It’s a problem that plagues all of us…split ends. I can’t seem to get rid of them, and I hate constantly trimming my hair because I’m trying to grow it longer. I’ve been looking into ways to remedy split ends at home, and found some really easy concoctions that you can make with just a few simple ingredients.
Is there anything you can’t use olive oil and avocado for? Turns out they make a great remedy for split ends, too. Olive oil is incredibly moisturizing for dry, damaged hair and will also make your hair more silky and shiny. Avocado is also known to contain many nutrients and vitamins conducive to healthy skin and hair (more reasons to love avocado right this way). Combined with egg whites, these ingredients make a wonderful treatment for split ends, and will help nourish the rest of your hair as well.
1 avocado, pitted and skinned
2 tablespoons egg whites
3 tablespoons olive oil
Mash up the avocado and mix in the egg whites and olive oil. Whip until you obtain a creamy consistency like conditioner. Apply to your hair, cover with a shower cap and let sit for 45 minutes to an hour. Rinse thoroughly and wash hair with a mild, natural shampoo to get the mixture out but let the nutrients keep working :)
In addition to being completely delicious, papaya is rich in protein and amino acids, which can help to make hair stronger. Mixed with plain yogurt, it makes a luxurious hair mask that will make your hair silky smooth and strong.
1 papaya, de-seeded and skinned
½ cup plain yogurt
Cut the papaya in half and scoop out the seeds, then use a knife to remove the skin. Mash it up with a fork and then mix in the yogurt, whipping it until you obtain a smooth consistency. Apply to hair like conditioner, and put on a shower cap and let it sit for 45 minutes to an hour. Rinse thoroughly, but for this one you don’t have to worry about washing out the smell – it actually smells quite nice!
Beer! Who would have thought? The proteins and sugar in beer bonds to your hair, helping to strengthen and mend damaged follicles. You don’t need to mix it with anything else, just pour it into a spray bottle and spray evenly over your hair. Rinse thoroughly and wash with a mild, natural shampoo to get rid of the beer scent.
And there you have it, three easy remedies for split ends!
Do you have any tried-and-true remedies for split ends? Share them in the comments!
Photos by Julia.
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