Question: I’m 13 years old and my hair is naturally really curly. It’s especially frizzy in the front. For the past 3 weeks, I’ve been straightening it everyday except the weekend. So my daily routine was basically:
-At like 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm I would straighten my hair. I would take a small part of hair, straighten it slowly for like 2 minutes and continue throughout my head. Since it’s curly, it takes more than two hours to ALMOST perfectly straighten it.
-To go to bed, I would put A LOT of bobby pins to straighten my small frizzy hairs, then tie my hair like this girl in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf3iKkzUv-A
-Then, the next morning, I would wake up a little bit earlier, take off the bands and pins, then straighten it for thirty to forty minutes.
I’ve stopped and I’m planning to stop for a whole month, then just straighten it once every two weeks, or so.
My hair kinda smells burnt all the time, so is it dead? Here are my questions:
A) If it smells burnt, what do I do?
B) What does it mean?
C) Can I not do anything about it?
D) How long should I wait before ever straightening it?
E) How many times can I straighten it every week/2week/(how many weeks)?
F) It’s so puffy, so I can’t put it down without straightening it. And since it’s so puffy, I don’t have much hair style choices. Before straightening, I could only do one hair style everyday. Any tips? None of the Youtube videos work for my kinda hair.
G) When and how do I restore my hair, because I think since I probably burned it and it smells burnt it might be dead?
H) My mom said my hair will fall off if I keep doing it and kill my hair. Will it actually fall off?
I) What’s the worst that could happened?
Answer: Home remedies
Oils of different kinds are the best remedies for dry damaged hair. You can prepare a mixture of oils like castor oil, olive oil, almond oil and coconut oil, apply it to the hair and scalp and leave it on for a few hours, before rinsing it. These oils will provide the required nourishment and moisture to the dry and damaged hair, and promote healthy hair growth. With hot oil treatments you will be able to restore damaged hair back to life. Also, to improve these home remedies for severely dry and damaged hair, use steam therapy after oil massage. To do this simply dip a towel in hot water and wring it carefully to get rid of water. Then drape the towel on the head, and let it sit for 10 minutes.
An egg is a natural conditioner and cleanser and is excellent for dry and damaged hair treatment. It can be used in the following ways.
Whip an egg into lukewarm water, lather it into the hair and scalp and rinse. Your hair will be clean and shiny, once you are done with this sticky, yucky treatment.
Separate the egg white from the yolk and whip it well, add a tablespoon of water and mix well until it turns creamy. Add the egg yolk to the creamy mixture and apply it to wet hair and massage gently into the scalp. Leave it on for 5 minutes and rinse with cool water. Repeat the procedure once again and rinse well with water.
Apply a mixture of egg and honey to extremely damaged hair on an alternate day basis.
Apply a mixture of one egg, two tablespoons of honey, one tablespoon of coconut oil and one of almond oil, to damp hair or washed hair. Leave it on for around 30 minutes and rinse with a mild shampoo.
Mayonnaise has very good deep cleansing and conditioning properties and is very useful in restoring health to dry damaged hair. It can be used in the following ways.
Spread a thick layer of mayo from the root of your hair to the tip, massage it well into the scalp and leave it on for around 30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water for soft and shiny hair.
Heat some mayonnaise until it turns into a white, oily and sticky mixture. Apply it to dry, unwashed hair and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then, rise thoroughly with a mild shampoo.
In case of extremely damaged hair, you can also smear mayonnaise onto your hair, leave it overnight and wash the next day with a mild shampoo.
Avocado is an excellent product for dry hair care and also very effective in the repair and restoration of damaged hair. Apply a mixture of an overripe banana, few avocados and a few drops of olive oil and leave it on for around 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and repeat the procedure as often as possible.
Henna packs are another excellent remedy. To make a henna pack, simply mix henna powder with water and let it sit overnight. In the morning add a spoon of plain yogurt, one egg and few drops of lavender essential oil. Mix well, and apply it on the hair. Let this pack sit for 2-3 hours and then wash your hair completely…