Is your hair showing signs of damage? Split ends, flat or thinning, breaking, frizziness? These symptoms are a warning that it’s time you need to repair your damaged hair.
But, sometimes, it’s not so easy to repair the damage and return your lovely locks to their naturally healthy state. Over time, your hair may stop responding to commercial products, no matter what you do. Chemical-based shampoos, conditioners, and styling product can wear out your hair. So can sun, wind, and air pollution. Thankfully, you can repair damaged hair using natural treatments.
A bit of natural love may be just what you need to repair the damage and bring the shine back to your hair. Use these tips to repair damaged hair naturally.
Stop the Damage! Don’t Use a Hair Dryer.
This is an important first step in bringing back life to your hair. Let your hair dry naturally instead.
Repair Your Hair with a New “Shampoo”
The harsh cleansers in commercial shampoos are really hard on hair. So, our advice is: Stop! Just, stop using shampoo. Give your hair and break and wash with some of the alternatives listed below.
Conditioning Treatments to Repair the Damage
Look for conditioners that do not contain any ” ‘cones,” such as dimethicone, and that have as few ingredients as possible. Then use the conditioner to wash your hair instead of shampoo. Use a dime- or nickel-size portion and work it well into your hair and scalp, rinsing as usual. This is really helpful for people with curly hair.
Clean Your Hair with a Baking Soda Treatment
It’s true – baking soda really can be used to clean just about anything, including hair! Use a tablespoon of baking soda in a cup of water, pour it over your hair, massage it in as you would shampoo, and rinse.
Rinse (with Apple Cider Vinegar) and Repeat
Follow your baking soda wash with a vinegar rinse. Use apple cider vinegar for best results. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to every cup of rinse water. Pour this over your head (close your eyes an tilt your head back!), work it in, then rinse with clear water.
Repair Your Scalp with a Rosemary Rinse
Rosemary is good for the scalp. Make a tea by steeping 1 tablespoon of rosemary’s needle-like leaves per pint of boiling water. Cool this to lukewarm and use it as a rinse.
Make it Better With Mayonnaise
Using a comb, work a tablespoon or two of mayonnaise into your hair. Put a plastic shower cap over your hair, then wrap it in a towel. Leave for as long as you like – the longer the better. Then wash out the mayo with a natural shampoo or one of the alternatives discussed above.
Excellent Hair Repair With Egg
In a bowl, beat an egg. Add half a cup of plain yogurt or milk and work it into your hair. Like the mayonnaise, leave it on as long as possible for deep conditioning.