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What are different home remedies for fried hair – a summer problem? – Part 2

Introduction
– A human head, has an average of 150,000 hair follicles.
– They need to be taken care of regularly.
– They should be subjected to as little chemicals as possible.

Causes of Dry Damaged Hair
– Hair colors.
– Hair dyes.
– Hair extensions.
– Treating hair to excessive heat while straightening, blow drying, re-bonding and perming.
– Certain hairstyles like tight braids.

The signs of damaged hair are hair ends that are:
– Dry
– Brittle
– Split
– Frizzy

Hair can develop a dry texture due to the use of:
– Chlorine water while washing hair
– Excessive use of hair care products
– Pollution
– Chemical treatments

It can also develop dryness due to:
– Lack of regular oiling.
– Regular shampooing and conditioning.

Dry and damaged hair can lead to many other hair related problems like dandruff, hair loss, etc.

Home Remedies for Damaged Hair

1. Mayonnaise
– Heat some mayonnaise until it turns into a white, oily and sticky mixture.
– Apply it to dry, unwashed hair and leave it on for 15 minutes.
– Then, rinse thoroughly with a mild shampoo.
– In case of extremely damaged hair, smear mayonnaise onto your hair.
– Leave it overnight and wash the next day with a mild shampoo.

2. Avocado
– Avocado is very effective in the repair and restoration of damaged hair.
– Apply a mixture of an overripe banana, few avocados and a few drops of olive oil.
– Leave it on for around 20 minutes.
– Rinse with lukewarm water.
– Repeat the procedure as often as possible.

3. Henna
– Henna packs are another excellent dry damaged hair remedies.
– To make a henna pack, simply mix henna powder with water and let it sit overnight.
– In the morning add a spoon of plain yogurt, one egg and few drops of lavender essential oil.
– Mix well, and apply it on the hair.
– Let this pack sit for 2-3 hours and then wash your hair completely.

4. Coconut oil
– To make your hair replenished put a little bit of coconut oil in your hair.
– This procedure makes your hair like new, and puts all the nourishing elements back in your hair.
– You leave the oil in your hair overnight
– Put either a hair cap on or cover your hair with a towel.
– This will avoid getting oil stains on your bed while sleeping.
– When you wake up you will want to wash it out with shampoo and conditioner.

To Prevent Dry Damaged Hair
– Adequate hair care is the key to preventing dry damaged hair.
– Oil, shampoo and condition your hair regularly, but not on a daily basis.
– Use a mild shampoo and conditioner.
– Get timely haircuts to prevent brittle hair and split ends.
– Avoid the regular use of hair colors, hair styling appliances, chemical hair treatments and hair products.
– Protect your hair from dust, pollution and direct sunlight.
– Consume a nutritious and balanced diet.
– Consider eating healthier.
– Eat a lot of fruits, veggies, drink plenty of water and eat lean protein too.

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