- Alternative & Natural Medicine
5 Super Home Remedies for Dry, Brittle and Lack-Luster Hair
Dry, damaged hair calls for a good hair care regimen and regular deep conditioning. Home remedies for damaged hair, such as, olive oil, avocado oil, egg white, jojoba oil, curd, and papaya help improve hair health appreciably.
Anxiety, worry, too much of hair styling, using too many hair products, poor hair care, pollution, faulty dietary habits, and sun damage harm your hair exceedingly, making them appear dull and lifeless.
However, if you stick to a good hair care practice, use only natural hair care products, integrate food remedies, and eat a wholesome and nutritious diet, you can easily get back the shine in your hair.
Hair Conditioning Treatments
The following natural remedies nourish and protect your hair with the choicest nutrients:
- Egg white
- Olive oil
These ‘hair foods’ when massaged in to the scalp and applied to the hair shaft, condition the hair. They assure a healthy shine and luster, and make your hair look radiant and gorgeous.
Apply any of these hair foods to your scalp and hair, at least twice a week; make it a hair care ritual. Experts say that using these natural remedies over chemical hair conditioners is definitely preferable; these are natural, do not bring about any detrimental side effects and naturally nurture the hair, making them healthy, long and lustrous.
Rich and Creamy Avocado Hair Mask
Avocado encourages hair growth enormously, making them thick, luxuriant, healthy, shiny and strong. Avocado makes your hair less susceptible to damage (pollution and sun) and prevents breakage of hair.
Blend together half an avocado, 3 spoons of olive oil and lime juice; and massage in to your scalp and hair. Leave on overnight and wash off using a mild shampoo.
Deep Hair Conditioning with Egg White
Egg white is known to impart a sheen to the hair. It gives your hair a healthy radiance and bounce. Blend together one egg white, 2 spoons of curd and a generous dollop of honey. Cover each hair with this hair mask. Use a hot towel for 10 minutes, and then leave for 2 to 3 hours; thereafter rinse with a gentle shampoo and warm water. For the last rinse use cold water; given that, cold water seals the hair shaft, shuts in natural oils and puts a stop to split-ends.
Olive Oil, Honey and Papaya for Soft Luxuriant Hair
Olive oil is packed with lots of vitamin E and essential fats. It encourages good hair growth and gives a luster to the hair. Blending olive oil with honey and papaya has added benefits. Papaya is an excellent natural hair conditioner that makes your hair soft and radiant. A 10 minute massage is advocated; then, leave on for about an hour and wash off.