Extremely frizzy hair with split ends are considered signs of damaged hair, but brittle and excessively dry hair are also some other signs that need attention. So, if you have fried your hair using a straightener without using a heat protectant or if you just kept that hair color for too long, the damage has already been done, and now you have to find ways to fix dry, frizzy, and damaged hair. So, here’s how you can reverse the damage to get back the lustre, shine, and sheen in your tresses.
1. Deeply Condition Hair: Your damaged hair needs more than usual dose of moisture and nutrients. You need to do deep conditioning treatments at least once or twice a week for three months for visible results. Choose a rich conditioner or hair mask containing the ultra-moisturizing fatty acid known as ‘cetyl alcohol’. Some good options you may wish to look at are Kerastase Masquintense Conditioner, L’oreal Intense Repair, Kerastase Nutritive Hair Mask or Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask. You can also pick an effective homemade deep conditioning hair masks from this list (10 Homemade Deep Conditioning Hair Masks).
2. Hot Oil Treatment: Making a blend of olive oil + primrose oil is an excellent method to restore the damaged follicle and add shine to the hair. In half a cup of warm olive oil, mix 1-2 slit capsules of evening primrose oil and use as a hot oil treatment once a week. Wrap your head in a towel drenched in hot water to let the pores open and allow the oil to seep in further. Primrose oil stimulates fresh hair growth so that you can grow out your damaged hair. Olive oil helps with the same goal and also softens, moisturizes and adds extra shine to your already damaged tresses.
3. Vitamin E and Coconut Oil Mask: Extract the contents from 2 vitamin E capsules and add it to ½ cup of pure coconut oil. You can also add 2 tbsp of olive oil to this blend. Warm the oil a bit and massage all over the scalp and hair.