Natural Hair Treatments for Dry & Damaged Hair

by Ruth Altman ; Updated July 18, 2017

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Sun, wind and cold temperatures coupled with heat styling can quickly deplete moisture from your hair. Keep the balance and maintain a healthy, shiny mane by using natural hair treatments with moisture-loving ingredients that may actually surprise you -- all that's required is just a trip to the grocery store.

Dry, Frizzy Strands: Bring Back the Moisture!

Replenish thirsty hair by creating and applying a natural, homemade mask full of moisturizing, beneficial ingredients. Reach for honey, a natural humectant, and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Blend the ingredients well and apply to clean, damp hair. Allow the mixture to penetrate for at least 20 minutes before rinsing with cool water. Follow by cleansing hair and styling as usual. Increase mask potency by adding a protein-rich ingredient such as egg yolk or avocado, which helps fortify the natural keratin bonds within the hair. Try varying your hair mask recipe by swapping olive oil for coconut oil or avocado for banana for an additional moisturizing punch.

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Ruth Altman writes on business, lifestyle and careers. She holds a Master of Arts degree from Pepperdine University in addition to a bachelor's degree from Harvard University.