Drying, cutting, highlighting, curling, flat ironing, hard brushing, curling and dying – the list of what women do with their hair is endless. Added to the woes of dry and damaged hair, these constant activities can also lead to the problems of balding, dandruff, split hair and issues concerning the scalp.
Dry and damaged hair is unappealing, unhealthy and brittle and can lead to embarrassing situations. Fortunately, there are several effective and easy home based remedies, which go a long way in helping you take care of your dry and damaged hair and bring back the glimmer and shine to your crowning glory. Read on for some valuable insights into the same.
Treatments For Damaged Hair
Organic Coconut Oil Therapy
This traditional oil is one of the most effective remedies for dry and brittle hair. Take a few teaspoons of organic coconut oil in a bowl. Warm the oil and apply in gentle strokes on your hair and scalp. Its deep conditioning properties and highly absorbent nature aid in the treatment of your damaged hair.
If your hair is very thin, then you can avoid putting coconut oil on the scalp – as this makes the hair heavy and prone to further breakage. Massage the mid shaft, ends of the hair and all other areas of your head with soft strokes and make sure that each and every strand of hair is coated properly. Cover the oiled hair with a hot towel or shower cap and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Wash off thoroughly with a mild organic shampoo and let your hair dry naturally.
Banana And Avocado
Banana is rich source of amino acids and citric acids. These ingredients go a long way in protecting the hair and bringing back its sheen and vibrancy. The Vitamin A and B6 contained in avocados adds to the natural oils and moisture needed by the hair.
You can make a wonderful hair mask with these two ingredients. Simply mash a ripe banana and avocado in a glass bowl. Take small quantities of this paste and apply evenly on the hair and scalp. Leave on for 30 minutes. Wash off with a mild shampoo and warm water for best results.
Honey in its natural form, is one of the best ingredients for several skin and hair beauty products and home remedies. You can add a teaspoon of fresh organic honey in a mug of water and use it along with your conditioner.
Their hydrating property help in reducing the dryness and brittleness of damaged hair and brings back the lost shine. If used regularly, honey can act as an effective agent for treating your dry hair – the natural way.
This is another great remedy which helps in removing the dryness of your hair and makes it well nourished, soft and silky to touch. Crack an egg in a glass bowl and remove the egg white. Take a few spoons of water and add to the egg white.
Rinse off your hair with warm water and apply this mixture on the scalp and roots of hair. Massage your scalp thoroughly. This allows easy penetration of the proteins contained in the egg. Leave on for fifteen mites and then wash off with a mild shampoo and warm water.
The hydrating properties of natural aloe vera can also be used for treating your dried and damaged hair. Add a teaspoon full of aloe vera gel to your normal shampoo and massage the same onto your scalp.
Leave on for a few minutes before washing off with warm water. You should remember to condition your hair properly. This leads to better hydration of the scalp and makes the hair look soft and shiny.
Papaya contains rich essential nutrients, which are important for the proper conditioning of your hair. You can make a nourishing papaya mask at home by mixing a few cubes of ripe papaya in a liquidizer. Apply the paste on your scalp and hair and leave on for a few minutes. Wash off with an organic shampoo and conditioner.
Lactic acid present in certain dairy products like yogurt and cream can be used to bring back life into your fizzy, brittle and dry hair. Yogurt has been used as a valuable home based recipe from times times memorial.
You can mix an egg into a bowl of yogurt and mix well. Leave the mix on for a few minutes and then wash off as usual. This effective hair treatment recipe can be used directly on the scalp; regularly for best results.
Avocado And Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise—made of egg and oil is one of the best nourishing agents for taking care of dried and brittle hair. The fatty content of avocados make them an active agent for making the hair less brittle and softer to touch. Take an avocado and cut it into half. Smash it into pulp in a glass bowl and add two tablespoons of mayonnaise.
Mix well to make a hair mask of thick consistency. Apply the same on your scalp and hair and leave on for an hour. The properties of these two ingredients are well absorbed into the scalp and make it hydrated and free from any flakes, dandruff or dryness. After treating yourself with this mixture, you will cease to complain about the dryness and fuzziness in your hair.
The above mentioned homemade recipes are very effective in improving the texture and quality of your crowning glory. Remember to keep your hair tangle free and smooth at all time. You can use a wide toothed comb for an even and proper application of these helpful hair masks.
Do not rub dry your hair or use violent strokes of the towel to take out the moisture from your recently shampooed hair. Excessive use of a blow dryer can add to the brittleness of hair and makes it very dry—so allow our hair to dry off naturally. These tips will certainly help you take better care of your dry and damaged hair—in more ways than one.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.