Hair Loss, Dry Hair, Split Ends? 10 Natural Remedies for Common Hair Problems

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Samira Asemanfar, owner of the hair mask bar TheBroot, teaches us how to treat our hair woes the natural way, and shares some remedies for organic DIY at-home treatments.

1. Brittle Hair
“Add protein to your diet,” suggests Asemanfar. “Eggs, poultry, or beans will help keep your hair strong and growing.”

2. Fine Hair

If you have thin hair, banana, egg, and oils work wonders. “The banana is one of nature’s best remedies, while the egg is a mighty protein that will give your hair the strength, shine, volume, and texture of your dreams. Oils add strength and moisture.”

Strengthening Hair Mask
Ingredients:
- 1/2 Banana
- 1 Egg
- 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp. Honey
- 2 oz. H20

Directions:
Mix all ingredients in blender; apply and leave on for 30 to 45 min or 15 to 20 min with a thermal heat cap; thourougly rinse out all mixture from hair; wash with shampoo; condition and do a final rinse with cool water close the hair cuticle to seal in the moisture.

3. Hair Loss

Vitamins B-6 and B-12 should be your new best friends if you want to get your hair’s growth cycle back in gear. Eat dairy and meat products such as milk, yogurt, and poultry to get those B benefits.

4. Frizzy Hair

“Rinse with the coldest water you can bear, close the hair cuticle,” says Asemanfar. “This will make hair look sleek and helps tame frizz for a smoother finish.”

5. Split Ends

“Straight hair is prone to split ends and should be treated gently,” says Asemanfar. “Brush out your hair before wetting and applying any treatment to prevent knots and breakage.”

6. Coarse Hair

Mayonnaise and avocados are natural deep conditioners that will give your scalp a little TLC, in addition to promoting hair growth.

Rehydrating Hair Mask
Ingredients:
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp. Honey
- 2 oz. H20

Directions:
Mix all ingredients in blender; apply and leave on for 30 to 45 min or 15 to 20 min with a thermal heat cap; thourougly rinse out all mixture from hair; wash with shampoo; condition and do a final rinse with cool water close the hair cuticle to seal in the moisture.

7. Dry Hair

“Try adding a little bit of honey to your conditioner as a remedy,” suggests Asemanfar. “It is a humectant that will seal in moisture and deliver the deep cleanse your hair is craving.”

8. Oily Hair

Stay away from applying too much of any product to the scalp, as it causes overproduction of oils. Also, keep clear of any deep conditioning products—a basic conditioner in small quantities added to the ends of hair will do the trick.

9. Dry Scalp

Try using the terrific trio of oils (coconut, jojoba, olive) to send an itchy scalp and dandruff packing.

10. All Hair Types

Lets be real: Everyone has hair issues! “You’ll usually find that the people who embrace their hair’s natural characteristics [texture, body, and color] have much healthier locks,” says Asemanfar. “Avoid harsh chemical processes that permanently alter your hair, and embrace organic ways to bring out the best in your tresses!”

General Maintenance Hair Mask
Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
- 1 Egg
- 2 tbsp. Honey
- 1 oz. H20

Directions:
Mix all ingredients in blender; apply and leave on for 30 to 45 min or 15 to 20 min with a thermal heat cap; thourougly rinse out all mixture from hair; wash with shampoo; condition and do a final rinse with cool water close the hair cuticle to seal in the moisture.

This is a great list! Ladies, do you have any remedies to add :)

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Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila, founding editor of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008), social media and black beauty enthusiast. When I'm not here, I'm moderating a Facebook group for black mothers called Black Moms Connect.

 

53 thoughts on “Hair Loss, Dry Hair, Split Ends? 10 Natural Remedies for Common Hair Problems

  1. These are really helpful. Thank you so much for the tips. These are so simple and easy to try. Hair loss occurs when your hair didn’t get sufficient nutrients, when there is hormonal imbalance, or some other medication problems. These tips can strengthen and shine your hair and also reduces hair fall. Thank you.

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