Dry Damaged Hair

Our hair can suffer from our constant styling, coloring, and external factors like UV exposure, pollution, and daily wear and tear. Split ends, dryness, and general damage make it a real challenge when we want to style our locks. While people say that the only way to get rid of severe destruction is to go for a chop; most of us are willing to try everything before foregoing our locks!

If you feel like your hair is dry and damaged, we can help! Here’s a comprehensive guide to reversing it with simple natural remedies you can try at home.

Damaged Hair Remedies You Can Try at Home

Want to repair and restore your dry and damaged hair back to its former glory and shine? You aren’t alone in your quest for a natural solution for dry hair or damaged hair.

There are numerous tried and tested natural remedies for dry hair that have worked time and again. Some are standalone remedies, while some work in tandem with other ingredients. We’re going to explore the top few options today. So, ready?

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Olive oil is one of the most nourishing and moisturizing oils. Just warm up olive oil for a homemade hot oil treatment and apply to your hair and scalp. Cover your head with a plastic wrap or use your shower cap, and then with a towel. Let it sit for a good 45 minutes before washing it off. This is also a deep conditioning treatment that improves your hair health and promotes hair growth.


You can also add other carrier oils like coconut oil, sweet almond oil, castor oil, or infused herbal oils along with olive oil. You can even use your blow dryer to apply a little heat after applying the oil(s) when your head is wrapped.

Olive oil deep conditioning treatment restores the natural shine of your hair and gets rid of frizz hair and flyaway. It will also protect your hair and give you healthy hair. The healthy fats in olive oil do wonders for your hair.

This is a very simple but one of the most effective home remedies for dry hair you could try.

Apple Cider Vinegar Mask

Apple Cider Vinegar

Repair lifeless damaged hair with this easy and rejuvenating ACV hair mask. It will also strengthen hair and combat hair loss.

What You’ll Need

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 Tbsp.
  • Egg Whites – 3
  • Olive Oil – 2 Tbsps.
  • Lavender Essential Oil – a few drops

How To Make

  1. In a mixing bowl add the egg whites, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and lavender oil.
  2. Whisk to combine.
  3. Done!

How To Use

Apply this mask to your hair and wrap your head with a plastic shower cap.

Let it sit for twenty minutes before washing it off.

Condition, air dry, and style as usual.


You can use Argan oil in this recipe. Argan oil helps repair damaged hair or curbs hair loss and soothes frizzy hair. It’s light, can prevent split ends, and suits any hair type.


Jojoba oil is another option you can consider. It’s the only oil that resembles the skin’s sebum and is readily absorbed into the skin. It combats dry hair, can restore moisture, and makes fragile hair healthier.

You can add a few drops of evening primrose oil to promote hair regrowth and repair hair.



We all have butter at home and use it for our toasts, while baking, cooking, and more. It’s usually sitting in the fridge ready for use anytime. Do you know it’s a great food for hair and combats dryness?

You don’t need all the butter in the world, only a small dollop to apply to your hair strands. Just apply butter to your hair and let it sit for 20 minutes before washing off.

Use cool water, or at least warm water. Don’t use hot water to wash your hair. It damages the hair shaft further and leaves it dry and vulnerable. Most importantly, hair’s natural oils will be stripped off when using hot water.

You’ve probably tried different DIY hair treatments to fix your dry hair. Dry, brittle hair will be shiny and glossy with this simple home remedy.

Banana Hair Mask


Bananas are loaded with nutrients, but the silica content in them makes fighting frizz a breeze. Let’s find out how to unleash it to combat dry hair or damaged hair.

What You’ll Need

  • Avocado – 1
  • Banana – 1
  • Honey – 1 Tbsps.
  • Coconut Oil – 1 Tbsp.

How To Make

  1. Scoop out the flesh from Avocado.
  2. Mash the banana and avocado flesh – it’s easy to mash with your fork if the avocado and banana are ripe. You can also run in your mixer for a smooth paste.
  3. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add honey and coconut oil.
  4. Whisk to combine.
  5. Done!

How To Use

Wash your hair to get rid of any build-up, dirt, grime and whatnot.

Apply this mask to your hair and keep your hair covered with a shower cap for at least 25 minutes.

Cleanse hair with lukewarm water.

When washing hair make sure to use a mild shampoo and condition your hair.

Air dry and style as usual.


This can be applied on dry hair, but when applied on cleansed hair it works better. You could also wash your hair the previous day and apply the mask the next day to reduce strain, or to avoid keeping your hair wet and masked right after shower.

You can also add a few spoons of soothing chamomile tea to this mask.

Use organic honey for best results. Nowadays, they add sugar and other unwanted stuff to every food item.

This homemade hair mask will repair dry hair and leave you with lustrous and shiny locks. You can do this once or twice a week to repair damaged hair.

