Home remedies for damaged/fried hair?!

@maezee (33460)
United States
October 15, 2010 7:18am CST
I've seen plenty of different things online about what kind of household products you can use in your hair to "repair" it, such as olive oil, bananas, avacados, vinegar, and tons of other things, however I'm slightly wary to try any of them without a second opinion. My hair is pretty fried, especially the ends, mainly due to flat ironing, curling, over-use of products, and neglect for the past 10 years. Haha. The other day I found an online 'home remedy' for damaged hair and it was to soak it in olive oil for 30 minutes. Normally, I'd rather go dish out the $20 and go buy an actual hair treatment product from Target or Walgreens but I didn't have any money on me, so I decided to try it (call me frugal, whatever). It worked..Although I honestly had to wash my hair 3 times to get it to feel like it DIDN'T have an oily texture from the olive oil. So I decided that while it seems to feel softer now, I won't try that agian (washing your hair three times in a row probably negated all of the 'repair' that the olive oil did..) Do you have any TESTED home remedies for this?
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• Philippines
22 Mar 12
Get a haircut every 5 o 6 weeks so the dry ends will be cut and you'll feel your hair becomes healthy.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
20 Oct 10
When I was young, my mom would use coconut oil for her hair. She would soak her hair, wrap towel on her head, and then let it stand like that for a few hours. Now normally boys like me then wouldn't notice anything moms did when we were little. Except that when my mom had too much coconut oil, she would soak our heads too! It smelled delicious!