Easy Ways to Repair Damaged Hair

Sun exposure, chlorine, harsh chemicals, coloring, straightening and heat stress from curling irons and blow dryers all contribute to make your hair brittle, dry and dull.

Although many stylists recommend snipping off damaged ends, you can take some steps to repair your damaged hair while keeping the length intact.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know I love using household ingredients before shopping at the drugstore.

The first section has a few inexpensive at-home tricks that will remedy your damaged locks, leaving you with healthy hair and the second section has products you can purchase at the store.  

Household Items

Repair Hair with an Avocado

Avocados are rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids, and minerals that will help restore luster to your hair.
Mash a ripe avocado with one egg and then apply this to wet hair. Leave on for at least 20 minutes, then rinse several times. Repeat once a week for damaged hair and once a month for healthy hair.

Butter Massage

Try this home remedy: treat dry, brittle hair with a small amount of butter for a glossy shine and it’s a great way to repair sun damaged hair.
Massage butter (not margarine) into your dry hair and cover your hair with a shower cap for about 30 minutes.
Shampoo as usual, and rinse all the butter out.

Olive Oil Conditioner

Put the moisture back into dry hair by warming up about 1/2 cup olive oil (do not boil it) and rub it into your hair.
Cover head with a plastic bag or cap and then wrap in a towel.
Let this treatment do its thing for 45 minutes, shampoo and rinse thoroughly.

Tea Rinse

Usually people think of tea as a sore throat remedy, but you can also use it to give hair a natural shine.
Use 3 to 4 cups of warm, unsweetened freshly brewed or instant tea as a final rinse after your regular shampoo.

Tea is also great for enhancing hair color and adding shine.
Blonde hair = Chamomile tea
Brunettes = Black tea

Apple Cider Vinegar Mask

Put the life back into your limp or damaged hair with this terrific home remedy.
Combine 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 3 egg whites, rub the mix into your hair.
Keep your hair covered for about 30 minutes using plastic wrap or a shower cap, then shampoo and rinse.

Treat your Hair with Oils

Olive, Jojoba, Coconut and Sweet Almond Oils are all wonderful for damaged hair.
Dampen your hair and apply small amounts of the botanical oil until your hair is thoroughly covered.
Top off with shower cap and warm towel for about 30 minutes, then rinse and shampoo.

Store Bought Products

Living Proof Restore Trio

Use this kit to rejuvenate dull, tired and broken locks. These products have a unique moisture-controlling molecule called PolyfluoroEster that restores hair’s protective layer shielding strands from damage-inducing elements giving you stronger, smoother, shinier hair.

Macadamia Professional Nourishing MoistureMask

Every woman with damaged hair needs an intensive hair mask in their beauty arsenal.
This one is packed with the brand’s signature Macadamia oil, as well as Argan oil, both are rich in omega fatty acids that encourage healthy hair.
Use twice a week—after shampooing, apply and leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse out.

Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair

This product is full of certified organically derived quinoa protein, which helps repair damaged hair from the inside out, this daily leave-in treatment keeps strands protected from environmental and heat-styling stress that can leave your hair looking and feeling amazing.

LiveClean Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo and Conditioner

This duo works together to enhance hair’s natural luster and replenish undernourished locks.
The key is to use them together, the shampoo cleanses while the conditioner hydrates the hair.
Argan oil, Grape seed oil, and Olive oil smooth strands and provide UV protection.

From masks to conditioning treatments and shampoos, these tips will get your hair looking and feeling soft, shiny, and—most importantly—strong.

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