Helpful Home Treatments for Damaged or Dry Hair You Should Try


One the biggest beauty bummers that has everyone’s hair literally standing is dry hair. Our beloved locks become dry when the hair shafts do not absorb or retain enough moisture and this eventually results in a brittle and lackluster look.

Dry hair can be caused by several factors which include illness, nutritional deficiencies, use of harsh hair products, and frequent styling. As much as we want to spend cash on expensive hair products and visits to the salon, here are home remedies that are far more effective and less expensive in delivering unbelievable results.

A hair mask made up of apple cider vinegar

apple cider vinegar

Blend one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with two tablespoons olive oil, and three egg whites. Rub the mixture onto your hair and keep it covered for about half an hour using plastic wrap or a shower cap. Shampoo and rinse.

Repair damage with an avocado

mashed avocado

Mash a ripe avocado, with the pit removed, with one egg. Apply this home remedy onto damp hair.  Leave on the hair for at least 20 minutes, then rinse several times. Repeat once a week for damaged hair and once a month for healthy hair.

Rinse with Tea

Bring back your hair’s natural shine by combining a quart of warm and unsweetened tea (freshly brewed or instant) as a final rinse after your regular shampoo. Tea can enhance hair color, so make sure to use a tea that works with your hair color. Blondes should use chamomile tea; black tea may darken their tresses. Brunettes should use black tea to enhance shine and enrich color.

Massage in Butter

Sliced butterTreat dry, brittle hair with a small amount of butter for a glossy shine. Massage it into your dry hair, then cover your hair with a shower cap for about a half hour. Shampoo as usual, and rinse.

Make a “shampoo omelette”

Mix one egg with a small amount of shampoo, then apply to your damaged hair for five minutes and rinse well. This treatment helps to enhance the protein in your hair.



Treat with botanical oils

almond oil

Botanical oils available at health food stores like olive, jojoba, and sweet almonds oils are all wonderful elixirs for damaged hair. Some of these like jojoba, for example, have numerous benefits: minimize the hair loss, eliminate the dandruff and nourish the skin.

Dampen your hair and apply small amounts of the botanical oil until your hair is thoroughly covered. Top off with shower cap and warm towel for about 30 minutes. Rinse and shampoo your hair out.

Condition with Olive Oil

Moisturize your tresses by warming up 1/2 cup olive oil (do not boil it) and then rubbing it into your hair. Cover tresses with a plastic bag  then wrap everything in a towel. Let it sit for 45 minutes, then shampoo and completely rinse.

Try sandalwood oil

olive oil

Mix a few drops of sandalwood oil with a few drops of olive or jojoba oil. Rub the mixture between your palms then smooth it through the ends of your hair for instant sleekness and a way to curb and condition brittle, flyaway hair. Alternately, squirt a few drops of hand lotion in your palm and smooth it through damaged hair.

Wrap wet hair dry

Instead of rubbing your hair after you get it wet, wrap up your damaged hair in a cotton towel, and let the cotton absorb the moisture for a few minutes. This helps protect against further split ends.

Eat your omega-3s

Take one to three 250-milligram capsules of borage oil, evening primrose oil, or flaxseed oil one to three times a day. All are rich in omega-3 fatty acids like gamma-linolenic acid, great for keeping hair, and even nails, moisturized.

Use a humidifier at night

The heat inside your home can dry out your hair. To moisturize your hair, use a humidifier as this will prevent you hair from drying out.

Condition naturally when swimming

Woman combing conditioner through wet hair

Before the beach or after a swim, protect hair from harsh elements or chemicals with a homemade rinse of 1/4 cup apple cider mixed with 3/4 cup water to help cleanse hair. Follow the step by applying conditioner.

Let your hair down

If you usually wear your hair in a ponytail, take it out for a few hours a day to give your hair a break. Do not pull hair back too tightly. And, never sleep with any sort of accessories in your hair.


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