Medically reviewed and approved by Nataniel Josue Alvarez M.D.

Treatment for dry and damaged hair. The use of hair dyes, straighteners, hairdryers, and tweezers, cause the hair to be mistreated and lose its natural hydration.

As a result of which the mistreated hair acquires an opaque tone and a rough appearance, this problem can be solved through home treatments. Treatments in which you can include food for daily use, which do not require a large investment.

Hair is the reflection of your health, style, and personality, for this reason, care is essential. There are different types and each one has its peculiarities and ways to take care of it so that it always looks healthy and shiny.

having it dry or thick is not necessarily a sign of carelessness, this can be its natural condition, so washing it with a mild shampoo and a good conditioner will be more than enough to make it look its best. And you will look proud!

girl with an astonishing hair

How to treat dry and damaged hair

Having it dry can be an advantage over greasy, as it stays clean and with volume for longer. The problem occurs when it dries out becoming brittle, along with a burned appearance with split ends, it is in these cases that, undoubtedly, measures must be taken to renew your health. There are many and diverse ways to take care of your mane to give it back a healthy and renewed aspect.

Here are some very effective treatments and tips to always look like you’ve just left the hairdressers.

Vitamins for dry and brittle hair. Treatment for Damaged Hair

It is always advisable to nourish your hair by consuming vitamins before using products that contain chemical components, which will help it to be stronger and improve its growth. Vitamins can be taken through supplements or through a good diet. If you suffer from any deficiency in your diet we recommend that you take some type of vitamin complex.

vitamins for dry hair

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a mixture of organic compounds such as Retinol, this helps prevent hair loss and improves the gloss of our hair. This vitamin can be found for example in:

  • Pumpkin.
  • Peach.
  • Carrot.
  • Tomatoes.
  • Vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and lettuce.

Vitamin B1

Also known as “Thiamine“, it transforms carbohydrates into energy and takes advantage of their nutritional principles. The deficit of this vitamin can be produced by malnutrition, drinking alcohol, or the ingestion of raw fish or crustaceans.

You can find it in:

  • Yeast.
  • Legumes.
  • Whole grain cereals.
  • Rice.
  • Sesame seeds.
  • Pork and beef

Vitamin B2

Also known as Riboflamine, it is very necessary for the care of your skin, mucous membranes, and also hair. you should not try to ingest in excess this vitamin because the body would quickly get rid of what it does not need through the urine. this vitamin comes naturally in:

  • Meat.
  • Cereals.
  • Dairy.
  • Green vegetables.

Vitamin B3

Also known as vitamin PP or Niacin. It is ideal for DNA repair and energy metabolism, so it is very important to take it because it will help us have healthier hair. Like vitamin B2, it should be taken naturally, never in excess because it would be discarded in urine. It can be found naturally in:

  • Fruits like bananas.
  • Vegetables such as broccoli, tomatoes, potatoes, asparagus, etc …
  • Mushrooms.
  • Seeds and nuts such as walnuts, rice, and whole grains.

Vitamin B5

Also known as panthogenic acid. It is basic for the synthesis of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates that our organism consumes. It helps to protect against hair and color loss. This is why it is used in countless shampoos and can be found in small quantities in almost all foods. If you want to find it in greater quantities, the foods that contain more are:

  • Eggs.
  • Meat.
  • Intégrales grains.

Vitamin B6

Also known as pyridoxine. It has a very important role in synthesizing DNA and RNA. Vitamin B6 has a very considerable role in the care of our hair as well as our bodies. It is also eliminated through urine. We can find it in:

  • Cereals.
  • Eggs.
  • Fish.
  • Legumes.
  • Dried fruit.

Vitamin B7

Also known as biotin or vitamin B8. Also known as the vitamin of life. It serves for the degradation of some amino acids and fats. It is highly recommended for strengthening the skin, nails, and hair as well. The main ways to get this vitamin is through the intake of animal products such as:

  • Milk.
  • Derivatives of dairy products.

Vitamin B9

Also known as folic acid or folacin. It is very necessary for the maturation of protein in our body. It, therefore, helps to protect the hair follicle of our hair. This vitamin, unlike many others, does not need to be ingested daily. This is because it is stored in the liver. We can find it in:

  • Vegetables.
  • Nuts.
  • Meat.

Vitamin B12

Also known as cobalamin. It is a fundamental vitamin for the formation of proteins and blood, therefore our hair. This vitamin can only be found in products of animal origin, which is why vegetarians and vegans must supplement each other. We can find it in:

  • Eggs.
  • Dairy.
  • Fish.
  • Meats (especially in the liver).
  • Mariscos.

Vitamin E.

Vitamin E is fundamental for the metabolism of each and every cell in our body. This is the main vitamin for the treatment of skin, nails, and hair health, for its antioxidant qualities.

You can get it through mainly in foods of vegetable origin such as:

  • Dried fruits, walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds.
  • Green vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, lettuce, etc…
  • Also in olive oil, sesame, sunflower oil, soya oil, almond oil, etc…
  • Also in seeds such as soybeans, brewer’s yeast, or wheat germ.

How to moisturize dry and damaged hair. Home Remedies

Aloe vera Treatment

This plant is the queen of natural regeneration, for generations it has been used for the recovery of skin and hair tissues. try the following recipe to strengthen and nourish your hair.
Ingredients:

  • Aloe vera: 30 g.
  • Beer: 30 ml.
  • Olive oil: 15 ml.

In a bowl, all the ingredients must be united until a uniform compound is obtained and it is applied in the ends of the hair every fifteen days, this formula serves to restore and to fortify them. This treatment should be left for 15 minutes and then wash the hair with plenty of warm water, from the first application you will see favorable results.

