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Bananas can also help repair damaged hair. The high potassium, fortifying vitamins, natural oils and moisture content in bananas can help soften your hair and improve its elasticity.
|Mash 1 ripe banana and work it thoroughly into your hair. Allow it to sit for 1 hour, then rinse it off with lukewarm water.||Prepare a hair mask by blending together 2 overripe bananas with 1 tablespoon each of coconut oil, honey and olive oil. Apply this paste on your hair, leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.|
Follow either of these remedies once every week or two.
An excellent Ayurvedic remedy to promote hair growth and repair damaged hair is hibiscus. Hibiscus seals the hair cuticles with moisture and helps add shine and luster to dry, damaged hair.
|Heat 8 to 10 hibiscus flowers in 1 cup of coconut oil until charred. Strain, allow it to cool and then use it as hair oil. Massage this oil on your hair for a few minutes and leave it on for at least 30 minutes before washing your hair.||Grind 3 or 4 hibiscus leaves and the petals of 2 hibiscus flower with a little water. Apply it all over your hair, leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.|
Repeat either of these remedies once or twice a week for best results.
Honey is very nourishing for damaged hair. It can attract and lock moisture into your hair cuticles and make them soft and healthy.
|Mix 1/4 cup of organic raw honey with enough water to thin it out. Apply it to damp hair and allow it to sit for 30 minutes. Then rinse it out with warm water. Follow this treatment twice a week for effective results.||Prepare a hair mask with 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil. Mix well and warm it. Apply it on your hair and put on a shower cap. Rinse it off after 20 minutes. Use this hair mask once a week only.|
Note: Frequent use of honey hair masks can lighten your hair.
9. Black Tea
Black tea is also good for dry and damaged hair. Being rich in polyphenols and vitamins C and E, black tea adds shine and softness to damaged hair. It also protects the hair against the damage caused by UV rays.
|Boil 1 cup of water and then add a black tea bag to it. Cover and allow it to steep for 10 minutes. Add 1 or 2 drops of jasmine essential oil and allow the water to cool. Use this as a final rinse after your regular shampoo. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, then wash it off with water.|
Follow this treatment 1 or 2 times a week.
10. White Vinegar
To treat damaged hair, another popular remedy is white vinegar. Its clarifying properties help remove built-up residue from the hair and seals the cuticle.
Plus, white vinegar helps restore the natural pH level of the scalp, promotes healthy hair growth and will make your hair soft and shiny.
|Mix 1 cup of distilled white vinegar and 3 cups of water. Use it to rinse your hair after conditioning. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes, rinse it out with lukewarm water and towel dry your hair.|
Do this once a week or every few weeks.
11. Natural Chinese Herbal Extracts Shampoo
Another easy and natural way to treat your damage hair is by using BAWANG Repairing and Nourishing Shampoo. It enriched with various Chinese Herbal Extracts including Ginseng, Notoginseng, Gingko Leaf extracts and so on. It mildly soothes scalp, nourishes hair roots and helps repair frizzy and dry hair damaged by perming or colour dye treatment, resulting in soft, shiny, and manageable hair.
|Wet your hair. Apply an appropriate amount of BAWANG hair repairing and nourishing shampoo on your wet hair. Massage onto wet hair and scalp to lather for 3-5 minutes. Rinse your hair with warm water.|
This shampoo is mild enough to be use on daily basis.
- Massage your scalp for a few minutes daily before going to bed to stimulate the hair follicles.
- Avoid excessive use of heating tools or chemical-based products on your hair.
- Wash your hair well with a mild shampoo 3 or 4 times a week. Use a conditioner, but be sure to thoroughly rinse it out. Use a towel to gently squeeze out the excess water from your hair after each wash, then let your hair air dry.
- Be gentle while brushing your hair with a wide-toothed comb, or use a brush with natural bristles.
- When you go swimming, make sure to rinse your hair with water before and after.
- Protect your hair from the sun by wearing a hat or a bandana.
- Use accessories that don’t tangle easily in the hair.
- Follow a healthy diet plan and drink plenty of water throughout the day.
- Do regular exercise for improving overall health as well as the health of your hair.
- Sleep 6 to 7 hours daily and use satin pillowcases when sleeping.
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