We blame Instagram for providing us with a constant stream of fantastic hair inspiration. All those incredible hair colors and beautiful styles mean you’ve experimented with your own hair at least once before. As usual, Instagram doesn’t show us the whole story, and with dyed and perfectly styled hair, there’s just as much if not more effort behind the scenes to maintain a healthy hair appearance.
Dying and heat styling can easily lead to dry and damaged hair, but that doesn’t mean if you’ve done these before that, you’re relegated to dull hair. We’ve gathered six impressive at-home remedies that will help restore your hair to its once soft and shiny glory without breaking the bank with a salon visit.
An olive oil mask is the perfect at-home treatment for damaged and dry hair. Slightly warm 1/4 – 1/2 cup of oil depending on your hair length and volume and rub it into your hair. Wear a plastic cap and leave the oil on for about 45 minutes. You’ll have softer, shinier hair in no time.
Another natural at-home treatment for thirty tresses, an avocado mask can help infuse your hair with much-needed vitamin E and A as well as fats that will all work together to provide intensified moisturizing. Just create a mash from 1 avocado that’s as smooth in texture as you can manage and smother your hair with it, leaving it on for 20-25 minutes.
Spirulina and Yogurt
Sometimes what our dry hair is lacking is not only moisture but protein. Adding 1 tablespoon of spirulina into a standard-sized pain, unsweetened yogurt serving provides both a dose of protein and healthy fat to moisturize and strengthen hair. Just mix the two and leave the mixture on your hair for 20 minutes.
Another easy at-home remedy for damaged and dry hair is the one-ingredient wonder — chia oil. Chia seeds are bursting with protein and omega 3s, so a little oil goes a long, long way here. It’s best to add into your long-term hair routine by running just a few drops into your hair, avoiding the roots, right after washing your hair.
Not only are bananas loved by almost every person, but they’re loved by our hair too. The potassium bananas are famous for is great for strengthening hair that’s become weak and dry through damage. Just mash the banana into a smooth texture and spread it through your hair, waiting for roughly 20 minutes before washing it out.
This is the go-to ingredient for most people seeking to infuse some moisture and life back into their damaged hair. While coconut oil may not work as well as intended on everyone’s hair, for some people, the effect is instantaneous. Coconut oil is heavy, so use it sparingly; take one tablespoon and smooth it through your hair while avoiding the roots, then let it sit for about 15 minutes before washing out.
With all these at-home treatments, there’s no need to shell out tons of money at a salon to restore your dry hair back to its shining glory.