Does your hair feel dry, rough, brittle, or it just resembles a stack of hay? Well, if you regularly use heat styling tools or bleach your hair often, chances are, you have fried hair. Fried hair is more common than you think and usually, people who regularly use chemical-based hair care products fall under this category. This is because these chemicals strip away the hair’s natural oils, leaving it dry and lifeless. Heat styling tools are known to do the same. Blow-drying after every wash, frequent use of hair irons, hair colour and even environmental factors can all contribute to this hair disaster.
But no need to panic! If you are dealing with a bad case of fried hair, you don’t need to chop it all off. We’ve listed down a few ways you can add moisture back into your hair follicles and make it look shiny, healthy and bouncy again and best of all, you don’t even need to leave your house.
Applying a moisturising hair mask once a week can help keep your hair healthy and restore it to its former goodness. An egg and honey hair mask is perfect as it not only provides your hair with the nutrients it needs but also deeply conditions your hair.
Ingredients You’ll Need
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
Add a bit of olive oil to the egg yolk and mix well and later add the honey.
Apply the mixture from root to tip and leave it on for 30 minutes.
Once you’re done, wash it off with cold water and sulphate-free shampoo.
Chemical filled shampoos with parabens and sulphates can strip the hair of its natural oils and cause further damage. Instead, opt for shampoos that are enriched with natural ingredients which have antioxidants, polyphenols, and other moisturizing properties. You will also need to cut down on your hair wash days. Keep it to a maximum of two days a week as washing your hair daily can leave the strands dry and brittle.
Leave in conditioners which are powered by ingredients like glycerin, hydrolyzed proteins, keratin, and natural oils can protect dry, damaged hair that has dealt with heat styling tools. These conditioners not only keep your hair nourished but also create a protective barrier around it.
Yes, hair oils might not leave you feeling your very best, but it does work wonders for your mane. Hair oils like coconut, almond and even castor oil replenish hair follicles and strengthen your strands from the roots. It even keeps your dry hair moisturised while also hydrating your scalp.
No matter how difficult it may be to do, you need to stop blow-drying your hair after every wash. Instead, opt for air-drying to avoid further damage. If you have curly hair, use a diffuser to help dry out your curls.
Even after weeks of following these tips, you don't notice any change with your hair, then it’s time to visit the parlour.
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