Hair treatments can be costly, but they can also be done at home using ingredients found in the kitchen. It’s convenient since the hair treatments can be done anytime and free because they are ingredients used in preparing foods or fresh food. There are ingredients in the kitchen to solve every type of hair problem. The number of ingredients can range from one to several so if all the ingredients are not available there is another treatment for the hair problem that may take one or two ingredients that are in the kitchen.
Dry Hair Treatments
Dry hair can make every day a bad hair day and cause hair to get split ends or even break off easier. There are home treatments that can work as good as any salon or store purchased treatment and often even better. These treatments range from deep moisturizing to quick treatments to add moisture and shine.
Hot oil is one of the treatments that can be tremendously effective and everything can be found at home to make a custom blend for your hair type.
Organic virgin coconut oil is something that has become very popular to use for healthy living and for beauty type treatments. Numerous sources about the benefits of coconut oil suggest it is oil that can penetrate the hair strands fastest and with the best results. Using it for dry hair takes a few added supplies including a shower cap, hair clip, and a hair dryer is an optional addition. Applying it to the hair a scoop is enough and how large the scoop is will depend on the hair’s length. The coconut oil needs no heat since it will begin to melt as soon as it is in the hands. Massage it into the hair and flipping hair over the head it is easy to access to the underneath to thoroughly coat the strands. Then when coated with coconut oil, wrap the hair in a knot and secure it with the hair clip. After the hair is secured cover it with the shower cap. Then a hair dryer can be used to apply heat, but the oil will work without heat. This is a treatment that can be used before each shampooing, once a week or once every few weeks depending on the dryness of the hair.
Coconut oil mixed with egg can repair the effects of dry hair like split ends and fly away.
Banana Olive Oil:
Banana and olive oil can be used to deeply penetrate dry hair. The banana should be mashed until there are no pieces left and then mixed with the olive oil. This mixture is left on the hair for 30 minutes and the hair can be shampooed.
Pumpkin and Honey:
Canned pumpkin and honey mixed have natural vitamins and minerals that are good for the hair like vitamin A, beta-carotene and others. The honey has natural properties that can treat the symptoms of dry hair by leaving it on for at least 15 minutes before washing.
Tea for Treating Hair
Rosemary Tea: Using Rosemary tea on the hair can make it shiny and stimulate growth.
Black Tea: Black tea can be used to stop hair shedding and it can also be used to darken hair.
Green Tea: Green tea can strengthen hair roots while it moisturizes the scalp.
Lemon for the Hair
Lemon: Lemon juice used on the hair frequently before shampooing or leaving it dry in the hair can naturally lighten hair without using chemicals.
Lemon and Castor Oil: Lemon juice and castor oil can stimulate hair growth.
Lemon and Salt: Lemon and salt make a hair scrub for deep cleaning without shampoo residue.
Lemon Juice and Honey: A mixture of lemon juice and honey can make hair shiny.
Lemon Juice and Egg White: The mixture of these ingredients help with oily hair.
A hair mask for shiny hair is no further than the spice rack. The ingredients include 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 cup olive oil and 1 teaspoon of honey. The olive oil is put in a small pan and warmed, then the cinnamon and honey are added once it is taken off the heat and mixed well. This is applied to the scalp and then combed through the hair. Left on for at least 15 minutes after washing hair the results when dried is shiny healthy looking hair.
The use of mayonnaise on the hair by smoothing it in and massaging the scalp can help deep condition and result in dry hair that shines. The use of this kitchen food item is used on wet hair that has been shampooed as a conditioner and then rinsed out.
Another single ingredient that can be used to deeply moisturize hair is butter. A small amount of butter massaged through the hair and then covered with a shower cap can give hair a shiny healthy appearance. The shower cap should be left on for at least 30 minutes, then wash and condition hair as usual.
Using egg on the hair by mixing them like scrambled eggs the liquid can then be massaged into the hair. This is left on for at least 15 minutes and then the hair shampooed. After drying the hair, it will be shiny and healthy.
Apple Cider Vinegar:
The use of apple cider vinegar can smooth frizzy hair and make hair shiny. This is because vinegar is acidic and for the best results it should be put on the hair and leave on for about half a minute. Then rinse the hair with cool water and condition as usual.
Carbonated water can be used to help get rid of frizzy hair because of the pH level. After shampooing and conditioning hair use the carbonated water for a final rinse. The results will be seen when the hair is dry since it reduces frizz and fly away strands.