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I know it sounds a little unusual. At first when I heard of it I thought,''Gross, I don't want to put oil in my hair and then have greasy hair.'' Eventually though after hearing how great it was, I finally tried it. And it's awesome! Here's how it works: It's good for hair health, preventing split ends, and conditioning. It leaves your hair feeling healthier and softer than ever.
You'll want to use 1 to 2 TBS of organic extra virgin coconut oil (depending on how thick you're hair is). Next, leave in for 40 minutes to an hour. Or overnight for best results. Then just wash out, and enjoy healthy, silky soft hair. : )
When I first heard about this, putting coconut oil in your hair, I thought it was gross too. But, I tried it anyway. I have been using coconut oil for almost 2 years now. I can really tell the difference when I do a overnight coconut oil treatment compared to never using it at all. I now use coconut oil on everything. I would recommend anyone to do a coconut oil hair treatment. Believe me, you will notice and like the difference.
I love to use coconut oil on my long color treated blonde hair. I do not know how this treatment would work for other colors of color treated hair, but it did not fade my blonde color at all. It is also safe for non color treated hair.
I simply apply extra virgin coconut oil to my hair and leave it on for a while. I have left on for as little as a half hour to a few hours depending on how much time to have to let it soak in. You can even apply at night and sleep with a plastic shower cap on overnight for even better results. This may not be comfortable to some people, so I recommend at least letting it soak on your hair for 30 minutes.
If the coconut oil you buy is in more of a solid state rather than a liquid you can microwave the desired amount you wish to apply to your hair for about 10-15 seconds depending on how strong your microwave is. You just want it to be in a liquid state for ease of applying it. Rinse hair out well after, then shampoo and condition as normal.
I noticed a result using coconut oil on my very dry, damaged, color-treated blonde hair immediately. I also have found this to be cheaper than those expensive hair mask treatments you buy from the salon and with better results. Hope it works for you!
By Renea from Pittston Twp, PA
Thanks all great tips!
Fabulous hair repair tip! Vitamin E capsules are a CHEAP and fantastic remedy for dry hair, split ends and damaged hair. Take about 20 or so capsules (depending on damage...mine was severe!) and cut them open with a pair of small scissors. Take the gel and put on the ends of your damaged hair. It is tedious and time consuming but it really works!
During the past 14 days I been using 1000 IU of E gel caps. Break them open then apply to my hair/scalp. Just 1000 IU, One cap, and after few days my hair was clearly damaged! It became so dry, incredibly dry, brittle, and thin...can see my scalp through the lumps of hair strands. I am so baffled by this development, and wish there is an answer to this tragic sudden damage. I cant possibly describe the full extent of horrible look of my hair now. Its like chemically damaged sheep's wool. Burned like! Could this all be from the damn Vitamin E 1000 IU caps used some 6 times over 14 days. Help!
This is a guide about remedy for hair damaged by relaxer. The chemicals in a hair relaxer can sometimes do damage to your hair.
To remedy any dryness in the hair from straightening, perming, coloring, bleaching, etc. try mixing your favorite hair conditioner with a teaspoon of olive oil or jojoba oil. Apply this to your hair while dry, cover with a shower cap and sleep on it.
Want to give life back to dull, lifeless hair? This works for "all" types. Beat 3 eggs; add 2 tablespoons olive or safflower oil and 1 teaspoon vinegar. Apply to you hair and cover with plastic wrap. Wait a half hour and then shampoo well. You get revitalized, lustrous shine and bounce.
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How can I get my natural hair back after rebonding? I want to know how can I look good even if I'm still letting my natural hair grow back. I have black wavy hair that was rebonded and I want to get my natural hair back without any ugliness to show. You know, the baby hairs are standing up like antennae. Haha.
By Ronilyn B.
You have three choices:
1. Home box dyes, etc., can't give you what you want if your hair is already damaged.
2. Let your hair grow without any alterations and tough it out.
3. See a hair stylist to provide an opinion on what can be done.
Your best bet is to have a stylist work with your hair for a good result. But remember, your hair is already damaged so any stylist can only try to help from there.
I had to go through rebonding and coloring with the gap of one day only and now my hair has become so damaged even I can't comb my hair without oiling. They are like burnt. I am very upset. Please recommend to me some serum or shampoo or any remedy. Please help me. Waiting for your answer. Thanks.
I alwayse use baby shampoo. There are no chemcals to damage your hair, and I use very little conditioner. There gets to be to much buildup in your hair.
Hi Zara......it happens when u use two harsh chemicals together. I will suggest u to go for hair spa immediately and use a very good spa cream at home regularly twice a week for a month. It will smoothen ur hair. Use a mild shampoo and avoid chemicals for at least two months.
I moved recently and now have well water. I have brown hair and blonde highlights. After using the well water my hair is such a bad rusty color where the highlights were. Can you please tell me if there is anything I can do to get my hair color back? Thank you much!
