If you having a tough time managing your mane, there may be a simple fix.  Here are some of the most common hair problems and a few quick and easy solutions courtesy of Elle that will help you kiss troubled tresses goodbye.


If your hair is lacking some needed moisture, mix a teaspoon of olive oil, two teaspoons of mayonnaise, and one egg.  Apply, cover with a cap, and leave the mixture on for thirty minutes.  This simple formula works wonders on damaged hair.


If you’ve got a dry scalp, you probably have some embarrassing flakes you’re eager to get rid of.  There are some easy tried and true homemade recipes perfect for restoring scalp health.  Try adding a couple drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo or purchasing a bottle with this ingredient already infused in the formula.  Baking soda can also be used on the scalp if the culprit is – cringe! – fungus-related.  Wetting your head, rubbing baking soda onto the base, then proceeding right to a rinse rather than shampooing will restore luster.


If you have curly hair, you know the facts all too well – sometimes the frizz gets far too unmanageable. Collecting the curls under a cap will allow them to relax a bit.  To stretch the curls, instead, pull them into a loose bun for twenty to thirty minutes.

Split ends

The only true way to get rid of existing offenders is to trim them away.  There are many products that claim to heal split ends, but these only fuse them together, masking the split.  Over time, the damage will get worse.  If you want to shield against further upset, you can try shampooing only three times per week using the coolest water possible.  Apply the product only to the scalp and about half way down your head, avoiding the ends altogether.

Flat and bland

If you’re looking to infuse some volume into your locks, apply a little white vinegar to the strands after your normal shampooing and conditioning routine and simply rinse away.  The vinegar will rid hair of any excess build up.  Dull hair can also be corrected with a cleansing shampoo used once a week or by lightly applying essential oils to restore shine.


If your hair is slowly turning a burnt orange color, hard water might be to blame.  Avoid any more of the unnatural tone from creeping in by using a purple colored shampoo.  Well water residue can also be neutralized with a clarifier.

No matter how you slice it, you’re likely to experience a bad hair day from time to time.  Luckily, these simple fixes will help you get back to feeling like yourself in no time flat.