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|Posted on May 13, 2010 at 12:39 PM|
Here’s a question from one of my readers:
“My hair is damaged, and dull and I have fly-aways all the time. What can I do to make it look healthy again?”
Well…It sounds to me like you have 3 separate problems. First is the damage…when was your last hair cut? I can give you some home remedies to treat damage, but the best fix would be to cut the damage off and start fresh. Consider getting an inch or two cut off the bottom and then start using the Treatments below. Your flyaways are most likely caused by static. As the weather changes from warm to cool to wet to dry and back again, your hair (and skin) looses moisture. A deep conditioning treatment will help tame those flyaways. Dull hair is caused by a lack of amino acids and vitamins. A rinse of Apple Cider Vinegar and honey will help to restore both.
For Dry/Damaged Hair (and to reduce static)
A mixture of oil (vegetable oil, olive oil, or anything else you have laying around will work) and egg YOLK will help hydrate and nourish dry damaged hair. Add about a ¼ cup of oil to one egg yolk and mix well. Apply this mixture all over dry hair. If your hair is damaged, but oily, apply only to the damaged areas (mostly the ends). Wrap your hair in Foil and put a warm towel over the foil. The heat will help the treatment to penetrate. Leave this on for 15 – 20 minutes, then shampoo/condition as usual. This will restore essential vitamins, moisture, and proteins to damaged hair, leaving it healthy and hydrated. There is such a thing as over conditioning, so keep this treatment to once per week.
*If your hair is dry, but not damaged, substitute egg whites for the yolk, and your hair does not need the vitamin-rich yolk*
For Dull Hair
Hair that has lost it’s luster can be brought back to life with a simple mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar and honey. Add a squirt or two of honey to 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and mix well. Apply this to hair as a rinse after shampooing and conditioning. Pour over hair, Work into scalp for 3 – 5 minutes, and rinse with the coldest water you can stand. This can be used after every wash. You should see results after one or two uses. The Vinegar acts as a clarifying product by removing any and all residue from hair, while honey restores shine-causing vitamins, and the cold water will smooth the hair’s cuticle, allowing light to bounce off the strands. Your best bet would be to add honey to a bottle of the vinegar and keep it in your shower. Just be sure to shake it up before using!
I hope this helps!
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Categories: Hair Care