Forget fancy expensive hair masks! Check out our top 6 home-made remedies that will work WONDERS for your hair! While we’re not exactly saying that your store-bought shampoo and conditioner are going to kill you, we are saying that it really couldn’t hurt to use things that are simple, clean and pure.
Eggs are magical little packages of protein, vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants – they are great to eat, and they are also ideal for slathering all over your head to make your hair look awesome. For normal hair, use both the yolk and whites. For oily hair use just the whites; and for dry hair, use just the yolks.
Apply about 1/2 cup of whatever part you would like to use (if using whole, beat them a bit first) to clean, damp hair. (For longer hair, you may need more.) Leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse with tepid water, and shampoo. Some experts recommend whole egg, and yolks-only masks are used just once a month, and the whites-only treatment is used once every two weeks; others say more frequently is OK. Since everyone’s hair is different, experiment and see what works best with yours.
Just like a glass of beer can embolden the shy, so can it add pep and courage to insipid hair. Beer’s yeast and vitamins can bring out the body and shine to otherwise limp hair; bonus points for having a new use for leftover beer.
There are several approaches:
Pour one cup of flat beer through your hair after shampooing (and still in the shower) and allow it to soak in for three or four minutes before rinsing with tepid water.
You can also put flat beer in a spray bottle; spray it on dry hair and leave it in for 20 minutes before shampooing.
The messiest approach may be the best, however. Mix 1/2 cup of flat beer with a raw egg and a teaspoon of olive oil and apply to clean damp hair; keep on for 15 minutes. Rinse with tepid water and shampoo as usual.
A Dry shampoo from your pantry. All you have to do is sprinkle about one tablespoon of cornstarch into dry hair and scalp and gently work in. Let it do its magic for 10 minutes, then brush it out completely. If you incorporate this treatment into your beauty routine, you can fill a salt shaker with cornstarch for regular applications. And if you add a drop of essential oil to the mix, it brings a little extra something to the party
If you are following a no-shampoo routine, you probably do not suffer from dull hair, but all can potentially benefit from the application of yoghurt. With a one-two punch of lactic acid and dairy fat, yoghurt both strips away dulling residue while also moisturising. Massage 1/2 cup of full-fat yoghurt into dry hair and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse and shampoo as usual.
It seems that frizzy hair is the bane of many a hair haver’s existences. If such is the case for you, behold the avocado. And then mash it up and put it in your hair. Avocado’s oils and vitamins are an excellent combo for smoothing crazy hair. Mash up half an avocado and massage into damp hair, leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing and shampooing as usual. For an added boost, add a tablespoon of yoghurt or an egg yolk to the mix.
Is there anything honey can’t do? It seems unlikely. And in fact, one study has even shown that it can effectively treat chronic seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. Patients were given topical treatments of honey; for all of the patients, the itching was relieved and scaling disappeared within one week. Patients showed subjective improvement in hair loss as well.
Even if your scalp problems aren’t that severe, honey will help; and it will make your hair shiny too. For the study, researchers used 90 percent honey with 10 percent warm water and massaged into scalp for a few minutes. Heads were then covered with a shower cap for three hours. The treatment was administered every other day for four weeks, after which it was done once a week to prevent relapse. You can modify the plan based on personal needs