How to Fix Burnt Hair

Did you lose a huge chunk of your hair while styling it with a heating tool? Noticed that your hair is thin and dry after a hair colour? We got your back!

The first instinct is to rush to a salon and get a haircut, but what if I told you there are other remedies that can help you fix it?  

In this article, we have discussed methods that can be used to treat heat burnt hair and chemically burnt hair. We have also discussed two amazing and nourishing DIY Masks that can be your go-to mask in your journey of hair care!


How to Fix Heat Burnt Hair

How to Fix Heat Burnt Hair

Burnt hair is more prevalent than you might believe! The remedies listed below can help you manage the damage; however, one thing you should not do is panic!

Regardless of what is burned, you can repair your mane and provide it with nourishing agents to help preserve and reconstruct the hair you do have! 

So sit back and read through this article to get some ideas for damage control!

1. Analyze

In a frenzy, you may feel overwhelmed because you don’t know what to do. Therefore, it is critical to take a pause and assess the damage. 

If the damage is extreme, you should seek expert aid; however, you can try these home remedies to support your hair if you have just burned a few strands or a patch of hair.

2. Mask It!

Hair Mask

Loading your follicles with healing masks is the most effective strategy you can use! Listed below is a three-ingredient treatment that can boost your hair growth and repair the brunt strands! 

Banana and Honey Paste

The ingredients needed are Banana, Honey and Aloe Vera.

Well, banana isn’t generally an ingredient in regular hair care, but it can be your saviour in this situation. Burns can damage your cuticle lining, allowing moisture to seep out of your follicle and resulting in dry hair and hair loss. 

Banana is packed with silicon that can promote the regeneration of this outer layer. Additionally, bananas can also promote hair growth, specifically from the ends.

On the other hand, honey is a natural moisturizer, and your hair needs that! It is also antibacterial and antioxidant; thus, it can help in reducing the oxidative stress on the follicles.

According to research, Aloe vera is so nourishing that it can also prevent alopecia. It is a potent moisturizer loaded with vitamins to help your hair!

How to Use It

  1. Mash 1 ripe banana in a bowl
  2. Add in 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  3. Whisk it all together until you get the paste-like consistency
  4. Generously massage it on your scalp and hair follicles.
  5. Wrap it with a towel or a shower cap and keep it.
  6. Let it rest for 2 hours.
  7. Use an organic shampoo to wash your hair, as they are free from chemicals.  


3. Let’s Get Oily!

It is imperative to lock that moisture and nutrition in your follicles. Oil can be the best bet to achieve that. 

Coconut oilolive oil, and onion oil can work wonders on your hair. Heat the oil and gently massage it in your hair, and leave it overnight.

Our pick is almond oil! It contains vitamin E, associated with hair growth and hair nutrition. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, providing essential amino acids to heal damaged hair follicles.


4. Get a Trim

If you want to get a haircut, you can get one! Visit a salon you trust, get a deep keratin treatment, trim your hair or get a good haircut to salvage your hair.


How to Fix Chemically Burnt Hair? 

How to Fix Chemically Burnt Hair 

It is common to bleach your hair before getting it coloured, but your hair and scalp may become chemically burned due to overuse of bleach or if it is kept for a long time. 

Bleach is made up of harsh chemicals like hydrogen peroxide and ammonia that can damage the hair and burn it. 

Let me suggest three ways in which you can tackle this issue. 


  • Ice It!

The first step that one should do is to apply a cold compress on your scalp and hair to tone down the burn. It will also ensure that your scalp won’t suffer from blisters and swelling. 

Can’t find ice? Just rinse your hair with cold water for 15 minutes.  

Caution: Refrain from scratching your scalp or combing your

hair. It can result in additional pressure in the affected area and hair fall.


  • Nourish It

According to research, bleaching can significantly damage your hair. The next best thing you can do is load your scalp with beneficial ingredients. 

Have you ever tried cucumber, yoghurt, and egg packs for your hair? Well, if not, now is as good as a time as any!

It looks like an uncanny list of ingredients, right? Well, you are in for a surprise! These substances help the burnt hair by delivering proteins, biotin, and hydration. 

Cucumber has 96% water; hence it is a treat for the dehydrated skin of the scalp! Egg contains biotin, proteins, and vitamins to strengthen your hair and promote growth

Yoghurt can also restore the scalp’s pH to prevent further hair fall. Further, it can also promote the anagen phase of the hair and help restore your hair to its former glory!

How to Use It

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of yoghurt, 1 entire egg, and a cucumber pod.
  2. Whisk all the ingredients together.
  3. Apply in on your hair, precisely, on the scalp and roots.
  4. Wrap it with a towel or a shower cap and keep it.
  5. Let it rest for 2 hours.
  6. Using a mild shampoo, rinse your hair with cold water.


  • Apply hair serum

Apply hair serum to seal in the moisture and allow your hair to repair and regenerate! It may take some time, but it will emerge! 



All is not lost! Take your time and learn to style your new hair and work with it. 

If you try these remedies, you will notice that your hair is nourished and better equipped to get rejuvenated. You can visit the salon as your last resort to get a hairstyle that can salvage and style your hair. 

Let us know if you found this article helpful. Don’t forget to tell us if the DIY masks worked for you!

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