JAM | Jun 1, 2023

5 easy DIY home remedies for damaged hair

Mikala Johnson

Mikala Johnson / Our Today

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Do the words or phrases ‘dry hair’, ‘split ends’, ‘breakage’ or ‘frizz’ strike a chord with you? If you’ve experience any of these, you are exactly where you need to be – so, read on to find out more!

All these words signify hair damage and indicate that your hair requires your immediate attention.

Maintaining fabulous hair is not an easy task when you come to think of it, but it is possible and that’s the good thing.

With the right information and products at your fingertips you can help get rid of damaged hair and maintain lustrous locks once and for all.

Hair damage usually refers to the damage caused to the outer layer of the hair or the cuticle. When your hair is damaged the cuticle opens and makes the hair shaft susceptible to more damage.

Environmental pollution, unhealthy dietary habits, increased exposure to chemicals are some of the factors that can lead to your hair becoming damaged.

The reality is that most of individuals will experience damaged hair at some point in time mainly because of neglect.

Hair care is regarded as an integral part of personal hygiene and should be treated as such. Taking care of your hair isn’t something you should do whenever you feel like it, that’s a big no, no.

The choice in maintaining or ruining your hair lies within your own hands. So, treat your hair with the care and attention it requires.

Wondering how to repair damaged hair from the comfort of your home? Get the hair you desire using all natural ingredients with these easy DIY hair treatment ideas.

Strength your hair with eggs

Eggs are a source of protein that can help strengthen hair. It’s for this reason, eggs are regarded as one of the best treatments for damaged hair by many.

Beat one egg along with two tablespoons of olive oil. Apply the mixture to damp hair and leave in on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing your hair.

This remedy is a great protein treatment that works well on most kinds of hair.

Nourish your hair with extra virgin olive oil

Yes, olive oil can help restore your hair to its former glory. It’s widely known among haircare enthusiasts that this DIY at-home hair treatment can work wonders for one’s tresses.

Olive oil is a great emollient that softens and nourishes your hair. It is also an excellent source of vitamin E that can help restore moisture and elasticity to dry, damaged hair.

Warm half-cup of olive oil, place it in your palm and massage it into the damaged areas of your hair from mid-shaft to the ends.

Leave the olive oil on for 20 to 30 minutes (you can cover your hair with a plastic cap). After 30 minutes you can shampoo and condition as usual.

Moisturise your hair with honey

Honey is a great humectant that can help add and retain moisture to hair while making it soft and shiny.

Mix half-cup of honey with two tablespoon of coconut oil or olive oil. Apply it to clean and damp hair and massage for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Thicken your strands with bananas

Perhaps your hair is feeling thin and lifeless these days as a result of being damaged, right?  Well, to thicken up your strands and strengthen them in the process, you’ll just need to grab a banana or two.

 Bananas contain silica, a mineral that is quite beneficial to hair. Silica can help to strengthen and thicken your hair.

Make the perfect deep conditioner by blending two bananas, two tablespoons of honey and four tablespoons of olive oil and ensure it’s a smooth consistency.

Apply to hair after shampooing and leave on for 25 minutes. Rinse and continue with your conditioner and styling products.

Condition your hair with aloe vera

Aloe vera is one of the most versatile plants there is!  Aloe vera gel is an incredible conditioning agent that consists of 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, and 18 amino acids – awesome!

The plant is known to moisturise, promote healthy hair growth and restore luster and shine.

Take gel from one aloe leaf and blend with honey and olive oil. Apply the mixture to dry hair before shampooing and leave in for 30 minutes.

Another option is to rinse your hair with half-cup of pure Aloe Vera juice after shampooing.

Give your hair a dose of vitamins with avocados

Hold off on eating those avocados and apply them to your hair instead for a helpful DIY home hair treatment.

Avocados are rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins that are known to help to nourish and soften hair.

Simply mash an avocado, mix it with two tablespoons of coconut oil and leave the mixture on your hair for 30 minutes before shampooing.

These home remedies for damaged hair are simple, easy and effective. Remember, once you’ve used one of these treatments to get rid of your damaged hair, continue to take care of your tresses with the love and attention it needs!


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