How to moisturize damaged hair - Forgive me hair for I have sinned...

I have recently been in a situation where I had to figure out how to moisturize damaged hair. Before I share with you a couple of recipes that I have been using, let me share with you my latest hair fiasco.

I naturally have dark brown, straight hair. I've been dyeing it black for almost 10 years but it always appeared healthy. Now, mind you, I don't have tons of hair, but it is decent. It is also slightly on the oily side but manageable. I decided it would be awesome to try and get a body wave, to "fluff it up a bit." I spoke to a hair stylist who assured me that she is a pro and knows what she is doing. While I laid there with my head tilted backwards and chemicals dripping down my neck, it started burning my scalp and feeling somehow not right, but I was determined to have gorgeous curls.

It was all done within a couple of hours and the hairdresser specifically answered "yes" when I asked about washing my hair afterward and when I asked can I wet my hair after a perm (I was planning on swimming). Long story short... my straight, shiny black hair ended up being frizzy, dry, unmanageable, in one word: a mess!

Here's a picture of me "before" to illustrate my sorrow:

And this is me after the "incident":

how to moisturize damaged hair

Yes, I look slightly depressed but who wouldn't! Look at the difference! I look as if something jumped on my head and stayed there! Anyway...

I had to do something to get it back where it used to be. So, how to moisturize damaged hair?

I started using this deep homemade hair conditioner recipe with a small twist, I used Vitamin E oil instead of essential oil:

Homemade Deep Hair Conditioner

Ingredients

* 3-4 drops of Vitamin E oil

* 1 teaspoon of olive oil

* 1 egg

Preparation

* Beat the egg

* Mix in the rest of the ingredients

* Apply on the hair and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes

* Rinse off using a gentle shampoo

This hair conditioner helps moisturize (olive oil) and soften your hair (egg). You can keep it refrigerated in a plastic container with a lid. Shake it well before using it.

I used it a couple of times a week.

Also, I added to this a weekly hair pack containing honey, Vitamin E oil, and heavy cream. No exact measurements here, just eye-ball it to make enough to cover the hair. Apply and let it sit for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off.

You see a lot of oils in these packs but that is because my goal was to moisturize the hair as soon as possible and hopefully, nourish it in the process.

A couple of times I applied the biotin for hair growth pack by mixing 1 cup of beer and 2 teaspoons of jojoba oil.

It's been a few months since I've experimented with my hair like this. It has been a terrible experience for me. I am all for cute locks and body waves but my hair was simply not suited for it (or my hairstylist was clueless, which I am inclined to believe was the reason for this). Since I had to learn how to moisturize damaged hair, I also had to remind myself to keep up with it on regular basis. I no longer do it twice a week, I apply the homemade hair conditioner once or twice a month. My hair is almost back to normal, the frizz is almost gone and I can actually comb my hair :(

I hope that my experience helps you if you go through something similar or simply have damaged hair.

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