When it comes to your hair, the crowning glory, smooth and shiny is likely to be your ultimate goal.
Common signs of damage include dullness, dryness, and roughness and split ends. Excessive pollution in the air and UV Rays of the Sun in your daily life furthers the damage.
However, some of the top causes of damaged hair include excessive use of heat tools like blow dryers and curling irons, brushing your hair while its wet, over-processing of hair by colouring and pulling your hair back into super tight hairstyles.
Conditioning and Masking, is a big help!
Therefore, once you have washed your scalp and hair, conditioners or masques should come next. While conditioning helps in detangling your hair and smoothen the cuticles by resting on the surface, masking improves its longevity.
Hair masking can be excellent turning point to bring life back to your hair. Also helps in getting rid of split ends and excessive hair breakage.
But, it’s not always safe or good to use readymade masques or conditioners, from the market, damaging your hair further, making it look rough, dry, brittle and frizzy…
Therefore, creating your own natural hair conditioner is a great way to provide your locks with the much needed nutrients.
These home-made remedies and recipes including eggs, yoghurt, avocado and more can rejuvenate your hair and scalp without stripping them of natural oils or overloading them with chemicals.
We shall begin with:
Repairing damage with avocados
Mash a ripe avocado, by removing its pit. Add one egg to it, and apply it on your wet hair. Avocados are rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids and minerals, which will help restore the luster to your dry hair.
Leave it for at least 20 minutes, then rinse several times.
Repeat once a week for damaged hair and once a month for smooth, healthy and shiny hair.
Pamper your hair with Butter
Your hair looks dry, dead and brittle?
With a small amount of butter you can bring the glaze back.
Massage with it into your hair and cover your hair with a shower cap for about half an hour.
Shampoo as usual, and rinse all the butter out.
Moisturize with Olive Oil
Warm up half a cup of olive oil, but do not boil, and then rub it into your hair, to bring the moisture and shine back.
Cover the tresses with a plastic bag, and then wrap everything in a towel.
Do this for 45 minutes, then shampoo and rinse completely.
Bananas to Maximize Moisture
Perms, Hair Straightening and hair colouring is greatly responsible to completely damage your hair. Hair Tools like flat irons, curling irons or blow dryers have also added on to making it more lifeless.
Bananas are rich source of potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and manganese, which forms the best creamy nutrients for your hair.
Not just that!
It can fix the tresses, strengthens the roots and maximizes the moisture, thereby bringing health, life and shine.
Apply Milk and Honey
Excessive use of expensive market products for your hair caring treatments, has ill-treated your hair further.
So, try an inexpensive conditioning and masking treatment like milk and honey, this time. It definitely can reverse the damage and deal with the thinning of your hair.
Honey, above all, is natural humectants, a substance that attracts and retains moisture in your hair.
How ‘bout some “Shampoo Omelet”?
Add one egg to a small amount of your regular shampoo and apply it to your damaged hair for 5 minutes and rinse well.
This works best when you have frizzy hair, besides enhancing the protein-content in your hair.
Whip up some apple cidar vinegar
Whip up some apple cidar vinegar with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 3 egg whites, and then rub the mix into your dry hair. Keep your hair covered for about a half hour using plastic wrap or shower cap. Then shampoo and rinse well. This will help you maintain the pH balance of your hair, remove the dirt build-up, dead skin cells and chemicals, without stripping the hair of its natural oils, thereby bringing life back into hair.
Coconut and Extra Virgin Oil
Add a few drops of extra virgin oil to a spoonful of coconut oil. Coconut Oil is a fantastic solution for dry and damaged hair. Most importantly, when you have thick and heavy hair, it soothes the scalp and softens the hair.
Apply it to the bottom of your hair. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse it out.
If it makes you feel too greasy on the hair, shampoo once more.
Who will stop your hair from smoothening and shinning?
Care with Jojoba and Almond Oil
These oils are always available at the health food stores, near your house, and are wonderful elixirs for your damaged hair.
Apply small amounts of these oils, until your hair is thoroughly covered.
In case of rough hair, work the oil down to the tips and rinse off using mild shampoo after 30 minutes.
Healthy Hair Starts from having Healthy Food
It’s vital for you to remember that, the health of your hair starts from within. Food including sweet potato, lettuce, broccoli, mango, papaya, tomatoes and pumpkin seeds are rich sources of Vitamin A, C and E, iron, calcium and zinc. Eating such wholesome and nutritious food, allows you to radiate from the outside, helping your hair prevent dryness, damage and from being oily.
So, you know the tricks well?
Start applying these tricks and save your hair from damage and attend any event with beautiful and Shiny hair. Happy Shine!