It’s hard to believe that summer is on the way out to make way for fall! Whether this makes you happy or sad, the change is inevitable. Another thing that is inevitable is the damage your hair has suffered from days in the sun, at the beach or in the pool. Now is the time to repair any damage your hair has suffered the past few months, and what better method than DIY! Here are our favorite DIY hair repair treatments to get ready for fall:
Avocado Treatment. Avocados are very nutritious and high in fatty acids, all of which are great for hair repair. During the summer months, a lot of the natural shine can be stripped away through repeated sun exposure and time spent in pools or the ocean. All you need is one ripe avocado and one egg. Mash them together after removing the avocado pit, skin, and the eggshell. Apply to wet hair and let it sit for about 30 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. Try this treatment a couple times this month to help repair damaged hair.
Banana Treatment. For those of you with thinner hair, you’ll love this banana treatment. Bananas contain high levels of potassium and magnesium, which help to strengthen your hair without weighing it down. All you need is a very ripe banana and a tablespoon of honey for this nourishing hair repair treatment. Blend the banana, stir in the honey and then apply to your hair. Cover with a shower cap and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing and shampooing.
Tea Color Boost. Sun exposure, the chemicals in pools, and the salt in the ocean all contribute to the dulling of hair color. Get ready for the beautiful, bold colors of fall by treating yourself with a tea rinse. Tea is a natural color enhancer, so take care to use a light-colored tea such as chamomile, white, or green tea if you have light hair. Also, tea is a great scalp treatment, so you’re hitting two birds with one stone with this treatment! Simply brew a large portion of tea, strain, and let cool to room temperature. Then, pour into a spray bottle or squeeze bottle, apply to wet hair and scalp, massage it in and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Rinse and towel dry to finish.
Oil Treatment. The easiest DIY hair repair treatment is the oil treatment. All you need is one of the following: organic olive oil for normal to dry hair and scalp, or organic jojoba oil for oily hair and scalp. Slightly dampen your hair before applying the oil, then massage it in to make sure everything is covered. Cover with a shower cap and warm towel and let it sit for 30 minutes. Rinse and shampoo to finish.
You can find one, or a combination, of these repair treatments that you love and keep using it throughout the year for healthy, lustrous hair. Plus, these DIY treatments are easy to make and all made from easily accessible ingredients. At Pediatric Hair Solutions, we are huge proponents of natural ingredients and non-toxic treatments. We take great care in ensuring that all of our own products and services follow that creed.