Each and every hair has three layers – the inner fiber called the medulla, the middle layer called the cortex that surrounds the medulla and the outer layer called the cuticle that protects the hair from damage. Damaged hair may result from excessive use of hair dyes, hair bleach, hair sprays, hair creams, irons, dryers, hot rollers, hair strengtheners, etc. on hair, high exposure to sun rays, friction, unhealthy diet, stress, pollution, deficiency of vitamins in the body, etc.
Symptoms of damaged hair
Split ends, dandruff, dry, rough and dull hair are some of the symptoms of damaged hair.
Best Home Remedies For Damaged Hair
Being rich in vitamins, fat, protein, essential fatty acids and natural oils, avocado can help repair your damaged hair. Avocado coats and softens the hair to keep it hydrated and flexible. It can also prevent free radical damage to your hair in the future.
White content of egg mixed with water can be directly applied on hair to treat damaged hair. It is important to note that the mixture should be applied on wet hair.
After a hair massage of around five minutes, mixture can be removed with water. In order to obtain best results, this mixture can be applied on a weekly basis.
Regular massage of coconut oil on hair can be considered as an effective remedy for the treatment of damaged hair.
Moreover, application of coconut oil mixed with lemon juice can also help in reducing dandruff (one of the symptoms of damaged hair).
In order to treat damaged hair, gooseberry shampoo and gooseberry oil may be applied on hair on a regular basis.
Moreover, direct consumption of gooseberry in the form of salad and juice can also be considered as a home remedy for damaged hair.
A paste of fenugreek seeds and curd can be applied on hair before washing the hair with shampoo.
It is advisable to apply the paste for at least half an hour in order to obtain best results.
Direct application of honey mixed with olive oil and lemon juice on hair can help in dealing with the problem of damaged hair. The quantity of honey, olive oil and lemon juice will depend on the length of the hair.
However, two spoons of honey, one spoon of olive oil can be added to make the mixture for one time application. It is important to note that the mixture should be applied (at least half an hour) before washing the hair with shampoo.
Eating healthy food can also help in treating damaged hair. Consumption of vegetables like spinach, green beans, soya bean, carrots, etc. may help in making the hair strong and healthy.
Aloe vera is good for repairing damaged hair. Its humectant properties can soothe the hair shaft. It also contains enzymes, amino acids, and vitamins C and E that are good for your hair.