Homemade Hair Treatment (Part II) - Brat Princess

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Homemade Hair Treatment (Part II)

First of all, to complete your reading, here is where to find the first installment of this post.

Eggs, yogurt, and honey are , at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast – but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and also all natural once at that. And they’re not the only ones. did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados are more closely resemble our own skin’s oils that any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in the lemon is an effective – and gentler – alternative to chemical-laden products? Next time your locks need a lift, save money by using one of these kitchen fixes.

For Dry and Sun-Damaged Hair

Whatever your hair dehydrating villain - hard water, sun overexposure, your trusty flat iron - nature's sweetener can help. Honey is a natural humectant, which means it attracts and locks in moisture.

To use: Massage approximately 1/2 cup honey into clean, damp hair, let sit for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. You can also add 1 to 2 tbsp olive oil to loosen the honey for easier application. For extremely sun-damaged hair, try mixing honey with 1 to 2 tbsp of a protein-rich ingredient, like avocado or egg yolk, which will help replenish the keratin bonds that UV rays attack. Treatment can be applied once a month.

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For Oily or Greasy Hair

Used properly, cornmeal or cornstarch is an inexpensive way to remove oil and grease.

To use: Pour 1 tbsp cornmeal or cornstarch into an empty salt or pepper shaker and sprinkle onto dry hair and scalp until you've used it all. After 10 minutes, use a paddle hairbrush to completely brush it out. Treatment can be applied every other day.

For Frizzy Hair

Home beauty experts swear by avocado - and not just to repair damaged hair. Its oils (which are light and moist like our own natural skin secretions) and proteins boast the best combination of nutrients for smoothing and weighing down unruly hair.

To use: Mash up half an avocado and massage into clean, damp hair. let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with water. Amp up moisturizing power by combining mashed avocado with 1 to 2 tbsp of a hydrating ingredient, like sour cream, egg yolks, or mayonnaise. Treatment can be applied every two week.

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For Residue-Ridden Hair

Nothing eats through product buildup like baking soda. Sodium bicarbonate essentially breaks down anything acidic.

To use: Mix 1 to 2 tbsp baking soda with small amounts of water until a thick paste forms. Massage into damp hair and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with water, then shampoo hair. Treatment can be applied every two weeks.

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