Most of us, male or female, appreciate a clean, glossy, healthy head of hair. If you watch a lot of TV, you are bound to see lots of commercials promising you can look like a supermodel if you use their (expensive) products.
If you are on a budget, and also prefer natural solutions to your beauty and grooming regimen, there’s some great news!
Everything you need for a glorious head of healthy hair can be found right in your kitchen!
So let’s get cooking and explore the best natural remedies and home-brewed potions for your hair.
Ban the dandruff, naturally
Dandruff is an irritating, but very common scalp condition. If you have ever had an itchy scalp and had to brush flakes of skin off of your shoulder, you know how annoying (and embarrassing) this is.
There are two very effective natural remedies for this:
Warm oil and lime juice treatment
This sounds like a delicious kind of exotic dip, and it is – for your scalp that is. Massage some warm oil onto your scalp (any kind will do, though olive oil is recommended), and leave it on for at least an hour. After the hour is up, rinse your hair thoroughly. Once your hair is rinsed clean, and then take a mixture of lime juice mixed with some white vinegar (half and half) and apply to your scalp. Leave this on overnight, and rinse thoroughly in the morning. (1)
Take two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds and soak them in water overnight. The next day, ground them into a paste and rub into your scalp. Leave the paste on for about 30 minutes and then rinse out thoroughly. (2)
Repair damaged, frizzy locks
If you run your hands through your hair and they get stuck, you might have a problem with dryness and damage. Here are a couple of nifty and easy ways to pamper your locks back into soft tresses.
Since bananas are loaded with potassium, they are known to strengthen your hair’s elasticity and make an effective cure for damaged and split ends. Simply mash some banana in a bowl, and apply to your hair – all over. Leave this in for a minimum of 15 minutes before rinsing out for best results. (3)
This popular condiment, famous for making potato salads delicious, is another ingredient your hair will love. It makes a fantastic natural deep conditioner. Apply mayonnaise to dry or wet hair. Leave treatment on hair from 15 minutes to 1 hour. The longer the better! Rinse thoroughly.
Egg Yolks and olive oil
This is a super-softening combo for your hair! Whip up some yellow egg yolks (2 or 3 should be fine) and about a tablespoon of olive oil, and apply all over your hair. Leave the mixture on for a minimum of 10 minutes before rinsing.
Natural shiny, glossy hair
If your hair is a bit lackluster and dull, it’s time to brighten it up with these easy home remedies:
Take 8 to 10 strawberries, and mix with 1 to 2 tablespoons mayonnaise. Massage into clean washed hair, wrap your head in a warmed up towel, and leave it in for about an hour. Rinse well. These berries will bust out the shine, and your glossy locks will thank you! (4)
For ultra-shiny hair with the bonus of a delightful scent, you’ll want to try this easy rosemary rinse! Just put a large pot of water on to boil, throw in a bunch of fresh rosemary, turn the heat down to medium-low, and let it simmer for about half an hour. After this, let it cool down, then strain it and pour it into a glass container. Pour about a cup of the cooled down mix into your dry hair, and let it dry naturally. You can leave the leftover mix in the refrigerator and use it weekly to keep your hair shiny and healthy. (5)
So there you have it – several nature-friendly, hair-loving recipes straight from your kitchen to your head. Give some of these a try, your scalp and hair will thank you for it!
Antonia is a science enthusiast with a keen interest in health nutrition. She has been intensely researching various dieting routines for several years now, weighing their highs and their lows, to bring readers the most interesting info and news in the field. While she is very excited about a high raw diet, she likes to keep a fair and balanced approach towards non-raw methods of food preparation as well. Read more by Antonia here, and SUBSCRIBE!
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