How To Repair Damaged Hair At Home?

Hair damage is a common battle we all are fighting. To win this battle, you don’t always need expensive hair care products but some simple home remedies. All you need is some of your kitchen staples, such as olive oil, butter, etc., to add life to your damaged and dull hair.

Yes, this is how easily you can repair your damaged hair with the correct home remedy. We are here with some simple yet effective home remedies to make your damaged hair healthy, shiny, and smooth within no time.


Home remedies for treating damaged hair:

Avocado to the rescue:


You can benefit your hair using avocado – a common fruit that is likely a part of most kitchens.

Things you need:

  • Ripe avocado
  • 1 egg

How to use this remedy?

  • Remove the pit from the ripe avocado and mash it thoroughly without any lumps.
  • Now, add 1 egg to the mixture and mix properly.
  • Apply this mixture on damp hair and leave it for 20-25 minutes
  • Wash your hair with lukewarm water for best results

How can it benefit?

Avocado is enriched with essential vitamins like A and E, minerals, and fatty acids to bring back the shine, smoothness, and moisture in your hair. Apply this mixture once a week for highly damaged hair. For healthy hair, you can use this mixture once a month.


Butter massage:


If you have dry, dull, and brittle hair and want to add glossy shine, then a butter massage is the best thing to try.

Things you need:

  • Butter at room temperature

How to use this remedy?

  • Take butter and deep massage it through your dry hair. Now, cover your hair with a towel or shower cap and leave it for at least half an hour.
  • After this, shampoo your hair with a natural shampoo and rinse out all the massaged butter.

How can it benefit?

Butter can bring back the lost shine and smoothness in your hair.

Quick tip – if you don’t want to apply butter to your hair, you can use ½ cup of warm olive oil instead. Olive oil will bring the same shine and moisture to your hair.


The magic of apple cider vinegar:

apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar not just benefits your health but is also a great ingredient to treat damaged hair. Bring back your lifeless and damaged hair to life with this amazing kitchen ingredient.

Things you need:

  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 egg whites

How to use this remedy?

  • Mix all the 3 ingredients in a clean bowl to make a fine and consistent paste.
  • Apply this paste to your hair. Make sure to cover all your hair with the mixture to get expected results
  • Leave the mixture for 20-30 minutes, depending on your hair damages
  • Finally, wash your hair with a natural shampoo with lukewarm water

How can it benefit?

Apple cider vinegar is rich in vitamins like C and B, which are considered essential for hair damages. Moreover, it also contains alpha-hydroxy acid, which reduces inflammation, treats dandruff, and exfoliates scalp skin.


Use a banana mask:


Bananas are one of the common ingredients used for treating damaged hair for years now. The next time you are eating a banana, save some for benefitting your hair as well.

Things you need:

  • A banana

How to use this remedy?

  • Take a banana and mash it thoroughly. Make sure to get a smooth paste avoiding any lumps.
  • Spread the mashed banana evenly on your hair, moving from the roots to the tips
  • Leave the mixture for about an hour on your hair, and then wash with mild shampoo and lukewarm water.
  • You can later use a suitable hair conditioner for enhancing the benefits

How can it benefit?

Bananas are rich in potassium which is excellent for treating damaged hair. Moreover, they are also high in their moisture content and thus can reduce hair dryness very quickly. You can apply this banana mask on your hair once a week to treat split ends, improving hair elasticity and softness.


Try yogurt and oil mixture:


Yogurt is a common ingredient found in almost all Indian kitchens. But do you know you can use it for nourishing your hair?

Yes, a mixture of yogurt and oils is beneficial for dull, dry, and damaged hair. Here’s how you can use it.

Things you need:

  • A cup of fresh yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • Essential oil

How to use this remedy?

  • Take a cup of fresh yogurt in a clean bowl and mix 2 teaspoons of olive oil in it. Mix both the ingredients thoroughly
  • Now, add few drops (preferably 2-3 drops) of essential oil in the mixture and again mix the mixture
  • Apply this paste on your damaged hair, cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it for 20-25 minutes.
  • Use this mixture once a week for maintaining healthy hair
  • Wash your hair with lukewarm water and using a mild organic shampoo for best results

How can it benefit?

Thanks to the vitamins and fatty acids in yogurt, your hair gets all the hydration and glossy shine. Also, this mixture removes dandruff along with clearing the dead skin cells from the scalp.

It can also help to clean the scalp and results in enhanced growth of hair follicles.


Trust eggs and mayonnaise mixture:


You must have use eggs and mayonnaise for your sandwiches, but now it is time to get their benefits for your damaged hair. Both the ingredients are extremely beneficial to improve the health of your hair.

Things you need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

How to use this remedy?

  • Use a clean bowl to mix eggs, mayonnaise, olive oil, and honey in a consistent fine mixture
  • Apply this mixture to your hair and scalp
  • Cover your head to let this mixture undisturbed and leave it for 30-minutes
  • Wash your hair using cool water and mild shampoo

How can it benefit?

Eggs and mayonnaise both contain a high amount of protein needed to strengthen your hair from the roots. The regular application of this mixture can also restore the lost moisture and shine in your hair.

For best results, you can use this mixture once a week or once in 2-weeks, depending upon your hair damages and condition.

A quick tip – make sure to remove this hair mask completely, else it can make your hair look greasy and oily.


Bonus remedy:

After washing your hair, using any of the above-mentioned home remedies, use warm and unsweetened tea (preferably green tea) for the final rinse. This helps in restoring the lost shine and smoothness in your damaged hair. You can use this tip after every hair wash.



Besides trying these inexpensive and effective home remedies, you can also make some necessary changes in your lifestyle and diet. Eat healthy food, reduce regular use of hair styling devices, keep your hair and scalp clean, etc., to enhance the benefits for your hair.

These tips and home remedies are for general use. If you have some serious hair problem, get consulted by the experts.

Share your experience of using these home remedies in the comment section. Also, share some of your trusted home remedies to get beautiful and healthy hair.

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