Us girls, we’re always trying something new. Whether it’s straightening our hair, curling it or colouring it. We are a experimental bunch and though more often than not they result in the positive, we end up damaging our hair in the long run. From days when we want a messy, unkempt look to times when straight and sleek does the trick. It takes a lot of care and effort to maintain the health of your hair. Fret not though! We’ve got you the 5 best and most effective (and cost effective) homemade recipes to repair damaged hair that will take it from lifeless to lustrous!
5 Homemade Recipes to Repair Damaged Hair
1. Apple Cider Vinegar + Olive Oil + Eggs
Apple Cider Vinegar is a super ingredient and works wonders in ways we can’t explain. Not only do they add shine but also reduce frizz and itchiness on the scalp. It’s also a great detangle, anti-inflammatory, prevents split-ends and encourages hair growth. We’ve even mentioned earlier just how effective they are with other problem areas as well, like acne breakouts. Mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 3 egg whites. Combine the mix and apply it onto your hair. Put a shower cap over your hair and let the mixture sit in for a while. 30 minutes later, rinse the mix out of your hair and shampoo it. This mask undoubtedly gives you the most healthiest of locks. You can follow the regime once every two weeks to maintain the nourishment.
2. Eggs + Yogurt
This DIY Hair mask utilises some of the best organic produce nature has to offer us. Organic products are literally nature’s gift to us, and this is a result of just that. Straightening your hair often makes it dry, damaged and devoid of nutrients and quality. Intense heat on hair severely harms it. Eggs have enzymes which help repair your hair and gives it a natural sheen. This is one of the best homemade recipes to repair damaged hair which utilises two simple ingredients. Take a cup of yogurt and 1 egg and whip it. Apply it onto your scalp, hair, and hair ends. Let it sit for 20 minutes with a plastic cap on. Then simply wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Yogurt is also extremely beneficial with its anti-fungal and moisturising qualities.
3. Honey + Olive Oil
Honey is perfect for hair care owing to its moisturising feature. Olive oil too is super hydrating and helps control dandruff, repairs dry damaged hair and split ends. It is packed with fatty acids, several antioxidants and vitamin E. This mask helps improve the manageability of rough hair, makes it silky smooth and adds a gorgeous shine to it. To make this mask, combine equal parts honey and olive oil and mix well. Apply to damp hair, scalp, and cover your hair with a warm, damp towel. Let it sit for 30 minutes, and then wash off with a mild shampoo. Presto magic!
4. Mashed Bananas
Bananas can also help repair damaged hair. The rich potassium, nourishing vitamins, natural oils and moisture levels in bananas can help soften your hair and improve its elasticity. Mash 1 ripe banana and massage it thoroughly into your hair. Allow it to sit for 1 hour, then rinse it off with lukewarm water. 1 ingredient magic, hello!
5. Avocado + Olive Oil
Avocado is extremely rich in fats, natural oils and protein. It’s soft flesh also softens the hair and keeps it moisturised and flexible. This is one of the best homemade recipes to repair damaged hair and prevents from extensive damage to your hair in the future. Depending on the length of your hair, mash 1/2 – 1 ripe avocado and add 1 egg yolk and enough olive oil to emulsify it create a paste. Apply it on your scalp and hair and massage it in for 5 minutes in circular motions. Allow it to sit for 1 hour, rinse it off with lukewarm water and then shampoo as usual. Voila!
Not far from gorgeous healthy hair anymore!