Friday, May 1, 2009
["Hair Rescue: Fixing Damaged Hair "]
Tip #1 Apply an egg and olive oil conditioner once a week for a month to help repair hair. To make one application, whisk one egg yolk with two tbsp. of olive oil in a bowl. Apply to hair, especially on the ends. Leave on for at least 3 minutes and rinse before shampooing your hair.
Tip #2 Use Vitamin E treatment on your hair, either store bought or homemade. To make a homemade treatment break open 5 or 6 vitamin E capsules and combine with your favorite shampoo. Vitamin E makes hair look healthy, shiny and smooth.
Tip #3 Get regular hair trims once a month. These trims get rid of damaged hair and encourage and promote faster hair growth.
Tip #4 Try a diffuser at a low-heat or cool setting when you use your hair dryer. With irons really try to use the lowest heat setting. Also, cut down on using heat on your hair.
Tip #5 Shampoo and condition your hair less frequently. Ideally, two or three times a week helps curb over-drying and repairs damaged hair.
Tip #6 Rinse and shampoo hair as soon as possible after swimming in chlorine or salt water. Both of these make hair more brittle.
Tip #7 Be patient on seeing growth. It takes the average person months to grow enough new growth hair to replace damaged hair.