Many men and women are sporting damaged locks these days due to excessive use of styling products, hair colour, heat treatments, chemical rebonding, stress, pollution and an unhealthy lifestyle.
This is bound to take a toll on the health of your hair. Damaged hair looks dry, frizzy and lacks moisture and shine. This makes it difficult to style. Excessively damaged hair can mar your physical appearance as well. If you have started to notice signs of damage, you can make use of these simple home remedies to restore shine, health and bounce back into your hair.
Home Remedies For Damaged Hair
Make a nourishing banana pack for your hair by mashing half a ripe banana and adding half a ripe avocado. Make a pulp and apply this pack on your hair. Leave it on for half an hour and wash it off with a nourishing shampoo. Although messy, this pack works wonders in making your hair soft and shiny.
The good old beer does a neat job in restoring shine back into your hair. As a last rinse, use some left over beer to wash out your hair. The beer will soften the strands and acts as a natural conditioner.
Eggs are a high source of natural protein and great for the hair as hair thrives and flourishes on protein. Whisk one egg gently into warm water. Slather this mixture in your hair and let it air dry for a few minutes. Now rinse your hair well with luke warm water. The smell will be a little hard to get rid of, but your hair will look and feel superb after this treatment.
Damaged hair is stripped of all moisture so what it needs is intense moisturizing treatments and nothing works better that warm coconut oil. Use the purest form of coconut oil. Heat the oil such that it is hot but not scalding. Massage generous amounts of the oil into your hair. Steam your hair for 30 minutes so that the oil seeps deep into the roots.
Repeat this treatment twice a week for luxuriant and thick hair. Leave the oil in your hair overnight. This will give it plenty of time to seep in. Wash in the morning with a mild shampoo and conditioner.
Basic Hair Styling Tips
If you have suffered from damaged hair, now is the time to get off artificial hair styling treatments. Try to treat your hair as naturally as possible. Use a wide toothed comb to prevent hair breakage. Let your hair dry naturally after a wash instead of using a hot blow dryer, which exacerbates hair damage. Stay away from chemical rebonding and hair colour.
Diet and Lifestyle
Your diet and lifestyle needs to undergo a radical change if you want to see healthy and strong hair. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables for shiny, bouncy hair. Stay away from dust, pollution and sun and if it is unavoidable, wear a scarf to protect your hair. Take in moderate amount of exercise as this helps to enhance blood circulation to the hair.
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