remedies that you can try at home. These remedies are superior in that they are ever so gentle on the hair and also nourish, protect and impart a shine and glow that lasts for all the days to come.
For hair that is severely damaged due to pollution, olive oil is a beautiful way to pamper your crowning glory to the core. Wash your hair thoroughly to remove all the pollutants and let it dry. Take some olive oil and mix equal amounts of a conditioning agent that you use regularly. Mix well and apply on the scalp, taking care to ensure complete coverage of the scalp, root and the hair.
Using your fingers, apply gentle pressure on the scalp and move in a circular motion. This will ensure that all the mixture is adequately applied on the scalp and evenly spread in all areas. Pile up your hair and leave it for 5-6 hours. Repeat for a week and on the last day, add a beaten egg as well to the mixture. This will make your hair strong, shining and wonderfully lustrous as well.
Lemon helps in treating fungal infections, dandruff and parasites like lice that could have led to hair fall and damage. Lemon also imparts a natural shine to the hair, making it a well preferred simple home remedy among women. Squeeze the juice of a lemon and apply on the scalp and hair. After an hour, you can rinse off.
Your hair will smell fresh and lemon with this treatment. Continue every day for a few weeks to restore the natural shine and beauty of your hair. For dry and brittle hair, add some olive oil to the lemon juice while applying on the scalp and hair. This will also moisturize the scalp and hair along with the cleansing action and will help in retaining the moisture in the hair, preventing dryness and brittleness.
Coconut oil is a hair tonic that is used for treating almost all kinds of hair problems. It treats fungal infections, encourages hair growth, nourishes the hair and moisturizes it as well, making your hair very soft and shiny with abundant health and vitality. Take virgin coconut oil. Heat in a microwave and apply generously on the scalp and hair.
Allow the oil to seep into the scalp and hair and you can help in this process by massaging the scalp thoroughly using your fingertips. Leave the oil on for 2-3 hours. Repeat the coconut oil massage every day to keep dry and damaged hair well nourished and free from troubles.
Dull hair that looks bland and lifeless can be restored with the application of rosemary oil. Rosemary oil is also excellent for hair that got damaged due to hair treatments like colouring and straightening. It encourages hair growth and removes excess oil from the hair as well, leaving it wonderfully cared for.
As rosemary oil is very strong, you have to add equal amounts of a carrier oil like jojoba oil and then use for massaging the scalp and hair. Heating the oil encourages better absorption and massaging improves blood circulation. Allow to remain for at least three hours and repeat twice or thrice a week depending on the extent of damage.
Damaged hair is depleted of all its nutrients and nourishment and needs extensive treatment with the right amount of nutrition, conditioning and moisturizing. What better remedy than an egg yolk in such cases! The yolk of an egg is rich in protein, which can nourish the hair strands, which are essentially protein and the minerals, and vitamins in the egg yolk can make each and every strand stronger and healthier with the treatment.
Egg yolk also has adequate fat that can help treat dull and dry hair and impart a natural shine and conditioning to the hair, encouraging it to grow as well. Beat the egg yolk and apply generously all over your hair and scalp. Leave it for one hour and wash with a perfumed shampoo.
The antioxidants that are present in coconut oil and avocado help repair hair that is damaged and also prevent free radical damage in future. The oils that are present in avocado and coconut help in sealing the cuticle, which prevent as well as treat damaged hair. Take an avocado and mash it to a paste.
Add one egg yolk and enough coconut milk to make it into a loose paste. Apply on the scalp as well as the hair and massage in circular motions for fifteen minutes. Leave on for an hour and rinse off with a mildly perfumed shampoo. This is an excellent treatment for severely damaged hair and hair that is very dry and brittle.
Bananas have high amounts of potassium and this helps in softening and smoothening the hair strands naturally. Bananas are also rich in other hair fortifying vitamins and natural oils that help in strengthening and improving the elasticity of the hair. The high amounts of vitamin E in almonds help in nourishing and moisturizing the hair and also in sealing the moisture in the hair.
This increases the shine and luster of the hair. For the treatment, first dampen the hair and then smear the thick mixture first on the scalp and then covering the hair strands. Allow the paste to remain for an hour and when it starts drying up, wash off with water and a mild shampoo. Banana and almond oil is a great hair fortifying and conditioning treatment, which can be undertaken at home at no extra cost.