Hair care: Try these home remedies to get rid of split ends
First Published Jan 1, 2021, 12:56 PM IST
These home remedies for split ends are a perfect bet and the good news is you wouldn't even have to get a haircut to get rid of them!
Almost all of us are aware of the misery of split ends in hair. How much do we hate to see our hair tearing apart making it look extremely brittle and weak! Because we don't have a lot of options, so we head to the salon to give those beautiful tresses a haircut.
Heart-breaking isn't it? Our hair has to combat so many problems every single day including sun damage, heat, dust, pollution, chemicals and what not. Split ends are one of the most common problems that we face.
They are the result of fraying of hair due to the above mentioned reasons. But what if we do not have to get a haircut to get rid of split ends? Well then, take notes as we jot down some amazing home remedies to prevent split ends and the good news is you can find them easily available at home.
Here are some home remedies for split ends you may not have known.
Egg masks: Using egg as a hair mask is one of the best and most effective remedies of all time. Eggs help cure your frizzy hair and give them a healthier shine. The egg yolk is the protagonist here. It has an adequate amount of protein that strengthens the strands of your hair and prevents any split ends. Egg also works as a moisturiser and conditioner for your hair.
How to Apply: It is always better to team up the egg yolk with other ingredients to get remarkable results. One of the remedies is to mix egg yolk with two tablespoon each of olive oil, almond oil and honey. Apply this egg mask and keep it for about 30-45 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.
Rinse the beer off with cold water. Don't worry if some of the beer is left behind on the scalp, as it is considered to be beneficial for the hair. Use it only once or twice a week, as too much use of beer on your hair may lead to dryness of scalp and dandruff.
Tip: If you want to enhance the abilities of your beer conditioner, you can add a number of other hair-friendly ingredients to it before using it for rinsing. Some people add natural ingredients like honey, apple cider vinegar, or egg, as well as natural oils like chamomile oil, jojoba oil, etc, to the flat beer to enhance its conditioning abilities.
Honey: Honey has always been a healer, working wonders for maintaining a healthy body, hair or skin. Honey has humectant, which prevents loss of moisture, thus rescuing you from getting a dry scalp. Consequently, it will also prevent split ends as it strengthens the hair follicles. It also helps in keeping your hair scalp clean due to its antibacterial properties.
How to Apply: Using only honey and water can make your hair sticky and messy. A better way is to prepare a hair mask consisting of honey mixed with curd, olive oil and egg yolk (optional). Apply this mixture on your hair, including the scalp, and keep it for around 20-25 minutes before washing it off.
Chamomile: Chamomile is a brilliant ingredient for curing dry and frizzy hair. Its antiseptic properties remove the dead cells to let your hair grow properly. Regular use of chamomile helps to prevent split ends as it keeps the hair scalp and hair clean.
How to Apply: Giving your hair a nice rinse with chamomile tea can result in beautiful hair. All you need to do is soak two chamomile tea bags in boiling water and let it cool. Once the water has extracted its elements, rinse your hair using this water. You can use chamomile oil for massage too.
Black lentils (dal): Surprised, aren't you? Yes, black lentils are a wonderful source of proteins, iron, folic acid, phosphorus and fiber, among others. Folic acid is responsible for transporting oxygen from the blood to your hair follicles, thus improving the quality of your hair. You can apply and off course include a lot of it in your diet.
How to Apply: Make a coarse powder of half a cup of black lentils and one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds and blend it with half a cup of curd. Apply this thick paste on your hair and keep it for at least an hour before washing it off with a mild shampoo.
Ripe Papaya: Papaya also consists of folic acid. Folic acid helps in improving the blood circulation in your scalp and hair. It also has vitamin A that enhances the production of sebum, which is natural oil present in the body. Papaya helps in keep your scalp and hair follicles moisturised, promoting hair growth and preventing spit ends and frizzy hair.
How to Apply: All you need is to blend a raw papaya and yoghurt to make a thick paste. Apply it on your hair and wait for 30-45 minutes. Finally, wash it off using cold water.
Coconut Oil: This is the most common, age-old recipe to prevent split ends. It helps in smoothening your hair and removes the dirt present on the scalp. It clearly combats all hair problems including split ends, dullness and hair fall.
How to Apply: Without any additions, you just need to massage your hair and hair scalp with warm coconut oil and keep it for about 1-2 hours and wash it with tap water.
Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera has always proved to be an excellent cure for damaged hair and split ends. It consists of proteolytic enzymes that dig out dead cells on the scalp, further letting your hair grow. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that keep your scalp cool and away from dirt, further promoting healthy hair growth.
How to Apply: All you need to do is to extract the gel out of 2-3 aloe vera leaves and apply it on your hair. It may be sticky and messy but worth it. Keep the gel for about 30-40 minutes and rinse it off. You can apply a mild shampoo after the application of gel.
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