Some of the most common reasons why hair gets damaged are the use of harsh products, frequent styling using too much heat, swimming in chlorinated water, and unnecessary exposure to the sun’s UV rays. You certainly don’t want to have brittle and dry hair because it is very prone to split ends and breakage.
Fret not if you cannot afford any of those really expensive products that are said to be very good at repairing damaged hair. That’s because there are lots of cheaper alternatives, many of which may already be found somewhere in your home. Continue reading to know some of the things you may use to repair damaged hair naturally without spending a lot of cash.
It’s common knowledge that this healthy oil is good for the heart. Massaging olive oil in your hair and allowing it to stay there overnight (of course by covering your mane with a shower cap) can help repair damaged hair. Wash off olive oil afterwards with mild shampoo and use your favorite conditioner. Do this treatment at least once a week.
Finding olive oil too expensive? Worry not because there’s a cheaper alternative to it: coconut oil. This healthy oil with a lip-smacking smell may be massaged on your tresses up to 3 times per week. It’s a great idea to leave it there overnight by wearing a shower cap as you go to sleep. Shampoo it off the following day.
Do you love throwing in some avocados in your salads or smoothies? You’ll be glad to know that those tropical fruits you love may be used to get rid of damaged hair. All you have to do is mash enough avocados so that you may cover your entire mane with the resulting green paste. Let it stay on your hair for about an hour then rinse off very well.
Worry not if avocados are not around because you may use bananas instead. Because they are packed with natural oils, they are very good at hydrating every hair strand, thus keeping them from excessive dryness and breakage. After allowing some mashed bananas to stay on your mane for an hour, remove thoroughly with cold water.
Thanks to the rich protein content of eggs, they may be used as an excellent alternative to pricey products intended to repair damaged hair. All you have to do is beat a medium-sized egg and massage it in your hair as well as on your scalp. Put on a shower cap and wait for 20 to 30 minutes before removing it with cold water, then shampoo.
If you love growing some herbs in your garden, chances are there’s a pot of aloe vera in it somewhere. The gel inside every leaf is loaded with vitamins C and E, both of which are powerful antioxidants that can repair damaged hair very well. Wait for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing aloe vera gel off your hair using warm water.
A quick way to repair damaged hair is by generously massaging some butter in it. Butter is high in fat that can fight off dryness and ultimately brittleness. As a bonus, butter will make your tresses shine like no other! Make sure you shampoo very well afterwards to thoroughly remove butter in your hair.
As earlier mentioned, too much sun exposure is one of the culprits behind damaged hair. A cheap and effective way to reverse the effect of the sun’s UV rays on your mane is by using black tea as your final rinse after shampooing. Make sure that you allow your cup of black tea to cool down to room temperature before pouring it on your head!