5 Best Ways To Strengthen Weak Hair

Your hair may weaken due to various reasons. Poor eating habit that leads to deficiency of vitamins and minerals essential for healthy hair growth can make your hair weak and brittle. However, despite eating balanced meals, if your hair follicles have become weak, topical application of natural hair care products can help in strengthening the weak hair roots. They work by supplying the nutrients directly to the hair follicles so that your hair becomes strong naturally.

To Strengthen Your Weak Hair, Try The Following Remedies:

1. Oil Massage

Gently massaging the scalp with a mixture of castor oil, olive oil and wheat germ oil helps in strengthening the weak hair follicles. The natural oils are rich in nutrients that help in conditioning and nourishing the weak and brittle hair.[1] Apply a small amount of the oil mixture to the scalp and hair and wrap your head with a hot damp towel. To trap the heat, cover the hot damp towel with a dry towel. Leave it on for a few hours.


2. Banana

To strengthen your weak hair, apply banana hair mask. Banana nourishes the hair follicles, conditions the dry and brittle hair and improves elasticity of the hair. Mash a ripe banana and mix it with a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of olive or almond oil.[2] Add two to three drops of lavender oil. Mix all the ingredients well to make a smooth paste. Apply the banana paste to your scalp and hair. Leave it on at least for 15 minutes and then rinse.

Banana Hair mask

3. Egg

Egg white is rich in protein that helps in strengthening the weak hair. Whisk the white of an egg. After shampooing your hair, apply the egg white to your hair.[3] Leave it on for several minutes. Rinse and wash your hair.


4. Yogurt And Vitamin E

Yogurt is a source of protein beneficial for the weak tresses. Vitamin E nourishes the hair follicles and its antioxidant effect helps in maintaining the normal function of the hair follicles. Combining yogurt with vitamin E helps in strengthening the weak hair.[4] Mix ¼ cup of plain yogurt with equal amount of olive oil. Beat an egg and mix it with the yogurt and olive oil mixture. Break a vitamin E capsule and mix it well with the other ingredients. Apply the mixture to your hair and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then rinse and wash your hair.


5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Hair that has weakened following use of hair styling products can be strengthened with apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar helps in rehydrating the hair and restoring its natural pH.[5] Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with two cups of warm water. After washing your hair, thoroughly rinse your hair with the diluted apple cider vinegar.