Before you head to the store or website to find a restorative or mask, first check your cupboards and pantry, because there are miracle hair treatments from your kitchen you may not know about. Everyday ingredients are all natural and really do work magic, plus you are 100% sure of what you’re putting on your hair without having to try and decipher incredibly long chemical names that have no meaning for you. Here are some fabulous hair treatments from your kitchen.
1. If the Sun Has Caused Damage
If your hair is naturally dry, or it has been exposed to the sun’s rays for prolonged periods (summer always comes with downsides!), you need to get onto hair treatments from your kitchen as soon as possible. Use half a cup of runny honey (if you can’t find honey which is suitable, mix any vegetable oil with the honey to loosen the mixture) into hair which has been dampened, but is not soaking wet. After about 20 minutes to half an hour, rinse the honey out and then wash your hair as per your normal routine.
2. For Those with Oily Hair
You will want to avoid washing your hair every day, so a great workaround is to use some corn starch (corn flour in some countries). Use a single tablespoon, sprinkling it onto the hair root, before letting it rest for up to 10 minutes. Brush out the corn starch and you should find your hair is no longer oily. Make sure to get it all out, as you don’t want white gunk stuck in your hair all day.
3. If Your Hair Lacks Volume
This method might sound a bit gross as a hair treatment, but trust me, it’ll be worth it. In a measuring cup, mix a whole raw egg with a tablespoon of sunflower oil, and then pour in half a cup of flat beer. Dampen your hair, apply the mixture, and after 15 minutes you can rinse it out. Once you have washed your hair as per usual, you should find that it has extra volume.
4. If You Suffer from Frizz
As much as I hate to waste avocado, this tip can really help. Slice an avocado in half, and mash up one of the halves. Rub it into your hair, and rinse out after a quarter of an hour. If you find you have more frizz than most people, you can add an egg yolk or, failing that, mix some mayo in with the avocado.
5. For an Irritated Scalp
If you find yourself sitting in meetings scratching your head, you need a hair treatment. You can use things you find in your kitchen cupboard easily for this. Create a mixture which is two parts lemon juice (freshly-squeezed only), two parts water, and two parts olive oil. Massage into your hair which has been made slightly wet, and after 20 minutes use your usual shampoo to rinse it out. Tomorrow’s meeting should see you itch-free!
6. If You Would like Some Shine in Your Hair
Glossy magazines are always showing women with beautiful, shiny hair. To recreate that at home is surprisingly simple. Just use some plain yoghurt or soured cream and rub it into your hair, using a brush to ensure every part of the strand is coated. After waiting for 15 to 20 minutes, rinse out to find shiny, beautiful hair.
7. To Get Rid of All the Products in Your Hair
We like to experiment, so why not turn to hair treatments from the kitchen to get rid of product build up. Take up to two tablespoons of baking soda and add just enough water to bring it to a very thick paste. Massage it into the full length of your hair, and after 15 minutes, rinse and then wash.
Don’t spend lots of money on expensive masks, serums and deep conditioning treatments. Turn to your kitchen cupboard hair treatments first and see if they work for you. What natural hair treatments do you use?