Perhaps your hair is dried out from going to the beach all summer. Or, you may have spent the week moving or sitting on a long plane ride. Maybe your hair is dried out from regular dying, blow drying or straightening. Don’t worry, relief is near. (While you’re treating your hair, you may also want to check out our post on Summer Skin Treatments.)
Natural remedies contain fewer chemicals and are more affordable than professional hair products. They’re also more convenient to use when you run out of hair products than running to the store. In fact, you can use everyday groceries to moisturize your hair.
Lotion. You can use everyday lotion to moisturize your hair. Read the bottle. Do not use it if it contains denatured alcohol. Do use it if it contains water, cetyl alcohol or glycerin and cetaryl.
Mayonnaise. Get that jar of mayo out of the fridge. It’s time to treat your hair. Mayonnaise contains fat and the right pH level for moisturizing hair. Massage it into the scalp and wash it out after five minutes.
Maple Syrup. Put those pancakes down. Mix maple syrup with some water and rub it on the ends of your hair. Then, put your hair up in a bun and no one will be able to tell it’s covered in syrup.
Honey. Honey is a natural humectants and will do wonders for your hair. Just massage it into clean hair, let it sit for twenty minutes and rinse it out in the shower. You can even modify this by adding some olive oil or milk. The olive oil will remove dirt. Treat your hair with honey every 30 days for results.
Butter or Yogurt. Don’t finish the whole tub of yogurt. Save some of that good protein for your hair. Cover your hair in butter or yogurt, let it sit and then wash it out.
Egg. Crack open a raw egg and rub the egg yolk and egg white into your hair. Let it sit in for twenty minutes and then was hit with cool water. Make sure not to use hot water. Treat your hair with egg every 30 days. The proteins in the egg yolk will keep your hair moisturized and healthy.
What are your favorite natural hair treatments?
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