Homemade Hair Care Treatments
Get Great Looking Hair - Try a little coconut oil
Here are a few easy helpful tips that could help improve the health, and the look of your hair while at the same time save you money. Great hair could be as close as your kitchen cupboard.
Do you have coconut oil in your pantry? Coconut oil has been a popular additive to many beauty treatments for many years. Coconut oil can keep hair strong, and work to vitalize hair against the signs of aging. If you were to visit India, you would see women in their 70's who still have healthy shiny hair. This is partially due to the coconut oil that is present in their hair care products.
Tip - Apply coconut oil to hair, massage it in, cover your hair with Saran wrap, and allow it to work overnight for best results. It's wise to cover hair with saran wrap if you're worried about your linen's. Rinse the oil out in your morning. Enjoy the wonderful shine and texture throughout the day.
Salt Can Add Great Volume o Your Hair
Want to know a secret? The wonderful tousled look of Victoria's Secret model's hair comes from salt. Yes Salt, Just Add 1 tablespoon of salt to 4 oz of water in a spray bottle. After washing, and conditioning your hair spritz the salt spray all over your hair. Comb hair a bit using your with fingers, scrunch it up a bit and allow to dry naturally. Again lightly style your hair using your fingers to style. Your hairdo will not only look free and naturally sexy, but it will only cost you a bit of salt!
Baking Soda Helps Deep Clean Hair
Don't save that Baking Soda for baking cookies.
Could your hair benefit from a good cleaning? Is it feeling weighed down from product build up, that you can't seem to ever wash out? Well, save your hard earned cash, don't buy an expensive clarifying shampoo. Open your pantry and pull out the Baking soda. Hey, think how well it cleans a refrigerator, plus it's a natural deodorizer. Mix a bit of baking soda into your shampoo. Just use the palm of your hand, add shampoo, and baking soda. Wet your hair well and add mixture to wet hair, suds up as usual for a deep and thorough cleaning, and rinse well. Let your hair breathe, and enjoy the oh-so-clean feeling of wonderfully clean hair.
Chamomile - Brings Out Blonde Highlights
For gorgeous natural blonde highlights, mix up some chamomile tea. Women have known about the wonderful benefits of Chamomile for hundreds of years. Chamomile has properties that work to bring out highlights in hair, and also adds a great shine. To add beautiful highlights to your hair add 6 tea bags for every 8 oz of boiling water, steep and cool. After washing and conditioning your hair, rinse with water, then spritz hair with the chamomile tea solution, and blow air dry. Not only will your hair have highlights that sparkle in the sun, but you'll also smell great too!"
Just For Red Head Heads - Hibiscus Tea Can Enhancing Highlights
Tip: Mix a strong pot of tea using 10 tea bags of Hibiscus tea, with 10 cups of boiling water. Allow tea to steep, and cool then pour into a spray bottle. After shampooing and conditioning, rinse hair. When hair is about 70% air-dried spritz prepared tea on hair. Don't rinse. leave the tea in to do its work. The highlights emerge even stronger if exposed to the sun for a few hours.
Want To Promote Hair Growth? Rosemary oil can really boost hair growth, as well as improve its texture, shine, and thickness.
Tip: Every night, put two drops of rosemary oil on your hairbrush and gently brush hair both over, and under. You can also take a few drops and rub directly into your scalp for extra stimulation.
Dry Hair ? Time To Brush That Dryness Away...
What causes dry hair? Dry hair is one of the biggest problem women have. There are multiple factors that can cause dry hair, over tinting, perming, blow drying, overusing your flat iron, sun, wind. Forgot to mention "aging". All these factors can attribute to dry hair. It's evident that some of these factors cannot be readily changed. However, it's a fact all the above mentioned can and will attribute to robbing hair of its natural moisture and leave it dry, brittle and unmanageable.
Is your hair in need of help? Is it dry, lackluster or has all the body that it once had up and left it flat? You know your hair needs rescuing, but you find yourself on a small budget? Well, I have some great easy hair treatments that you can mix up right in your own kitchen, and you probably have most of the ingredients right in your pantry. Not only are my homemade remedies tried and true, but economical too.
Brushing your hair really helps, brushing from the roots out to the ends can help to promote healthy shiny hair. It's a home hair treatment that will help moisturize the scalp with its own natural oils. Brushing also promotes hair growth, by increasing circulation to the scalp. This added moisture can aid in softening the hair, and spread around the natural oils that can help hair regain its shine as well as a youthful look.
Important note: Use only a natural bristle, brush. Plastic or metal can be harmful to repeated brushing.
Try A Hair Rinse Right From Your Pantry
Try This Leave-In Rinse
Mix 1 1/2 teaspoon honey to 5 cups of warm water. After shampooing your hair pour the mixture over hair, massage it lightly to make sure the mixture is reaching all parts of the hair. Leave it in, style. To bring out highlights - add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to the mixture.
Moisturizing Hair Conditioner - This Moisturizing Hair Conditioner adds great hydration, plus loads of shine.
1 ½ cup honey
1/4 cup of olive oil,
Four drops essential oil of rosemary
Mix all 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Wet hair towel dry then apply the mixture sparingly to dampened hair. Let sit for 10 minutes lightly shampoo mixture out rinse well. You will be so pleased with the shine, and hydration you will get from this treatment. it smells heavenly too.
If you have some left don't toss it away, apply the leftover mixture to extra dry skin areas, like knees, elbows, let sit 30 minutes to wipe away with a damp washcloth.
Dry Flyaway Hair - Add a bit of salad dressing to your hair?
1 ripe avocado
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tea lemon
Mash the avocado well, mix in the lemon juice and mayo, and mix all together. Shampoo hair after rinsing, apply the mixture to wet washed hair, wrap it all up in clear kitchen wrap, leave on 30 minutes, rinse well. Style as normal.