DIY Hair Care Treatments Straight From Your Pantry
Blog | November 9th, 2012
Every woman dreams of shiny, luscious, locks that are full of life and volume. But hair treatments and products from high-end salons and brands aren’t exactly cheap. If expensive hair products aren’t within your budget don’t worry, there’s plenty of treatments you can do that barely cost a dime.
In fact, there are countless do-it-yourself hair treatments that you can do in the comfort of your own home, with products you probably already have. These products are household items that can range from beer, to olive oil, to pumpkins. Not only are these at-home treatments extremely affordable, but you’ll look and feel like you just stepped out of the salon. Here’s a list of a few of our favorite at-home hair treatments.
Yes, your hair may smell like a bar while you are using this but the end-result is well worth it! At least once a month rinse your hair with beer. After shampooing and conditioning your hair, rinse it again with a dark stout beer, one bottle will do. The proteins found in beer work to give your hair a smooth, supple finish, resulting in fewer chipped cuticles.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Have you ever heard about the positive effects of Apple Cider Vinegar’s acidity? When it comes to your hair, Apple Cider Vinegar has great detoxifying effects. The acidity of the vinegar is very similar to that of your natural hair, which helps detoxify it by cleansing and removing any build-up. All you have to do is pour a cup over your hair at least once a week before shampooing.
3. Olive Oil
Want softer and silkier hair? Olive oil will do just the trick! Massage olive oil from your scalp all the way down to the ends of your hair. Next, wrap your locks in a warm towel for a half hour. Rinse your hair well, making sure to remove any oil residue. The olive oil will add moisture to your hair, leaving you with soft, shiny hair!
4. Chamomile Tea
If you feel that your hair color is a little dull, then add some brightness with chamomile tea. Not only with this herbal treatment brighten your hair, it will also relieve an itchy scalp.
Brew two cups of hot water and a chamomile tea bag in a pot, letting it come to a boil. Allow it to cool to a comfortable lukewarm temperature, which can take several hours. Wash your hair as you normally would and use the chamomile liquid as a final rinse. As you pour it through your hair catch the excess and rinse it through your hair several times. Allow your hair to dry, in the sun if possible and see the results!
Want to know a great way to use all your leftover pumpkins you have from Halloween? You can use them as a hair mask! A homemade mask is a great way to moisturize and hydrate your hair. Simply cut up your leftover pumpkins and let them boil for about 20 minutes. Then mash them up and add a cup of plain yogurt and mix well. Apply it to your hair and leave on for approximately 10 minutes before shampooing and conditioning as usual.
Have you tried some DIY hair treatments yourself? Share it with us by writing your comments!