Dry hair can be caused by things such as weather elements and over processing hair with treatments and styling tools. Deep condition treatments are one way to combat the straw-like crispness of dry hair. If your hair could use serious quenching, learning some ideas for deep conditioning can help it get back to feeling soft and hydrated once again.
Hot oil treatments help to repair hair strands that have undergone damage as well as infuse hair with moisture-rich oils. While there are store-brand hot oil treatments available, you can easily make your own at home. Mix ½ cup of hot water with ½ cup of olive or almond oil, and add ½ tbsp. of vitamin E gel. Apply to wet hair. Rinse out after 20 minutes and wash hair.
Avocados can be used as an effective deep-conditioning treatment thanks to the oils and fats they contain that nourish hair strands. Remove the skin and pit one avocado, then smash the chunks into a paste. Apply to your hair liberally and let sit for 20 minutes, then rinse and shampoo. Use a shower cap to ensure avocado doesn’t splatter or drop onto the floor.
Bananas are another treatment you can use on hair for repairing some of the damage that dryness causes. Place one banana in a blender or food processor, and blend thoroughly. Add a little water, or even some moisturizing olive oil, and blend a little longer so the banana forms a pasty consistency. Apply to hair, let sit 20 minutes and then wash hair.
While an ice-cold beer can help you relax after a long day, it can also replenish your hair thanks to the proteins and nutrients it contains. When using beer, stick with dark-colored beers, as these tend to be thicker and have more beneficial ingredients. Wash your hair, then pour on a bottle of your favorite dark beer. Sit with the beer in your hair for five minutes, then rinse with water.
For any of these treatments, adding some heat to the treatment will help enhance conditioning. After you’ve applied a treatment to your hair, wrap your head either in a towel dampened with hot water or plastic wrap. While plastic wrap isn’t warm, it will keep in the heat emitted from your head and add heat to the treatment.
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