When you expose your hair to blow drying, sun, chlorine, wind, styling products, hair color or perming, it may become dry and damaged, according to “The Doctors Book of Home Remedies.” Because your scalp distributes the oils in your hair at the roots, these oils may not reach all the way to the bottom of your dry, damaged hair ends. Use home remedies to replenish your hair with moisture.
Whip up an avocado mask to help nourish your hair and add protein, recommends Helen Ambrosen in an article in “Cosmopolitan” magazine. Mash up an avocado, an egg, a banana and 2 tbsp. olive oil with a fork. When the ingredients are smooth and about the consistency of cake batter, place the mixture on your hair. You may have some left over to use for a future hair treatment. Wrap your hair with plastic wrap or a shower cap to prevent the mixture from dripping, and then sit for 10 minutes. Rinse out the treatment and shampoo and condition your hair as normal. If you have oily hair, apply the treatment only to the hair ends.
Egg White Mask
To help reduce frizzy, dry hair ends, apply an egg white mask once a week. In an article on the She Knows website, Kori Ellis recommends whipping an egg white until it froths, and then adding 1/4 cup organic yogurt and 1/4 cup mayonnaise. Mix until the ingredients are blended, and then apply the mixture to wet hair ends and the rest of the hair, if desired. Wrap your hair in plastic wrap or a shower cap to keep the egg white mixture from dripping. Leave the mixture on for 30 minutes, and then rinse with cold water and wash with a mild shampoo.
Trim Your Hair
To help eliminate frayed, dry ends, cut them off, says Dr. Thomas Goodman, assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis. Trimming your hair at home every six weeks will help combat dryness, keep your hair from tangling and make your hair healthier. Even if you are trying to grow your hair long, trimming your hair every six weeks will help keep your hair strong and prevent you from having to cut more hair off in the long run.