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Natural Hair Care Tips

Updated on November 10, 2012
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It is quite easy so spend loads of money getting your hair to be healthy and cut in a style you enjoy. But, there are some ways to cut costs and use products you have around the house. It might be a surprise what common products can do to improve the health of your head of hair.

If you would like your hair to be a lighter shade, but do not have the time to spend in the sun, try some lemon juice. Just combine some lemon juice and water and put it in a spray bottle. Spray your hair thoroughly and comb it through. Then go out in the sun for just a couple hours. The combination of the lemon juice and sunlight will gradually lighten your hair. This works best if your hair is already a bit blond.

Have you heard of chlorine in swimming pools turning blond hair green? There is an easy solution to this problem. Before you shampoo, rinse your hair with some red wine. You do not need an expensive vintage for this to work. Once you wash this out and your hair is dry, the green should be long gone.

Using the same products on your hair every day will cause a residue to build up. This can make your hair appear dull. Use some vinegar to cut through this build up and make your hair shiny and healthy-looking again. Combine equal parts of vinegar and warm water. Use this mixture to rinse your hair after you have washed it. The mild acid in the vinegar will remove the residue on your hair. If the smell bothers you, it is possible to make the mixture smell better by adding some fragrant herbs, such as mint or rosemary. Put the combination in a glass container with a lid and then sent on a sunny windowsill for a couple weeks. Strain the herbs out and use the liquid to rinse your hair. It will be nice and shiny and smell wonderful.

You can make your own conditioner at home for a fraction of the cost you would pay in the store. In a glass container, heat three tablespoons of honey and two tablespoons of olive oil. You want the mixture to be very warm, but not so warm you can not put your hand into it. Rub this into your hair and wrap a hot, wet towel around your head. Leave this in for at least thirty minutes. Then, wash your hair as you normally would. This is wonderful for dry hair.

Another homemade conditioner for dry hair is that jar of mayonnaise you have in your refrigerator. About once a month, apply the mayonnaise to your hair, making sure it is all well covered. After about 30 minutes, wash your hair as usual. You hair will have a wonderful, healthy shine.

If neither of those concoctions appeals to you, there is another solution. Try combining a quarter cup of mayonnaise and two tablespoons of mashed avocado. Apply to your hair, cover with a hot towel for about thirty minutes. Then wash as usual. This should help your hair become much more soft and shiny.

It is always a good thing to be able to save money. And, when the results are even better than if you bought the products ready-made, it is even better. Hopefully, some of these tips will help you keep your hair healthy without dipping into your wallet too much.

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    Ania L 

    6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Very unusual collection of ideas, even weirder than my mum suggests sometimes :) Still I totally agree that home stuff is often better than ready mad ebought from the shop. Great set of tips!

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    Tim Mitchell 

    6 years ago from Escondido, CA

    I'm giggling with the wit you wrote with. Now, being an ex-bearded, long haired hippie let me share. I cut my hair when changing from being a blue collar worker to white, but still had length. I wear it short today not because of family traits, but to save money - go to get it cut every three months now. Same thing with the beard - no more razor blades $$$$. But, these I would think may work for that, which wee nephews and nieces tug upon - smile.

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