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7 Home Remedies to Repair Damaged Hair

Color, perm, curl, straighten – these hair procedures are sure to cause damage to your hair. We understand the need to update one’s looks but it is crucial that we do not forget to take care of our crowning glory. So we’ve compiled the best hair care tips and came up with seven tried and tested home remedies to repair damaged hair.

1. Repair hair damage using avocado.

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Mash a ripe avocado and combine it with one egg then apply it to your wet hair. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse. You may do this once a week to repair your damaged hair. The fatty acids, minerals and vitamins in avocado will help restore your hair’s natural luster.

2. Use olive oil as hair conditioner.

Olive Oil

Damaged hair is dry so you need to put moisture back into your hair cuticles. Use olive oil as hair conditioner and cover your hair with plastic wrap and towel for 45 minutes. Shampoo afterwards and rinse.

3. Limp, damaged hair bounces back with apple cider vinegar mask.

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One teaspoon of apple cider vinegar plus 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 3 egg whites can make a great hair mask that will bring back life to your dull hair. Apply the mask and cover your hair with plastic wrap or shower cap for 30 minutes then shampoo and rinse.

4. Use botanical oils.

Prevent Hair Damage using botanical oils

You can source almond oil and jojoba oil at most health food stores. These oils can magically treat damaged hair. Hair that has become too thick and heavy can be repaired by coconut oil, too. Just apply small amounts of any of these botanical oil and cover your hair with warm towel or shower cap. You can wash your hair after 30 minutes.

5. Use full-fat mayonnaise as hair mask.

mayonnaise as hair mask

Revive your dull and lifeless hair by massaging half a cup of mayo into your hair and scalp. Cover it with shower cap, leave it on for 30 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water. Mayonnaise is made of eggs and the protein and lecithin in eggs with strengthen the strands and add shine and moisture to your tresses.

6. Repair with aloe vera.

Aloe Vera to prevent hair loss

Aside from making your hair soft and lustrous, it will also improve hair growth. Combine 1.5 tablespoons of coconut oil, 3 tablespoons of yogurt and 3-4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel to create a mask that you can leave on for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash hair afterwards.

7. Beer as hair tonic.

Use Beer as hair tonic

Yes, beer. It can add vitality and shine to your locks. Beer contains vitamin B and proteins that will repair dry and dull hair as it deeply nourishes hair follicles. Pour beer into a spritz bottle and spray some all over your wet hair. The smell of beer will disappear after blow drying.

Keep your hair strong and healthy by paying great attention to your daily hair care routine. You can prevent dryness by avoiding harsh shampoos and chemicals from treatments. Remember that your hair is fragile so you must be gentle with it. We hope that ONYC hair guide will help you keep your tresses healthy and beautiful.

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Natural Ways to Prevent Hair Shedding

Seeing more hair in your brush lately? Hair shedding may be caused by chronic inflammation,  follicle damage, alopecia, or simply malnutrition. So we’ve compiled a list of natural ways to help prevent baldness and hair loss. Control how quickly you lose your strands by trying out the following hair care tips.

1. Apply coconut oil on your hair and scalp.

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Its anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties can keep your scalp free of dirt and germs that can clog hair follicles. Coconut oil can likewise reduce protein damage.

2. Rinse it with onion juice.

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This sounds unpleasant but onion juice can really augment hair growth. Studies showed that onion juice can help clean the scalp and improve circulation. As such, hair follicles are nourished and when you rinse your hair and scalp with onion juice at least twice daily, hair regrowth will be evident in just six weeks.

3. Increase the iron level in your blood.

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Research shows that low levels of iron in the blood can increase hair loss tendency. Hair follicles need oxygen to function their best and iron can help efficiently transport oxygen onto your scalp. So make sure you add spinach, oysters, eggs and grass-fed beef into your diet.

