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When hair begins to snap and break, it’s sign for immediate attention. But what are the best ways of looking after brittle hair? For a quick fix, we use La Biosthetique Structure Tricoprotein Masque – Moisturising Intensive Treatment, a hygroscopic treatment which is an ideal complement to a deep conditioner. It gives brittle hair elasticity and shine as well as an anti-static effect, which makes it easy to style. But here’s some great home remedies from Reader’s Digest…
Massage in butter
Try this home remedy: treat dry, brittle hair with a small amount of butter for a glossy shine. Massage it into your dry hair, then cover your hair with a shower cap for about a half hour. Shampoo as usual, and rinse all the butter out. Here’s another way to repair damaged hair if you scorched it in the sun this summer.
Condition with olive oil
Put the moisture back into dry hair by warming up 1/2 cup olive oil (do not boil it), and then rubbing it into your hair. Cover tresses with a plastic bag, then wrap everything in a towel. Let this home remedy do its thing for 45 minutes, then shampoo and completely rinse.
Rinse with tea
You may think of tea as a sore throat remedy, but you can also use it to give hair a natural shine. Use a quart of warm, unsweetened tea (freshly brewed or instant) as a final rinse after your regular shampoo. Tea can enhance hair colour, so make sure to use a tea that works with your hair colour. Blondes should use chamomile tea; black tea may darken their tresses. Brunettes should use black tea to enhance shine and enrich colour.
Whip up an apple cider vinegar mask
This is how to repair damaged hair with apple cider vinegar (a must have in everyone’s home). Put the life back into your limp or damaged hair with this terrific home remedy: combine 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 3 egg whites, then rub the mix into your hair. Keep your hair covered for about a half hour using plastic wrap or a shower cap, then shampoo and rinse.
Make a “shampoo omelette”
Mix one egg with a small amount of shampoo, then apply to your damaged hair for five minutes and rinse well. This treatment helps to enhance the protein in your hair.