All-Natural Remedies for Dry and Damaged Hair
Posted on Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 8:00 am
Hair should always be luscious and full. However, with the sun out and chlorine overload during the summer months, your hair might not always be at its full potential. There are a number of treatments for dry and damaged hair that are highly effective. A few home remedies require the use of only natural products you can easily find lying around the house or in your refrigerator. Why not give a few of these healthy treatments a try?
The egg treatment is one of the oldest remedies in the book. Egg is a great source of protein, which will strengthen and repair your hair by adding shine, moisture, and texture. Crack a few raw eggs (depending on how much hair you have) into a bowl, mix, and apply to clean, damp hair. Whole egg treatments should only be applied once a month; however whites-only treatment can be applied every two weeks. The result should be a more healthy and glossy head of hair.
Full-fat mayonnaise is another excellent home remedy for dry and damaged hair. Massage half a cup of mayonnaise into your hair and scalp, cover with a shower cap, and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. This should give your hair a healthy and shiny makeover, quickly turning those dry ends to healthy and soft.
Banana and Honey
Take an overripe banana and mash it with water until you have a thick paste. Add 2 tablespoons of honey to the mixture. Apply to hair and let it sit for 30 minutes. Wash the mixture off in the shower. These ingredients should repair and hydrate the hair.
Avocado and Olive Oil
Mash a ripe avocado with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Combine it well until you have a thick consistency, which is non-lumpy. Apply this to damp hair after shampooing and rinsing. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes, and wash it off thoroughly with lukewarm water. Avocado is rich in vitamin A, vitamin E, and saturated fats. These nutrients provide nourishment to dehydrated and damaged hair.
To add some needed body to a dry head of hair turn to beer for help. The fermented drink is filled malt and hops, which contains proteins that are thought to repair hair damaged by chemical processing, chlorine, and sun. The yeast in the beer adds body to limp strands of hair. The sugars in the beer are believed to make hair shiny by tightening the hair cuticles. Take a beer that has been sitting out for a couple hours with depleted carbonation into the shower with you. After shampooing and rinsing your hair, pour the entire beer on your head, gently massaging the beer into your hair letting it soak for two minutes. Rinse your hair with cool water. Let your normal conditioner mask the beer scent. Treatment can be applied every other week.
Give your hair the TLC it needs during the dry season, so you can look your best all the time!