There are hundreds of products in the market designed to keep your hair silky and smooth. There are shampoos, conditioners, masks, creams and serums which can cost you hundreds of dollars. Of course, let’s not forget various conditioning, straightening and rejuvenating treatments in salons. Do you really have to spend hundreds of dollars to keep your tresses silky and shiny? Not really!
If you have problems with your hair and do not have the extra cash to visit the salon, you can actually do a quick visit to the kitchen! Oftentimes, the answer to your hair woes may be found somewhere in your kitchen cabinet or fridge. Here are four kitchen staples that I love to use for natural hair care, and some of them on my face, too (but that’s another story for another day).
While it’s great for making guacamole, avocado is also wonderful for the hair as it contains natural oils and vitamins that have restorative and strengthening benefits. This is definitely great if you are prone to split ends or if you find your hair falling off at an alarming rate. You can see expensive shampoos and hair serums containing vitamin B6 and vitamin E, which are actually abundantly found in avocado. The good news is that you get these vitamins and minerals without the added nasty toxins! To use, simply crush some avocado flesh and mix with eggs or mayonnaise (use either, not both at the same time) until it becomes pasty. Spread it all over your locks after shampooing and leave on for at least five minutes. Rinse thoroughly and dry hair.
This sandwich staple also contains natural oils and vitamins B6 and E, along with fatty acids. It is also very effective in deep conditioning your hair. It is best for those who have problems with brittle or dry hair, because the fatty acids and oils will strengthen your locks and smooth out frizzy hair. Be careful not to rub this onto your scalp, because it can get greasy and oily. Rinse thoroughly until all the mayonnaise has been removed.
Eggs are a perfect natural hair care conditioner that is sure to be found in every kitchen. In order to soften coarse hair and condition dry hair, whisk two eggs in a bowl and apply to your hair. Leave it on until it dries, and rinse it off. You can mix eggs with avocado and mayonnaise for the full effect. If you are troubled with oily hair, simply leave the yolks out and use egg whites instead.
While the smell can be a turn-off, vinegar can also cure most of your hair woes. We forget that shampoo can also be a cause of the buildup of gunk on our scalp. Forgetting to condition also causes dull and lifeless hair. Vinegar is highly effective in removing the shampoo buildup from your hair, leaving it shiny and healthy. In order to dilute the strength of the vinegar, mix three parts water and one part vinegar. Spray the solution onto your hair. In order to remove it from your scalp, you can also soak your hair and scalp in the solution and rinse it. The smell may be funky even as you rinse it off but it usually dissipates once your hair dries.
What are you waiting for? Head to the kitchen and say hello to adorable, soft and lovely hair with these natural hair care ingredients!