Best hair treatment for dry damaged hair

best hair treatment for dry damaged hair

Nutrafol’s previous post talked about some good hair treatment for dry damaged hair due to the harsh summer weather. This post will continue on that path, giving you the rest of the home remedies that will save your hair this summer.

Hair treatment for dry damaged hair

Apply a natural condition when swimming

Before you leave for the beach or after you had a swim, remember to protect your hair from harsh elements or chemicals. The best way to do this is through a natural homemade rinse that you get when you mix ¼ cup apple cider and ¾ cup water. Cleanse your hair with it, then follow with conditioner.

Wrap your hair up

You have heard it before – do not rub your hair after you get it wet! Instead, wrap up your damaged hair in a cotton towel and let the cotton absorb the moisture for a few minutes. This also helps protect against further split ends.

Let your hair down

Give your hair a rest and let it out – especially if you usually wear it in a ponytail. Also, try not to pull your hair back too tightly as that can damage the hair follicles. Also avoid sleeping with any hair accessories as that too can damage your hair.

best hair treatment for dry damaged hair
Do your hair a favor and spare it from getting damaged by letting it down for a couple of days.

Use a humidifier at night

How is this a hair treatment for dry damaged hair you may ask? Nutrafol will explain. Your home heating keeps the air very dry, especially in winter, and that could be what is drying your hair out. Putting moisture back into the air will help your hair from becoming more dry and damaged.

Sandelwood oil as a remedy

Mix a few drops of sandalwood oil with a few drops of olive or jojoba oil, rub the mixture between your palms, then smooth it through the ends of your hair for instant sleekness and a way to curb and condition brittle hair. Or if you do not have sandalwood oil, you may use your hand lotion. Squirt a few drops of it in your palm and smooth it through your hair.

Eat your vitamins and take your supplements

Kathleen W. Wilson, M.D., an internist at the Ochsner Health Center in New Orleans explains the importance in taking your vitamins – especially those rich in omega-3 fatty acids – and supplements containing nutraceutical ingredients. This is a great hair treatment for dry damaged hair as omega-3 fatty acids and a nutraceutical will keep your hair moisturized.


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Summer specials: top hair treatment for dry damaged hair

hair treatment for dry damaged hair

With summer comes dry and damaged hair. So the need for some good hair treatment is in order. Nutrafol has the best home remedies that will leave your hair in a healthy happy condition. So why not try one of these inexpensive at-home tricks that will condition your brittle, dried out, sun kissed locks.

Hair treatment for dry damaged hair 101

Wonders of the avocado

Avocado is not only beneficial for your health but also for your hair. So mash a ripe avocado with one egg and then apply this to wet hair. Avocados are as you may know rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids, and minerals that will help you restore luster to your hair. Leave it for at least 20 minutes, then rinse several times. If your hair is really damaged, use this remedy once a week. If it is healthy use it once a month.

Butter up

Yes, you read right. Butter is the way to go. Treat dry and damaged hair with a small amount of butter. Massage it into your brittle hair and then cover it with a shower cap, leaving it like that for about half hour. Shampoo as usual and rinse very carefully.

Condition it with olive oil

Olive oil is not only for cooking, it can be useful when put in the hair too. Especially if your hair lacks moisture. Warm up ½ cup olive oil but do not boil it, and then rub it into your hair. Cover your hair with a plastic bag and then wrap everything in a towel. Leave it like that for 45 minutes, then shampoo and rinse as usual.

Tea o’ clock

You may think that tea is a sore throat remedy, but did you know that you can use it to give your hair a natural shine? Brew some unsweetened tea and rinse your hair with it as a final touch after shampooing it. But remember to use a tea that works with your hair color as tea can sometimes enhance hair color. Blondes should for example use chamomile tea because black tea may darken their tresses. Brunettes should use black tea to enhance shine and enrich color.

