Many products promise gorgeous, healthy hair. From detoxifying shampoos to deep conditioners to anti-frizz serums, you can find any fix for your hair at your local drug store. However, these products are often expensive and contain chemicals that can further harm your hair. With some changes to your diet and routine, you can help your hair feel and look healthier. If your hair still needs more help, you can make your own deep conditioners for a natural fix.
Shampoo your hair only two to three times a week. The more often you shampoo, the oilier your hair becomes. You may need to wash your hair more frequently or less depending on your hair type.
Eat food that is high in omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil. Omega-3 fatty acids help to reduce dry and brittle hair. Increasing fish oil in your diet may also help to prevent hair loss and help your hair grow faster.
Take vitamin E supplements or increase the foods you eat that are high in vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to fight free radical damage, which can harm your hair. Although many foods contain vitamin E, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils usually have the highest amounts.
Condition your hair with olive oil. Olive oil is a natural conditioner that improves the strength and elasticity of your hair. You can use olive oil by itself or mix it with essential oils. Apply olive oil to your scalp and run your fingers through your hair to cover the ends with the oil. Let the olive oil sit on your hair for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and shampoo as usual.
Make a homemade deep conditioner. Mash a ripe avocado with one egg. Apply to wet hair. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly. The protein in eggs helps to strengthen your hair. The avocado oils help to calm down unruly and frizzy hair.
Ireland Wolfe has been writing professionally since 2009, contributing to Toonari Post, Africana Online and Winzer Insurance. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and Master of Arts in mental health counseling. She is also a licensed mental health counselor, registered nutritionist and yoga teacher.