Thick, healthy and glossy hair is what all women aspire for. But due to pollution, unhealthy diet, improper hair care, excessive use of heat styling tools and chemicals in harsh shampoos, hair tends to become rough and damaged. Damaged hair is usually dry, lacking shine and has split ends.
However, some women with damaged hair can also have an oily scalp with limp and stringy hair. Whether, your hair is dry and frizzy or oily and limp, due to damage, there are a few home remedies that will restore your tresses to its former glory.
Effective Home Remedies For Hair Repair
Coconut Oil Deep Conditioner
One of the best ways to nourish and repair damage to hair is to opt for deep conditioning. To make a homemade deep conditioner, mix 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil with 1 tablespoon of almond oil.
Heat it for 2-3 minutes. Allow the oil mixture to cool down until it is comfortable to touch. Now part your hair in sections and rub this warm oil on your scalp.
Once you have massaged the oil on your scalp, apply the rest of the oil on your hair. Twist your hair into a bun and wear a shower cap. Now blast your hair with a blow dryer for 4-5 minutes.
The heat will allow the oil to penetrate the hair shaft which will nourish and condition the hair. After 10 minutes, shampoo your hair with a mild or herbal shampoo.
Honey And Apple Cider Vinegar Mask
To remove product build up from your hair, you need a clarifying mask. Product build up makes hair look dull and dry and can damage hair in the long run. To prepare this mask, in a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of pure honey with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
Now, starting at the roots to the ends, apply this mask on unwashed hair. Make sure that you distribute the mask evenly through your hair. After 15-20 minutes, wash hair with shampoo.
Strawberry And Mayonnaise Mask
In a food processor blitz half a cup of fresh strawberries. Add this strawberry mash to half a cup of mayonnaise. Mix the two ingredients well. Apply this mask evenly on your hair so that each strand of hair is well-coated.
Leave this mask on for 25-30 minutes. Wash with plain water. Mayonnaise is high in fats which help to condition and hydrate tresses whereas strawberry helps to remove excess oil from hair.
Avocado And Yogurt Mask
Both avocado and yogurt have hydrating and moisturizing properties that helps in repairing dry damaged hair. Mash half an avocado with 2 tablespoons of thick yogurt.
Massage this on damp hair, from root to tip. After 15-20 minutes, wash the mask off with water. By using this treatment regularly, your hair will become healthy and glossy.
These were some of the best home remedies for repairing damaged hair. All these homemade hair treatments should be done at least twice a week for you to see results. Also, remember to have a healthy diet and reduce the use of heat styling tools for bouncy and shiny hair.