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
By duckie-do from Cortez, CO
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.
hi 1st question perm curly or perm-relaxer? Because if its a perm relaxer your going through the processes let it do its thing or start trimming it down if you no longer want to perm get a smoothing keratin that will help your hair 100%. I've been a hairdresser for 18 years and I love that stuff. 75% of my clients have the keratin done also. Remember the older you get the less hair. If you take medication, that can do it too. Don't stress out; that can rush the process.
My hair has become damaged due to chemicals used for straightening. The roots of my hair have become so dry and brittle that when I touch them with my fingers it feels like I've been pricked by a thorn. Please give me some tips to regain my natural hair.
Damaged hair needs oils to protect it while new, healthier hair grows in. The simplest is mayonnaise - rub a handful of mayo into your hair and let it sit for a half hour or so and then wash it out. This makes the bathtub slippery, so be careful.
You can also apply any liquid vegetable oil. It's also important to eat healthy oils and proteins to bring in healthy new growth of hair.
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!
I am having a problem with so much hair falling out after rebonding of hair. Please does anyone know of any solution I can use? I tried Mintop Forte lotion and also had a doctor consultation, but no effect.
Someone gave me this tip many years ago as my hair was falling out but since I have been taking Vitamin E and it sure has helped me. Ask your doctor if you can take Vitamin E before taking it. Also give it time it works slowly, but does work. 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
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 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.
No one can really give you any sort of reasonable answer regarding any three of the subjects you mention without knowing the following:
How often do you have a re-bonding touchup?
Who is applying the re-bonding; you or a qualified professional?
If you have re-bonding touchups are the chemicals only applied to the regrowth?
Are you gentle with caring for your hair when brushing/combing both when the hair is wet and when dry?
Is your skin dry or oily or a combination of both?
Do you use heated flat irons on a regular basis to keep the hair appearing smooth?
How often do you have your hair trimmed?
Do you condition your hair every time you shampoo it and how often do you shampoo?
Do you have proper eating habits/balanced diet?
Are you healthy in general?
Do you take any medications?
If you could answer these questions I would be happy to give you qualified detailed advice. Am not being egotistical by saying this but I was a top notch hairstylist for 35 years and both of my parents were also career hairstylists.
Dose anybody know some thrifty ways to smooth, soften, moisten, and beautify my damaged, brittle hair?
How do I make my damaged hair softer and less dry?
By Ang from Chicago, IL
I have been using Aveda Almond Oil and Shea Butter shampoo and conditioner and I have noticed improvement. I have had good results with any shampoo and Garnier Fortifying - Sleek and Shine conditioner.
My favorite solution is Hi-Pro-Pac Conditioner and this was recommended to me by a stylist and it's my nothing-else-helps-go-to product! You can buy it in a small use packet for a $1-2 or a tube so you can simply try it. Find it at Sally Beauty supply or online. Here is a link so you can see/read about it.