In the effort to make our hair look its best, we often do things that end up damaging it, which, ironically, makes it look worse. Taming a mass of dry, frizzy locks can be challenging, but you don’t need a team of hair stylists to do it. All you need is a little time and a few simple home remedies to transform your damaged hair into a coif worthy of a shampoo commercial.
If you think about all of the things that you do to your hair on a weekly basis, it’s no surprise that it gets damaged so easily. These are just a few of the parts of your hair regimen that cause the most damage:
You may be guilty of damaging your hair in one or more of the aforementioned ways, but that doesn’t mean you hair has to serve a damaged-for-life sentence. You hair can be rehabilitated and you won’t need to break the bank at a fancy salon to do so. With these simple home remedies, your hair will be back to normal in no time:
The key to nursing damaged hair back to health is to condition it. One common conditioning treatment is an egg white hair mask, which consists of egg whites whipped into a bowl of tepid water. Massage the mixture into your hair and scalp and then rinse it out with cool water.
Another way to condition your hair is through a hot oil treatment. But you don’t need to spend a lot of money on a professional treatment when you can purchase a do-it-yourself kit at most grocery stores. For an even cheaper treatment, you can soak your hair in warm olive oil for 15-20 minutes, or overnight, if preferred. Wear a shower cap while the oil is setting, then rinse it out and wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
To smooth and seal split ends, coat the ends of your hair with a silicone-based serum, which also works well for taming flyaway strands and frizz. You can find silicone hair serums at most stores that sell hair products.
Yes, beer. Beer is a great remedy for dull, dry hair, but you may want to mix it with an essential oil before dumping it on your head. Just mix a bottle of warm, flat beer with some citrus or lavender oil and work the mixture thoroughly through your hair from root to tip. Rinse it out with warm water and then rinse your hair with chamomile tea, if desired, to ensure that the beer smell has dissipated from your hair.
After treating your hair, you may want to make a few adjustments to your daily routine to prevent any further damage to it. Here are a few tips for keeping your hair sleek and stylish:
Your hair goes through a lot each day – it’s washed, brushed, styled and maybe even dyed or permed. After all of that, it’s no wonder that so many people have damaged hair. Fortunately, with a few simple home remedies, that damage can be reversed.