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Home Remedies for Dry and Damaged Hair

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In our effort to look good and keep up with the latest hair styles, we tend to forget that our hair can get easily damaged for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, the hair products that we use can cause our hair to become dry because of the harsh chemicals. Then, there’s also exposure to dry and hot climate as well as the harmful UV sun rays. The tools that we use to style our hair such as hair dryers, straightening iron and curling iron can also cause our hair to be brittle and weak. We can rescue dry and damaged hair by giving our hair conditioning treatments from places like Avid Salon which specializes in styling and hair care.

Avid Salon offers hair services such as haircuts, perm, coloring, relaxing, and re-bonding, but they also have texturizing treatments and conditioning treatments for dry or damaged hair. Prices may vary, depending on the particular service and the length of your hair.

However, having your hair treated in the salon may be nice, as you can expect great results and feel pampered at the same time, but it can also cost you a lot of money especially if you need hair treatment on a regular basis.

That is why, some people opt to have their hair treated at home using items that can usually be found in the kitchen. Here are a few DIY hair treatments that you can try at home.

Coconut Oil

This type of oil is good for your hair because it can easily penetrate your hair shaft and prevent hair cuticles from becoming even more damaged. It can also make your hair healthy as it is packed with nutrients that are good for hair growth.

Just massage a small amount of warm coconut oil onto your scalp for about five minutes at least three times a week. For best results, leave it on overnight and wash your hair the next morning with a mild shampoo.

Aloe Vera

The aloe vera plant is known as a great moisturizer but aside from that, it is also good for repairing damaged hair. It contains amino acids, vitamins C and E, and enzymes that are good for the hair.

Just apply aloe vera juice or gel directly on your damaged hair and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Afterwards, wash it off with warm water.

You can also mix 4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 3 tablespoons of plain yogurt as an alternative hair treatment. Apply the mixture to your hair and leave it on for at least half an hour before washing it off with a mild shampoo.

Avocado

This can also help repair your damaged hair by coating and softening your hair to keep it hydrated and flexible. It is rich in vitamins, natural oils, fat protein, and essential fatty acids which can also help prevent free radical damage to your hair in the future.

Mix the pulp of half an avocado to 1 to 2 teaspoons  of olive oil in a blender until you get a thin  and smooth consistency. Depending on the length of your hair, you can add more or double the amount to ensure that your hair will be evenly coated.  Just apply the mixture on your hair, leave it on for at least an hour, and then rinse. You can do this once a week and you will soon notice that your hair will become healthier.

Eggs

This is probably one of the easiest and most common home remedy that you can find in your kitchen. Eggs are good in nourishing hair strands and giving your hair a natural shine because they contain proteins, minerals, and other essential fatty acids. They can also help cleanse your hair and scalp.

Whisk an egg and massage it on your scalp and hair for a few minutes. Use a shower cap to cover your hair and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Afterwards, rinse well with shampoo. You can do this once every two weeks for great results.

Bananas

Bananas contain high amount of potassium, fortifying vitamins, natural oils, and moisture that is why they can help soften and repair damaged hair as well as improve hair elasticity.

Just mash a ripe banana and apply it onto your hair like a conditioner. Leave it on for an hour and rinse off with warm water. Another way to treat your hair with a banana is by blending 2 overripe bananas with 1 tablespoon each of coconut oil, honey, and olive oil. Use it like a hair mask and leave on for at least 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

Aside from these home remedies, there are still a lot of other kitchen staples that you can use to save your hair from further damage. For best results, you can even do a combination of doing treatments at home and getting one professionally done from Avid Salon or any salon of your choice.

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