4. Apply egg mask onto your hair.

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Sulfur, protein, selenium, iron, zinc, phosphorus and iodine are excellent promoters of hair regrowth and these are all present in eggs. Make a paste out of one egg and a teaspoon of olive oil and apply the mixture to the entire scalp. Keep it for 20 minutes, rinse with cold water and mild shampoo.

5. Go out, get active and get some sun.

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You need Vitamin D to keep your hormones running at their best so you won’t lose hair easily. While Vitamin D can’t help you get back what you lost, it will keep you from losing more.

6. Avoid being stressed.

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Take it easy and think positive. Yes, this is a hair care tip. You see, emotional or physical stress can cause Telogen effluvium or when stress pushes hair follicles to go into a resting phase.  So manage your stress through meditation, yoga, or deep breathing.

7. Get a head massage.

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An affordable, non-invasive and easy way to improve blood flow in your scalp, head massages can help condition the scalp and strengthen the hair roots. You may massage your scalp with olive oil, almond oil or lavender oil to provide your scalp and hair with the nutrients and nourishment it needs.

8. Include food rich in omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.

Take Healthy food

Walnuts, salmon, soybeans, sardines and flaxseeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that can help make your hair more elastic so that they won’t easily break.

Losing about 50 to 100 hair strands every day is normal as hair strands have a life cycle to follow but when you think that your hair sheds more than this figure, it is best that you take some action. Follow our hair care guide and naturally prevent hair shedding. Live a healthy lifestyle and you won’t need to suffer from abnormal hair loss.

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10 Homemade Remedies for Hair Growth

Got a hair growth problem?

Hair loss and hair thinning are common problems to both men and women. Hair loss is usually associated with hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiency, stress, improper hair care, and genetics. Fortunately, there are several ways to solve this problem and these remedies can easily be found in your pantry.

1. Rosemary scalp massage and wash.

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Rosemary is known to unclog blocked hair collicles. Two tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil mixed with two drops of rosemary essential oil may be massaged to hair and scalp. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes. While waiting, boil a handful of dried rosemary in water. Allow it to cool before straining. After 30 minutes or so have elapsed, shampoo your hair then rinse it off with the rosemary water you prepared.

2. Castor oil scalp rub.

Castor-Oil
Castor oil is rich in omega-9 fatty acids and Vitamin E which are both essential in facilitating hair growth. Mix castor oil and a base oil like olive oil in equal amounts. Rub it onto your scalp and leave it on for 45 minutes. Use a clarifying shampoo to rinse it out. You can also mix a few drops of rosemary essential oil to your castor oil scalp rub mixture.

3. Egg hair mask.

Egg Hair Mask
Proteins help your hair grow and eggs are rich in protein. So concoct an egg hair mask by mixing an egg, a quarter cup of mayonnaise and a quarter cup too of plain yogurt. Apply it onto your hair and cover with a shower cap. Rinse it out after one hour and you get smooth hair plus a healthy scalp.

4. Lemon juice hair loss prevention.

Lemon Juice for Hair
Because lemons are loaded with Folic Acid and Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 and C, they can keep your hair healthy by keeping it smooth and shiny and preventing dandruff. It can also aid in circulation and prevent hair loss. Once or twice a week, you can massage your hair and scalp with a 1:2 mixture of lemon and coconut oil.

5. Curry paste.

Curry paste for Hair Growth
Curry leaves are found to be rich in amino acids and antioxidants which are both helpful in hair fall prevention as they strengthen the hair follicles. Beta carotene and protein found in curry leaves also prevent hair thinning. Collect ample amount of curry leaves and mash them to make a paste. Apply the curry paste onto your scalp and leave it for not more than 2 hours. Rinse with mild shampoo and warm water afterwards.

6. Onion Juice hair rinse.

Onion Juice hair rinse
Onion has high sulfur content making it effective in improving blood circulation and regenerating hair follicles. Its antibacterial properties also treat scalp infections that prevent hair growth. Grate onions to extract juice and apply it directly to scalp. Rinse after 30 minutes.

