Our hair can go through a lot in a lifetime. Perhaps you’ve dyed it too many times or you suffer from frizz in humidity. During the colder months, hair tends to become dry and the wind can cause damage to the ends. If you’re sick of trying to manage your damaged hair, you may be thinking about going out and buying an expensive treatment. But, can you really afford to spend that much money on something that may not work? Why not test out these home remedies instead? You may have everything you need in your kitchen cupboards!
Avocado is a soft fruit, rich in the vitamins and nutrients needed for skin and hair repair. All you need is one avocado and one egg. Remove the outer layer of the avocado and throw away the pip. Mash up the remains and add one egg. Mix thoroughly until you’re left with a with a soft and gooey consistency. Apply to wet hair and leave in for 20 minutes. Once the time is up, wash your hair as you normally would. Your locks should feel softer and thicker after a few treatments.
Most people have olive oil sitting in their cupboards, and if you do too, it could save you a fortune on expensive hair treatments. Take half a cup of olive oil and massage it through your hair, being careful to apply plenty to the roots and tips. Cover your hair in plastic and wrap a towel around your head. This is to keep the heat in and allow the oil to work through your hair. Leave on for 45 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. Shampoo and condition your hair once the oil is removed.
Apple Cider Vinegar Mask
If you suffer from common hair fall problems, like dandruff, this could be the ideal treatment for you. You’ll need one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, two tablespoons of olive oil and you’ll need to separate three egg whites. Mix together thoroughly and apply to your hair evenly. Cover your hair in plastic (use a shower cap if you have one) and wait for 30 minutes. Rinse off and shampoo. After a few treatments you should see the bounce return to your hair.
Did you know that tea can bring your hair’s shine back, as well as sooth your common cold ailments? Brew a cup of tea as you normally would, let it cool and then apply after using shampoo in the shower. However, be wary. Tea can also enhance the color of your hair, so make sure you’re using the right one for your color. For example, blondes may get a better shine from a chamomile tea, while brunettes are safer to use black tea. Do not add milk or sweeteners to tea you use on your hair.
Don’t go spending half your weekly income on a hair treatment just because a beautiful celebrity endorses it. You’ve more than likely already got everything you need for shiny, smooth locks at home.