Kimmy from Joliet, IL
The only thing you can really do, and I have to do it every time I wash my hair, and it is a bit of a pain but it is 100% reliable. I purchase a few or how ever many gallons of distilled water you want to buy at one time, and use one or two of the gallons when you wash your hair, (depending on your hair length) and put them in the bath tub, or kitchen sink and fill it about 1/4 of the way up the gallon jug/s with HOT water and just let it sit in there.
Make sure you shake up the gallon/s of water every now and then to distribute the water evenly so it wont take so long to get it warm enough to not freeze your head! LOL Also you may want to change the water once or twice with HOT water. Then I just get one of those huge cups that you get from a convenient store to fill up every time you need to get hair wet, & rinse it. etc. It sounds like its more trouble than its worth, but it really only takes about 20 min. or so to make it the right temp. and you wont end up with orange hair. Good Luck!
It probably has nothing to do with their water, your washing your hair or any effort you used. Unless you live in a very arid place, the atmosphere in Las Vegas is different from where you live. I live in Humidity Central and have severely wavy hair. When I went to Las Vegas, my hair had volume, was absolutely straight and stayed in place without a fight.
I was wondering if you have any recipes that can make my hair less damaged. I have curly hair but I straighten my hair everyday! Thanks!
For oily hair, use white vinegar. (believe me.. it works) in the shower, wet your hair, and apply white vinegar into the scalp. Rub it, and wash it off, after this, apply normal shampoo.
I do it every single day, and leaves my hair perfect. and no, it leave no odor.
A friend of mine, has psoriasis, and use the vinegar also, at first he said it hurt, but you wouldn't notice he has psoriasis in the head (scalp).
4 words. Red Wine and Eggs. Whip them together and massage into your hair before you wash it. It left my very frizzy hair smooth and soft. I've been using it since I was 10 so you can use it on your children's hair without the bad effects!
I was in the foster care system and my foster mom put a perm in my hair when I was two. Growing up it's been really tough, my hair is so brittle and hard. Now what do I do? I'm 17 now and even though this happened when I was 2 there is no telling what else she did. How do I manage my hair by myself? What kinds of oil or grease will work? Please help me.
Use Wen by Chaz Dean's Fig cleansing conditioner. You can find it at Ulta and QVC.com. His cleansing conditioners are great for my hair which is very fine. I have hormonal issues that effect both my scalp and hair and this has seems to really help. It is pricey (about $30) but I've tried all of the other in-store brands and this is the only one that helps my hair.
I was a professional stylist, so I will say this: Even if you only go 4 times a year, Find a good stylist who is not overly focused on cutting your hair. Regular trimming is needed but not necessary to have a cut. Talk to friends and acquaintances whose hair is well taken care of and get tips from them along with referrals for stylists.
If you want to continue with perms/relaxers, have a stylist do it and instruct you how to maintain your hair between visits.
As for home care, look for shampoos and conditioners formulated for dry hair, and without sulfates in them. Get a moisturizing deep conditioner to use once a month (usually a thick cream), and a protein treatment to use once every 1-2 months. Make sure you follow all directions on your products.
As for oil, unless you are allergic, regular old coconut oil (like you might find at the grocery store) will do wonders, just use sparingly. Above all, between salon and home care, have patience, there will be some immediate changes but everything will not change overnight or with one treatment.
Since I don't know what products you have been using on your hair, I cannot give exact advice on whether you need a deep cleansing treatment to remove buildup, or whether you perhaps need to avoid heat for a while. But hopefully you will have some success from what I have shared. Good luck!
I am on a lot of medication for SLE (systemic lupus ereth.), fibromyalgia, as well as multiple problems caused from both. I have colored my hair for years, only store bought. I have used one brand for years. I am 60 years old and never had a problem. My hair has gotten so dry, especially the hair that is underneath (it is thick), that it causes it to stick out. The length is just below the neck line, about an inch. The damaged hair has a wave to it also, the rest is perfectly straight. I use a blow dryer on low to straighten out the damaged hair and was using a straightening iron.
Nothing I have used, over-the-counter, and different shampoos and conditioners has helped. My doctor said I am on most of these medications for life. I had oily hair when I was younger. Please, do you have an inexpensive idea that will help me out? I don't have a lot of things about myself I like, but I really loved my hair and was proud of it. Even though I live in Florida, I am not out in direct sun as it can cause the lupus to increase activity. Also, with mayonnaise, do you wet your hair first? Thank you so much for your help! If you need more information you can contact me through this site.
By Margie from St. Petersburg, FL
Olive oil will work, too. Use only a small amount and apply it to wet hair. The one product I have used - waist length hair at 70! - is an ethic product called, I think, Ultra sheen. It washes out easily, gives a wonder shine, and takes only a small amount. Smells very clean. Just don't use too much. Hope this helps.
