Are your once luxurious locks looking drab and feeling brittle?
Dry hair is common. And there are many factors that cause dry hair. A few common factors include a poor diet, excessive sun exposure, chlorinated water, excessive washing, or using harsh products. The good news is you don’t have to spend a fortune to bring life back into your hair. The key to natural hair repair is as close as your kitchen. Here are some great DIY hair care tips to restore the shine to your locks.
Treat your hair to hot oil.
Hot oil treatment is a time-tested trick used to restore moisture and shine. Oil treatments work by sealing the outer layer of the hair and locking in moisture. Use any oil, rich in vitamin E and antioxidants for the best results. The most commonly used oils are olive, coconut, castor, and jojoba.
To use this treatment, heat 1/2 cup of the oil of your choice. Warm the oil, but do not boil. Massage the warm oil into your hair. Cover with a towel and leave it for at least 30 minutes or overnight. Shampoo and rinse hair as usual.
Give your hair a beer rinse.
Beer contains protein and B vitamins. These two elements are great for fighting against dry hair. You don’t have to drink the brew to get the benefits. Adding a beer rinse to your DIY hair care regimen will bring life back to dry, damaged hair.
A great way to use this rinse is to add 1/4 cup of water, 1 /4 cup of beer, and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Mix the ingredients and apply to your hair after your typical shampoo and conditioning ritual. Work the solution through your hair for several minutes. Rinse well. Use this beer rinse once or twice a month for the best results.
Do an egg treatment.
Eggs are protein-packed. They are great for restoring strength and moisture to damaged hair. These gems of natural hair care are great alone or with other great products.
An excellent way to use eggs is to mix three eggs with two tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of honey. Apply the mixture to your scalp and hair. Cover with a shower cap and allow it to sit for 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water and shampoo as usual.
Apply an avocado paste.
Avocados contain antioxidants, essential fatty acids, biotin, and vitamins A and E. These components are critical in keeping healthy hair. Avocados make a great addition to a DIY hair regimen.
For great results, mash an avocado and add two tablespoons of any moisturizing item such as yogurt, sour cream or egg yolks. Massage the paste into your clean, damp hair and let it sit for 15 minutes then rinse your hair. This paste is great to use on the hair every two weeks.
Use a gelatin treatment.
Gelatin is another common kitchen item that makes a great hair care product. Gelatin contains protein and is excellent at coating and moisturizing hair.
To use gelatin in your routine, mix one tablespoon of gelatin and 1 cup of warm water. Let the concoction sit for 5 minutes. Add one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and six drops of your favorite essential oil, such as jasmine, lavender, or clary sage. Stir until mixed thoroughly. Apply the solution to clean hair and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse them with lukewarm water.
Start incorporating any of the above DIY hair care ideas and witness the lustrous results without spending a fortune.