An apple a day…

keeps the doctor away as that saying goes. But apples are useful for your hair as well. Or in this case – apple cider vinegar. Nutrafol has previously discussed the effects of rinsing with apple cider vinegar but did you know that you can also make an apple cider vinegar mask? This mask is the perfect hair treatment for dry damaged hair as it will put the life back into your limp. Combine 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 3 egg whites, then rub the mix into your hair. Keep your hair covered for about 30 minutes by wrapping a plastic bag or a shower cap around it. Shampoo and rinse as usual after that.

Use apples to make an apple cider vinegar mask that will give your hair new life.

Spice up your shampoo

Mix one egg with a small amount of shampoo, apply it on your dry and damaged hair and leave it for five minutes. Rinse well. This hair treatment helps to enhance the protein in your hair.

Botanical oils? Yes please!

A mircle hair treatment for dry damaged hair is actually something that is available at your health food stores. Olive oil, jojoba and sweet almond oil are all wonderful elixirs for your dried out hair. If you have thick and heavy hair, coconut oil works the best. Dampen your hair and apply small amounts of the botanical oil until your hair is covered. Cover it with a shower cap and a warm towel, leaving it like that for about 30 minutes. Rinse well and shampoo your hair as usual.


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Summer is Here – These are the Best Summer Hairstyles of 2017

The best summer hairstyles are easy to accomplish and maintain. As the weather gets warmer and the sun comes out, we want easy and fun ways to style our hair. It has to be able to stand the wind and sunshine, and maybe last for a whole day at the beach followed by a garden party. We have the best tips for hairstyles for the summer.

Chunky Topknot

A topknot is super easy if you have the right tools. Start with hair that is not recently washed – the dirtier the better. This makes it keep its shape they way you want it to. Make a high or low ponytail depending on your preference, and then twine the hair around the base into a bun. Fasten it with either bobby pins or a bigger hairgrip. Spray with a texturing hairspray and pull out some hairs around your face to make it look more relaxed.

Side Braids

Make a few smaller French braids on the side of your head and let them join the rest of your hair and put it all up in a loose ponytail. To do a French braid, just start out as a normal braid. After making a foundation of a couple of crossovers, start adding more hair with each one, so that it always stays close to your scalp. Add some saltwater spray when you are finished to give it a salty, textured look.

Just Curly

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In the summer you want your hair to look effortless and relaxed – but still great.

Relaxed beach hair is the best. The summer hairstyle that is the easiest to accomplish is to just spray your hair with saltwater spray when it is moist, and put it up in a loose bun. After it is almost dry, let it out and it will probably be at least wavy. If your hair is super straight or heavy, use a curling iron instead. Remember to always use a heat protectant before. Make big, loose curls and then pull your fingers through to make them less polished and more relaxed. Finish with either saltwater spray or shine spray, depending on what look you are going for.

Super Sleek Slick-back

One of this years summer hairstyles that is easy to achieve is the slick back. It is perfect for the hot, humid summer days when your hair just cannot do what you want it to. Having a sleek slick-back is really in for the summer season of 2017. Just use quite a bit of hair mousse and pull your fingers through your hair to fix it. You can also use strong hold gel, either with the mousse or on its own, which will accomplish that wet look and hold the hair in place.

Pastel Colors

A lot of people dye their hair lighter and crazier in the summer. The pastel or platinum silver trend is still going strong. For those with light hair there are many new products that claims to dye your hair just by using it in the shower like a shampoo, or hair dyes that you can use at home. If you have darker hair this will be a longer process and take a few rounds of bleach first. If you go for that look, it is even more important to take care of your hair by using hair masks, conditioner, heat protection and to not use shampoo too often.

Cut it Off

This season, one of the most popular summer hairstyles is to cut the hair shorter and wear it in a bob. The winner cut is sharp and angular. Easier to maintain than long hair and the hair is already styled thanks to the geometrical cut. If you feel even braver, the pixie is still in style and even easier to maintain.

For All Summer Hairstyles – Protect From the Sun

Remember to always protect your hair from the sun when outside – the radiation from the sun is as damaging to your hair as to your skin. Use a sunscreen spray or wear a hat. Use a sunscreen spray or wear a hat. Also use a heat protecting spray before styling with any heat tools. And drink lots of water, as hydration keeps the hair and the body healthy in the heat.