Dry hair and damage is often the result of constant colouring, bleaching, over-heating, neglect or environmental damage, leaving your hair brittle and dull. Whether your hair has split ends, lost its volume or is feeling dry and unmanageable, finding natural ways to repair dry and damaged hair will give it the love and nourishment it deserves.
How Does Hair Become Damaged?
Dry and damaged hair can mean split ends, breakage, dullness, course texture, premature greying, and hair thinning. The causes of hair damage are usually due to over-exposure to heat, harsh environment or toxins. However, there are many causes for hair damage and breakage, including:
Diet and stress
What you consume will eventually show through your hair and skin. Nutrients such as vitamins, zinc, iron and folic acid, protein and antioxidants are important in keeping your hair looking and feeling healthy. Your stress levels can also lead to hair loss and breakage if not managed well.
Heat damage, colouring and processing
Whether you’re using a curler, straightener, or hairdryer, over-exposure your hair to extreme heat can damage the hair cuticle. Chemical colouring, permanent straightening and bleaching will eventually break down the hair cuticle and cause dryness, damage and breakage. The use of chemically-based products can also weaken the hair over time.
Lack of hair trimming
Regularly trimming your hair is a great way to keep your hair healthy, this will maintain strength in the hair cuticles and avoid getting split ends.
Exposure to harsh temperatures such as UV or extremely cold conditions can cause damage to the hair follicles causing the hair to become overly dry and brittle. Over-exposure to toxins such as chlorine can also have the same effect.
The Benefits of Natural Ingredients for Dry & Damaged Hair
Using natural ingredients for dry and damaged hair provides a gentle alternative to nourish, hydrate and protect your hair and scalp.
Implementing a natural alternative into your hair and scalp care will avoid the harmful side effects of cosmetic products while naturally soothing and replenishing hair growth and strength.
4 Natural Ingredients to Repair Dry & Damaged Hair
Natural ingredients can repair your hair and scalp while serving as a protectant against environmental damage, irritation and itchiness. Here are four natural ingredients that are known to help with dry and damaged hair:
Argan oil is rich in Vitamin E, antioxidants, and fatty acids, making it perfect for moisture retention while strengthening the hair. It can help reduce scalp inflammation and itchiness while promoting soft, stronger looking hair.
Jojoba oil is packed with anti-inflammatory properties and works to build and retain moisture to the hair and scalp. With a natural oil composition, jojoba oil works wonders for dry hair and can protect it against breakage and split ends while moisturising the scalp. Jojoba oil is also rich in vitamins to nourish the hair, promote hair thickness and works to prevent hair loss while encouraging new hair growth.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil is highly concentrated with fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 that work to stimulate hair growth, thickness and shine. Hemp seed oil is also known to help improve blood circulation to the scalp and hydrates your hair to protect it from dryness.
Filled with fatty acids, nutrients and anti-inflammatory abilities, sesame oil is perfect for nourishing and soothing your hair and scalp. Sesame oil not only promotes hair thickness and shine but also calms scalp irritations and prevents scalp dryness, flaking and itching.
Sesame oil also acts as a protectant against sun damage and deeply penetrates the hair follicles to repair hair that has been damaged by colouring and toxins.
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Black Chicken Remedies provide a gentle, cruelty-free natural alternative for hair and scalp treatment suited for all hair and skin types. Perfect for dry and damaged hair as well as sensitive and irritated scalps, Black Chicken Remedies offer a soothing, all-natural selection of body balms and hair care products.
Balm of Ages Body Balm
What is Balm of Ages?
The Balm of Ages is a multi-purpose, organic balm designed to nourish, soothe and protect your scalp and hair, making it ideal for dry and damaged hair. Formulated with shea butter, sea buckthorn, camellia tea oil, hemp seed oil and jojoba oil, this all-natural remedy soothes scalp irritations and can protect the hair against environmental damage.
Filled with powerful anti-inflammatory properties and fatty acids, the Balm of Ages restores and nourishes your scalp while working to retain moisture within your hair follicles.
How to Apply Balm of Ages
To use for dry and damaged hair, rub a small amount onto your hands until it melts then apply where needed. As a multi-purpose balm, you can also apply it to the skin and any other areas of concern, including the face, elbows, behind the knees, and arms.
For more information on how to apply Balm of Ages, check out our video guide.
HairOM™ - Restorative Hair and Scalp Treatment
What Is HairOM™?
HairOM is our award-winning hair and scalp treatment oil filled with essential oils to remedy hair growth and strength while hydrating and soothing the scalp. With a combination of argan oil, sesame oil, hemp oil, jojoba oil and Vitamin E, HairOM oil is rich in fatty acids, antioxidants and Vitamins A, D and E.
This all-natural remedy calms scalp irritations, protects hair from harsh UV exposure and can repair chemical damage from colouring. It can also improve blood circulation to the scalp while retaining moisture in your hair.
How to Apply HairOM™
For dry and damaged hair:
- Apply 1 -2 teaspoons of oil into your palm and massage into your scalp before working the rest into your hair through to the ends.
- Wrap your hair in a towel or tie up for one hour (or more if possible)
- Wash out any unabsorbed treatment with your chosen shampoo
Use twice a week for optimal results. For more information on how to apply HairOM Oil, check out our video guide.
Natural Dry Shampoo
What is Dry Shampoo?
Our award-winning dry shampoo cleans out excess oil, soothes the scalp and stimulates hair growth while preventing premature greying. With a powerful combination of cornstarch and tapioca powders, bamboo powder, fossil shell powder, clary sage and rosemary, our all-natural dry shampoo cleans and calms your hair and scalp.
This natural remedy may also help correct damage from colouring and chemical exposure while helping treat scalp irritation and stimulate hair thickness. It can also help with dandruff and regulate oil production, perfect for cleaning and protecting dry and damaged hair.
How to Apply Dry Shampoo
Separate your hair into sections and sprinkle the powder onto your scalp and gently massage for one minute. Comb or brush out excess through the length of your hair if required.
For more information on how to apply dry shampoo, check out our video guide.
Natural Remedies for Dry & Damaged Hair
Using chemically-based products can severely dry out your hair, causing split ends, damage to the hair follicles and drawing out moisture. Here are a few other natural remedies for dry and damaged hair:
- Regularly trim the hair
- Take vitamins
- Avoid overly hot showers
- Rinse hair with cold water
- Pre-shampoo with coconut oil
- Incorporate omega-3 and antioxidants into your diet
- Wrap your hair instead of air drying
- Cut down on heat styling
- Avoid washing your hair every day
Importance of a Natural Skincare Routine
Our skin is the largest organ in the body, so it’s important to look after it. Implementing a natural skincare routine not only improves our health but will make us feel great from the inside out.
Using natural ingredients for our hair and skin provides the deep nourishment our body deserves. With a host of benefits such as making our scalp and hair feel all the more luscious, a natural skincare routine are perfect for strengthening and hydrating our hair.
Enjoy a Natural Skincare Routine with Black Chicken Remedies
Black Chicken Remedies provides natural body balms, and hair products made with natural ingredients. Our products are easy to implement into any daily routine to help with damaged and dry hair. With an award-winning product range, Black Chicken Remedies offers a gentle skin and hair care range suited for all skin and hair types.