You put your hair through a lot: heat, chemicals, weather over the week. Of course, there are lots of expensive commercially available products out there that do a great job, but there are also many fantastic home remedies you can use that are much less pricey and can help you maintain gorgeous, enviable looks.
Here are of the best ways to pamper your hair at home, with items you probably already have.
Olive Oil has been used for hundreds of years to give hair a soft and lustrous glow. It’s very simple to do. Just heat a ½ cup olive oil in a microwave-safe bowl for 20 seconds. Massage into your hair. Cover with a cap or plastic wrap and let it sit for 30 minutes. Shampoo as usual and use a light conditioner. Rinse completely.
Eggs also have a long history of hair restoration. Eggs have a high protein content, which helps repair damaged follicles. To treat your hair with egg, just beat an egg or two (depending on the length of your hair) until scrambled. Apply all over the hair, massaging into scalp and working through to the ends. Leave it on your head for 15 minutes. Rinse, then shampoo. For best results, use an egg treatment once a week.
Prepare a mixture of 1 cup of your daily conditioner and 2-3 tablespoons of honey. Apply this mixture evenly on your wet hair. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash it off thoroughly. This mixture will close down your hair’s cuticle and give your hair that amazing shine.
Baking soda therapy
Make a mixture of 3 tbsp. of baking soda and some water. Rinse your hair with this solution after shampooing. Let it set in for at least 5 minutes before the final rinse. This therapy will help to remove the excess shampoo and styling product from your hair.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apply a one to one mixture of warm water and apple cider vinegar to your hair.
Egg & Yogurt
For a protein packed conditioner, mix eggs and yogurt and rub it into your scalp. Leave on for five or 10 minutes, and then wash it off completely.roughly after 5 minutes to get rid of the apple cider smell.
Use almond oil to treat dry and damaged hair. It is a very simple procedure, pour some almond oil in a bowl and heat it for 40 seconds. Then evenly distribute on your hair. Leave it for 30 minutes and then rinse normally with shampoo and conditioner using cold water.
Say bye-bye to dull hair with lemon juice
After the final rinse, apply 1 tsbp lemon juice to your hair. Simply towel dry your hair and style as normal to get rid of dry hair.
Treat sun damaged hair
Make a mixture of ½ cup honey, 1-2 tbsp olive oil and 1-2 tbsp of egg yolk. Apply this mixture on your hair for 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water. This treatment will help to replenish keratin protein bonds – says Dr. Suttar.
Some No-No’s For your Hair!
Tight is NO-NO
To prevent breakage due to brittle hair avoid using bands and do not tie your hair too tightly.
The proper brushing technique
Avoid using a comb with plastic bristles to prevent hair breakage from static electricity. The best way to brush your hair is by first brushing the ends to remove tangles and then take the long stokes from the roots of the hair to the ends. This technique will help proper spreading of natural hair oil and thus prevent breakage.
Trim your hair regularly
Get your hair trimmed at least every six weeks to eliminate dry, split ends.
Do not brush wet hair
Wet hair is three times weaker and thus more likely to break – says Dr. Suttar. He recommends, towel dry your hair first and then gently detangle your hair using a wide tooth comb.
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Let your hair air-dry
Allow your hair to dry by itself instead of using a blow-dryer or hot rollers. Using this artificial mode of drying technique will make your hair more brittle and dry. If you have no time to let your hair air dry, then use blow-dryer sparingly and make sure you use a warm setting instead of a hot setting.
Drink lots of water and eat a healthy diet of raw fruits and vegetables. The most effective home treatment for hair care is a healthy diet. You are what you eat, and what you put into your body will be reflected on the outside.