Your hair is usually protected by a layer known as cuticle. However, sometimes, this outer layer gets damaged and, as a result, your hair becomes dull and dry. Also, if you experience itchy scalp, breakage, split ends, brittle or tangled hair and harsh texture, it means that your hair is damaged and must be treated as soon as possible.
The hair gets damaged because of harsh shampoos and conditioners, hot climates, exposure to UV sunrays, excessive styling, chemical treatments, stress or various diseases. You can repair your hair by trimming it or by using natural remedies to make it full of life again. You must keep in mind that these treatments will last for weeks, or even months, but at the end, you will see that the wait is well worth.
Olive oil is the ultimate remedy for damaged hair. It contains vitamin E, antioxidants and fatty acids and it will immediately moisturize the cuticle. Warm up the olive oil and apply it on your hair and scalp. Massage it for a few minutes, and then use a warm towel to cover the hair. Let it cure overnight or for minimum 30 minutes. At the end, shampoo your hair as usual and apply a mild conditioner. Use the remedy one time per week.
This is yet another amazing remedy for the hair. Coconut oil contains a lot of nutrients and can easily get into the hair to nourish it. Use warm coconut oil to massage the scalp thrice a week or daily if possible. Let it cure during the night and in the morning wash the hair with a gentle shampoo.
Good old black tea is also an excellent treatment for damaged and dry hair. It contains vitamins E, C and polyphenols and will immediately make your hair softer and shinier. It can also fight against the harmful UV rays. Use a black tea bag to 1 cup of boiling water. Cover with a lid and let it steep for at least 10 minutes. Optionally, you can add a couple of jasmine essential oil drops. After you have shampooed your hair, you can rinse it with this black tea solution. Let it cure for 15 minutes, then rinse once more with clean water. You can use this treatment twice a week.
Bananas are rich in natural oils, fortifying vitamins and potassium. Thus, they can improve the hair’s elasticity and soften it. Use 1 ripe banana and mash it so as to be able to apply it all over the hair and scalp. Leave it on for about 1 hour, and then use lukewarm water to wash it off. You can also prepare a mask with olive oil, honey, coconut oil (1 tablespoon each) and 2 bananas that are overripe. Make a paste and apply it on the hair. Let it cure for half an hour and use warm water to rinse off. Both remedies can be used once a week or every 2 weeks. You can even alternate them.