Whether it’s the cold, dry winter air causing dryness, static and frizz, or the side-effects of over-washing or using too-hot-to-handle water, it’s likely you want to fix it. Read on to discover top tips to deal with damaged hair using natural remedies.
What causes dry, damaged hair?
Before we show you how to repair damaged hair, first you must understand the causes. The top culprits for causing your hair to become dry and damaged include:
- Hair care habits: These include washing your hair too often, brushing your hair too often, using heat treatments such as curling irons and straighteners without heat protection, and using too-hot water when you shower or bathe and wash your hair.
- Environmental factors: These include dry, cold and/or windy weather and swimming in chlorinated or salty water.
- Medical conditions: These include eating disorders and thyroid conditions.
How can you fix damaged hair naturally?
There are some super easy steps to use natural remedies you can find at your home. Here are our top four choices:
- Olive oil. Seal your cuticles with moisture with this all-natural product to deep condition your hair with much needed fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E. To use this natural remedy, follow these steps once a week:
- Heat the olive oil to a gentle warmth – you don’t want to burn yourself.
- Massage it into your scalp.
- Leave it on your hair for around 30 minutes, with a towel covering your head.
- Wash your hair as normal using a good quality shampoo and conditioner.
- If olive oil isn’t your preference, why not give coconut, sweet almond, or jojoba oil a go instead?
- Avocado. Restore hydration, flexibility, and lustre to your locks with an avocado paste full of minerals, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. To use this natural remedy, follow these steps once a week:
- Mash a ripe avocado.
- Mix your avocado with an egg to create a smooth paste.
- Wet your hair and apply your paste.
- Leave the paste to do its work for 20 minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly.
- Aloe vera. Soothe your hair shafts with aloe vera juice that contains enzymes, amino acids, and vitamins C and E. To use this natural remedy, follow these steps once a week:
- Apply aloe vera juice directly to your hair, paying particular attention to the most damaged areas.
- Leave the juice for between 10 and 15 minutes.
- Use warm water to rinse off your hair.
- Black tea. You may already know you can achieve a radiant skin glow with black tea, but that’s not all. Renew your hair with a black tea rinse full of antioxidants. To use this natural remedy, follow these steps once a week:
- Add 3-4 black tea bags to 2 cups of boiling water.
- Allow them to sit for a minimum of 1 hour.
- Funnel the tea into a spray bottle.
- Spray liberally over damp hair, concentrating on your scalp.
- Massage the tea into your scalp gently.
- Cover your head in a shower cap and leave it to sit on your hair for around 30 minutes.
- Rinse off using cold water.
So, there you go. With this simple guide you now have some easy steps to follow to use natural remedies to repair damaged hair in no time at all.