Natural Remedies for Sun-Damaged Hair: DIY Treatments to Try at Home

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Rosemary Oil

Revitalise your damaged hair and remove product buildup with rosemary oil, a natural remedy that effectively cleanses and restores your hair's health.

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Homemade Deep Conditioner

To nourish and moisturise your natural hair, mix deep conditioner, mayonnaise, coconut oil, honey, olive oil, and castor oil in a blender, apply on damp hair, rinse with lukewarm water, and then use tea tree oil for added moisture.

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Rice Water

Get healthy and shiny hair with rice water. Rinse a cup of rice, soak in 3-4 cups of water for 30 mins, and strain into a spray bottle. After shampooing, spray rice water onto hair and scalp, and leave for 20 mins.

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Yoghurt Hair Mask

Hydrate hair, prevent frizz, and add moisture with a yoghurt hair mask, containing lactic acid. Customise by adding ingredients such as avocado for strength, lemon for pH balance, or organic oil for shine.

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Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a versatile product that can be used for conditioning hair. It's easily absorbed by hair shafts, thanks to lauric acid, making it effective in preventing protein loss from sun exposure or chemical treatments.

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Tea

Enhance the colour and add shine to dark hair with black tea. Simply brew, cool, pour onto hair, and let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing.

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Butter

Butter can add softness, moisture, and shine to your hair, especially for curly hair. Apply room-temperature butter to hair, cover with a shower cap, let sit for up to an hour, then wash as usual.

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Bananas

Bananas are great for hair masks. Silica in bananas helps synthesise collagen, strengthening hair. Mix 2 ripe bananas and 1/2 cup of coconut milk, apply to the hair, let it sit for 30 minutes, then wash it out.

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Eggs

Raw egg is a versatile hair treatment that moisturises and removes unwanted oils. Use the entire egg for normal hair, egg whites for oily hair, and egg yolks for dry, brittle hair.

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Sour Cream

Sour cream's lactic acid removes dirt and milk fat moisturises your hair. Protein in yoghurt enhances curls. Massage 1/2 cup of sour cream into damp hair, wait 20 mins, rinse with warm then cool water, and shampoo as usual.

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Lemon Juice

Combat dryness with lemon juice and olive oil hair treatment. The acidity in the lemon juice removes dry flakes, while olive oil moisturises your hair. Apply the mixture to the scalp for 20 minutes, then rinse and shampoo.

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Avocado

Avocado is packed with nutrients that can help smooth and weigh down unruly hair. Mash up half an avocado and massage it into clean, damp hair. Rinse after 15 minutes. You can also combine it with a hydrating ingredient like sour cream or egg yolks.

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Cornmeal

Cornmeal, or cornflour, is an inexpensive and effective way to remove oil and grease and promote hair growth. Mix cornmeal in water and apply the paste to dry hair and scalp. Leave it for 10 minutes, then wash it.

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Apple Cider Vinegar

The apple cider vinegar removes buildup, and the argan oil nourishes the hair strands. Mix 1/2 avocado, 2 tbsp argan oil, 10 drops of rosemary essential oil, and 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar and apply to dry hair.

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