Time to talk hair, people! With events coming up it means parties and BBQs galore so you will want to have your hair looking it’s best and really there are so many simple and cheap ways to make your hair care treatments at home!
Time to cut back on the plastic bottles and unpronounceable chemicals.
Natural hair care is a thing of the future – and we will look back and cringe at what we have put our hair through – not just our daggy haircuts (yes, I am talking about the 80s perm, mullet, over use of gel and basically most hair styles from the 80s and 90s) but the insane amounts of chemicals and toxins!
Let’s get started – most of the ingredients you will need are already in your kitchen such as eggs, yoghurt and honey.
FOR ALL HAIR TYPES
Eggs are out watchword here and they going to make your hair soft, shiny and supple!
Grab two raw eggs and massage into your hair and scalp. Let the mixture sit on your hair for around 20 minutes (if you can be bothered) then rinse out with white wine vinegar. Let your hair air dry and it will be very soft and very lush.
If you are not a fan of the white wine vinegar rinse, give beer a go instead!
FOR DULL HAIR
If your hair is looking a little less than fresh and the use of styling products and pollution have added to dulling your hair grab some plain yoghurt or sour cream. The lactic acid in dairy products is said to gently strip away dirt and grim while moisturising your hair with the milk fats.
Massage into your hair and scalp around 1/2 cup of sour cream or plain yoghurt. Let is sit on your hair for around 20 minutes, or as long as you can handle, and then rinse with cool water and shampoo as normal.
This is more of a treatment, then something I would do every day – so you could even rinse your hair with white wine vinegar or try some apple cider vinegar.
FOR ITCHY / FLAKY HAIR
Here is a good home made remedy for curing your dandruff filled scalp!
Mix 25 drops of Tea Tree Oil, 15 drops of Peppermint Oil and 5 drops of Rosemary Oil into your regular shampoo.
Add 2 tablespoons of ACV (apple cider vinegar) to a large glass of warm water. Lean your head over the sink, bath so that you can spread the mixture over your scalp. Cover your head with a towel/reused plastic bag. Leave on for at least 15 minutes, and then wash your hair with your regular shampoo.
FOR OILY / GREASY HAIR
Cornmeal or cornstarch is a very cheap and easy way to remove oil and grease buildup.
Simple pour 1 tablespoon cornmeal or cornstarch into an empty salt or pepper shaker, and sprinkle onto your dry hair and scalp. Once you have used it all, leave it on for 10 minutes than using a paddle style hairbrush brush your hair out. This kind of treatment can be applied every other day.
NATURAL HAIR CONDITIONERS
White wine vinegar is a great natural hair conditioner but Apple cider vinegar is just as brilliant.
Use approximately 1/2 to 3/4 cup ACV diluted with half a cup of water. Shampoo and rinse your hair first, then pour on the vinegar. Leave it on your hair for around a minute and then rinse out the vinegar with warm water. Shampoo as normal then rinse very well to make sure there is no trace of vinegar smell. This rinse will remove old shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, product and pollution build up.
Coconut oil is an amazing conditioner for your hair. Apply some coconut oil to your hair and work it through. Leave it on for as many hours as you can with a wrap over it. After that time you will just need to wash it out but don’t condition your hair – the coconut oil would have worked its magic and your hair will look and feel great!
If your hair is in need of some repair from split ends, healing dandruff or to make your hair super shiny, then this hot olive oil treatment should do the trick.
Massage a few tablespoons of olive oil into your scalp and hair (you can heat the oil up by sitting it in a cup in a pot of hot water) and then cover your hair with a shower cap and leave for 30 minutes or more if you can handle it. Shampoo as normal.