There’s nothing wrong with spending time outdoors whether it’s a sunny or overcast day. However, one potential problem in terms of hair health is damage caused by UV rays. This can be UVA or UVB, but what’s critical is that even on cloudy days the ultra-violet rays can cause damage to your skin.
There are many product son the market that can treat sun-damage and produce good results. However, there are a few issues to keep in mind. Such products can be very expensive depending on the ingredients they contain. Besides that they can also contain powerful yet harsh chemicals that can actually cause more damage instead of simply solving the problem. Fortunately there are many home remedies that can help to make your hair look beautiful and healthy, which you certainly deserve.
Banana Smoothie… for Hair?
You’ve probably heard of a smoothie, but how about one for hair? You can make one for your hair by following a simple recipe. Mash up a banana (rip) then add 1 tablespoon honey to the fruit. Add the mask to your strands of hair for 30 minutes, then wash out the banana/honey smoothie.
You might be surprised at how simple this treatment for sun-damaged hair is. However, it can help by adding various nutrients back to your locks, as well as conditioning them. Besides that, both the ingredients are easy to found up so you won’t have to worry about spending big bucks to make your home remedy.
Eggs can be a great way to treat sun-damaged hair. The reason is that they have proteins that can help to repair and nourish hair that’s been damaged. If your hair is oily you should only use egg whites. Meanwhile, if your hair is dry, use the egg yolk. Meanwhile, if your hair is normal you can use the entire egg.
Here’s the procedure. First, beat 1 egg with 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon olive oil. This forms a mask that you can add to your hair. Apply it to your locks for around 20 minutes. Then use lukewarm water to wash out the mask. Finally, use shampoo and condition as your normally do.
It’s All about the Aloe
You can make an aloe vera mask that can effective help to treat the sun-damaged strands of hair. You might be surprised at how effective this particular treatment can be. Besides that, it’s very easy to make, which is definitely another plus.
Here’s what to do. Mix some aloe vera (pulp) with a couple drops of lemon. Then apply it to your locks. Then wash your hair after 15 minutes using lukewarm water. That’s it! You might be surprised at how effective this treatment is. However, in a short amount of time you can enjoy healthy and good-looking hair that’s treated effectively after sun damage.
Dairy Is Very Good
Dairy products can help to treat sun-damaged air. One method is to use yogurt. Make sure that you use the plain variety instead of flavored yogurt such as those with fruit or other flavors, as they won’t work as well as the regular variety. The process is very simple. Just add yogurt to your scalp. Let it set for 20 minutes. Then use lukewarm water to rinse out the yogurt. That’s it! This is a very easy yet effective home remedy that you can use when your hair has been damaged due to UV rays of the sun.
However, you can also use milk to treat your hair after it’s been damaged by sunlight. Add raw milk to your scalp/hair. Just use a ball of cotton that’s soaked in the milk. Let it stay in your hair for one hour, then wash out the milk from your hair.
An Interesting Combo
You might be surprised by this remedy. It includes strawberry and mayo. It’s quite easy to prepare. First, mash up 10 strawberries to form a paste. After you’ve finished this step add 1 spoonful of mayo. The next step is to apply the paste to your hair. Let it set for 20 minutes, and then wash it out. That’s all there is to it when treating sun-damaged hair with this remedy!
Homemade Hot Oil
You’re probably familiar with hot oil treatments but how about homemade ones? Such treatments can be quite effective in treating sun-damaged hair. Combine ½ cup olive oil with 3 capsules Vitamin E. Use a microwave to warm up the mixture for a couple seconds. Then use the oil to massage it into your hair and scalp. Let it set for 15 minutes. Then wash out the oil mixture.
Follow this procedure 1-2 times per week to provide you with hair that’s soft, shiny, and healthy. What makes this treatment great is that it includes ingredients that are easy to find. Besides that it can provide effective results that won’t take forever to see.
Gelatin (but Not for Dessert)
Gelatin doesn’t just make a tasty after-meal dessert but also can treat hair that’s been damaged by hair because it’s very high in protein. First, mix up 1 spoonful of gelatin in 1 cup of water. Then stir up the mixture until the gelatin is dissolved.
Next, add 1 spoonful of vinegar and a couple drops of lemon (essential oil), lavender, or rosemary. Mix up the blend and then add it to your scalp. You’re almost there! Let it set for 15 minutes, then wash it out using lukewarm water.
Deliciously Good Remedy
Whether you’re a fan of curry, you can definitely benefit from this remedy that requires curry leaves. This is an excellent one that’s easy to prepare. First, boil 10 to 12 curry leaves in some coconut oil. The next step is to let it cool. Then what should you do? Rub the oil into your hair/scalp. After that use a towel (warm)to wrap up your head. Let it set for minutes, and finally use shampoo to wash your hair as usual.
While the sun can provide nutrients to your hair, it can also do some damage. Fortunately the above-mentioned remedies can help to treat the damage safely and effectively. Before you know it your sun-damaged hair will become remedy-healed hair.