Whether you’re concerned about the amount of chemicals in your usual hair products, or you are just tempted to try something different, using natural products found around the home can offer you an effective and affordable care regime for your hair.
Using natural products is easy, fun and can produce fantastic results you’ve never experienced before.
Here are a few ideas to try out.
Benefits of Homemade Mayonnaise for Hair Treatment
Mayonnaise is rich in protein and fats that can boost the shine and softness of dry hair.(1)
It’s important to use real homemade mayonnaise and not low fat commercial versions.(2)
This is because a high fat content provides the best results and to avoid the many health disadvantages of commercial mayonnaise.
» Simply shampoo your hair and towel dry gently
» Apply about a tablespoon of mayonnaise to your hair and comb it through to ensure that it’s evenly distributed
» Wrap your hair in a damp towel and leave the mayonnaise for at least an hour or longer if possible
» Rinse your hair and wash with a gentle shampoo to remove any scent from the mayonnaise that might linger
Using Apple Cider Vinegar for Dandruff
Apple cider vinegar has a long history of usage to aid health.
It’s also great for your hair.(3)
An apple cider vinegar rinse can revive dull hair and leave it looking beautifully shiny, healthy and dandruff-free.(4)
» Mix a 1/2 cup of the vinegar with 4 cups of water.
» Wash your hair with your regular shampoo and rinse
» Pour the vinegar mixture little by little onto your hair
» Massage your scalp and hair to allow the mixture to penetrate
» Rinse your hair with clean water a few times to remove and vinegar smell that might remain
Use this treatment a couple of times a month for the best results. (check Apple Cider Vinegar price on Amazon.com)
Baking soda is great for cleaning the home, but it’s also fantastic for cleaning your hair.(5)
It acts in a similar way to a clarifying shampoo by removing the build of products in your hair.(6)
» Wet your hair and squeeze your usual amount of shampoo into a small container.
» Add half a teaspoon of baking soda and mix together.
» Use this mixture to shampoo your hair.
» Finish with conditioner if that’s part of your usual hair routine.
Chamomile Tea for Itchy Scalp
Chamomile is well known as an effective treatment for skin, and there’s no reason why it can’t be applied to your hair and scalp either.(9)
Chamomile tea can sooth dry and itchy scalps without resorting to chemicals.(10)
» Bring two cups of water to the boil
» Pour the water into a pot with three chamomile tea bags
» Leave the tea bags for at least an hour to allow them to infuse
» Shampoo, condition and then finish by rinsing the chamomile infusion through your hair
» Gently massage it into your scalp
» There’s no need to rinse your hair again
Use Avocados for Better Hair
Avocados really are a wonder product.
They’re packed with minerals, vitamins and fats that are great for nourishing your body and your hair.(11)
Avocados are high in monounsaturated oleic acid and that is the main reason why they are so good for your hair.
An avocado hair mask can leave your hair soft and shiny.
» Peel a medium-sized avocodo and remove the stone
» Mash it into a fine pulp
» Add two tablespoons of clear, natural honey and mix well
» Apply this mixture to damp, unwashed hair
» Leave it for around 30 minutes and then rinse and shampoo your hair with your usual products
How to Get Shiny and Soft Hair at Home? Use Olive Oil
So many homes use olive oil in their cooking but forget about its versatility as a beauty treatment.
Olive oil is great as a natural moisturizer for your hair and is budget friendly.(12)
» Wet your hair without washing it and towel dry
» Pour a tablespoon of olive oil into the palm of your hand
» Apply the olive oil to the ends of your hair first and work your way up to the roots
» Comb the oil through your hair and then wrap your hair up with a warm, damp towel
Leave the olive oil in your hair for around an hour and then shampoo and condition.
Your kitchen cupboards contain some real treasures for your hair.
Try out some of the treatments above and discover a new and affordable care routine for your hair.