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Beauty 101: Take Care of Your Hair

Updated on January 1, 2017

With all the products you load into your tresses on the daily it can be easy to get blind-sided by commercials, ads, and 'breakthroughs' of one kind or another and lose sight of the goal: happy, healthy hair. These quick-fixes can be found in your kitchen or grocery store and will give you all the high-falutin' benefits at barely a fraction of the cost.

Carbonated Water to Fight Frizz

Carbonated water (also known as sparkling water and club soda, in case it isn't ringing a bell) will strip your hair of all the gunk and buildup holding it down while smoothing and taming. Use it as a finishing rinse before stepping out of the shower and enjoy satiny, smooth, and flyaway-free hair all day. But beware! The 'stripping' part of this treatment will damage your hair if you use it too much, so experiment to find what works best but don't ever use more than once a week.

Olive Oil for Super-Conditioning

Olive oil will act as a deep-conditioner, improving your hair's overall health and especially its shine. Coat your hair and let sit in a shower cap for ten minutes before rinsing clean.

Mayo for Shine

Mayonnaise will coat your hair's cuticle and help your hair reflect light and create shine. Create an easy hair mask by beating five tablespoons of mayo, adding to two eggs (beaten separately) and one cap-ful of vinegar. Whisk together, leave on for twenty-five minutes, then shampoo out to make sure you get rid of any potential build-up.

Honey for Moisture

By covering your hair with honey, you can get it to retain moisture and come out sleek and shining. Of course, you don't want to smear pure honey into your hair, so combine it with an egg yoke and a little bit of olive oil before combing it through. Leave on for half an hour before you rinse.


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    • Marie-Grace profile image

      Marie-Grace 5 years ago from Travelling, Always

      No problem- just be sure to wash it out ALL THE WAY to avoid greasy buildup.

    • chrisam01 profile image

      chrisam01 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California, USA

      Very informative. My hair has been dry lately and olive oil might be just what it needs. Thanks for the info!

    • Mardi profile image

      Mardi 5 years ago from Western Canada and Texas

      I didn't know all these home treatments were possible. Thanks for the information!