6 Natural Remedies to Repair Damaged Hair

In the event of damaged hair, it's always best to visit a dermatologist to find out about the various treatment options. There are some natural remedies to help improve its appearance though. Check them out!
6 Natural Remedies to Repair Damaged Hair
Karla Henríquez

Written and verified by the doctor Karla Henríquez.

Last update: 05 August, 2022

In order to repair damaged hair, you’ll need patience, above all. Keep in mind that no product will give you immediate results, regardless of their marketing propaganda. While there may be some improvement right after an application, it’s only through continuous use and the implementation of various care techniques that you’ll achieve your goal.

Since hair is one of the most striking attributes of people, it is important to know how to take care of it in order to look good. In addition, it is convenient to consult a dermatologist to know how to repair it according to its damage. On this occasion we share with you some natural remedies that help.

6 remedies to repair damaged hair

Whether it’s due to excessive coloring, inappropriate products, the use of hot irons, or exposure to extreme sunlight, two of the most characteristic features of damaged are lack of luster and dryness. Additionally, this is accompanied by weak strands and split ends.

According to a study published in Dermatology Practical & Conceptual, the deficiency of some nutrients can lead to damage in the hair structure. Also to excessive hair loss problems.

So, before trying any treatment, you have to review your lifestyle and your diet. Try to reduce your exposure to those habits that damage your hair. Then you can try some external products to help revitalize it. Today we’ll reveal some natural alternatives for this purpose.

1. Avocado-Honey-Egg Mask

Avocado is a food rich in essential nutrients, according to information in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition . It provides proteins, fatty acids, minerals and antioxidant substances, such as vitamins C and E. It’s for this reason that it’s the main ingredient in this hair mask.

Similarly, honey is a source of proteins and amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, minerals. and other minor components that provide dermatological benefits. This, as compiled by a publication in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. Thus, combined with avocado and egg, it helps revitalize your hair.

A small bowl of avocado hair mask next to a wooden hair brush and a avocado half.
Avocado is a natural ingredient often used for hair problems. It’s moisturizing and helps your hair look shinier.


  • 1 avocado
  • 3 tbsp of honey (30 g.)
  • 1 egg yolk


  • First, mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Mix them well.
  • Next, apply this mixture all over your hair after shampooing it as usual.
  • Finally, leave it on for thirty minutes. Then, rinse it out with cold water.

2. How to repair damaged hair with olive oil-mayonnaise

Vegetable oils are great when it comes to repairing damaged hair, according to data from a review published in the International Journal of Trichology. In fact, olive oil contains healthy fats that help moisturize and seal the hair cuticle.

In this case, we’ll blend it with mayonnaise and egg to obtain a more complete home treatment. You can use it twice a week for best results.


  • 1 tbsp of olive oil (10 g.)
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise (20 g.)
  • 1 egg (60 g.)


  • Mix the mayonnaise and oil in a bowl.
  • Next, add the egg and mix it to a smooth consistency.
  • Then, apply this mixture to clean hair and leave it on for twenty minutes.
  • Next, remove the mixture with plenty of water.

3. Egg yolk-olive oil hair mask

A mask of egg yolk and olive oil can be useful in case you don’t have conditioner at hand. In addition to moisturizing dry hair, its application reduces those knots that mistreat the hair when combing.



  • Crack the egg and separate the yolk from the white.
  • Then, mix the yolk and the olive oil.
  • Next, moisten your hair and apply this mixture.
  • Leave on for 20 minutes, at least.

4. Repair your damaged hair with castor and soybean oils

Castor oil is common among hair home remedies because it doesn’t just make it manageable again; it also strengthens it and reduce breakage, according to the study in the International Journal of Trichology we mentioned above.


  • 1 tbsp of soybean oil (10 g.)
  • 3 tbsp of castor oil (30 g.)


  • Place both oils in a pot.
  • Then, heat at medium flame. Remove the pot from the heat as soon as the oil begins to heat up. Don’t let it boil.
  • Next, let it cool down a little at room temperature and then apply it to slightly moist hair throughout the scalp with a gentle massage.
  • Wrap your hair in a towel or a plastic bag and let it do its thing for 15 minutes.
  • Finally, comb your hair slowly and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Caster oil and caster oil beans.
A preparation with castor and soybean oil helps to moisturize the hair. Therefore, it reduces its dull and dry appearance.

5. Almond oil-honey-egg mask

If you also have split ends, then use this natural mask often to restore health and beauty to your hair. All ingredients are moisturizing and also provide softness and shine.



  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl large enough to stir.
  • Then, blend them to a smooth consistency.
  • Next, apply this mixture to your mane and let it do its thing for 20 minutes.
  • Then, rinse it all off with lukewarm water.

6. Mask of aloe vera and olive oil

We’ve already mentioned the health properties of olive oil on hair. Moreover, aloe vera is a plant widely used in cosmetics for skin and hair care. In fact, recent studies establish it as an effective moisturizing and cleansing agent.



  • Cut an aloe vera stalk and extract the gel
  • Wash the gel well until all the yellow liquid is removed
  • Place the aloe vera and the olive oil in a bowl
  • Mix both ingredients well to a homogeneous texture
  • Apply to hair and leave on for 30 minutes
  • Rinse the mixture by washing your hair as usual

Repairing damaged hair takes time

These remedies won’t have instant effects and you should use them regularly. Also, you must do them in conjunction with other measures in order to recover your hair’s health. So, be sure you eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water, and use the appropriate products for your type of hair.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.