10 Simple and Effective Home Remedies For Damaged Hair

Damaged hair are sensitive to the effects of the surroundings - dust, dirt, grime, pollution, climates changes, harsh chemicals and toxic wastes. Often most people don’t like the idea of using factory manufactured products in their hair as they tend to have strong and reactive chemicals in them. There is a surge in the popularity of various tested home remedies for damaged hair. You can make these home remedies using simple ingredients available in the kitchen pantry or at a farmer’s market. Most of these ingredients are included in our daily diet and can be found locally. The best solution to find out whether these home remedies suit your hair type and are actually effective in treating damaged hair is by testing them at home. They are cost-effective and take very less time of your day. Repeat these home remedies for at least 3 weeks to see effective results.

Common Causes Of Hair Damage

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The following are the most common causes of hair damage:

1. Climatic

Changes in weather and temperature often affect the texture of the hair. The changes are of varying degrees depending on the heat or cold. The hair might become too oil during the summers due to sweat, humidity and fungus growth. In the cold, the hair might lose moisture and become rough.

2. Hormonal

Changes in the hormonal balance can affect the hair quite extensively. Women with thyroid imbalances, the onset of menopause and breast-feeding mothers will have to go through hair loss due to a drop in the levels of estrogen. The levels of testosterone in the body also affect the texture and growth of the hair.

3. Health

Metabolic health issues like diabetes, fluctuating blood pressure, high level of cholesterol and obesity can all cause loss and damage of hair.

4. Nutrition

Nutrition is a huge factor is analysing the reason behind damaged hair. Improper intake of food, malnourishment, eating disorders and overeating can all lead to damaged hair. It is recommended to eat healthy and nutritious food that meet your daily macro-nutrient requirement. This keeps the hair nourished and healthy.

5. Medication

Certain medications can have negative side-effects on the texture and growth of the hair.

6. Pollution

Pollution can dry out the hair and damage the hair follicles. The dirt, grime and dust from the surroundings can accumulate on the scalp and cause infections, scaly patches, itching and fungal growth.

7. Product

Chemicals present in the hair products can be sometimes harsh and destructive for the hair. Hairstyling stools can also cause damage due to regular heat application which steals away the moisture content of the hair.

8. Water

The type of water you use in drinking and washing your hair also plays a major role in damaging the hair. Hot water can suck away the moisture from the hair. Whereas unfiltered can lead to scalp infections, fungus growth and other hair issues.

How To Treat Damaged Hair At Home?

1. Eggs

  • What You Will Need
  • Egg yolks - 2

What To Do

  1. Beat two eggs yolks in a bowl.
  2. Apply the mixture on the hair.
  3. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash it of using a mild shampoo.

How Often To Do

You can do this 3-4 times a week.

Why This Works

Eggs restore the balance of moisture in the hair.

2. Avocado

avocado

What You Will Need

  • Avocado - 1
  • Water - ½ cup

What To Do

  1. Extract the flesh from the avocado.
  2. Beat the flesh into a paste.
  3. Add a little water depending on the consistency.
  4. The paste should be too runny.
  5. Apply the paste on the hair.
  6. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  7. Wash it of using a mild shampoo.

How Often To Do

You can do this 3-4 times a week.

Why This Works

The fats present in the avocados soften the hair and bring a natural shine to the locks.

3. Coconut Oil

What You Will Need

Coconut oil - ½ cup (depending on the length of the hair)

What To Do

  1. Massage ½ a cup of coconut oil in the hair and on the scalp.
  2. Leave it on for 30 minutes to an hour.
  3. Wash it off using a mild shampoo.

How Often To Do

You can do this on alternative days.

Why This Works

The fats present in the coconut oil soften the hair, moisturize it and bring a natural shine to the locks.

4. Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise

What You Will Need

Mayonnaise - ¼ cup

What To Do

  1. Apply the mayonnaise in the hair.
  2. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  3. Wash it of using a mild shampoo.

How Often To Do

You can do this 3-4 times a week.

Why This Works

The eggs and oil present in the mayonnaise restore the balance of moisture to the hair and repair the hair follicles.

5. Olive Oil

What You Will Need

What To Do

  1. Add 1 vitamin E capsule to half a cup of olive oil.
  2. Mix well and apply the oil blend in the hair.
  3. Leave it on for 30 minutes to an hour.
  4. Wash it off using mild shampoo.

How Often To Do

You can do this 3 times a week.


Why This Works

Olive oil moisturizer nourishes and exfoliates the hair.

6. Tea

Tea

  • What You Will Need
  • Tea water - 1 cup

What To Do

Rinse your hair with tea while in the shower.

How Often To Do

You can do this daily.

Why This Works

Tea brings a natural shine and enhances the color of the hair.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar

What You Will Need

  • Apple cider vinegar - 2 tablespoons
  • Water - 1 cup

What To Do

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water.
  2. Rinse the hair in the shower using an apple cider vinegar mixture.

How Often To Do

You can do this three times a week.

Why This Works

Apple cider vinegar puts life back into limp and damaged hair.

8. Honey

honey

  • What You Will Need
  • Honey - 2 tablespoons
  • Egg - 1

What To Do

  1. Combine 1 egg and 2 tablespoons of honey together in a bowl.
  2. Apply the mixture on the scalp and hair.
  3. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash it off using mild shampoo.

How Often To Do

You can do this 3-4 times a week.

Why This Works

Honey softens the hair and stimulates hair growth.

9. Butter

What You Will Need

Butter - ¼ cup

What To Do

  1. Heat the butter for a minute in the microwave.
  2. Let it cool down.
  3. Apply it to the hair.
  4. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  5. Wash it off using a mild shampoo.

How Often To Do

You can do this 3-4 times a week.

Why This Works

Butter has unsaturated fats which enter the hair follicles and start repairing from the roots. It softens the hair and brings a natural sheen to them.

10. Aloe Vera

aloe-vera-juice

What You Will Need

Aloe vera gel - 3 tablespoons

What To Do

  1. Massage 3-4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel in the hair and scalp.
  2. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  3. Wash it off using a mild shampoo or plain water.

How Often To Do

You can do this 3 times a week for effective results.

Why This Works

Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties which reduce any form of infections and fungal growth in the hair. It reduces itching and burning sensation caused by broken skin.



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