DIY Treatments to Repair Hair
Unfortunately, our hair does not look its best 24/7. Extreme weather conditions – such as wind, rain and the hot sun – as well as improper brushing and combing, exposure to chlorine, medical conditions and heredity can cause hair to become thin, frizzy, dull and damaged. If you are looking to restore your once-luscious locks, there is no need to spend hundreds of dollars on hair products and salon treatments. There are many effective ways to repair hair in the comfort of your own home. All you need are a few of these key ingredients – and you may already have them in your kitchen.
Eggs contain two powerful parts: the white and the yolk. The white part removes oils, while the yolk moisturizes. So if you are struggling with hair that is dry or oily, grab an egg, coat your hair and scalp for 20 minutes and wash out.
With Halloween on the way, you might find yourself with some leftover pumpkin. If so, use it on your hair. Pumpkin contains zinc, potassium and other vitamins that work wonders on hair. Apply one cup of pumpkin puree to hair and scalp and let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing.
Moisturize dry hair with the sweetness of honey. Honey attracts and locks in moisture, so whether you have been spending too much time in the sun or styling your hair too often, add some honey to your locks. Dampen hair and add ½ cup honey. Let sit for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Avocado contains proteins and oils that smooth out and moisturize dry or frizzy hair. Mash up ½ avocado and apply it to damp hair. Let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing.
Baking soda contains sodium bicarbonate, which is great for removing buildup for hair care products. Mix 1-2 tablespoons with water to create a paste. Apply it to hair, let sit for 15 minutes and then rinse and shampoo.
If you use a lot of styling products or spent a lot of time outdoors this summer, you may notice your hair becoming a little dull. Restore moisture and shine with sour cream or yogurt. Dairy products contain lactic acid and milk fats to reverse the damage. Simply massage ½ cup into damp hair and let sit for 20 minutes. Use warm water to rinse everything out, then rinse with cool water. Next, shampoo as normal.
Instead of using cocoa powder in dessert recipes, brunettes may want to apply some to their hair for a quick and inexpensive color boost. Mix a little with apple cider vinegar, honey and plain yogurt to make hair color deeper and richer.
Looking to add body to your limp hair? Try a little alcohol – beer, to be exact. Beer contains yeast, which works like a charm. Spritz flat beer on dry hair and it will strengthen hair as it dries.