If you are looking to strengthen and fortify your hair, then there are several natural ingredients you can use that can be found in most households. When you deep condition your hair, you are allowing the conditioner to penetrate the hair shaft. This helps remove any buildup there may be on your strands and can help smooth your hair and restore its natural shine.
Deep conditioning treatments can also help protect your hair against damage caused by heat styling while replacing the moisture and other proteins the hair needs.
For Damaged and Brittle Hair
When it comes to moisturizing the hair, coconut and tea tree oils are beneficial. Tea tree oil contains antifungal and antimicrobial properties that also help dry hair. It moisturizes the hair and scalp without leaving anything behind.
For this deep conditioner that works wonders for all hair types, including dry and brittle hair:
What You Need
Mix all the ingredients together and then apply to the hair starting at the roots and making your way down to the ends. Massage it into your hair and scalp and then cover your head with a shower cap. Leave it on for up to 30 minutes before washing it out with shampoo.
More Natural Ingredients at Home
You can also use bananas, yogurt, extra virgin olive oil, and honey to make a deep conditioner at home. These ingredients are full of protein, which can go a long way to strengthen the hair. Honey is also a natural humectant, which allows it to hydrate the hair and seal in all the moisture.
What You Need
- 1 peeled banana
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ cup yogurt
- 1 tbsp honey
Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend well. Once blended, pour the mixture into a bowl through a strainer to remove any lumps there may be. This gives you a smooth consistency that is much easier to use.
Apply this deep conditioner to wet hair and spread it evenly and generously through your hair. Place a shower cap on your head and allow the mixture to remain in your hair for up to 30 minutes. You can then rinse it out with warm water and shampoo.
All of these DIYs are helpful for all kinds of hair types but especially for dry and brittle hair. If you have damaged hair, you can also use avocados as another beneficial ingredient to strengthen and restore the hair.
Avocado is full of essential vitamins as well as fatty acids and can be used to make both a deep conditioning treatment as well as a hair mask for weekly use.
Meta: With items, most of us already have in our fridge and pantry, we can create a beneficial deep conditioning treatment to restore the health and shine to our hair.