Our hair is our crowning glory. Depending on our mood, we can style it however way we like. French braids make us look younger, as well as putting it up on a high ponytail. Beach waves make us feel sexy and oh-so-ready for the summer season. Ombre hair colors allow us to express our creative and artistic side. But beware that all of these can lead to damaged and dry locks.
Your first step might be to visit your favorite hair salon to get hair care treatment, but that would cost you hundreds of dollars. Do you know that you can use shampoo to repair your hair? How about avocado and butter? Believe it or not, but your pantry is filled with products that you can use to remedy your damaged hair problems.
Mashed Avocados with Eggs
Avocados are rich in vitamins, essential oils, fatty acids, and minerals. These can restore shine and luster to your hair. Remove the pit from the avocado and mash the meat with one egg. Apply it to your hair and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and repeatedly with water. If you have damaged hair, repeat this at least once a week. if you have healthy hair, you can do it once a month.
Take the butter out of the refrigerator and allow it to soften for a few minutes on the counter. You can treat your dry and brittle hair by covering and massaging it with butter. Put on a shower cap and leave the butter on your hair for 30 minutes. Wash with shampoo and rinse thoroughly with water.
Use unsweetened and freshly-brewed tea as a final rinse for your hair once you’re done shampooing and applying conditioner on it. Tea can enhance your hair color, so brunettes must use black tea, while blondes can go for chamomile tea. A tea hair rinse will bring the natural shine of your hair.
Warm Olive Oil
How about a homemade hot oil treatment? Instead of paying $50 for hot oil treatment, you can warm half a cup of olive oil and apply it directly on your hair. Cover your hair with cling wrap and leave the oil for 45 minutes before removing it with shampoo and rinsing the hair completely.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Eggs
A bottle of apple cider vinegar should be a staple in every pantry. Combine one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with two tablespoons of olive oil and three white eggs. Rub the mixture into your dry and damaged hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap or a cling wrap for 30 minutes. Then, shampoo and rinse.
You can get botanical oils from health food stores. Choose among jojoba, almond oil, olive oil, and coconut oil. Dampen your hair with water before applying the coconut oil, for example. Make sure that your hair is thoroughly covered. Next, cover your hair with a shower cap and a hot towel for 30 minutes. Shampoo and rinse afterwards.
These home remedies will do wonders for your hair. However, if you find out that your hair is still dry, damaged, and brittle even after doing these amazing home treatments, you might need to consult a professional. In-salon hair treatments can target any kind of hair damage, and they last for a long time. Hair professionals can also give you advice on how to better take care of your hair and scalp.