My daughter had her hair colored by a non-professional; adding to that, she had severe damage due to climate and conditions where she lived. After having a professional re-color her hair and a good trim, her hair was much better, yet still very dry and damaged. I found this home remedy on-line and after just 2 treatments, it looked like this – FABULOUS! (I can’t find the original source; if you know it please send it to me asap so I can link to it)
DIY Hair Treatment
A while ago, I happened upon this inexpensive and incredibly easy recipe for a do it yourself hair treatment to add moisture to damaged, colored or dry hair. I don’t know where I found this recipe, and I apologize to the original source but a huge thank you for coming up with it. It works wonderfully!
1 cup of mayonnaise (not miracle whip)
2 Tbl. olive oil
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
In a bowl combine the ingredients and mix well.
To dry hair, generously apply one third to one half of the mixture and massage into the hair, paying special attention to dry, split ends.
Leave as is, or put on a shower cap; allow this mixture to sit in hair for 20-30 minutes.Wash as normal.
*Moisture is restored to hair by the mayonnaise and olive oil. The apple cider vinegar gives shine. **With long hair, this mixture will provide enough to apply this two times. Pour extra into a baggie or container and store in the refrigerator, then apply again 4-8 days later.
Look how great her hair looks after this treatment!
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014
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