God Bless you honey. I understand both sides of the problem. For my long hair that isn't as pretty as it used to be for similar reasons (meds, then plus age for me).
I started off by trying jojoba oil (the long hair folks say that it is closest to your natural oils. Try them two or three times each till you find one of the oils that works for you). I just put a couple or three drops at a time in my hands, rub together and smooth down my hair strands. Repeat as necessary to get all your hairs. Brush your hair gently. It will absorb what's needed (I put mine in a bun over night), then wash lightly with my old favorite shampoo and use conditioner.
Follow all the hair care rules for long hair (go to their group site for lots of ideas). Hang in there, and remember that almost everybody wishes they had someone elses hair type. Someone is probably wishing theirs wasn't limp and more like yours.
I went to the hair dresser for the first time. My hair was really long and thick and my mom didn't want to do it anymore because it would take 2 hours.
The first time i went to the hair dresser, I got it straightened for school. And it looked a little shorter, but you couldn't really tell. The 2nd time I went to a different place, and they put some kind of chemicals in it because my hair was getting shorter throughout the year.
Now my hair is up to my shoulders and keeps breaking off. But I'm afraid to go back to the hair dresser. But I really want my hair to grow back. Please help.
By Alex from Philadelphia, PA
First of all, if you're having your hair 'chemically' straightened you should keep going to the same hairstylist! Different stylists use different hair straightening based chemicals and the difference in chemicals is probably causing the problem.
Perhaps you would be better off not having your hair chemically straightened and take the time to heat flat iron it yourself after each shampoo if your hair is not ethnically too curly to do so. I am of mixed race but it's wavy and not super curly so I blow it dry and simply use the straight iron. I do it in sections. Clip up your upper hair out of the way and then straighten the lower hair and then drop the upper hair down in sections to straighten and keep going until you're done with the very top section.
I hope this makes sense to you and that the information helps.
It is tough to know what advice to offer you when we don't really know what you have had done with your hair. Do you do a lot of drying and straightening? Have you had it chemically straightened? Are you dying your hair?
It may be that you have split ends, which happens if you grow your hair long and never have them trimmed back at all. Split ends also happen if you do a lot of drying, curling or straightening. I seriously doubt that going to the beauty salon is the cause of your hair troubles. After all, they go to school to learn how to treat hair properly. If they ruined hair, they would be out of business.
I had long hair as a teenager, and certainly never needed to take anything to grow it, nor would I put mayo or baby oil in it. I had a problem with oily hair as it was, although spilt ends would develop over time. Hair just wears out, you know.
I wonder what it is that you are doing with your hair that takes two hours. Straightening it? If that is the case, than that may be part of the reason for the hair damage.
My hair is broken off at the center of the shaft and it is very brittle. I have not had a perm since last October. All I have been doing to my hair is washing it and setting it. I need a perm very badly. I have never had a problem with my hair before.
I am 46 and I don't know what happened. It's thin and broken off around the edges. I am worried; I have always had thick hair.
Hormones may also be playing a factor here. Menopause or even peri-menopause changes many things, including hair (thinning). The other thing to consider or look into is a possible thyroid condition.
Sounds like instead of needing a perm, you need a rest. Seems like it is damaged, especially if mid-shaft is 4-5 inches from your scalp (hair grows about 1/2 inch per month). Nobody needs a perm. get it cut in a nice easy style for the rest of the summer, and use a good shampoo and conditioner, plus a reconstructor once every 6 weeks or so. Let it rest til this October or longer; then if you decide to go back to a perm you can. You might find you like an easier style better, who knows? In any case let it rest, and if getting the damaged hair cut off and treating it nicely doesn't do the trick by October (or sooner if it keeps getting worse), go to the doctor. Sounds like the last perm over processed it a bit, especially where the rod bands would have held the rods near the scalp. Good luck!
One and a half years ago I had rebonding done on my hair by a nonprofessional. Since then I have been suffering from heavy hair loss. I tried a lot of treatments for this hair fall, but every time they have failed. So can someone please help me?
My hairdresser told me to take biotin for thinning hair. As this is a B vitamin, you will need to take a multiple b complex in conjunction with this as when you take any b vitamin without the others, your body will automatically dump the remaining b vitamins that are in your system, from what I understand. I hope this helps.
My hairdresser told me to take biotin for thinning hair. As this is a B vitamin, you will need to take a multiple b complex in conjunction with thisas when you take any b vitamin without the others, your body will automatically dump the remaining b vitamins that are in your system, from what I understand. I hope this helps.
I have very long hair and it's in layers. For some reason I've noticed that hair that is in layers once it's damaged it looks horrible.I don't have any split ends and it really don't want to cut my hair, but the bottom layer is pretty damaged. Please help. Do you have any recommendations?
I have done rebonding on my hair. Now after 1 year my hair is very damaged, with a lot of split ends, hair loss, and dandruff. I am very upset, please tell me the solution as soon as possible.Thank you so much.