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Remedies for Hair Damaged by Coloring

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Coloring your hair is a fun way to enhance your appearance or reflect your current mood. Normally, this is positive experience. However, sometimes the chemicals used to dye your hair can cause damage. This is a guide about remedies for hair damaged by coloring.


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August 9, 2011


  • 1 avocado
  • 2 Tbsp. real mayonnaise
  • 1-2 drops rosemary oil or 1/2 tsp. fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 tsp. cod liver oil
  • 4 Tbsp. rolled oatmeal (not quick oats)
  • 2 tsp. unfiltered honey
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (cold pressed) You can use more if needed to process.


Put in food processor, and mix well until very creamy.

Put mixture on dry hair. Pin hair up with bobby pins, and cover with shower cap. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse well. Shampoo with mild shampoo, and rinse. Gently comb out hair, and let dry naturally. May need to repeat in a few days if you have extensive damage.


Source: I worked at a spa for several years. This is my own recipe of things I have heard helped others over the years.

By Donna L. from Salisbury, NC

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August 9, 20110 found this helpful

If you are talking about repairing damaged ends, there is nothing that repairs them except trimming the ends.

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August 10, 2011

Do you have dull, dry, and course feeling hair as a result of hair coloring? If you answered yes, then I have a tip that might be able to help with that problem.

Normally, just after I color, my hair feels and looks great. But after several washings, my hair becomes dull, dry, and course. When it gets to that point, I like to do a natural hot oil treatment on my hair.

I take olive oil and warm it up in the microwave. Then I pour it all over my hair and rub it in. I then take a plastic shower cap and cover my head. Lastly, I take a damp hot towel (towel that has been soaked in really hot water) and place it over the plastic cap on my head. This helps to seal the heat and really moisturize my head. I leave this treatment on my head between 10-15 minutes.


Afterwards, I rinse it all out, normally shampooing twice and then following with conditioner. My hair feels so much better and looks so much better.

Note: I shampoo twice because I used a natural shampoo. If you use a commercial shampoo, you may possibly only have to shampoo once, because the chemicals in the commercial brands may be strong enough to remove the oily feel on your hair. Hope this helps you!

Source: This tip was told to me by my grandmother.

By Peechee from Baltimore, MD

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August 22, 2013

Arghhh! My scalp got burned. I really need a good remedy for it :( My hair began to fall out in wads and now the new hair is also not growing because of that burn. Can you please suggest a good remedy? Please.

By Daisy Dee

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August 24, 20130 found this helpful

This sounds pretty serious. I think you should go to a doctor.

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August 24, 20130 found this helpful

My only suggestion is to contact a good hair salon. They may be able to give you ideas to help your situation.

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August 24, 20130 found this helpful

You are going to have to see a professional about this. This is a chemical burn. After the fact, nothing except try to heal the scalp.

Suggesting using Vitamin E capsules popped open and spread oil on area. This heals wonderfully and is fairly cheap to buy.

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