Homemade hair treatments

Monday, September 25, 2006

Homemade hair treatments

Are you looking for a unique hydrating conditioner for dry hair?

If so, you might be interested in homemade hair conditioner and shampoos.

Surprisingly, the very same fruits and vegetables sitting in your icebox double as natural hair care recipes and double as the best conditioner for severely damaged dry hair.

Here are three nifty ways to use homemade natural hair care recipes to fix brittle hair:

Restore you hair's pH with this amazing hair repair conditioner
In order to restore a healthy pH balance, try mashing 1 banana with 1 tablespoon of plain ol' olive oil in a blender or food processor to make a "mask."

Apply this homemade hair mask directly to your dry hair, cover with a shower cap and wait 15 to 30 minutes. Finally rinse out, and shampoo and condition as usual.

Milk + honey = healthy hair
If you have thinner hair, the combination of milk and honey offers a light restoration without weighing your hair down.

Warm 2 cups of whole milk and add 1 teaspoon of honey. Mix well until the honey dissolves. Apply this mixture to your dry hair and wait 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, then shampoo and condition as usual.

Strip this "mousse" with ocean's favorite ingredient
If you're addicted to hair gels and mousses to control frizzy hair, each application of mousse or gel saps your hair's natural moisture pump -- eliminating your hair's shine.

Here is the best way to strip away excess oil and buildup...

... Dissolve 2 tablespoons of fine sea salt or Epsom salt in a cup of warm water, and pour over your hair. Wait 5 minutes and rinse. Then follow up immediately with your regular shampoo and conditioner.

Warning: Use this treatment just once or twice a month... overuse may irritate your scalp or dry out your hair.

1 comment:

Anna Chung! TIME. said...

This is certainly interesting, but don't you suppose that anything natural mixed into your hair would benefit it? I used to rub watermelon rind on my face, no joke. Apparently it tightens your pores. I don't know. I was like, 5.