You can add your favorite essential oils to this recipe for added benefits.

Sandalwood Oil

Sandalwood Oil

We all know the aroma of sandalwood uplifts our moods instantly. But do you know it’s great to moisturize your tresses, curb flyaways, wisps, and frizz, and bring back life to your hair?

Sandalwood oil comes combined with a carrier oil, though you can also go for sandalwood essential oil and mix it with a carrier oil of your choice. Avocado oil, olive oil, coconut oil, or infused oils, all work well.

You just have to rub a few drops between your palms and apply them on your hair, all the way to the tips. Just apply it on your tresses sparingly and style as usual.

Clarifying Vegan ACV Rinse

Apple cider vinegar can clarify your scalp, get rid of buildup, restore the scalp’s pH levels, and most importantly, soothe frizzy and dry hair.

What You’ll Need

Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 Cup

How To Make

  1. Just add two cups of water for a cup of apple cider vinegar.
  2. You’re all set.

How To Use

Just pour the rinse on wet hair after shampooing your hair.

Massage gently – this clarifies the scalp and makes it breathable.

Wait for a few minutes before rinsing off for shiny locks.

Air dry and style as usual.


Use unfiltered apple cider vinegar for best results.

If possible, buy apple cider vinegar with mother for a wholesome treat.

Yogurt Mask


Yogurt is one of the best natural remedies for dry hair. It is deeply moisturizing, and strengthening and leaves your locks shiny and soft.

There are vegan options for dairy-based yogurt, like coconut yogurt. You could swap yogurt for a vegan alternative.

Let’s learn how to use it for stunning locks, shall we?

What You’ll Need

  • Yogurt – 1/4 Cup
  • Sweet Almond Oil – 2 Tbsps.

How To Make

Nothing special! Just whisk both ingredients together till they’re combined.

How To Use

  1. Apply this mask on shampooed hair, yes on wet hair.
  2. Gently massage your scalp and let it sit for 7 – 15 minutes before washing off.
  3. Condition, air dry, and style as usual.


You can also use other carrier oils including coconut oil and jojoba oil.

You can add argan oil to repair damaged hair and rejuvenate your hair shaft.

You can add coconut milk for moisturization and nourishment for combatting dry hair.

Honey or even maple syrup for vegans helps hair retain moisture and makes it soft.

You can also add your favorite essential oil to this recipe.

You can also add aloe vera gel to this recipe.

Why Should You Have a Balanced Diet for Hair Care?

Balanced Diet for Hair Care

Did you think hair and your diet aren’t linked? You thought wrong, everything is connected to the other in your body. They work in tandem and sync, and every single thing you do contributes to your health.

If you eat a balanced diet, not only is it good for your body, it’s good for your hair too. After all, nourishment for hair and nails is sent only after the nourishment is done for key organs and organ systems.

That’s probably why when you’re weak even your hair looks lackluster. Skin and even nails do show a great difference when there’s a positive change in your diet. Dry hair can also be due to a lack of nourishment and moisturization.

Every part of our body needs food, not just hair. When your nutritional deficiencies are fixed and your diet is healthy, you can see that your hair and skin look better. That makes it all the more important to have a healthier and balanced diet. Don’t you think so?

Final Thoughts

As always, keep us posted with your results, and let us know how you like our remedies. Don’t have time to prepare your own hair care products? Fret not, we’ve got you covered with a broad range of vegan hair cosmetics from Vitamins Revive.

Feel free to check out their online store to learn about the different products and current offers from Vitamins Revive. Don’t forget to send in your requests. Do check back at regular intervals for more DIY recipes and tips for hair care.


How often should I use home remedies for damaged hair?

Initially, you can use them twice a week, depending on the remedy you’ve chosen and what’s recommended. Once your tresses are better and on the mend, you can move to once a week. However, each recipe is different, so check the recipe for frequency to know for sure.

What are some signs of dry, damaged hair?

Hair can be dry without it being damaged. Dry hair itself is a problem, but it’s not damaged unless it’s at a stage where there’s a need for intervention.

Hair that’s left to fend for itself for long, ignored, undernourished, or abused due to excessive heat treatments or styling can become damaged with time. The most common signs that tell you your hair is dry and damaged are as follows:

  • Brittle hair
  • Frizz
  • Dry hair
  • Reduction in density towards the tips
  • Frequent tangling
  • Dull or lifeless hair
  • Tangling

Can I use home remedies if my hair is color-treated?

Yes, you can use most home remedies safely on color-treated hair. Some ingredients have an impact or react to color-treated hair, so choose them accordingly.

Examples include: Baking soda can lighten your hair color, the same goes for lime juice, especially if you have darker locks. On the other hand, coffee or tea can darken your hair color. Apple cider vinegar adds shine, etc.

Not all reactions are bad, but some reactions can cause the hair color to change. So, always do a patch test to be sure.