We all hate to put our hair through any damage. Frizzy, dehydrated, lifeless, and dull – heat-damaged hair is not a pretty sight! It breaks easily, and it can be unmanageable and rough, painful to comb, and hard to keep tangle-free. Heat damage can leave your hair looking dry, stringy, brittle, and rough. And sometimes, when you try to reverse the damage, you will find that your hair just does not cooperate!
If heat-damaged hair is a problem you are struggling with, we have just the right tips to make it right. You can make your hair more manageable with the following natural remedies for burnt hair.
Try An Oil Soak
An oil soak is a perfect solution for helping your hair regain its natural body and luster. Plants oils such as coconut oil and olive oil are recommended for dry, damaged hair. The steam from the heated oil will open up your hair cuticles and allow the oils to penetrate deep into them. Thus, it leaves your hair adequately nourished. You can treat your scalp with oil and keep it moisturized with the following steps:
- Massage your head with a good plant oil for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Cover your oiled hair with a towel or soft cotton cloth dipped in hot water.
- Leave it on for an hour before washing your hair with a mild shampoo and conditioner.
Switch To Natural Shampoo
Choose a natural shampoo that is free of all surfactants and contains silica or biotin instead. Biotin is a hair-boosting ingredient that can stimulate follicle growth and improve hair health. You can also whip up your own natural shampoo with a few simple ingredients like:
- 1/2 cup distilled water
- 1/2 liquid castile soap
- 1/2 cup aloe vera gel
- 10-12 drops of vitamin E oil
- 2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
- A few drops of your favorite essential oils
Pour all the ingredients into a bottle and shake it to mix them thoroughly. Massage a dime-sized amount into your hair and let it sit for a couple of minutes before washing it off with cool water.
Use A Hair Mask
Hair masks can soothe, nourish and heal your hair. Here are some ultra-nourishing hair masks you can use to banish any signs of damage on your hair:
- Banana And Olive Oil
- Egg And Yoghurt
- Avocado And Olive Oil
- Honey And Oil
These ingredients work together wonderfully to rejuvenate dry, damaged hair.
Rinse Your Hair With Tea
If your blow dryers and heating tools are causing you to shed clumps of hair, try rinsing your hair with tea. Trichology literature shows that the caffeine in tea has stimulatory effects on the hair follicles. Try the following tea hair rinse for strong, shiny, and healthy hair:
- Boil tea leaves in water and let them steep for about 30 minutes.
- Cleanse your hair with shampoo.
- Generously spritz your hair with the rinse while your hair is still damp.
- Wrap it with a soft towel and leave it on for about 15-20 minutes.
- Rinse your hair with cold water.
Heat-damaged hair needs constant protection and care in order to be revived. If heat styling has left your hair dry and brittle, keep blowdryers, curling irons, and flat irons away from it. Allow your hair to breathe for some time and stop streaking, highlighting, and coloring it. Spare your hair the heat and chemicals, and your damaged hair will grow back healthy in few months.
See you soon. Xoxo!