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What can I do for extremely dry damaged hair?

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Submitted by mayajustin on Mon, 10/11/2021 - 21:50

One of the main problems in hair is dryness. Sometimes this problem occurs due to lack of adequate treatment or due to external agents such as the sun, dust, among others. In this state it is impossible not to pay attention to it, it is for this reason that we want to present natural treatments for dry hair.
Causes of dry hair
Going into the matter, it could be said that the very life of the hair dries it out. It does not matter if you have the best natural treatment, each act that is carried out exposes the hair and it takes on a rough appearance, with split ends and loses its shine. But it is normal, because it is a "battle" that must be faced day by day.
Apart from natural external factors, there are also induced ones, the most common in this case is the use of the hair straightener. Dry hair from this artifact is more difficult to treat. And it is that the strands are subjected to an intense heat that mold their structure but that over time weakens it and causes it to lose its color and nutrients.
So knowing that no matter what natural treatment for dry hair is used, is it worth a try? Of course, not doing it would mean a bigger problem for the hair and worse still, it would damage the scalp. Below are effective and natural options that help restore the health of each hair strand and show exceptional shine.
Dry hair and its natural treatments
The following are alternative and natural solutions that will help you deal with the problem of dry hair, split ends, lack of shine in the hair, and in this way we will prevent the hair from breaking or being damaged.
Avocado, egg and oil mask
For this treatment it is required to crush an avocado pulp until obtaining a homogeneous puree, then it is mixed with a tablespoon of olivia oil and an egg white. When they are well mixed it should be applied to the hair. Now it is left to act for about 30 minutes and then wash with warm water. Its effectiveness is due to the fact that avocado contains vitamins, minerals and amino acids that help restore the shine and strength of the hair.
Natural treatment with hibiscus flowers
This homemade mask only requires a small handful of hibiscus flowers, ¼ cup of aloe vera gel gel, and a tablespoon of olive oil. In a bowl the flowers and hibiscus are crushed, the aloe vera gel and olive oil are added. When the mixture is ready it is added to hair that is only shampooed. Let it act for at least 10 minutes. Its specific function is to act as a conditioner that gives a beautiful shine to the hair.
Apple cider vinegar mask
In a container add three cups of warm water and a cup of apple cider vinegar, mix well and obtain a viscous liquid. It is applied just after the hair has been washed as usual. After being added to the hair, it should be left to act between 15 and 20 minutes and then it is stirred with warm water.
Its effect is powerful to reverse dry hair due to the vitamins and essence that apple cider vinegar contains. After a period of application, dry hair gains strength, shine and restores damaged strands. However, it should be mentioned that due to its smell, vinegar could be a bit strong even if it is minimal, being a treatment of a few minutes it is worth accepting this small consideration.
Combat dry hair with egg, milk and rose water
For this homemade recipe you need 1 cup of milk, 1 egg yolk, ½ tablespoon of rose water. The first thing to do is add the milk in a bowl and beat with the egg.
Now the rose water is added and it is beaten again. This paste is added right after leaving the bath, preferably when the hair is damp. It is applied in its entirety and is left to rest for about 20 minutes. After this time, it is washed again with warm water.
How to treat dry, dull hair with chamomile
Chamomile can be used for hair as a treatment without rinsing, it is ideal for regenerating dry and damaged hair, an inexpensive ingredient with many benefits, we are going to talk about chamomile to care for hair.
Preparing a chamomile without rinsing treatment is very easy and the results you will get will be spectacular, it is a treatment for dry, brittle and dull hair, so that you can start to recover your hair from now on, I will leave you the recipe:
• 5 gr of coconut oil.
• 5 gr of conditioner.
• ¼ cup of highly concentrated chamomile tea.
• 2 ml of vegetable glycerin.
• 10 drops of grapefruit essential oil and 10 drops of preservative.
This recipe is special for light hairs, however we can customize it according to your hair color, if your hair is dark you can substitute the chamomile infusion for 1% 4 cup of concentrated coffee and do it in the same way.
Infusion: bring ¼ cup of water to the fire and bring to a boil, place once it rests a little in a glass jar and add 1 ½ tablespoon of chamomile. Let marinate for 24 hours and then strain to include in the recipe.
Put the oil and vegetable glycerin in a bain-marie in a pot and in another equal to a bain-marie the chamomile infusion, let them integrate, mix constantly.
Once they are integrated, take the chamomile to the container where the oils are and begin to mix for a few minutes, move to a bucket where there is cold water and continue beating with the container introduced into the ice water, this will make it creamier, after 5 minutes without stopping mixing add the rest of the ingredients beating until homogenized, wait for it to rest and take it to a glass jar where it can be closed hermetically.
Final tips for dry hair and its natural treatments
• These natural treatments for dry hair are useless if some practices are not ignored or less frequented.
• The heat of the hair straightener is and will continue to be a serious problem for the hair. But it is evident that leaving this practice is almost impossible, therefore, it is advisable to avoid its exaggerated use.
• On days where the sun is intense, a hat should be worn, thus avoiding the strong penetration of UV rays, harsh and dry dust and finally, the strands tend to last longer with the initial shine.
• Each homemade recipe for treating dry hair can last as many days, weeks or months as desired. It is also advisable to avoid synthesized treatments, these sometimes tend to damage the hair and the person becomes dependent on them, in the medium and long term its components damage the entire scalp.

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