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At-Home Treatments for Healthy Hair
Home Remedies for Healthy Hair!
People all over the world go through great lengths to look attractive, but sometimes the best accessory a person can have is a head of nice hair. Women (and some men) spend infinite amounts of time and money in an effort to get soft, shiny, healthy hair. Keratin treatments, hair masks and oral supplements can cost a small fortune and take up a large amount of time, depending on the length of the treatment itself and the time needed before results are seen.
But what if we've been going about this the wrong way?
We all know that it is usually better to use more natural ingredients for beauty treatments as opposed to chemicals, as it makes more sense to use items straight from nature to treat our bodies, which are also a part of nature.
Many hair treatments can be found right in your own kitchen right now. Here are a few simple recipes for healthier, shinier, and in some instances longer and more luxurious hair;
Curry Leaves – Strengthens Hair and Helps Eliminate Grays
Combine 2-5 curry leaves (depending on desired strength) in a frying pan and cook until there is a black residue. Filter out the residue (tip: use a coffee filter) and keep in a bottle to cool overnight. Apply to hair twice a week for about a half hour.
Coconut Oil - Moisturizes, Strengthens Damaged Hair, Aids Improves Scalp Dandruff, and Might Help Prevent Grays!
Heat about 3 Tablespoons (less if you have short hair) of natural coconut oil in the microwave for no more than 20 seconds. Remember to be careful, this is hot oil and can be very dangerous. Test the temperature before application if you feel it is questionable. Apply using your fingers or a basting brush, if you have one, to your dry hair, although wet hair occasionally works just as well. Don't forget to massage into your scalp - that may be the most important part! After working the oil through your hair and scalp, put on a shower cap or either tie a plastic bag with a rubber band, or otherwise use saran wrap if you find that easier. To add some heat, you can even wear a nice warm hat over your plastic cap. Leave on for at least 1-2 hours, although some people have expressed that the best results occur by leaving it in overnight.
When the appropriate amount of time has passed, wash hair with shampoo as normal - you may have to rinse and repeat more than once. Personally, I skip conditioner after this treatment, as I've found it tends to weigh my hair down too much. Dry naturally, if you're able to do so, and relish in your nourished, healthy hair!
Limit this to only about once a week to prevent hair from becoming too oily.
Castor Oil – Strengthens and Lengthens Hair: Great for Thinning Hair
Gently rub the oil into the scalp for several seconds, making sure to get it all around the scalp and hairline. For best results, put on a shower cap or hair wrap and leave in overnight. Wash out thoroughly in the morning. Use once a week for best results (Tip – can leave hair feeling very oily/greasy, make sure you wash out, rinse multiple times).
Like the coconut oil, limit this treatment to once a week at most to prevent hair from becoming too oily.
Egg Yolks – Fights Dandruff, Creates a Healthy Shine, Improves Overall Health of Hair
Egg yolks are high in protein and vitamins which are essential to hair health. These essential proteins not only improve hair from the inside out, but topically as well. For best results, combine 1-2 egg yolks with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and massage into scalp thoroughly. Leave in for no less than 20 minutes and up to 1 hour. Wash out thoroughly.
And finally, I present you with this lovely remedy, which has done wonders for my own hair, and I've shared it with many friends as well, all of whom have expres.
Best Hair Growth Remedy from Natural Ingredients.
This hair treatment has been known to increase hair growth rates up to 60%.
Combine 2 tablespoons of dry mustard powder with just enough warm water to dissolve, with 1 egg yolk, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Massage into scalp and throughout ends of hair to the ends, gently focusing on tips. Leave in for up to one hour and wash out thoroughly.
The mustard powder acts to heat the skin to direct blood flow directly to the scalp region, increasing hair growth dramatically while the other ingredients work to strengthen and improve hair.
Using these simple ingredients can greatly improve hair health, and give you a bit of a beauty boost for only pennies and without an appointment. But don’t forget: real beauty comes from within. Have a happy hair day!