Five Natural, Homemade Recipes for Damaged Hair
If your lovely locks are feeling a little dry, brittle, or worn out, it’s time for a bit of therapy. Now, you could head to your nearest big box store and empty your wallet on expensive remedies, but we have a different idea. There are plenty of natural, homemade solutions for unhappy hair that will leave your noggin’ feeling healthy, refreshed, and beautiful. Here are some of our favorite recipes for damaged hair.
Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil Treatment
Aloe Vera and coconut oil give your hair tons of nutrition to help repair damage and keep it looking lush and shiny. To make this recipe, combine four parts Aloe Vera gel, two parts coconut oil, and three parts plain yogurt. Mix them well, then work into your hair. Relax for thirty minutes or so, then rinse it out and wash with your favorite shampoo. Use this recipe once a week for great results.
When sun or hard water leaves your hair feeling dry and dejected, a little sweetness will help it get back in shape. Combine half a cup of honey with one or two tablespoons of olive oil for a dose of moisturization. For bonus nourishment, add a little egg yolk to the mixture. The protein will help build up keratin protein bonds that are easily damaged by too much sun. Work the mixture into your hair, leave it to sit for about twenty minutes, then rinse it out. Use this sweet treatment no more than once a month.
Banana Hair Therapy
Breathe new life into dull, thin hair by reaching for your fruit bowl. Grab a nice, ripe banana, peel it, then throw it in the blender. Add a tablespoon of honey, then blend until smooth. Work the fruit into your hair, and let it sit for at least fifteen minutes. Give your hair a good rinse, then shampoo as usual. The beauty of using bananas for your hair is twofold. First, bananas are full of potassium, which can help repair damaged or thin hair. Second, they’re inexpensive and easy to find. Use this recipe once a week or so for best results.
Here’s another from our “hair-friendly produce” files. Avocados are full of those essential fatty acids that help damaged hair look positively radiant. Mash up one ripe avocado (pit removed), then mix in an egg. Work into your hair, let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse. If your hair is heavily damaged, use this trick about once a week. If your hair is generally pretty healthy, keep it to once a month.
Aloe Vera and Lemon Treatment
Here’s another way Nature’s Daughter’s Aloe Vera gel can help keep your hair looking sleek, shiny, and healthy. Gather an egg, two tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel, two tablespoons of olive oil, and the juice of half a lemon. Mix them together thoroughly, then massage into your hair, making sure you have plenty of coverage. Give your mixture a half hour to sink in, then give your hair a good rinsing. You can use this recipe twice a week and you’ll see a huge difference.
Healthy hair doesn’t have to be complicated or pricey. With a well-stocked refrigerator, these recipes for damaged hair and a bit of help from our Aloe Vera gel, it’s easy to create the lustrous tresses you’ve always wanted.