Natural hair remediesExternal factors such as the wind, pollution, and sunlight have harmful effects on your hair, transforming it into a dull, dry and very difficult to arrange snag. We can protect our hair from these effects and avoid damaging it by hydrating it with products from our kitchen that are handy and not too expensive. To prevent your hair from looking dry and dehydrated, I recommend to you four natural remedies.

Coconuts are Not Just Used for Pina Colada’s

The first tip for your damaged hair is the coconut recipe. For that, you will need some coconut juice, two tablespoons of honey, extra virgin olive oil and an egg yolk.

From these ingredients, you will create a hair mask which you can apply on your dry hair and leave it there as long as you want, but not less than a half hour.

After that, wash your hair with your everyday shampoo. The honey and the coconut juice will nourish your hair and make it shinier, and the olive oil and egg yolk will make it stronger, with more volume and will allow it to be more flexible.

No, It’s Not a Cucumber Salad

Did you know that cucumbers and sour cream can do wonders when applied on your damaged hair? If not, here is a practical recipe for another easy to make hair mask. You need a couple of tablespoons of sour cream, one small cucumber and a couple of drops of castor oil. You mix all the ingredients in a blender and then you can apply it for forty minutes. A nice thing about this mask is that it will not make your hair look oily and it can be used up to twice a week if your hair suffers from a high level of damage. The cucumber has the important role of hydrating your hair, by retaining water in the threads while the sour cream, believe it or not, makes the roots stronger so your hair won`t fall as much.

A Gin and Tonic for Your Hair – Minus the Gin Of Course

The third tip for women or men who find themselves with less than desirable hair is a tonic with herbs and nettles. Forty milliliters of castor oil gets mixed up with twenty milliliters of olive oil and then poured over ten grams of each of the following herbs: thyme, rosemary, and nettle. Let the mixture soak for two days and then strain it through a sieve. It can be applied once a week.

After you put it on your hair you have to cover it with aluminum foil and then with a towel so that the heat is kept inside. Then you wash your hair like normal. The herbs used in this mask have an important cleansing role, especially the nettle which makes your hair softer and easier to comb.

Don’t Throw Those Rotten Bananas in the Trash

The last tip for your damaged hair is a banana mask. This means that you will need a ripe banana, two tablespoons of yogurt, two teaspoons of wheat germ oil, a quarter of a spoon of lecithin, a teaspoon of honey, two teaspoons of milk and a couple of drops of ylang-ylang essential oil. Mix all the ingredients in a blender and apply on your clean hair. Leave on for an hour, then rinse with water. This mask can be used once a week.

All in all, you can have strong, healthy and shiny hair only by using home-made herbal masks and also by trying to avoid the things that damage your hair: heat, wind, sun, bad hair products or other external factors. If you found this information useful, visit for more tips on taking care of your locks.