Add shine: Rub on an avocado
If you want to get rid of your dull hair and want to add shine to it, then you can use avocado to achieve it. Avocados are rich in minerals, vitamins and essential fatty acids that can restore luster to your hair, as recommended by Stephen Sanna, expert colorist at the Pierre Michel Salon in New York City. To do this, mash a ripe avocado with one egg and apply it to your wet hair. Leave it for minimum 20 minutes and then properly rinse it off. Do it once a week for damaged hair and once a month for healthy hair.
Revive limp locks: Try a vinegar treatment
If you want to revive your dull and dry hair, try a vinegar treatment. Mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 3 egg whites. Apply the mixture to your hair and leave it for 30 minutes. Cover it with a plastic bag or a shower cap. After 30 minutes, wash it off with shampoo.
Fight frizz: Rub in essential oils
Mixture of sandalwood and olive or jojoba oil is very effective to fight frizziness in your hair. Mix few drops of sandalwood with few drops of olive or jojoba oil and rub it in between your palms. And then apply it throughout your hair to attain glossiness in your hair and a way to control and condition brittle, flyaway hair.
Prevent dryness: Pop a hair-healthy supplement
Take 1-3 capsules of 150 mg of borage oil, primrose oil or flaxseed oil one to three times a day. All are rich in omega-3 fatty acids like gamma-linolenic acid, great for keeping hair and nails moisturized.
Avoid flatness: Use hair spray sparingly
Excessive use of hair spray can harm your hair, leaving it flat. In place of regular hair spray use styling spray that contains the B vitamin Panthenol. This spray would condition your hair and protect it from environmental and styling damage.
Pamper your hair: Coat in botanical oils
Olive, jojoba and sweet almond oils are very efficient for treating your damaged hair. Dampen your hair and apply botanical oil into your hairs in small amounts. Cover it with a shower cap and towel for 30 minutes. Then shampoo and rinse it.
Avoid split ends: Wrap wet hair gently in a towel
After taking bath, instead of rubbing your wet hair with a towel, wrap it with a cotton towel. The cotton hair will absorb the moisture in a few minutes.
Minimize styling damage: Get dressed and apply makeup first
Get dressed and apply makeup first. In this way your hair will dry up because wet hair is more at risk for getting damaged than dry hair.
Add softness and shine: Try a DIY Conditioner
Here are some simple tips to condition your hair everyday using only household ingredients:
Rub enough mayonnaise into your hair and wait for about an hour and then wash it off. You’ll be surprised how soft and shiny your hair will become after applying this great protein source.
Substitute condensed milk for your regular conditioner. The protein contained in it provides an extra-special shine.
Mix 2 ounces Aloe Vera gel and 2 ounces olive oil with 6 drops each of rosemary and sandalwood essential oils. Olive oil is an emollient, aloe hydrates, and rosemary adds body and softness.
Stop damage: Don’t dry your hair all the way
Most people dry their hair completely post bath, which is completely wrong. Instead dry only up to 90% of moisture in your hair, and then stop. The style should fall into place if your hair is healthy and well cut.
Strengthen your mane: Make an egg protein mask
Mix 1 egg with a small quantity of shampoo, and then apply the mixture to your damaged hairs for five minutes and rinse it. This treatment enhances the protein in your hair.
Prevent breakage and brittleness: Let your hair down
If you usually bind your hair or wear a ponytail, then take it out for a few hours a day. Also, never pull your hair back too tightly as it might break your hair. And don’t wear any clip or any hair accessories while sleeping at night
Avoid chlorine damage: Condition before you swim
Swimming can actually harm your hair as the water contains high amounts of harmful chemicals like chlorine. So to protect your hair, condition your hair before going into the pool. And after you’ve finished swimming, wash your hair with a mixture of ¼ cup of apple cider and ¾ cup of water to cleanse it, as suggested by Susie Galvez, author of Hello Beautiful: 365 Ways to Be Even More Beautiful, then follow with more conditioner. Do the same before hitting the beach.
Get rid of product overload: Cleanse with baking soda
Applying too many hair products can be bad for your hair. But a proper cleaning with baking soda once a week can get rid of all that junk from your hair. Just add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to your hair while applying shampoo to your hair.
Liven up flat hair: Pour on a brewski
Mix 3 tablespoons of beer in a half cup of warm water before you shower. After you shampoo, rub the solution and let it set for a couple of minutes, then rinse it off. The results will truly amaze you.
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Beat brittle hair: Butter up
If you want to get rid of dry, brittle hair, then massage your hair with a small piece of butter and then cover your head with a shower cup and rinse after 30 minutes with shampoo.
Soften dry hair: Apply an olive oil mask
Another home remedy for dry hair is an olive oil mask. To remove dryness from your hair treat your hair with warm ½ cup of olive oil (but remember don’t boil it). Cover your hair with a plastic bag or a shower cap, then wrap it completely with a towel and leave it for around 45 minutes. Then shampoo your hair and rinse it off.
Combat fine, thin hair: Use a moisturizing conditioner
Use a moisturizing conditioner a few times a week to block out humidity, which will make your hair flat.
Add a natural shine: Rinse with tea
Use a quart of warm, unsweetened tea as a final rinse after your regular shampoo, to get a natural shine.