Sunday, 24 May 2015

10 Home Remedies for Damaged and Dry Hair

Is everyday a ‘bad hair day' for you? If your hair needs to be constantly tamed into behaving itself, breaks easily and tangles quickly, then you probably have dry and damaged hair. The only solution of dry and damaged hair is some big-time deep infusion of moisture into your locks. But if expensive salon hair treatments aren't what you want to go in for, then try these 10 simple home remedies to manage your dry hair. They are easy, fuss-free, and regular treatment will give you shiny locks.

1. Massage with Butter: Treat dry, brittle hair with a small amount of butter for a glossy shine. Massage it into your dry hair, then cover your hair with a shower cap for about a half hour. Shampoo as usual, and rinse all the butter out.

2. Olive Oil Deep Conditioning: Put the moisture back into dry hair by warming up 1/2 cup olive oil (do not boil it), and then rubbing it into your hair. Cover tresses with a plastic bag, then wrap everything in a towel. Let this home remedy do its thing for 45 minutes, then shampoo and completely rinse.

3. Tea rinse: To give a natural shine to dry hair, use a quart of warm, unsweetened tea (freshly brewed or instant) as a final rinse after your regular shampoo. Black tea can enhance hair colour and shine too.

4. Egg yolk: Damaged hair is depleted of all its nutrients and nourishment and needs extensive treatment with the right amount of nutrition, conditioning and moisturising. What better remedy than an egg yolk in such cases! Beat the egg yolk and apply generously all over your hair and scalp. Leave it for one hour and wash with a perfumed shampoo.

5. Avocado and coconut milk: The oils that are present in avocado and coconut help in sealing the cuticle, as well as treating damaged hair. Take an avocado and mash it to a paste. Add one egg yolk and coconut milk and make it into a thin paste. Apply on hair and scalp, and massage in circular motions for fifteen minutes. Leave on for an hour and rinse off with a mildly perfumed shampoo.

6. Banana and almond oil: Bananas have high amounts of potassium and this helps in softening and smoothening the hair strands naturally. The high amounts of Vitamin E in almonds help in nourishing and moisturising the hair and also in sealing the moisture in the hair. 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.

7. Apple cider vinegar mask: Put the life back into your limp or damaged hair with this terrific home remedy. Combine one teaspoon apple cider vinegar with two tablespoons olive oil and three egg whites, then rub the mix into your hair. Keep your hair covered for about a half hour using plastic wrap or a shower cap, then shampoo and rinse.

8. Honey: Honey attracts moisture. It’s also full of antioxidants and nutrients to feed hair follicles that house the live part of hair, encouraging hair growth. Mix ¼ cup of organic raw honey with just enough fresh water to thin it out to the point where you can spread it around your hair (add it tablespoon by tablespoon.) When you’re ready, apply as you would shampoo to damp hair and let it sit for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

9. Yogurt: Yogurt is a natural conditioner for dry hair. It can be applied as a mask on hair. The moisturising properties of yogurt help in curing dry hair. Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of honey in half cup of yogurt. Mix it and apply it on hair and hair roots. After 15 minutes, rinse your hair with warm water.

10. Wrap wet hair dry: Instead of toweling your hair vigourously after a shower, wrap up your damaged hair in a cotton towel, and let the cotton absorb the moisture for a few minutes. This helps protect against further split ends.

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