Find out how to treat damaged hair no matter what type of hair problem you have. Damaged, dry, frizzy and any other kind of hair issues can easily be dealt with at home. Here are our best tips that will keep you from scheduling an expensive appointment at the salon.
1. All hair types
You can never go wrong by reaching for an egg to help calm down your hair. Normal, dry and oily hair will respond to an egg white conditioner. For oily hair, use egg whites. For dry hair and oily hair, use the entire egg. Leave the egg on the hair for 20 minutes and then rinse it away with cool water. Shampoo your hair and then enjoy the new and exciting feel of your freshly conditioned hair.
2. Frizzy hair
Showers and sweating after a workout can make your hair go pouf and make it hard to style. In order to prevent frizzy hair, spray it with a dry shampoo all the way from the roots to the ends. This will absorb the water and keep it from damaging your hair.
3. Dry, dry hair
When you wash your hair too often, it gets dried out. If you’re already dealing with excessively dry hair, skip the shampooing during your next shower and use conditioner only. Implement this cycle of applying shampoo and conditioner one day, only conditioner the next, and then return to the shampoo and conditioner. Try using this cycle for a couple of weeks. It should completely handle any dry hair issues you have and stop them from reoccurring.
You can also massage plain yogurt or sour cream into the hair after a shower when your hair is still damp. Allow it to remain on your hair for 20 minutes and then rinse it with warm water and shampoo. This will give an instant boost to your hair and leave it shining and subtle.
4. Breaking hair
The common cause of breaking hair is being too rough with it. If you’re an on-the-go type of girl, you may be brushing your hair too quickly and roughly before heading out the door. Try taking extra time with your hair and treat it gently. Avoid putting your hair in ponytails or other hairdos that will only put extra stress on your hair.
Hair that is breaking is often caused by weather damage. Pollution, chlorine and the sun can cause split ends, dullness and fading. Fortunately, there is a quick cure that helps to seal in moisture. Honey can be massaged into the hair and then left on for 20 minutes. If you find it hard to apply the honey, feel free to mix together half a cup of honey with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. If your hair is extremely sun damaged, add some egg yolk or avocado to the mix as well to help replenish the protein bonds.
5. Limp hair
Beer! This is how to restore damaged hair that is limp and fine. Adding beer to your hair supplies a generous amount of yeast to it, which helps to plump it up. Use 1/2 cup of flat beer combined with a teaspoon of canola or sunflower oil and one raw egg. Apply the mixture to damp hair and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
6. Residue damaged hair
Baking soda is the product to reach for when you have a buildup of residue on your hair. The baking soda will break down the acidic buildup fast. Put together a thick paste mixture that consists of 2 tablespoons of baking soda and water. Massage it into your hair when it’s damp and then allow it to remain on the hair for 15 minutes. Rinse and shampoo and then see for yourself how much softer your hair feels!
7. Oily hair
There’s nothing worse than that greased hair look! Fortunately, there’s a simple solution that you can use right now to reduce the amount of oil in your hair. Sprinkle cornstarch or cornmeal onto the scalp and dry hair. Allow the powder to sit there for approximately 10 minutes to absorb the oil. Brush out the powder and you’ll instantly notice a complete turnaround in your hair.