Other useful treatments.

Treatments using Honey

Olive oil and honey mask

Honey is one of nature’s most nutritious and beneficial foods for the body.

its regenerative qualities are widely known, is moisturizing and antioxidant, prevents hair loss and stimulates hair growth.

Ingredients: 

  • Honey.
  • Olive oil.

For this formula you can mix the ingredients in equal parts and place it directly on the hair and scalp without rubbing, let it act for 20 to 30 minutes and then rinse with water, this application revitalizes the hair and will give it shine.

Honey, olive oil and egg mask

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tablespoon of honey.
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • 1 egg.

Mix the honey, egg, and oil very well in a bowl, apply to the tips once a week for 30 minutes, then rinse with plenty of lukewarm water and let dry. At the end of a month, you will be able to appreciate the results that will undoubtedly be more than visible.

Natural Hair: Egg, Coconut Oil, Honey Hair Mask – For DRY DAMAGED HAIR

There is also another mask with honey, egg, and coconut oil, I leave here a video where you explain how to make it and apply it to your hair mistreated.

Use Natural Fat Masks

It may come as a surprise to apply vegetable fat to hair, but it is a natural product and has been proven to work amazingly well at repairing damaged hair, moisturizing dry hair and providing fatty acids with antimicrobial properties.

Avocado Mask

For this it is appropriate that the avocado is very ripe, the riper it is the better. Chop the avocado and place it in the blender together with a teaspoon of olive oil and the yolk of an egg. when it is well blended apply it to the hair from the scalp to the ends and let it act 25 minutes and then remove it with plenty of water.

Olive Oil

A natural element that should be considered as an important tool against damaged hair is olive oil. It helps the hair to hydrate and to be softer and silkier, repairing the damage obtained by various means.

Condensed milk bath.

After washing it as you do regularly, remove excess moisture and apply a layer of condensed milk to it, starting from the base to the tips and let it act for ten minutes then remove it with plenty of cold water.

Nutrition with wheat germ oil.

On the night before going to sleep, add the oil to your hair and leave it until the next morning, then wash it as usual and at the end apply a jet of apple vinegar.

Other useful treatments.

How to take care of dry hair

Hydrate yourself

The first important piece of advice to keep in mind when carrying out a Treatment for Damaged Hair is that drinking water is essential as it hydrates and gives life to the hair at the same time as other parts of the body.

Take Care of Your Hair’s Tips

It’s very important that you go to the hairdresser and cut the ends of your hair at the right frequency, you know you have to do it at least every month and a half, if you can afford it, more often, you know that hair always opens at the ends, like a zipper, all women hate split ends, this is because of having dry hair.

To have healthy hair with healthy and hydrated ends we have to use jojoba oil at night before going to sleep. Apply to the ends and remove the next day with plenty of slightly warm water.

Dry your hair carefully

When carrying out a Treatment for Dry and Maltreated Hair it is not to dry the hair after the bath abruptly. This causes the hair to be mistreated more and the ends to open, the ideal is to dry it with soft grips so that it retains its natural hydration.

Massage your scalp

This traditional Indian technique makes your hair grow healthier and shinier. you can use vegetable origin oil, we’ll see in the next block. apply it with your hands directly on the scalp and massage, let it rest for an hour, and then wash it completely.

The principle that your hair is always healthy, is the health of the scalp, this is the basis of where it is nourished and its support. The scalp is part of your skin. By improving its condition your overall appearance will surely improve. What should you do? Vegetables and cereals should never be out of your diet, as well as fruits and foods rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs), it is important to eat foods containing zinc and B vitamins such as fish, eggs, liver, crustaceans, oilseeds, and yogurts.

Remember, too, that you need to continue to care for your hair at home using the right products, such as a good mild shampoo and some styling oil that doesn’t need to be rinsed after application.

Take care of your dry hair with love

The principle that your hair is always healthy is the health of the scalp, this is the basis of where it is nourished and its support. The scalp is part of your skin.

By improving its condition your overall appearance will surely improve. What should you do? Vegetables and cereals should never be out of your diet, as well as fruits and foods rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs).

Beware of Dyeing and Ironing

In order to keep hair hydrated and shiny, it is vitally important not to be ironing and dyeing your hair too often. Many people have caused irreparable damage to the hair from these causes, the best thing to do is to avoid it. Instead of ingesting type E vitamins, this will contribute to improving the health of our hair.

Conclusión

Remember that the good results of these tips depend on your consistency and the frequency with which you apply them. The rule is that natural products are always better than those that contain chemical agents that in the long run can be harmful, just follow each of the beauty tips given for healthy hair, which expresses the vitality and care of your hair as a symbol of your personality.

When you get your hair to be healthy, you just have to make it stay that way. If you want to know how to do it click here.

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The article was reviewed and approved by Nataniel Josué Alvarez. Medical Doctor graduated from Medical School Universidad Nacional Experimental Francisco de Miranda. Área Ciencias de la Salud. •Awarded winner IV Science Fair of Research Methodology – April 2012 •Recipient of Asesor Estudiantil Institucional Scholarship •Thesis: Relationship Between Parasitosis, Anemia and Hygiene Habits in patients aged 20 yo 70 years old in Amuay, municipality of Los Taques, Falcón State, Venezuela •Thesis: Intervention Plan in Rural Healthcare in Monte Verde and La Puntica sectors, of the Amuay Community, Los Taques parish, Los Taques municipality, of the Falcón State, Venezuela. During the period March 2018 – July 2018