7. Aloe Vera Magic.

Aloe vera Helps Hair Growth
Aloe vera has enzymes that promote hair growth. It also balances the hair’s pH level to further promote growth of healthy hair. Apply aloe vera juice onto scalp three to four times a week.

8. Beetroot juice.

Beet root Juice for Hair Growth
Include it in your diet along with lettuce juice, carrot juice, spinach and alfalfa juice to get enough phosphorus, vitamins B and C and essential nutrients that will keep your hair healthy.

9. Vitamin E oil.

Use Vitamin E Oil for Hair
Massage Vitamin E oil onto your scalp and leave it overnight. It’ll improve blood circulation in the scalp and you’ll enjoy smooth and lush hair in the morning.

10. Eat protein.

Eat Protein to Grow your Hair

Protein facilitates quicker hair growth. It also aids in keeping your hair thick and beautiful. So include nuts, fish, chicken, red meat and eggs in your diet.

There are many ways to improve hair growth. You only need to be consistent with your efforts and be a little more patient in preparing these tried and tested homemade remedies. These are very simple and easy to make, very cost-effective and most importantly, they work!

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Happy Hair Care From Around The World

Here at ONYC® Hair International, we are devoted to bringing you innovative, cost-effective and helpful tips to boost your hair care, and to dispense that beautiful you!

Today, we are offering up hair care tips from around the world! They are practical and call for easy-to-reach products and items. These natural products will enhance your and your ONYC® tresses, whatever the texture may be. Whether Mongolian Kinky Curly, Curly Addiction 3B, or one of our Mongolian Straight Textures – such as the Mongolian Relax Textures or the Mongolian Straight 1B…. Whatever your choice, check out these unprocessed remedies and let us know how they work for you and your hair needs!!

1) Coconut Milk Shampoo – Thailand 

This local recipe has been passed around Thailand’s social circles.  To create the shampoo, grate and squeeze a coconut to get the milk. Follow by heating the milk on the stove until the oil separates. Then spoon out the oil and let it cool before applying it to the hair just as with shampoo. It will add moisture, softness, and shine to the hair.

2) Scalp Focus – Japan

The belief among Japanese women is that beautifully healthy hair begins at the roots. Therefore according to Japan-born stylist Takamichi Saeki –  hair salon owner in New York, women in Japan will use treatments to exfoliate and deeply cleanse their scalps repeatedly during the week or before every blow-dry and styling. You can acquire effective over-the-shelf exfoliating scalp products or create some at home using sugar and olive oil blended together until it creates a paste. One brand recommended by Saeki are the Nigelle LX products. He comments that they are; “very popular because they are gentle yet effective.”

 

 

3) Eucalyptus Treatment from Australia 

You’ve heard of supermodel Elle Macpherson, right? Definitely check out the Aussie’s long, and glowing hair. Similar to Elle,  many Australian women maintain glistening and polished hair by massaging a slight amount of eucalyptus oil into their scalp as an overnight treatment. This works to supply moisture and shine, and promotes growth.

 

4) Castor Oil Mixture – Egypt

In Cairo, a favorite hair treatment is castor oil mixed with crushed garlic. Also adding a drop of lavender essential oil to the combination is beneficial when applied to dry hair overnight. Follow-up by rinsing it out  in the morning to acquire lush, hydrated hair.

 

5) Whirl Your Hair Straight – Africa

Prior to chemical relaxers and flat-irons, South African women used a process known as whirling to straighten their strands. This was where they would wrap wet hair tightly around the scalp then place a stocking over the head to hold it in place. Following this they used a blow-dryer to remove 80% of the moisture. The next step was to remove the stocking and wrap the hair in the other direction. Now they would  dry the hair completely, take the stocking off, and brush the hair. The result was dead straight hair.

 

6) Make Your Conditioner Sweet – Romania

It is strongly believed by stylist in Romania that honey boosts highlight-hair color. It is recommended to add 1 tbsp of honey to your favorite conditioner and Voila!—it will make highlights Glow!